A country full of contrasts, the Costa Brava starts at the French-Spanish border and stretches down beyond the seaside town of Blanes. It constitutes the 200 km long, whimsical coastal area from the Catalan province Gerona and is situated on the Spanish north east coast. Famous places are Empuriabrava, Sant Feliu, Roses, Palamós, Playa de Aro, Begur and the aforementioned Blanes.
The quality of life in this region: the food, the culture and the climate attract a lot of people. The traditional cuisine of the Costa Brava is famous in its use of fresh fish and shellfish. Another favorite dish is pork sausage in various styles. Spanish cuisine is also renowned worldwide for its Paella, Tortilla and of course the Tapas. Enjoy the traditional and modern Catalan cooking with all its fresh produce, wine and cava from this region.
It is no secret that a lot of people love to live on the Costa Brava . The owners of second homes are people who love to play golf, sun and sea worshippers and people who love the Mediterranean lifestyle.
Empuriabrava is popular with water sport enthusiasts because of its renown as a major marina. Would you like to navigate from your house directly out to sea and explore the various bays? In Empuriabrava this is possible, most of the canal front properties are situated directly on the water. This tourist marina has two beaches and the town is easily accessible from the airport of Girona and only two hours’ drive from the fantastic city of Barcelona.
Further inland away from the beautiful beaches, the inhabitants of this rugged landscape are lovers of the authentic side of the Costa Brava.
Both in small villages and also cities like Figueres or Girona you will find a truly Catalan atmosphere. Girona boasts several museums, also a magnificent cathedral in the old town. Culture lovers can enjoy the numerous monuments, authentic constructions and festivals in this unique region, with its own culture and language. Indeed a lot of famous artists have been inspired through the whimsical Catalan coastline of the Costa Brava, for example Salvador Dalí and Picasso have lived in Cadaqués.