Located in the autonomous community of Catalonia, the Costa Brava — which means ‘Wild Coast’ — offers the best of Spain: a mixture of old-world charm and modern-day excitement.
Whether you want to relax at the beach, hike mountains, engage in water sports, go shopping or enjoy fine dining — you can it all at right here in Spain’s most popular tourist destination.
The Costa Brava is the coast of the counties Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà and Selva, in province of Gerona.
Blanes, in the South, is known as the Gateway to the Costa Brava — and from there the Wild Coast runs all the way north to Portbou, at the foot of the Pyrenees.
‘Brava,’ wild, refers to the stretches of ragged rocks and cliffs up and down the coast. But this rugged terrain is interspersed with inlets, coves, headlands and bays — as well as lots of beaches.
The latter range in size from tiny, ‘private’ beaches — some of which can only be accessed by boat, or by clambering down hundreds of weather-worn steps hewed out in the rocks — to the miles-long beaches of Roses, Playa D’Aro, Lloret de Mar, and Blanes.