Do you want to know what inspired Salvador Dalí to create his art? Do you want to enjoy a coastal area where the beach is not the only main attraction? If you still don't know the place we're talking about, we'll tell you: the impressive Costa Brava, one of the favourite destinations for tourists to enjoy a trip with unbeatable views.
The Costa Brava is an area belonging to the province of Girona that borders France, and which begins in the town of Blanes. It is made up of three smaller Catalan regions with great personality: the Alt and Baix Emporda and La Selva.
Its traditional essence is still visible today in some of its villages. The fishing villages and towns have managed to preserve this originality perfectly, although, with the growing influx of tourists in love with its corners, a host of services have been added to make the Costa Brava the ideal holiday destination.
As you can imagine, what is most abundant in this area are natural spaces. Charming spots such as the Medes Islands, a small archipelago in Torroella de Montgri that is made up of seven islets and whose underwater wealth is spectacular, making it the target of scuba diving enthusiasts.
The Natural Park of Cap de Creus is another of the unmissable sites on the Costa Brava, belonging to up to eight municipalities that enjoy these abrupt profiles that are the natural habitat of a host of animal species. In addition, at Cap de Creus you can visit the lighthouse, which is now an Natural Interpretation Centre.
Two of the most important rivers in the area are the Muga and the Fluvià, which form the Emporda marshes, and which are an impressive natural marshland that is also completely protected due to its wealth of fauna and flora. And last but not least, you must visit the Ses Negres Marine Reserve, in Baix Emporda.
We were talking earlier of the brilliant artist Dalí, about whom there are numerous references here that you can discover in what is known as Dalí’s o the Dalinian Triangle, which covers the life of the surrealist artist par excellence. The route takes in the Theatre-Museum in Figueres, the house where he spent his summer holidays in Port Lligat, and the remains of his wife, Gala, at Púbol Castle.
While touring the geography of the Costa Brava, we cannot fail to stop at its impressive beaches, which have been awarded the Blue Flag for the quality and cleanliness of the water and for the services they offer. Some of the most beautiful are El Portixol, in L'Escala and next to the Bay of Roses. In the same town we find Cala Montgo.
The beach of Sant Pere Pescador, or Cala Sa Tuna in Begur, are just some of the charming beaches you will find on the Costa Brava. Save at least one day to spend it all on the beach, because you won't be disappointed here!
And of course, the rest of the time you have to visit the impressive towns and villages of the Costa Brava, with some gems such as Pals, where you will travel back in time as it has a marked medieval character; Tossa de Mar, where you can bathe in the Mediterranean while contemplating the town’s fortress; Cadaques, a charming historically fishing village with lots of life; Calella de Palafrugell where you can enjoy the harbour’s district, Roses or Blanes, a mandatory visit where you can visit the Marimurtra Botanical Garden, which is one of biggest and most beautiful ones in Europe.
As you can see, the Costa Brava will make you enjoy tourism with a set of sensations, landscapes and colours that will captivate you.