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Costa Brava villa holidays

The most northern of Spain’s Costas, stretching from the French border, the Costa Brava is probably the prettiest of them all. The landscape is a beautiful combination of rugged cliffs and secluded coves, which give way to quaint fishing villages and seaside towns. There are also a wealth of outstanding cultural attractions and some lively resorts, not to mention vast, sandy beaches that have been attracting holidaymakers here for decades. This eclectic destination is a favourite for all ages; with its variety of contrasting coastal scenery, beautiful beaches, historical and artistic interests and the fascinating cities of gothic Girona and Barcelona on the doorstep, it’s a fantastic choice for your Spanish sojourn.

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  • L'Estartit

    L'Estartit

    L'Estartit is a pretty seaside resort situated between the foothills of the Montgrí Massif mountain range and the Mediterranean Sea, part of the borough of Torroella de Montgrí and presided over b...

    3 villas 1hr Girona
  • Arbucies

    Arbucies

    In the Catalunya region of Spain, in the foothills of the Pyrenees in the Comarca of La Selva countryside, lies the quaint village of Arbucies. In the centre you can explore the cobbled streets to find a few re...

    1 villa 45mins Girona
  • Begur

    Begur

    The beautiful hillside town of Begur and its surrounding beaches are one of the most popular and wonderful spots on the Costa Brava. The old town is built around the remains of its medieval castle and offers lo...

    1 villa 55mins Girona
  • Calella de Palafrugell

    Calella de Palafrugell

    Calella de Palafrugell is a pretty seaside town offering a handful of great restaurants and beach front bars, and a series of little sandy coves. Still very much a fishing village, you will find fishing boats p...

    1 villa 48mins Girona
  • Massanes

    Massanes

    Massanes is a small village tucked into the countryside of Catalonia, Spain. It is situated on the left bank of the Tordera river overlooking the Montseny Natural Park. In the village there are a small handful ...

    1 villa 30mins Girona
  • Massos de Pals

    Massos de Pals, Pals

    Massos de Pals is a charming village located just inland from the resort centre of Pals. An sleepy, historic village, Massos de Pals offers a small selection of facilities and very easy access to plenty more sh...

    1 villa 1hr Girona
  • Playa de Pals

    Playa de Pals, Pals

    Only few kilometres on from the beautiful hilltop medieval village of Pals, with cobbled streets, shops and cafés, overlooking the coast, is its sister beach area Playa de Pals. Home to one of the most a...

    1 villa 1hr Girona
  • Rupit

    Rupit

    Emerged in the Catalan countryside, almost a picture postcard, Rupit, officially part of Rupit i Pruit municipality, is nowadays best known because of its spectacular medieval appearance. Stone houses, paved st...

    1 villa 1hr 20mins Girona
  • Vidreres

    Vidreres

    Vidreres is a typical Spanish town with a range of local bakers, a supermarket and a number of restaurants/cafes and bars and the market day in the village is a Thursday for a local atmosphere. Only twenty m...

    1 villa 30mins Girona
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Outdoor pursuits in Costa Brava

There really is something for everyone when it comes to attractions in Costa Brava. From the ancient Ruins of Empuries, to exploring the wonderful beaches this coastline has to offer, visiting museums and strolling through medieval villages, there is plenty of choice if you like to get out and about on your holiday. Enjoy Costa Brava’s captivating music particularly in the district of Baix Empordi. In August, put on top of your list the International Music Festival which features classical music at the Torroella de Montgri, vowing to mystify you with the melodies of ancient music, jazz and flamenco. The stunning scenery and excellent climate means golfing is also popular here. The region is now home to ten courses, some of which are rated amongst the best in Europe. There are also two water parks to pick for a day out with the kids or why not visit attractions such as Marineland or the botanical gardens near Blanes. No trip to the Costa Brava is complete without a visit to the old town of Girona more than a thousand years of history come together in old Girona, which is built around the Cathedral.

Hit the Beach in Costa Brava

Costa Brava’s beaches are definitely the star attraction of this Mediterranean holiday spot and you’re spoilt for choice here. The Costa Brava’s beaches are immaculate, Tossa de Mar’s sands boast two Blue Flag strips backed by a string of beach bars and cafés, it’s a popular pick with families. Likewise, Lloret de Mar has plenty of buzz with its tree-lined promenade and watersports. If you truly want to experience the best beaches that Costa Brava has to offer, make sure to visit the “Blue Flag” beaches of Llafanc, Aigua Blava, Tamariu, and Gandia as well as L'Estartit which is one of the biggest sandy beaches on the whole of the Costa Brava overlooking the mendes Islands.

