Costa Brava Holidays
The Costa Brava is situated to the south west of the Pyrenees and stretches from the border of France to the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona.The coastline of the Costa Brava is both stunning and spectacular with rugged cliffs clinging to the coastline and relenting every so often to allow bays of sandy beach.
The Costa Brava is host to many famous holiday resorts which offers holiday makers many facilities and activities to keep them amused throughout their stay. One thing that makes the Costa Brava popular with families, especially those with younger children is the fact that the climate is slightly milder than in some of the more southern resorts.
The long hot summers and the mild winters make the Costa Brava an all year round resort with many elderly people escaping the cold biting winter of the UK and settling in to a relaxing break in towns like Tossa de Mar.
Younger holiday makers also head out to the Costa Brava in search of the busy and bustling nightlife and the long sandy beaches on which to recover from the previous nights (mornings) antics.
Watersports are one of the main pastimes on the beach (apart from snoozing in the sun of course) and most beaches along the Costa Brava have a complete range of activities available from pedalos to yacht charters and jet skis to scuba diving.
The average climate on the Costa Brava is ver 22 degrees celcius peaking in the summer months to over 29 degrees. The rainfall in the region is also very low and the average hours of sunshine are around 7 with between 9 and 10 hours during the summer.
The Costa Brava Holiday Resorts
Tossa de Mar – Situated just 90km to the north of the stunning city of Barcelona is the historical town of Tossa de Mar. It is a typically Spanish white town and has history dating back to the 12th century.
Lloret de Mar – Lloret de Mar is located in the southern part of the Costa Brava just a mere 70 Km away from Barcelona. Once a small fishermans village it now covers 48 square kilometres, and comprises of five main beaches along a 7 Km stretch of coastline. Its beaches have been awarded the blue flag by the EEC, bearing witness to the perfect state of beaches in terms of quality of the water, sand and services provided.
Blanes – The holiday resort of Blanes on the Costa Brava is a popular resort with over 4 kms of sandy beaches and many hotels and facilities to choose from. It is located just outside of Girona and not too far from the resort of Lloret de Mar.