The best villages and beaches on the Costa Brava

Discover the Costa Brava this Summer 2021
Discover the Costa Brava this Summer 2021 / Unsplash
29 April 2021, Redaction

People often ask is Spain's Costa Brava worth visiting? The answer is a solid yes from us, and travellers tend to agree as the Costa Brava is one of the most visited tourist areas in Spain and the coast that receives the most visitors in the region of Catalonia. This area is home to a wide range of beautiful villages and things to see that you will need several days to be able to see the wonders they hide. Check out our recommendations for the best villages and beaches on the Costa Brava and them to your bucket list for summer 2021.

Visit the coast of Girona

The coast of Girona has an infinite number of unique experiences reserved for you, such as letting yourself be carried away by the overwhelming creativity of Salvador Dalí and all the mark he left in the charming villages of Figueres, Cadaqués and Port Lligat.

Cadaqués - Pixabay / Creative commons
Cadaqués - Pixabay / Creative commons

The beauty of the Costa Brava has certainly not gone unnoticed, with the TV channel HBO choosing to shoot several scenes from the spectacular Game of Thrones series in Girona. On the other hand, it is not surprising that a medieval series is shot here, considering the beautiful castles and natural parks that abound on the Costa Brava.

The best Costa Brava beaches

If you're longing for a sunny beach holiday in 2021, then the Costa Brava's crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean and golden sands are sure to delight you.

You have at your disposal all kinds of beaches, from small coves like Cala Taballera in El Port de la Selva, to Blue Flag beaches to visit with the whole family, like La Fosca in Palamós.

Cala de Palafrugell - Pixabay / Creative commons
Cala de Palafrugell - Pixabay / Creative commons

The most beautiful towns along the Costa Brava

As well as beaches and tourist hotspots, the Costa Brava also has beautiful, quieter corners where you can let yourself get carried away by the air of the sea breeze and the smell of pine trees and the area is also home to some of the most beautiful towns in Catalonia and all of Spain. Immerse yourself in the history of the Costa Brava and its marine past through the remains of a charming fishing village in Cadaqués, one of the first villages to see the sunrise on the Iberian Peninsula. Other equally stunning options include Calella de Palafrugell which is a white village with a wide range of artisan shops and buzzing restaurants where you can enjoy the local cuisine, or Begur, a village that prides itself in being off the beaten track, dating back to pre-historic times. 

Cadaqués - Pixabay / Creative commons
Cadaqués - Pixabay / Creative commons

As you can see from this brief snippet of Spain's Costa Brava, this beautiful coast concentrates art, culture, landscapes, beaches, nature, history and traditions in a few kilometres, and is the ideal destination to spend a perfect summer break.

Port Lligat - Pixabay / Creative commons
Port Lligat - Pixabay / Creative commons
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