Costa Brava is a 200-kilometre stretch of beautiful, rugged coastline
in the region of Catalonia in the North East corner
of Spain. Natural beauty, endless miles of sandy beaches
and summer sunshine. You'll find modern, international tourist
high-rise hotels alongside unspoilt fishing villages, sheltered
rocky coves and medieval towns with ancient castles. The Costa
from Blanes, North of Barcelona, to Roses near the French
border. Costa is the Catalan and Spanish
word for 'coast', and Brava means 'rugged' or 'wild', and the
area's rugged coast mirrors this with its rolling mountainous
terrain and fine sandy beaches.
of the reason that Costa Brava holidays are so popular is the
climate, with hot summers tipping 29 degrees Celsius and a more
temperate autumn and spring ideal for lazing in the sun. Winter
temperatures reach highs of 13 degrees Celsiuis meaning that
holidays to Costa Brava are year-round crowd-pleasers.
has 4 regions: L'Alt Empordá, Baix Empordá, La
Selva and Girones.
Ben Ross is in Baix Empordá. Baix Empordá is known
as the "region of coves". It occupies the centre of
the Costa Brava and offers, among other many temptations, a sizeable
array of culinary and commercial offerings, with many of its
towns and villages as the backdrop of an intense activity most
weekends of the year.
if you're planning a Costa Brava holiday then we recommend stepping
off the sun-lounger to explore some of the region's rich heritage
with its ancient ruins, Catalan culture and the more recent cultural
contributions from artists such as Salvador Dali and architects
including Antoni Gaudi. There are also many little gems like
the towns of Tossa de Mar and Roses.
sites that are
truly "must-sees" include
the Medes islands, located just off the coast across from the
Montgrí massif, the coves of Begur, Calella de Palafrugell
and the Sant Sebastià lighthouse,, in addition to the
remains of the Iberian settlement at Ullastret and the medieval
villages of Pals and Peratallada. The capital city is La Bisbal
d'Empordà, a place that has a tradition in making ceramic
the 200 kilometres you will find little Mediterranean towns like
L'Escala, Palamos, Sant Feliu de Guixols and Calella de Palafrugell
where you can listen to the famous habaneras in a festival celebrated
once a year.
You can visit the Parc natural de Cap de Creus or the Parc
Natural Aiguamolls in L'Empordà, the Illes Medes
in L'Estartit, the city of Roses and Empuries, the medieval
cities like Pals and
Peratallada, the ancient city of Tossa de Mar and the beautiful
botanic gardens in Blanes and Lloret de Mar.