Costa Brava Guide
The Costa Brava
The Costa Brava, or Wild Coast, boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in Spain. Encompassing everything from fully developed tourist resorts such as Lloret de Mar and Estartit through to quiet, secluded rocky coves. Running north along the shores of the Mediterrenean from Barcelona to the French border.
When tourism first took off here during the 1960s the Costa Brava became the place to be for both holidaymakers and home buyers. And now the wheel has turned full circle again - as this vibrant region of Catalonia is really buzzing once more. This is thanks in no small part to the cosmopolitan influences emanating from Barcelona and Girona and the input of artists such as Dali and Picasso - both of whom adored the region.
As a result property in Costa Brava today is in demand, as more and more buyers become aware of the areas many attractions including its vibrant cities, beautiful beaches, rich cultural heritage, excellent climate and breathtaking scenery. All of this combines to create a hugely attractive lifestyle for its fortunate residents. Tourism is also very buoyant in the region, making it an ideal location for anyone planning to invest in a holiday home abroad.
Platja d'Aro is one of the most popular resorts in the Mediterranean. Combining a rich historical heritage that dates back as far as the 1st century BC with a modern and dynamic atmosphere. Along with a seemingly endless selection of stunning beaches and quiet coves, three of which enjoy blue flag status.
Away from the coast tourists and residents alike can enjoy a wide selection of top quality restaurants, excellent shopping facilities, a medieval market and wonderful natural attractions, such as the Gavarres mountain range.
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Palamos first started life as a small port back in the 13th century and is now the only commercial harbour in the province of Girona. The old town port area today provides a hugely atmospheric backdrop for numerous bars and restaurants, with fresh locally caught prawns appearing in a wide array of local Catalan specialties.
Like most other popular resorts along the Costa Brava, Palamos enjoyed a tourist boom during the 1960s thanks to the fact that it is home to some spectacular beaches such as as the Gran Playa, which dominates the resort, and Playa de la Fosca.
Palamos also boasts a historic medieval old town and some spectacular scenery right on its doorstep. Making it an ideal location for anyone seeking to invest in the Costa Brava region. View our selection of property for sale in Palamos to find your ideal villa or apartment.
Calonge is just a couple of kilometres from the beautiful beaches of St. Antoni and is situated at the edge of the stunning Gavarres National Park, which continues all the way to Girona. The pretty market town of Calonge, like many other towns in the Costa Brava, effortlessly combines a rich historical pedigree, best epitomized by its medieval castle, the church of Sant Martí, with more modern day facilities and amenities such as a wealth of buzzing little bars, banks, shops and restaurants. The region is also very well known for its varied vineyards and superb wine.
Sant Antoni de Calonge offers one of the best selections of picturesque coves on the Costa Brava. Most notably along the Cami de Ronda, where secluded rocky bays run as far as the town of Platja d'Aro, as well as a fine selection of sandy beaches in front of the main town. All set against the sort of stunning mountain backdrop that has become synonymous with the Costa Brava. This pretty little coastal resort is located between the busier towns of Palamos and Platja d'Aro, and features some terrific fish restaurants. Browse our range of property for sale in Calonge and St Antoni and find your perfect place in the sun.
Lloret de Mar
The former fishing village of Lloret de Mar boasts no less than seven stunning beaches arrayed along its 7km of coastline. Whilst the town can trace its origins back as far as the 3rd century BC it is now a thoroughly modern tourist resort boasting fantastic leisure, sports and shopping facilities along with a wide array of accommodation options for visitors.
Foreign tourists first started visiting during the 1960s and since then Lloret has become firmly established as one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Costa Brava - making it an ideal location for anyone seeking to invest in the region. It also makes a superb base for anyone planning to relocate abroad. All of the key attractions, such as Girona, the Dali Museum at Figueres and the magnificent city of Barcelona are all within a 100km radius and are all served by excellent local transport links. Search our selection of property for sale in Lloret de Mar.
Tossa de Mar
Tossa de Mar has enjoyed a relatively restrained evolution from small fishing village to modern tourist resort, maintaining much of its original character and architecture - best epitomised by the ancient turrets and battlements of the Villa Vela. There are no high rise buildings blotting the landscape, and as a result it has more of a villagey feel than some of its larger neighbours.
