Places to holiday on the Costa Brava
It is not always easy to choose the right place to holiday on the Costa Brava. So today, to help you narrow your choice of camping or rental on the Costa Brava, I suggest a visit to the Costa Brava from north to south. List of locations, photos, and even a little video to make you want (and today, see the sun by the weather we have in the north (it’s april), will motivate us to start thinking about our future holiday on the Costa Brava).
The rosy coast, in the north of Costa Brava
The Costa Brava, begin in France, with what is called Rosy Coast. This the real biginning of the rocky coast, after the long beaches of the Roussillon. Collioure, Banyuls, Port-vendres : This is the country of colours.
After the French border, you can discover the wild coast of Cape Creus, with the marvellous Cadaques. This coast is not easy This coast is still very wild because inaccessible by road (in the 50s, some villages were accessible only by boat, as Port Lligat, the village of Dalì). The scenery is amazing, and Cadaques is a beautiful village. The white pearl of the Costa Brava. We can have trails in the Natural park of Cape Creus, to visit Sant Pere de Rodes monestary.
Along the coast, and after the coves of Cape Creus we discover the Bay of Roses.
Here the tourist concentration is much higher on Roses, Empuriabrava and l’Escala. The bay is well equipped (marina, water park, large sandy beaches, campsites huge) to receive many tourists, French, English and Dutch. In the middle of the bay, do miss the archaeological site of Empuries and visit the Empordà marshes.
Pals, Begur, Pallafrugell, heart of the Costa Brava
On the other side of the massif of Montgri we find l’Estartit starting point to the Medes Islands (park famous for its dive sites) and Pals with its large beach. Begur and Palafrugell and famous coves Aiguablava, Fornells, Tamariu, Sa riera. Then the jagged coastline leads us to Palamos. This section offers stunning scenery, tourism rather family. This is an area popular with locals. The hinterland is dotted with unspoilt villages such as Pals, Perratallada, Monells …
South of Costa Brava
Between Palamos and San Feliu de Guixols, succeed both, some beautiful coves, but also modern spaces (always with beautiful beaches). High frequentation in the summer is a warranty.
Between San Feliu and Tossa de Mar, the wild coast makes sense. Suspended road between the pines and the sea is beautiful. Tossa de Mar (with the old walled city of fons azure blue) and north of Lloret (Canaleyes) also offer beautiful scenery.
I hope this overview will help you prepare your holiday in this beautiful area and enjoy visiting Girona, Figueres or to discover Barcelona.
For those who would like to explore the area on foot, I recall that follows almost the coast from north to south.
A nice little promotional film on the Spanish Costa Brava, north to south. A 1’36 seen Pals, then the Medes Islands and the coast mountains of Begur flowing into the sea