10 Things to Do in Costa Brava That You Shouldn't Miss
Whether you're looking for sandy beaches, rocky coves, tranquil villages or mountain scenery, Spain's Costa Brava has something to offer you. Situated in the north-east of the country overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the Costa Brava region enjoys hot summers and mild winters, making it an all-year-round holiday destination. There are plenty of opportunities in the Costa Brava to play golf, tennis or football, as well as to take part in water sports. The Sant Daniel Valley on the western side of the Gavarres hills has mountain biking and trekking paths with stunning views. If you are looking for a cultural activity, the Archaeological Museum in Banyoles is housed in a Gothic palace and has displays of paleontology and pottery as well as archaeology. Modern art lovers must not miss the Theatre Museum in Figueres which has a collection of Salvador Dali's paintings. At the end of the day, if you still have some energy, there is no shortage of nightlife in towns such as Lloret de Mar.
1. Jardines de Santa Clotilde
4.5 based on 2188 reviews
This wonderful garden was landscaped in a setting of great beauty on top of a cliff with breath-taking views over the sea, and it is a fine specimen of the spirit that animated the Noucentista movement in Catalonia - an early twentieth-century movement for intellectual and aesthetic renewal that found a distinguished spokesman in the writer Eugeni d'Ors. The Santa Clotilde gardens were designed in the manner of the dainty yet austere gardens of the Italian Renaissance by Nicolau Rubió i Tuduri at the age of twenty-eight, when he was still brimming over with admiration for his master in the art of landscape gardening, Forestier.
Reviewed By stephnal81 - Dunoon, United KingdomDunoon, United Kingdom
We visited today and had a pleasant experience. Gorgeous views and nice relaxing walk on a nice day. Steep hill to get there and lots of steps inside but the views are worth it. Good exercise
2. Fenals Beach
4.5 based on 2568 reviews
Reviewed By cogsndaz - Bristol, United KingdomBristol, United Kingdom
Whilst on holiday in Lloret last year, had Fenals as our local beach. The area is very scenic but found walking on the beach very tough barefoot due to the shale/shells in the sand, would always wear trainers where possible rather than barefoot or flip fl
3. Ruins of Empuries
4.5 based on 732 reviews
Empúries is one of the finest historic settings in Catalonia.Two cities, one Greek and one Roman, set by the sea at L’Escala on the south of the Bay of Roses, named by Unesco as one of the most beautiful in the world.
Reviewed By Kulturcat - United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Fabulous site in a beautiful setting.
This huge site is in a spectacular setting by the sea. There is an audio guide included in the entrance fee which is well worth taking and really helps to make the visit special. Allow plenty of time - two to three hours- as the ruins cover a lot of groun
4. Castillo de Tossa de Mar
4.5 based on 2976 reviews
Reviewed By dorisWalthamAbbey - Waltham AbbeyWaltham Abbey
Lovely piece of history
We walked to the top if this castle and tge views and scenery were spectacular. So much history and many things to see on the way up. When at the top there are beautiful views from every angle. Well worth a visit if in the area.
5. Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Emporda
4.5 based on 186 reviews
Reviewed By AlbertSalichs - Manresa, SpainManresa, Spain
Very beautiful Natural Park in la Costa Brava
Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l'Empordà is a natural park located near Roses, a little town in well-known Costa Brava, in Girona region, in Catalonia. Here it is possible to walk around the wetlands, thr beach and see some lighthouses. Also you can see
4 based on 631 reviews
Reviewed By Penfoldbarton
Having been to a number of water parks in France, Spain, Switzerland and Portugal, it’s safe to say that this is the best we’ve been to.A great selection of rides to suit everyone. It’s remarkably clean and litter free, and even in August it didn’t feel c
7. Lloret Beach
4 based on 4480 reviews
Reviewed By 385kazw - Wallington, United KingdomWallington, United Kingdom
First time to this beautiful area and the beach didn't disappoint us. Lovely and clean (as you expect from Spain) the walk along the seafront is relaxing with plenty of places to stop and sit to take in the amazing view of the surrounding area
8. Salvador Dali House
4.5 based on 2981 reviews
Built in the 1930s, this was the summer home of the famous artist Salvador Dalí.
Reviewed By 988debbies - Orinda, CaliforniaOrinda, California
Intimate look at Dali’s life
We visited here after seeing the Dali museum earlier in the day, which turned out to be the right order in which to see the two sites. Reservations highly recommended, especially during high season. Our group consisted of a total of 9 plus the guide. He p
9. Parish Church of Sant Roma
4.5 based on 893 reviews
Reviewed By 19JohnW19 - Uckfield, United KingdomUckfield, United Kingdom
Beautiful Gaudi style church
This attractive church sits at the centre of Lloret’s old town which is strangely at odds with the overall surroundings. Well worth spending time here before launching back into the tourist shopping area and what feels like 1975 in Skegness. Surreal ..
10. Santa Cristina Hermitage
4.5 based on 409 reviews
Reviewed By Cazra - London, UKLondon, UK
Lovely calm waters
This is located in a lovely place with a steep walk down/up from the road. We used the walk path on the way back that was a little easier to manage with a small child.It was busy when we got there and chairs and parasols are $7 each to hire, which is a lo