Hints of history in Costa Brava

As you would expect from a region rich with cultural and historical heritage, the Costa Brava’s landscape is dotted with ancient medieval castles, watchtowers and villages. Many of these villages have ancient cathedrals and churches as well, many of which are believed to be constructed in the 11th and 12th century. Ancient Roman ruins in historic towns such as Sant Antoni de Calonge can be found and discover the amazing works of Salvador Dali in Cadaques. Spend time in Girona and lose yourself in a walk around the Old Town, which has spectacular monuments, a superb medieval center with old fortifications, including the western world’s largest sections of wall dating from the time of Charlemagne, one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Spain, and the city’s 15th century Cathedral with the widest Gothic span in the world. The old city of Barcelona, known as the Barrio Gotico, full of history and culture with its old walls, beautiful monuments, and winding pedestrian streets, is fascinating and well worth exploring.

Atmospheric evenings in Costa Brava

The variety of Costa Brava’s resorts provide an array of ambiances to suit you. Sample the faster pace and the lively atmosphere in Lloret de Mar with its many bars, shops, restaurants and discos streaming the long sandy beach or in contrast, take a stroll along L’ Esartit’s promenade and enjoy a fresh fish supper near the port at dusk. For quieter resorts with a slightly more upmarket feel try the atmospheric little towns of Taramiu, Begur and palafrugell, or delightful medieval Pals. All offer plenty of Catalan charisma and style just a few miles inland from the beaches. Embrace the walled city of Gironas historical ambiance, home to a few quaint Jazz bars featuring live performances or opt for a restaurant situated in front of the Cathedral for a special setting.

James recommends
  • Visit the Old town quarter and walled city of Girona which dates back to the Roman period.
  • Visit Marineland near Blanes, with dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows.
  • Visit the medieval villages of Pals and Peratallada.
  • Take a trip to one of two water parks, water world in Lloret de Mar or Aquabrava in Roses.
  • During the peak summer season attend Torroella de Montgrí and Peralada music festivals and watch the town come to life with music.
  • If you're a nature lover, a visit to the botanical gardens in Blanes is a must!
  • Take a trip to Barcelona for the day and shop til you drop or marvel at its fascinating history.
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Beaches

Beaches in Costa Brava

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Llafranc, Begur

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Public transport available, accessed by less than 15 Steps, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Ramp
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Chargeable
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, beach is in a cove, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists
Beach safety:
Awarded blue flag
Facilities:
Free facilities: Toilets, Showers
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, International cuisine, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 09 Jan 2014

Tamairiu, Begur

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, accessed by less than 15 Steps, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Ramp, Pavement
Parking: Beach front, Chargeable
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, beach is in a cove, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists
Beach safety:
Awarded blue flag, Designated swimming area
Facilities:
Free facilities: Toilets, Showers
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk, ATM within 5 minute walk
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, International cuisine, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 09 Jan 2014

Sa Riera, Begur

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Ramp
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Chargeable
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, beach is in a cove, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists
Beach safety:
Awarded blue flag
Facilities:
Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Toilets, Showers
ATM within 5 minute walk
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 09 Jan 2014

Aigua Blava, Begur

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, accessed by less than 15 Steps, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Ramp
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Chargeable
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, beach is in a cove, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists
Beach safety:
Awarded blue flag
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, International cuisine, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 09 Jan 2014

Sa Tuna, Begur

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Ramp
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Chargeable
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, beach is in a cove, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists
Beach safety:
Awarded blue flag, Designated swimming area
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe, Bar
Information updated 09 Jan 2014

Blanes Beach, Blanes

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Public transport available, Easy walk from resort centre
Parking: Beach front, Chargeable
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, Straight beach
Beach safety:
Designated swimming area
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Kiosk, Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, International cuisine, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 23 Jan 2014

Callela de Palafrugell, Calella de Palafrugell

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, accessed by less than 15 Steps
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Chargeable
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, Semi circular beach, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists
Beach safety:
Awarded blue flag
Facilities:
Free facilities: Toilets, Showers
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, International cuisine, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 09 Jan 2014

Platja Gran, L'Estartit

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Pavement
Parking: Beach front, Chargeable
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, Straight beach, greater than 2km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists
Beach safety:
Awarded blue flag, Designated swimming area
Facilities:
Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Toilets, Disabled toilets, Showers
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk, ATM within 5 minute walk
Activities for hire:
Wind surfing, Pedaloes, Water skiing, Sail boats
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe
Walking distance: Bar, Family friendly restaurant, A la Carte, International cuisine, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 09 Jan 2014

Lloret de Mar Beach, Lloret de Mar

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Public transport available, Easy walk from resort centre, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Ramp
Parking: Beach front, Chargeable
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, Straight beach, 1 - 2km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists
Beach safety:
Awarded blue flag, Designated swimming area
Facilities:
Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Toilets, Disabled toilets, Baby changing, Showers
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk, ATM within 5 minute walk
Activities for hire:
Jet Ski, Parasailing, Water skiing
Information updated 05 Feb 2014

Playa de Pals, Playa de Pals

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Public transport available
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Chargeable
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, Straight beach, greater than 2km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists
Information updated 09 Jan 2014
 
 

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The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

*Whilst wheelchair / disabled access is deemed good in our opinion, it may not be compliant to Disability and Discrimination Act standards - for more detailed information we suggest that you contact the local tourist board.

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