Leaving to go to Spain in 3 weeks, I’m getting a little tres excited. But I really need to get into fifth gear to plan out WHERE I should go in Spain after landing in Madrid. Cordoba? Grenada? Valencia? I asked patrick of Beat The Brochure to give me some advice and he reckons I should go to Costa Brava. He tells me more.
Costa Brava has one of the most beautiful and romantic coastlines in Spain, stretching from the French border to just north of Barcelona. A trip to the area combines culture, history, water sports or just a chance to relax on the gorgeous sandy beaches. If you think this sounds like the destination for you and you want to find out more about Costa Brava then read on to learn about the must see places.
The weird and wonderful world of Dali!
The Salvador Dali Theatre Museum in Figueres is the second most visited museum in Spain behind the Prado Museum in Madrid. Figueres is the birthplace of Dali and the house that now holds the museum was built by the man himself as a holiday home in 1929. The building is filled with unique sculptures and the huge chicken egg patterns on the roof make it brilliantly bonkers!
Get wet and wild!
There are several water parks in Costa Brava, making it the ideal destination for children and adults alike. Check out Water World Water Park in Lloret di Mar, Aquadiver Water Park in Castell or Aquabrava in the Bay of Roses.
If you’d prefer a more natural setting then try diving or get involved in one of the many water sports Costa Brava has to offer. The wealth of marine life, including Grouper fish, White Gorgonian coral, Rock sea-urchin and Ring neck Blenny makes Costa Brava one of the most thrilling diving destinations in the world. Water sports include swimming, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing, kayaking.
If you’ve got green fingers or just want to see some fantastic views then head to the Cap Riog Botanical Gardens. These magical terraced gardens lead from a beautiful castle (unfortunately closed to the public) right down to the beach. The best view is from the Mirador de la Lady, ‘The Lady’s Viewing Point’, or the Cactus Gardens. As well as stunning horticultural displays the Gardens also host an annual open air music festival, making it an amazing multi-sensory experience.
Costa Brava is a great destination for a single traveller, a honeymooning couple or the whole family. Checkout the cheapest holidays you can find here to experience it for yourself.
Thanks Patrick! Maybe I’ll just check out Costa Brava…