LIVING AT THE COSTA BRAVA
The Costa Brava is a 200 kilometer long coastal area of the Catalan province of Girona, on the Spanish northeast coast. This coastal area starts at the French-Spanish border and it extends beyond the seaside resort of Blanes. Famous places including Figueres, Girona, Sant Feliu, Palamós, Playa de Aro, Begur, Blanes, Pau, Palau Saverdera, Sant Pere Pescador, Castello d'Empuries, Roses and Empuriabrava. We mainly focus on the two last places that we named
Empuriabrava is often referred as "the Venice of Spain". Why? This place contains as many as 34 kilometers of navigable channels that are in communication with the sea on one area of 500 hectares. The many boats and the attractive low-rise construction determine it street scene. Do you want to go directly from your house to the sea and to various bays with delicious restaurants? In Empuriabrava that is no problem: most of the houses are located directly by the water. The place is because of the big marina very popular with water sports enthusiasts. You will also find one of the largest skydiving centers in the world and you can skydive indoor in the world's most popular skydive center. In addition, both Barcelona and the Pyrenees are only two hours away driving from Empuriabrava, making a city trip or ski trip no problem. Which makes Empuriabrava a wonderful place to buy or rent a house.
The Costa Brava is the sum of surprises. The area around Empuriabrava knows several medieval villages, beautiful beaches and coves between beautiful cliffs and historical monuments. Inland you will find rougher scenery in the beautiful natural parks and the more authentic environments of the Costa Brava. In the area there are many owners of second homes. Among them are golf enthusiasts, sun and sea lovers and life enthusiasts. People who are looking for peace and fun! The quality of life in this region, the food, culture and climate appeals to many people.
- Nature parks: Cap de Creus, Els Aiguamolls de l'Empordà en El Montgrí, de Illes
- Medes in Baix Ter
- The bay of Roses
- The lake in Banyoles
- The gardens: Santa Clotilde, Pinya de Rosa, Marimurtra and Cap Roig
There is a real Catalan atmosphere in small villages and in cities such as Figueres and Girona. The places often have a cathedral and a beautiful old town.
For example in Girona. Culture lovers can therefore enjoy the many monuments, authentic buildings and festivals in this unique region, with its own culture and language. It is not without reason that many world famous artists were inspired by Catalan coast of the Costa Brava. Salvador Dalí and Picasso have for example, both lived in Cadaqués.
- The tremendous legacy of Salvador Dalí in the Empordà
- The Peralada Castle
- The ruins of Empuries
Food and drinks
The traditional cuisine of the Costa Brava is known for the use of fresh fish and shellfish and crustaceans in the most diverse dishes. Another favorite is the pork sausage, in various types. Spanish cuisine is also best known for its paella, tortilla and of course the tapas. The diversity of flavors and quality products enriched the offer of first class restaurants. Enjoy the traditional and modern Catalan kitchen with its fresh products, wines (especially the DO Empordà wine) and cava from the region. During many fairs, tastings, local markets and other events immerse yourself in the Spanish food culture.