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Costa Brava
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Costa Brava is often translated as “wild coast”, as it has a rugged coastline that contains a host of secluded, rocky coves sheltered by pine-covered hills. Costa Brava is situated in the province of Girona, which starts 60 km northeast of Barcelona, and stretches from Blanes until the French border. This Catalonia region of Spain boasts a marvellous coastline with breathtaking views, lush flora and fauna, and exciting parks and wildlife reserves.

In the 1950s, Franco’s government decided to convert Costa Brava into a mass tourist destination especially for visitors coming from France, the United Kingdom and Northern European countries. Since then, small towns and villages like Blanes, Lloret de Mar y Tossa de Mar, have become centres of international tourism in Spain. Although for a long time being famous as a package holiday destination, Costa Brava has now become a location with a distinct focus on quality and a favorite for independent travelers.

Thereby, while one part of the Costa Brava coastline lent itself to tourist developments on a very large scale, other parts have retained a more traditional look. Medieval villages perched on hilltops, ancient lookout towers and fortified farmhouses still dot the landscape of Costa Brava.

Costa Brava, beloved by Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso, is a region of extraordinary natural beauty and immense cultural heritage. Apart from magnificent beaches, picturesque coves and inlets, you will discover a variety of natural parks such as:  Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, Cap de Creus Natural Park, Emporda Marshes Natural Park, Montseny Natural Park and Garrotxa Volcanic Area, diverse museums and galleries such as: Cork Museum, Josep Pla Foundation, Dali Museum, Colonia Vidal, Diocesan Museum, Ecomuseum Valls d'Aneu-Serradora, Conca Della Museum, Raiers Museum, Salvador Dali House-Museum, Jewish History Museum, and numerous superb sailing and golf clubs.

We recommend to visit:
Avinyonet, Begur, Banyoles, Cadaquès, Calella de Palafrugell, Figueres, Girona City, L’Escala, L’estartit, La Bisbal d’Emporda, Llafranc, Palamos, Pals, Peralada, Peratallada, Platja d’Aro, Roses, Tamariu, Tossa de Mar, Torroella de Montgri, S’Agaro, Sant Antoni de Calonge, Sant Feliu de Guixols, and Sant Pere Pescador.

Costa Brava and its resorts are easily accessible through the airports of Barcelona, Girona and Perpignan (France), via a developed railway network or via an excellent road system with superb motorways coming from France.  
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