The seaside region of Costa Brava is a popular yet peaceful Spanish destination renowned for its stunning mountainous landscapes and incredibly-preserved historical buildings. And then of course, there are the beaches – stretching for miles and lined with restaurants and bars. On Costa Brava holidays the shoreline can be your playground for watersports or your pleasantly warm napping spot of choice. It's up to you.
There are family-friendly parks and activities ranging from quiet walks to energetic waterparks, meaning that Costa Brava holiday packages accommodate almost everybody. With beautiful trails for hiking or biking excursions and four botanical gardens, it is a nature lover's paradise. Costa Brava also boasts a healthy dose of culture, with relics dating back to the 12th century and the largest collection of Salvador Dali paintings in the world.
Barcelona more than earns its legendary status. Spain's second largest city and one of the world's top holiday spots, this metropolis is packed with nightlife spots, tapas bars and its very own beach. Even the skyline is a work of art, dominated with structures designed by architect Antoni Gaudi.
This former fishing village couples relaxing beaches and parks with historic venues. Climb up Calella's historic Lighthouse for unrivalled views of the coast, or visit tranquil Dalmau Park. Come night time you can choose from quiet drinks to cabaret or late-night clubs.
Carved into the Spanish coast, this affluent seaside town is renowned for its picturesque coastline frequented by the likes of Salvador Dali and Ernest Hemingway. Equipped with a handful of restaurants and stylish shops, this luxury spot emphasises quality over quantity. Its turquoise waters and serene shores provide new meaning to the term 'escape'.
One of the most popular resorts in Spain, this town boasts 13 beaches and a top European waterpark, ensuring everyone keeps cool and relaxed, both on the shores and off. By day, visitors can stroll past historic sites or through the Santa Clotilde Gardens, showing excellent examples of Catalonians plants. While at night, the town comes alive with energetic bars and restaurants.
Sweeping beaches that stretch for miles and fun activities detailing the town's historic past are what characterise this quiet Costa Brava locale. Top sites include the massive Church of St Nicolau - dubbed the Cathedral of the Coast - and El Castell, a tower resting atop a hill in the centre of town.
In this peaceful resort town, holiday-goers delight in serious rest and relaxation along placid shores whose land is still dotted with Roman relics. The town centre is a seamless blend of its historic past and present culture as a Costa Brava holiday destination. Buildings dating back to the 17th century rise alongside a colourful array of modern restaurants and bars, ensuring every visitor finds something to their liking.
Nestled between the Massif Montnegre National Park and the Mediterranean Sea, Santa Susanna is a patch of paradise along the coast. A host of outdoor activities await, like walking and cycling through wooded trails or gliding through the water on jet skis.
Home to the beautiful Villa Vella – a historic town centre whose buildings date as far back as the 12th century – Tossa de Mar brims with culture, both past and present. You can explore sheltered coves dotting the scenic shoreline or lounge on the beach with the fantastic Tossa de Mar Castle towering in the distance.