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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 Golf Courses of the Costa Brava

The Golf Courses of the Costa Brava

According to Mark Twain “Golf is a good walk ruined”. On those days when you can’t get your swing right and you’re forever slicing and hooking balls into the various obstacles around the course Mark Twain’s quote may ring true. We can’t guarantee is you’ll have one of those days golfing in the Costa Brava but with spectacular scenery, sunshine and top quality courses your walk definitely won’t be ruined more ...

Walking the coastal tracks of the Caminos de Ronda on the Costa Brava

Walking the coastal tracks of the Caminos de Ronda on the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is a fantastic place to do some trekking. One of the best places to go trekking in the Costa Brava is along the Caminos de Ronda. These tracks wind their way along the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean and have had many uses throughout their long history. They were used as a means to reach vessels shipwrecked along the coast, linked villages and as lookout posts for attacks from marauding ships. more ...

Comfort I, A country house on the Costa Brava

Comfort I, A country house on the Costa Brava

This country house for eight people is an authentic treat for those who want to relax under the Mediterranean sun and avoid the typical tourist crowds common to other areas. This 17th century country house has recently been refurbished and comes with all the modern conveniences from heating, air-conditioning and even a dish washer. more ...

Cap Roig Festival 2013

Cap Roig Festival 2013

During summer in Spain it seems there are endless festivals and concerts occurring all over the country. Of all the festivals there is one which stands out from the rest, the Cap Roig Festival. Performing at this year’s festival will be Elton John, Mark Knopfler, Diana Krall and many others. The festival runs from the 20th of July to the 16th August 2013. more ...

Top apartment in the Costa Brava: the Island Villa

Top apartment in the Costa Brava: the Island Villa

For anyone who fancies taking a breather during the December holidays, or going for a winter break to the Costa Brava, we’ve got an incredible villa to recommend: the Island Villa in L’Estartit. The Villa is an authentic farmhouse from the 19th century, which was reformed five years ago. It’s ideal for getting in touch with nature and it just 2 km from the beach. more ...

Kayaking in the Costa Brava

Kayaking in the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is about much more than lying on a beach and sunning yourself. Its deep crystal blue waters are the ideal place to experiment with new sensations and inject some energy into your holiday. The watersports you can try in the Costa Brava include scuba diving, sailboating, windsurfing, jet-skiing and kayaking. more ...

The Anchovy Festival of L’Escala (Costa Brava) 2012

The Anchovy Festival of L’Escala (Costa Brava) 2012

From the Tomatina to the Easter processions, passing through the Patchwork Festival of Sitges, it’s clear than in Spain there’s festivals of all types and for all tastes. And as variety is the spice of life, today we’d like to talk about one of the most flavoursome culinary festivals: the Anchovy Festival of L’Escala, in the Costa Brava. more ...

Night-time visits to the Dali Museum

Night-time visits to the Dali Museum

The nights of Dali will be celebrating their 21st edition this year. In its day, the initiative of opening the museum during the summer nights was a risky proposition, but when visits kept growing year upon year, they realised they were onto something. 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 ...

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