The rugged coast of Costa Brava has a great deal to offer the community of international travellers. Along the stretch of land that looks out towards the Mediterranean Sea you can find plenty of quiet secluded spots, as well as areas that are continuously busy. There are a great deal of activities to try and fine dining establishments to visit in this part of the world. The only problem that you experience is in deciding which of the top class resorts to stay at. However, this guide contributed by Directline Holidays
should make the choice that little bit clearer.
Calella de Palafrugell
The peaceful charm of this old fishing town may come as a surprise to visitors who expect to find packed out bars and beaches overrun by tourists in the Costa Brava. During a day in this area you can watch the boats float gently across the crystal clear ocean waters, take in the splendid smells at the local botanical garden and enjoy a traditional dish at one of the local restaurants. Anybody taking their Costa Brava holidays during July is encouraged to attend the Havaneres Festival of Calella, during which traditional sea shanties are sung.
If you travel north through the heart of historic Begur then you'll soon arrive at this picturesque coastal resort. Although the economy of this place has been built around the fishing industry, increasing numbers of tourists have visited and made their own contribution in recent times. Word has spread about the friendliness of the local people and beauty of the Rei bay and Port d’Es Pi beaches.
Tossa de Mar
This is one of the most popular resorts among people on Costa Brava holidays. It's little wonder given the quality of local beaches such as Platja Gran and La Mar Menuda. There are also some must-visit drinking establishments, including the Bar Tahiti, where local musicians entertain the crowds, and Chaplins, where traditional English brews are served. You'll have absolutely no problem finding cheap accommodation in this part of the Costa Brava.
Lloret del Mar
Just like the other Costa Brava holiday
resorts Lloret del Mar is blessed with scenic blue flag beaches. The sandy stretch of Canyelles is worthy of particular note, as the only local area where it's possible to sit back in the Mediterranean sun and watch expert yachtsman on the open water. Those of you who don't want to spend long days on the beach are encouraged to do some Nordic walking or cycling along the picturesque rural routes. And you may choose to finish the perfect day with a delicious seafood meal at the plush restaurant El Trulli.