Have you seen those postcard-worthy photos of Europe’s Mediterranean coast? Enjoy the real thing on the Costa Brava. It begins about 75 kilometres north of Barcelona, at Blanes, and ends on the French border, at PortBou. More than 200 kilometres of coastline with whitewashed Mediterranean villages, secluded beaches, pine woods at the edge of the sea, rugged cliffs… You’ll see why the Mediterranean is called the bluest sea.
To make the most of the trip, stop off in Figueres, the birthplace of Salvador Dalí, where we recommend the Dalí Museum. This is the world’s largest three-dimensional surrealist space, with many works by the artist.
landmarks THAT CANNOT BE MISSED
Guided tours: a good way to visit the Costa Brava is to take a guided tour, starting from Barcelona. You’ll find many options, such as day trips to medieval villages, private tours of the world of Salvador Dalí, boat trips, family outings, etc. If you prefer to make your own way, you might like to rent a car, as most of the destinations are close together.
Picturesque coastal towns: for example, Begur, Cadaqués, Pals, Roses, Calonge, Palafrugell and Tossa de Mar.
One of the world’s best restaurants 'El Celler de Can Roca' in Girona, run by the Roca brothers, was named the best in 2013 and 2015 by 'Restaurant' magazine. In total, there are 15 Michelin stars along the Costa Brava.