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The best nudist beaches in the Costa Brava

The best nudist beaches in the Costa Brava

Nudism, a practise associated with environmentalism and the fight for freedom, is not a well-practised custom in Spain but is something that is becoming increasingly more popular. Here, we have mentioned some areas located on the Costa Brava that are perfect for practising this kind of custom. more ...

Platja d'Aro on the Costa Brava: Hidden Beaches and Coves

Platja d'Aro on the Costa Brava: Hidden Beaches and Coves

Rocky coves, endless beaches, a plethora of activities and a picturesque old town make Platja d’Aro on the Costa Brava the perfect family holiday destination. Built around the impressive Benedormiens Castle , the origin of Platja d’Aro can be traced back to before medieval times. Today it is an enchanting town with a lot to offer the visitor. more ...

On Holiday in Begur, Girona

On Holiday in Begur, Girona

In the heart of l’Emporda, you can find one of the Costa Brava’s most spectacular coastlines. Here the mountains plunge into the sea forming the coves and cliffs the Costa Brava is famous for. If you are thinking in renting a holiday villa or apartment in Begur, this small guide will help you get to know the zone a little better. more ...

L’Escala: A Serve of History and Anchovies on the Costa Brava

L’Escala: A Serve of History and Anchovies on the Costa Brava

L’Escala is known for two things: Anchovies and the Greco-Roman ruins of Empúries. The origins of this small village go back to the 4th century B.C when the Greeks founded Empúries. However, it wasn’t until the 16th century when a group of fishermen needed a new port that L’Escala as we know it today was founded. more ...

Pals: A family holiday on the Costa Brava

Pals: A family holiday on the Costa Brava

Hidden amongst a pine forest atop a small hill only a few kilometers from the coast is the delightful medieval village of Pals.  Steep stone streets wind through the perfectly restored fourteenth century village and its location make it the perfect place to unwind and immerse yourself into the local Catalan lifestyle.  more ...

L’Estartit: Holidays on the Costa Brava

L’Estartit: Holidays on the Costa Brava

L’Estartit is a small coastal village on the Costa Brava blessed with fine sandy beaches and coves surrounded with sheer cliffs and pine trees. It is the perfect destination for diving, with the small archipelago of the Medes Islands rich in fauna and flora less than a kilometer off the coast. In fact, it is considered to be the best natural reserve in the Western Mediterranean more ...

Empuriabrava: What to See and Do

Empuriabrava: What to See and Do

Carved out of the vast expanse of the Aiguamolls marsh land is Empuriabrava. Whilst similar to many towns in the Costa Brava what really sets it apart from the rest is its network of working canals, it is in fact Europe’s biggest marina town. Whilst the town is relatively new, only being constructed between 1964 and 1975 before the zone was declared a protected area, there are many things to see and do in the surrounding area. more ...

The best beaches in the Costa Brava

The best beaches in the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is the perfect example of the symbiosis between the sea, mountain, art and history. Despite this, this region is mostly known for its beaches with deep blue waters, surrounded by green, almost virgin, countryside. more ...

Tourist attractions for dummies on the Costa Brava

Tourist attractions for dummies on the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is a dream location, which offers numerous leisure activities for some unforgettable holidays, making it more than just virgin beaches and wild landscapes. To make sure that you don’t get lost during your first retreat to this paradise destination here are a few things to see and do on the Costa Brava in our little guide of the region’s highlights. more ...

Holidays on the Costa Brava

Holidays on the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is a region that has a lot to offer. Not only does it have beautiful green landscapes, a pleasant climate and little beaches hidden amongst towering cliffs, but over the summer the area is buzzing and there are many activities on offer which you can take part in, and festivals that you can go to. more ...

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