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Easter in the Costa Brava 2017

Easter in the Costa Brava 2017

Of all the Easter celebrations in Spain, the best known are in Andalucia, the solemn processions of Seville, Granada and Malaga come to mind. However there are many places where antique and interesting traditions are maintained. One of these occurs in Verges on the Costa Brava. more ...

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 ...

The loveliest medieval towns on the Costa Brava

The loveliest medieval towns on the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava, in addition to the beauty of the natural surroundings, possesses an abundance of cultural heritage with medieval art featuring amongst the most impressive. A large amount of mediaeval remains hide amongst the green mountains and towns on the Costa Brava. Here are some of them: more ...

Dali’s Universe on the Costa Brava

Dali’s Universe on the Costa Brava

We’ve put together a route covering the main places on the Costa Brava where Salvador Dalí let his imagination run wild. The three points of the Dalí Triangle are the Dalí Theatre Museum in Figueres, the Dalí House Museum in Portlligat and Gala and Dali’s Castle in Púbol. 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 ...

Blanes Fireworks Festival 2014

Blanes Fireworks Festival 2014

Every year, during the month of July, the sky of Blanes, Spain, is lit up with scandalous colours, explosions and serpentine forms to celebrate "Focs de Blanes", a spectacular firework festival. 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 ...

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