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Costa Brava

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From Girona To France

The Costa Brava is the stretch of Mediterranean coast that begins in Blanes, the first town in the province of Girona, and ends at the border with France (Cadaqués and Cap de Creus).

It is named after the wild and rugged coastline: a coastline peppered with charming coves with crystal-clear water, snugly hidden away between towering cliffs, where villages with an ancient culture and history and a landscape of incredible natural beauty blend together to create a truly fascinating environment.

The coast has a diverse history and even today we can find quite a number of archaeological and architectural remains in the area that are of great significance and receive significant tourist interest: from the time of the Iberians, the Greeks and Romans, to the Visigoths, the Arabs, the Middle Ages, or the Goths… All of these different groups have left their mark on the Costa Brava.

Culinary experience

Both the province of Girona in general and the Costa Brava more specifically form a benchmark on the world gastronomy stage thanks to international recognition of chefs such as Ferran Adrià and the Roca brothers whose respective restaurants El Bulli and Celler de Can Roca have held the title of the best restaurant in the world for several consecutive years.

The area offers a broad spectrum of gastronomic variety, suited to every budget: from charming little restaurants, located on the seafront where you can enjoy simple but delicious traditional Catalan cuisine; to the most avant-garde locations offering creative world cuisine, such as that offered by any of the 17 Michelin-starred restaurants in Girona.

Without a doubt, an extraordinary gastronomic experience in a picturesque and unique setting… a true delight for the senses!

Besides tasting the local produce, you can purchase gourmet products, such as olive oil from l’Empordà, which is viewed as a treasure due to its Bronze Age origins, or cheese from Girona, perfect for accompanying a local bread and tomato breakfast…

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Unforgettable coves

Another great attraction offered by the Costa Brava is the chance to visit the small coves and beaches, tucked between cliffs, which can be reached by sea by boat, or by paths that follow around the coast of the several smaller districts of the Costa Brava. Have an adventure discovering hidden corners, whilst also enjoying a day of sun and sea on unique beaches.

Recommended beaches and coves:
  • Aiguablava (Begur)
  • Cala Canyet (Santa Cristina D’aro)
  • Cala Banys (Lloret de mar)
  • Cala Ametller (Sant Feliu de Guíxols)
  • Portitxol beach (L’Escala)
  • Sant Pere Pescador beach (Roses)
  • Cala Sant Francesc (Blanes)
  • Pals beach (Pals) (*nudist beach)

To find out how to reach any of these beaches/coves, please come and talk to us at reception.

Natural beauty

With more than 30% of the area protected due to its natural beauty, the province of Girona and the Costa Brava are a true paradise for nature lovers, and hiking, trekking or cycling aficionados.

Landscapes boasting unique beauty and allure, such as the Cap de Creus or the Aiguamolls del l’Empordà Natural Park, as well as the protected areas of the Sierra de la Albera Natural Park are all unmissable trips for visitors looking to enjoy a day out in touch with nature, or sport in the great outdoors.

On the Costa Brava, you will cross paths with the pilgrims who set out each year to walk the Camino de Santiago (Santiago path) or the route that follows the Camino de Ronda (Ronda path), which joins S’Agaró with Sant Feliu de Guixols and coincides with a stretch of the GR-92. This road starts at the beach of Sant Pol de S’Agaró and ends at the port of Sant Feliu de Guixols.

At the hotel reception, we can provide you with information on the different routes and help you to choose the best one for you.

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