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Costa Brava is located in the Catalonia region of northeast Spain. Matching its translation of ‘Wild Coast’, this holiday spot is known for its beautiful coastline, with rugged cliffs, unspoilt coves and long stretches of beautiful sand. Meanwhile further inland you’ll find lush mountains framing picturesque villages – it’s no wonder why people visit from across the globe to admire the region’s beauty.
With such a variety of towns and resorts, Costa Brava has something for everyone. Full of medieval architecture, Girona is perfect for those wishing to immerse themselves in history and culture. Tamariu, on the other hand, is popular among visitors looking to be surrounded by natural beauty, with its turquoise bay and pine tree backdrop. Tourists searching for a thrilling holiday will love Lloret de Mar, a resort where the fun never ends with its waterpark, water-sports, and buzzing clubs.
Couples will enjoy their stay in Costa Brava, with great dining options, sightseeing opportunities, and plenty of beaches to relax on. Meanwhile Lloret de Mar offers a vibrant nightlife, ideal for anyone looking to party the night away.
Immerse yourself in the attractions that this beautiful region has to offer.
Costa Brava has a very varied nightlife. Whether you want to watch a Flamenco performance in Tossa de Mar’s old town or hit the bars and clubs in Lloret de Mar, it’s up to you!
From Michelin-star restaurants to small tapas bars, the main cuisine here is traditional spanish food with local twists. As a coastal region with many fishing villages, there will often be a variety of delicious seafood dishes.
If the children are seeking something different from exploring museums and snorkelling in the sea, then a trip to a waterpark is a great option. Acquabrava is particularly popular with its bullet slides, black holes, wave pools and much more!
Renowned for its coastal beauty, Costa Brava won’t disappoint with its stunning beaches. Empuriabrava beach stretches on for a mile and is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and playing beach volleyball!
As it’s such a large region, there are many different shopping opportunities in Costa Brava. Whether you’re looking for clothes in a shopping centre, local foods from a market, or souvenirs from a tourist shop, you’re bound to find something you like.
During May Costa Brava hosts the Girona Flower Festival. Over a period of a few days, the streets of the old town are filled with over 100 displays of flowers which are accompanied with music, lights, and water fountains.
Costa Brava has a typical Mediterranean climate of warm summers and mild winters. The best time to visit is between May - September when the weather is at its best and temperatures peak in the 30s.
Euro is the currency used in Costa Brava.
This resort is just 1 hour ahead of Ireland.
Both Dublin and Cork have flights to Girona airport which are around 2.5 hours long in duration. From the airport you can travel to your destination via shuttle or private transfer – for example, it takes between 45-60 minutes to get to Lloret de Mar. Whilst hiring a car is a great choice during your stay, there are also taxis you can use or buses and trains which are reliable and affordable.