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Costa Brava Holidays
Why Costa Brava?
As one of Spain’s top vacation destinations for couples and families alike, Costa Brava offers holidaymakers a warm, sunny retreat filled with cultural diversity and natural beauty. Located on the North Eastern coastal region of Catalonia in the province of Girona, the Costa Brava region includes 60 kilometres of pristine coastline that stretches from Catalonia’s capital city, Barcelona, to the border of France.
The Costa Brava region is rich with history; archaeologists have found ruins dating back to 150,000 BC here. Since that time, the Romans, Moors and French have all laid claim to the rugged mountains and seaside villages, with the area finally coming under Spanish control in the 1400s. In the 1950s, this beach-filled coastline was designated a tourist destination by the Spanish government in an effort to reduce overcrowding on the Cote d’Azur. Since that time, many tourist developments and attractions have been built throughout the region, providing visitors with over 2,500 restaurants, dozens of world-class golf courses and a wide variety of resorts, hotels and self-catering apartments to choose from.
Costa Brava Holiday Resorts
Costa Brava is filled with holiday resorts, ranging from large urban centres to quiet beach side villages. Families who are looking for a safe, child-friendly resort will enjoy Tossa de Mar (pictured left), a large, popular resort area with two blue-flag beaches, crystal-clear waters and free seaside sun beds. There are plenty of traditional seafood taverns and Spanish tapas bars here, providing visitors with a great array of affordable dining options.
When looking for luxurious, adult-orientated Costa Brava holidays, be sure to consider a trip to Llafranc, home to a massive tennis club, yacht-filled marina and an intimate beach. Gourmet restaurants line the narrow streets, making this the perfect place for a romantic getaway.
Pineda provides holidaymakers with a quiet, relaxing seaside escape, offering vast expanses of uncrowded beaches and streets filled with boutiques and cafes. This understated area is filled with natural beauty, making it a favorite destination for walkers and cyclists alike. Historians will enjoy exploring the remains of the Roman aqueduct which stretch across the Pineda river, while the local mountains offer numerous well-marking hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.
Weather in Costa Brava
Residents and holidaymakers in Costa Brava enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate; the summers are long, hot and dry, while the winters are mild. September, October and November are the rainiest months, with about 70-90 mm of precipitation. Average temperatures are moderate year-round; during the summer months, the average daytime temps range from 21-27 degrees centigrade, while winter temps range from 13 to 19 degrees centigrade.
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a last-minute deal or a family vacation, Costa Brava makes the ideal destination for fun, sun and relaxation. To find the perfect beach vacation for you and your family, look here on FlySearch – we offer a wide range of Costa Brava holidays at the lowest possible prices.