A Suberb Climate And Stunning Scenery
Costa Brava holidays have been a popular holiday destination for many British tourists who return year after year. The quiet tranquillity of the picturesque countryside compared to the bustling towns, make a Costa Brava holiday one you'll never forget. Situated in the northeast region of mainland Spain, an area of outstanding beauty, the Costa Brava offers a superb climate, with temperatures hitting 30c in July and August, although May and June are slightly cooler with more bearable temperatures. Reached mainly by a short flight from the UK into Gerona airport, the Costa Brava stretches from just north of Barcelona, almost to the French border.
The mixture of rugged coastline and soft sandy beaches make Costa Brava holidays a diverse destination with something for everyone. Snorkelling and diving along the many unspoilt coves is a favourite pastime for many holidaymakers, while those who prefer not to get wet can enjoy a glass bottom boat ride or sail boat to admire the stunning scenery along the coastline. For the more energetic take one of the many walkways along the coast and take in the breathtaking views, or gallop along the beach on horseback. Golf is an up and coming pastime in the Costa Brava although the milder climate makes some of the more southern areas of Spain a more popular choice in the winter months. Catalonia is the natural language in this part of Spain, and the area boasts fantastic local cuisine and unforgettable fiestas.
Quick Tips on the Costa Brava
Currency used is of course the Euro
The Costa Brava stretches from the French border down to the stunning city of Barcelona
Costa Brava is in the Catalonia Region of Spain
The main airport of the Costa Brava is Gerona (GRO)
Flight time to the Costa Brava is approx 2hrs 15 mins
A Lively Nightlife Mixed With Stylish Historical Sights
Towards the north of the region lies Estartit, originally a fishing village, now a firm favourite with families, young and old will enjoy the local funfair and water park, with a vast array of restaurants, cafes and bars, and a livelier nightlife if you want it. Gaze across to the cluster of seven Medes Islands, one of the busiest nature and marine reserves in the Mediterranean. Take a boat trip over, or for the more adventurous, marvel at the fantastic underwater life by going snorkelling or diving. For the more cultural side to your holiday, take a trip to the magical monasteries at Montserrat and Poblet; try the Salvador Dali museum in Figueres or the walled city of Gerona.
Holidays in the Costa Brava would not be complete, however, without a trip to the city of Barcelona, combining stylish historical sights with a modern twist in a wonderful mix of art, beauty and culture. Still got some energy left? Then head for the huge Waterworld water park at Lloret de Mar, or visit the fabulous Marineland near Blanes with its dolphin, parrot and sea lion shows, waterslides and zoo. The Botanical gardens with species from all over the world are both captivating and colourful. Whether you're looking for a relaxing beach holiday or fun and adventure, the Costa Brava will ensure that the whole family has something to please everyone. Cheap holidays to Costa Brava are available to book online here at Late Deals.
Top Places to Visit
This bustling city is a must see destination when visiting the Costa Brava. There are numerous places of interest ranging from the iconic Sagrada Familia to the Gaudi museum Park Guell or shopping in Las Ramblas to a tour of FC Barcelona’s Nou Camp Stadium. A popular way to see the city is by open top bus or for the more adventurous try the cable car.
Costa Brava Waterparks
There are numerous Waterparks on the Costa Brava notably Waterworld near Lloret de Mar and also Marineland close to Tossa de Mar which has the added attraction of a zoo, plus Dolphin and Sea Lion side shows. These parks offer a fantastic day out for all the family.
Located in Figueres this museum houses the largest collection of the artists work with over 400 pieces to view including bizarre sculptures and statues. The museum was designed by Dali himself and is testament to the artists’ unique and eccentric style.