Like other resorts along the Costa Brava Tossa del Mar boasts superb beaches and secluded coves, whilst the Villa Nova or new town is home to a large selection of up market shops, bars and restaurants with an emphasis very much on fresh, locally caught seafood.
Tossa de Mar's combination of historic architecture and excellent beaches make it one of the most popular and relaxed resorts on the Costa Brava. View our range of property for sale in Tossa de Mar.
The quaint town of Santa Cristina d'Aro is a beautiful Catalan pueblo located just 3 kms to the coastal town of St. Feliu and 5 kms to the popular beach resort of Platja d'Aro. Santa Cristina provides a serene terrain with vast forests of pine, oak and cork trees. Farmland, located near the river Ridaura, is mainly used for growing grain and fodder, vines and vegetables. However, the unquestionable source of income for the town is the tourism-related industry, concentrated mainly during the summer months.
The large influx of visitors and people who have made Santa Cristina their second home has resulted in a range of excellent infrastructure and services such as a variety of dining and lodging facilities, equestrian centers, renowned golf courses, and other recreational services. Santa Cristina is an authentic Catalan pueblo rich in history, tradition and the Mediterranean lifestyle.
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S'Agaró is often called a model residential complex because a vast majority of the buildings are of a similar distinguished type and are perfectly in harmony with the surrounding nature. Considered to be prime real estate in the area, S'Agaró is situated in easy access to both cities and airports of Barcelona and Girona. This coastal village also has one of the most luxurious 5 star hotels in Spain, La Gavina, where famous artists including Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardener, Lauren Bacall and others have stayed. The hotel dominates the views of one of the best beaches of the Costa Brava, Sa Pol. The beaches of Sa Pol offer a wide variety of entertainment, leisure and dining services. The other spectacular beach of Sa Conca has been rewarded a Blue flag due to its pristine water, a semi-circular beach, and scenic background which is why it is considered without doubt a landmark of the Costa Brava.
The neighboring towns of Platja d'Aro, and Castell d'Aro offer an unrivalled holiday experience and perfect location: on the coast, yet situated close to the main transport routes, excellent selection of businesses and facilities, excellent shopping, variety of nightlife and gastronomy, and sports opportunities, to name just a few. The resort offers all year round facilities, making it one of the main destinations of the Costa Brava, and one of the most popular resorts of the entire Mediterranean.
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Located in the heart of the Empordá, the Catalan village of Begur and it's beaches are located in one of the most wonderful areas of the Costa Brava. Located on the coast less than 1 hour drive from Girona airport, the historic town of Begur is a beautiful Catalan town rich in history. The town area takes in the impressive hills of the Begur Massif and an extensive coastline washed clean by the Mediterranean Sea.
Begur's historic quarter, home to numerous monuments left as legacies of significant moments in its history together combining with its eight unique coves and small beaches, and the Romanesque centre of the village of Esclanyá help distinguish Begur as an ideal place to call home or to spend your holidays.
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St. Feliu de Guixols
Sant Feliu de Guixols is a lovely Mediterranean hot spot located in the heart of the Costa Brava, with deep roots belonging to the essence of the Baix Empordá. It's strategic location is situated just 30 minutes from the Girona airport, right between France and Barcelona. Enjoy the flavors of the sea, its dynamism, and authentic Catalan culture.
The coast of Sant Feliu is full of landscape contrasts, with a coastline of cliffs that is broken down by small coves and sandy bays. The beaches concentrate a large number of activities and offer visitors the opportunity to practice all sorts of water sports. Thanks to its mild and pleasant climate, Sant Feliu de Guixols is an ideal destination for relaxing throughout any time of year. This Catalan pueblo maintains a bubbling commercial ambience, rendering this holiday destination into a major resort offering visitors a wide array of services and numerous recreational and cultural activities. The town features a spectacular fishing port and a long promenade surrounded by narrow streets that run in and out of the historic medieval old town. St. Feliu de Guixol's combination of historic architecture and excellent beaches make it a quintessential location for anyone seeking to invest on the Costa Brava.
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