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Costa Brava

Holidays in Costa Brava

Holidays to Costa Brava can be enjoyed by everyone, from families and couples, to parties of friends.
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Holidays in the Costa Brava offer idyllic landscapes, long, sandy beaches and rocky coves that are just waiting to be explored! The 'Wild Coast' of Spain is made up of former fishing villages and bustling seaside towns, all with a stunning backdrop of verdant hills and valleys and of course, the Iberian Peninsula which looks out over the Mediterranean. Most popular with families and couples, holidaymakers visiting the Costa Brava typically head to the characterful resorts of Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar, both of which have plenty of attractions to make your trip really memorable. It's worth noting that the Costa Brava is located just south of the Pyrenees mountains which means that it actually offers cooler stretches of coastline than most of Spain, making it a great destination for families with younger children who may prefer lower temperatures. However it benefits from a very pleasant Mediterranean climate all year-round, so whether you visit in the height of summer or for a winter escape, you can make the most of everything this gorgeous Costa has to offer! A family favourite, Lloret de Mar is right at the heart of the Costa Brava and boasts no less than five beaches along four miles of coast. Along these beaches there are no shortage of bars, restaurants and British pubs where holidaymakers can take shelter from the sun, and plenty of water sports activities on offer if you fancy a splash. In Tossa de Mar, which is great for couples looking for a slower-paced trip, tere are lush green valleys and quaint cobbled streets for you to wander through, as well as the medieval-walled Tossa Old Town (Vila Vella) where you can visit the ancient castle. Plus, should you fancy a day trip or excursion from the Costa Brava the fabulous cities of Girona and Barcelona are within easy reach. As flights to the Costa Brava from the UK take around two hours, this amazing holiday destination is never too far away! If this delightful area of Spain sounds like the next place you would like to experience, then speak to Hays Travel today. We have over 35 years’ experience in booking unforgettable holidays and have been named as the UK’s Best High Street Travel Agent, so trust us to plan your most perfect trip to the Costa Brava.

We have a great selection of Costa Brava holidays to choose from

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Located on the north eastern coast of Spain just south of the Pyranees, the Costa Brava, or 'Wild Coast', remains extremely popular with British holidaymakers, most of whom are attracted by the regions' wonderful climate. The Costa Brava is one of the coolest stretches of Spanish coastline but boasts a pleasant Mediterranean climate, with long hot summers and relatively short mild winters. Although the Costa Brava weather is a little less reliable and not quite as sunny as some of the other Costas further south, the region still offers an excellent year-round destination.
Things to see & do

Holidays on the Costa Brava centre around the beach life whether its sunbathing or taking to the water in a boat, on a jetski or windsurfing board. The waterparks and theme parks will keep the children happy. For shopping and culture, head to the Catalan capital of Barcelona. Visit the Salvador Dali Theatre Museum in Figueres. Avid golfers have no less than 10 courses to choose from along the Costa Brava.

As the sun goes down the Costa Brava comes into its own. If you want to party all night long, then Lloret de Mars the place. Estartit and Tossa de Mar also have a good selection of bars and clubs to enjoy. For a quieter night take a walk into one of the pretty inland villages or enjoy a meal and drink by the coastline.

Food & drink

The Costa Brava is a great place to dine out with such a wide choice of restaurants to suit every palate including Italian, Indian, Chinese and English fare whether you want a fullcooked breakfast, Sunday roast, a burger, pizza or bbq ribs youll find them all on this coastline. Tapas, paella and freshly caught fish and seafood feature widely on menus too. For dessert, theres crema catalana a rich egg custard topped with caramelised sugar. Traditional Sangria and the regions Torres wines and cavas such as Freixenet and Codorniu always go down well.

Things to know before you go

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office ( website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.

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