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Girona & Costa Brava By Car Or Motorhome

Discover a wonderful city and some gorgeous highlights of the Costa Brava with our guest author Marina, a writer who grew up in the Mediterranean. You can fly into Girona with Ryanair from some UK & Irish airports, pick up a rental car or hire a motorhome – more about that later. Girona – a […]

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L’Escala Costa Brava Travel Guide

L’Escala is a charming fishing village that sits on one of the “most beautiful bays in the world”, according to UNESCO. Lined with beautiful, sandy beaches, somehow the traditional Catalan town has eluded the onslaught of tourism you’ll find in some other spots along the Costa Brava. An hour and a half from Barcelona and […]

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Castello d’Empuries-Empuriabrava Travel Guide-21 Things To Do

From beaches to natural parks, and from a medieval village to what might possibly be the Costa Brava’s answer to Venice – the area of Castello d’Empúries-Empuriabrava is certainly somewhere with plenty of variety. The 7 km of sandy beaches may be enough reason alone to spend time in this area. However many visitors are […]

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Tamariu Spain Travel Guide

Tamariu Spain Travel Guide

According to the British Telegraph newspaper, the beach at Tamariu ranks as one of the best beaches on the Costa Brava. Embraced by pine clad headlands, the horse shoe shaped beach is very pretty, family friendly and sheltered. Just behind the beach is the pedestrian promenade, where there are some cafes, restaurants and beach gear […]

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El Port de la Selva Travel Guide-An Insider’s Guide

The El Port de la Selva area is characterised by a wonderful variety of landscapes and scenery to inspire your senses. It may be enough for you to spend time on the beaches and magical coves of the Costa Brava, or if you like to get out and about then head off across the plains […]

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Begur Travel Guide

Definitely one of the Costa Brava’s little treasures, Begur, in Girona’s Baix Empordà, is around 50 minutes drive from the stunning city of Girona (50 km) or 90 minutes (131 km) from the ever-buzzing Barcelona. It’s within relatively easy reach of Ireland and the UK, with flights into either Girona or Barcelona. The town is […]

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Lloret de Mar Travel Guide

Possibly the package tour capital of the Costa Brava, Lloret de Mar has beautiful golden beaches and plenty of spots to enjoy the warm sand between your toes. Discover sunlit secret coves, which should trigger your kids’ imaginations with endless hours of possibilities… and hopefully your own as well! Lloret is on one hand a […]

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Palamos Spain Travel Guide

Palamós is one of the best-preserved fishing villages you’ll find anywhere on the Costa Brava, even though these days the entire municipality of Palamos has around 30,000 inhabitants. Famous for its prawns, it’s got a good night life that buzzes down in the town’s old port. With white sand beaches, hidden coves, and numerous relics […]

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Llafranc Travel Guide-32 Things To Do

Did you know that the British newspaper, the Telegraph, featured the beach of Llafranc as one of the best beaches on the Costa Brava? One of the Costa Brava’s more cosmopolitan beach offerings, Llafranc beach offers a delectable cocktail of enticingly inviting waters, authentic fishing boats and glam yachts. Although it can get pretty packed […]

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Habaneras Singing Begur

Habaneras Singing Begur – Cantada d’Havaneres – 9th August TBC Strictly speaking I don’t think this really falls into the category of festivals, yet it’s something special to go to if your trip to Begur can coincide. This is also done in other parts of the Costa Brava, such as the gorgeous Cadaques. The date […]

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Llanca Travel Guide-22 Things To Do

Travel up the road only 15 km, and you’ll find yourself in France. Llança appeals to those who wish to find a more peaceful location in the Costa Brava, where you can still see some of the lovely, magical coves that are some of nature’s very kind gifts to the Costa Brava. The town also […]

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Cap de Creus Natural Park

In the north of the Costa Brava you’ll find one of the wonders of the province of Girona, where there’s a collection of beauty spots, that come close to perfection…whatever that might be! The Cap de Creus National Park should leave magical memory grooves in your mind and subconscious, such are its amazing landscape and […]

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Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park Catalonia

Catalonia’s second biggest wetlands, the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Park measures 4721.55 hectares, which includes the nature reserves of the lagoons, lakes and Carmany Island. Declared an area of national natural interest in 1983, it is a birdwatchers’ paradise, which is especially well managed and home to around 338 different species. Located on the Costa Brava […]

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Colera Travel Guide

Even smaller than its neighbour, Portbou, with around half the number of residents, at a total of about 600, if you’re looking for somewhere to escape the normal tourist trappings then Colera may be for you. The centre of the village can be found only 200 metres away from the beach, and the locals simply […]

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Catalonia Best Beaches-With Blue Flag Status

If you wish to discover a great destination for a beach holiday, then one quick way is to check out the beaches which have been awarded the Blue Flag. This will be particularly important if you’re travelling as a family. There are, however, plenty of other lovely beaches and coves in Catalonia that don’t have […]

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Castell Platja d’Aro Spain Travel Guide

Originally a small fishing village, Platja d’Aro is one of the picture postcard seaside towns that you can find on the Costa Brava. These days it is a thriving resort, that offers entertainment for all your waking hours. It has the types of facilities that have enabled it to become a Catalan Official Family Holiday […]

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DO Emporda Wine Route-Wine Taste Your Way Around

In the Province of Girona in Catalonia, you will find many treasures, amongst them the DO Emporda Wine Route. The Emporda D.O. Wine Route gives you the opportunity to discover the wine-making secrets of the region, appreciate its history and spend time in magical settings. It’s also a great way to immerse yourself in the […]

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Blanes Travel Guide-An Insider’s Guide

Blanes is a vibrant, seaside modern town, which still has an old quarter with character…and it’s surrounded by an abundance of gorgeous nature. If you like busy but with some character, but not horrendously hectic with a large dose of party animals, then the few kilometres that separates Blanes from its loud neighbour, Lloret de […]

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Besalu Spain Travel Guide

A historic gem, which is full to the brim with character, Besalu is a magnificent example of a medieval town. Cobbled streets and facades and a wonderful bridge are the trademarks of Besalu. Located in the stunning province of Girona, Catalonia, the town is within a 35 minute drive to the coast. The length of […]

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