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About The Costa Brava

The Costa Brava area

The coastal area

The Costa Brava is the name given to the coastal area of Spain with its Mediterranean Sea, which begins in Blanes and ends in Portbou, right on the border with France. This coastal strip is made up of the Catalan counties of Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà and La Selva, and is located in the province of Girona.

Nature in The Costa Brava

Natural areas

The area is outstanding for its natural spaces in coves and beaches, natural parks, botanical gardens, history in medieval villages and sites of Greek, Roman and Iberian villages, as well as the ruins of Empúries located in the municipality of l’Escala.

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Activities and sports to do on the Costa Brava

Sporting activities

The area offers a wide range of sporting activities such as water sports, golf, hiking along the coastal paths that run along the Costa Brava coastline, etc. …..

Cuisine on the Costa Brava

Typical Mediterranean cuisine

In the Costa Brava you can enjoy a delicious Mediterranean gastronomy, which gathers healthy and balanced food. This gastronomy is formed by fish, meat and vegetables. In this area there is a typical term which is known as “Sea and Mountain”, and refers to all those dishes in which fish and seafood are used together with meat.
Some of the best restaurants in the area are:

  • Restaurant Villa Teresita: is a gourmet restaurant located in La Escala, with magnificent sea views. It offers a menu based on Mediterranean cuisine where you can find the best organic products produced by the sea and land of the Empordà, treated with the criteria of haute cuisine.
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  • Restaurant Tragamar: Located in Calella de Palafrugell, in front of the sea, in one of the most beautiful coves of the Costa Brava. It offers a Mediterranean cuisine, the gastronomic proposal of Tragamar is more resoundingly seafood and bets, more if possible, for the high quality of its raw material.
  • Restaurant Compartir: Restaurant Compartir: Located on the Costa Brava, in the town of Cadaqués. The restaurant Compartir, bases its gastronomic offer on dishes for sharing, the result of a modern cuisine with a traditional touch. It was opened by chefs Oriol Castro, Eduard Xatruch and Mateu Casañas. The restaurant has one Michelin star.

The culture on the Costa Brava

Museums

There are many magnificent museums to visit such as the house-museum of Salvador Dalí in Portlligat in Cadaquès, the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, the Museum of the Castle of Perelada, the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia-Ullastret, etc.

Transport and connections on the Costa Brava

Excellent connections

The Costa Brava has a privileged network of accesses and connections due to its geographical location. The towns and villages that make up the area are connected by a good road network, with regular bus and train services. Girona is located 104 kilometres from Barcelona and 62 kilometres from the French border, and there are road and rail connections to both points.

Airport

Viloví d’Oñar is also home to Girona airport, with airlines flying to various European cities. The Costa Brava is very close to large cities such as the capital of Girona, Figueres, La Bisbal d’Empordà, etc.

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Family life

Family venues

One of the places that attracts the most families is the Chess Theme Park, opposite the National Auditorium. In this park, we can find a giant chess board with chess pieces. At night, these figures are illuminated by solar energy to form a beautiful light show.

Schools on the Costa Brava

When talking about the educational offer we can highlight 8 centers between schools and institutes such as Padre Claret, Corazón Inmaculado and Santamarca. In addition, in Playa de Aro is the international school “International School Costa Brava” ISCB, founded in 2020, which is part of ISCAT, a prestigious group of British international schools based in Catalunya.

Health facilities

The area has numerous health care services such as the Prosperidad Health Centre, Ciudad Jardín and Santa Hortensia, Hospital Clínico Quirón San José among others.

Costa Brava property market

Real estate market

Pals is a municipality in the Baix Empordà region with a population of just over 2,800 inhabitants, where we are located as a specialised real estate market in the area. It is made up of three main towns: Pals, Masos de Pals and Playa de Pals. These three areas offer different proposals to tourists. Pals is home to most of the heritage of the area, Masos de Pals is formed by a group of farmhouses of great architectural interest and Playa de Pals has all the amenities to enjoy the sea.

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Work opportunities

Job opportunities in the industrial sector, tourism, real estate, labour market, etc…

Security

The Costa Brava is a place that stands out for its security and tranquillity as well as its nightlife and social events. Without a doubt, it can be considered a special and safe place to live. It is considered one of the treasures of Catalonia.

Frqeuently Asked Questions

The Costa Brava is a combination of amazing experiences, from Blanes to Portbou. Nature plays an important role in this area, which is home to the Cap de Creus Natural Park, the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park and the Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter Natural Park.

The Costa Brava is a place that stands out for its security and tranquillity as well as its nightlife and social events. Without a doubt, it can be considered a special and safe place to live. It is considered one of the treasures of Catalonia.

The Costa Brava is much appreciated by residents of the rest of Catalonia and is a frequent holiday destination for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. It conceals beautiful hidden nooks and crannies and rural areas to stroll around and enjoy with family or friends. During the winter you can find several unique markets displaying the highest quality, extreme sports and interesting museums to visit.

The Costa Brava has many spaces dedicated to culture and art, as well as sports. In terms of education, there are several prestigious international schools and the public transport service is excellent.

The Costa Brava is an ideal destination for family holidays. The setting has everything to make your day as perfect as possible: crystal-clear bays, nature, picturesque villages, medieval castles... In addition to the region's unquestionable tourist attractions and wide range of tourist attractions, the Costa Brava is one of the best destinations for family holidays in Catalonia.

After Blanes, there is Cadaqués, Calella de Palafrugell, Aiguablava, S'Agaró, Begur, Llafranc, Tamariu and L'Escala. As well as Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar.

The houses on the Costa Brava tend to respect the Mediterranean aesthetic, are usually low-rise and well sheltered from the Tramuntana. Their white or blue tones blend in with the landscape, which is what makes them very interesting. A modern beach house on the Costa Brava that respects the landscape and nature.

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