On the other hand, its rugged mountain scenery dotted with sleepy Spanish villages and fishing harbours provide the perfect setting for a chilled out Costa Brava getaway. With spectacular sweeps of golden sand, it’s no surprise that Costa Brava holidays are some of the best in the world.
Away from the bass-thumping nightlife of its bigger neighbours, you’ll find laid back beaches with plenty of elbow room in low key Santa Susanna. An upmarket fisherman’s town, Tossa de Mar is a tangle of cobbled streets and pristine coastline. With well-preserved medieval ruins, this is the perfect place for laid back Costa Brava holidays.
If you can bear to leave your bucket and spade behind, the sister cities of Girona and Barcelona are just a stones throw away. Kick off a tour of Barcelona with a visit to the Camp Nou, the home of Barcelona FC, and admire a hotbed of ground-breaking art and architecture. Behind its medieval walls, Girona is a spine-tingling hoard of 14th churches and roman ruins. Framed by the majestic Catalan mountains, you’ll feel you’re walking in a timeless world.
The spiritual heart of Catalonia, Montserrat is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Europe. The divine cloisters and courtyards of Spain’s largest Benedictine monastery inhabit the staggering rock formations, 4000m above the Catalonian plain. With the angelic voices of the famous boys’ choir filling the basilica, its soul stirring stuff and one of the most amazing things to do in theon holidays to Costa Brava.
Get wet and go wild among the flumes and splash pools of Costa Brava’s water-parks. A technicolour chemistry set of chutes and tubes, Waterworld in Lloret de Mar and Platja D’Aro’s Aquadiver are simply the liveliest things to do in Costa Brava for the whole family. The fun doesn’t end there with the thrills and spills of PortAventura just a stone’s throw away, not to mention the friendly dolphin shows at Illa Fantasia.
Pedalos aren’t the only thing to keep the kids occupied on a holiday in Costa Brava. With an incredible variety of water-sports and activities, there’ll be plenty of things to do in Costa Brava to liven up a lazy day of leisure on the beach. Grab a snorkel and explore a vibrant underwater world or hit the waves on a windsurfer or a jet ski.