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Costa Brava

Costa Brava is the name given to the coastal area that begins in Blanes and ends in the frontier with France in Portbou. It borders in the north with the Costa Vermella and in the south with the Costa del Maresme. The steep, rugged countryside gave it its name: Costa Brava, an area that offers the perfect combination of leisure, culture, gastronomy, tranquillity and beauty.

In this 214-km coastal band, tourists, fishermen, artists and farmers have traditionally mixed with one another in its fields and vineyards, in its marvellous beaches and coves, and in towns with a still-enduring charm.

The remains of ancient civilizations are part of the Costa Brava’s cultural heritage and the remains of the classical cultures in the Iberian Peninsula, with their archaeological museums, constitute a unique legacy that make this enclave an idyllic, exclusive place for living in.


Along its 200-kilometre coastline, the Costa Brava has 17 marinas for harbouring vessels of all types. Mention should be made of the Port of Roses, the marinas of Santa Margarida and Empuriabrava, the ports of L'Escala, L'Estartit, Llafranc, the marinas of Palamós and Platja d'Aro, the ports of Sant Feliu, of Canyelles in Lloret de Mar and that of Blanes.

Golf and climate

Enjoy golf in the Costa Brava. Discover the 7 Golf Courses, which enjoy major status the world over and boast an exceptional technical design as well as a personality of their own. The climate of the Costa Brava, as is characteristic in the Mediterranean, is a mild one: neither the cold of winters nor the heat of summers is extreme. The average annual temperature ranges from 14 ° C to 20 ° C.

Beaches and gastronomy

The meeting between the sea and the mountain, crystalline waters and sands of all types make the Costa Brava a place where many want to settle down in or come back year after year. The characteristic gastronomy of the Costa Brava is a reflection of its landscapes. Products of the sea and of the land converge, resulting in a Mediterranean cuisine that is rich in nuances and flavours.

Parks and natural spaces

On the Costa Brava one finds a diversity of natural spaces that are under protection due to their great natural interest: the Cap de Creus Natural Park, the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park or the small archipelago of the Medes Islands, with its caves and underwater life, which serve as an invitation to scuba diving.