Lush landscapes and long beaches
This area isn’t called the ‘wild coast’ for nothing – the shores here are carved with rugged cliffs that frame bays and are a favourite among those enjoying All Inclusive holidays to Costa Brava. You’ll also find long stretches of serene beaches – ideal for family bucket and spade time – that are dotted with sailboats and waterfront dining. These tranquil settings make fantastic backdrops for all-day relaxation, and also offer outdoor excursions where you can be at one with nature.
Rigorous environmental preservation has kept Costa Brava’s natural landscapes protected and flourishing. Home to an incredible expanse of forests, nature parks and botanical gardens, the area boasts a huge variety of native flora and fauna. You can view it up close in a park visit or see it rising up in the distance from your spot on the beach.
Museums and culture
The gorgeous landscape here attracts not only nature lovers enjoying holidays to Costa Brava, but artists in search of peaceful surroundings. Surrealist master Salvador Dali called this land his home, where now, at the Dali Theatre and Museum, art lovers can find the largest collection of his paintings in the world.
Nearly 50 museums dot Costa Brava’s streets, covering everything from awe-inspiring art to exhibits exploring the area’s past as a maritime landmark. Woven with cobbled lanes, history buffs will admire the stunning architecture of Villa Vella, the historic centre of Tossa de Mar. Here you can wander around the remarkably-preserved castle and walled perimeter, built in the 12th and 14th centuries to protect against impending pirate attacks.
Foodies won’t find themselves wanting for first-class cuisine in Costa Brava, renowned for its combination of fresh ingredients from the nearby mountains and ocean. It also has an impressive selection of gourmet eateries like Korpilombolo, where locally-sourced dishes highlight Spanish flavours and are works of culinary artistry. Home to a huge array of wineries, Costa Brava restaurants emphasise local wine, whose flavours have been praised around the world.
Fun nights out
Evenings are low key in many of the resorts around Costa Brava but if you want to visit some high-octane clubs then Lloret de Mar is the place to go. The nightlife capital of Costa Brava has a great choice of venues and gets busy in summer with tourists and locals partying together. Calella also has late night bars along with more quiet and romantic settings.
Thrills and spills
The region offers a host of outdoor activities that cover everything from laid-back to heart-pounding. Those enjoying cheap holidays to Costa Brava can explore the local aquatic wildlife and seabeds on diving trips, or hop aboard a kayak or jet ski, gliding across the surface and soaking up the sun.
At Water World – voted one of the best waterparks in Europe – kids and adults alike fly down the park’s more than 20 slides and chill out in the pools and hot tubs.