The Top 5 Reasons why the Costa Brava Should Be Your Next Travel Hot Spot

Beautiful Costa Brava

These days, as travel gets cheaper and the world gets smaller, you are spoiled for choice in deciding your next holiday destination. And there seems to be no limit as to where you can go. Travelling to Asia is easily done. Travelling to South America is getting more popular. There are all these incredible locations around the world, so how do you choose?

We have compiled a list of the top 6 reasons that the Costa Brava in Spain should be the number one priority for your next adventure. It’s the perfect spot, no matter your group size, no matter your preferences, no matter your style of travel. Costa Brava has captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, and there is a reason they keep coming back.

Ever wondered why? Keep reading.

The Lure of the Big City

Barcelona at night

The draw of the big city is always popular. And Barcelona is the perfect big city to provide all the amenities you’d expect from a major metropolis like this place. It’s the perfect destination for those who like the energy and electric atmosphere is life happening quickly. There’s something for everyone here in Barcelona. There are plenty of night spots, great cafes and restaurants, wonderful sights, awe-inspiring sites, and monuments to explore all day. You can find museums, galleries, expos, and cultural centres all over the city. And there is enough happening each and every day that you’ll never get bored.

Travelling to Barcelona is incredibly easy, as it’s most likely going to be the place where you first land. Spend a couple of days here. Spend a week. Spend your entire holiday. You won’t regret visiting the big city of Barcelona.

The Magic of the Small Towns

Lloret del Mar

Of course, Costa Brava is not just known for the big cities, but also the small villages and towns that dot the coast along the way. You’ll find small fishing villages, tiny hidden towns that you can explore or just escape the hustle and grind of the crowds.

There’s one thing that you’ll love about these small towns: They are just brimming with locals who would love for you to experience the real Spanish culture. In big cities, it can feel quite similar to other places around the world. But in these small towns, you’ll discover the true Spain, the people and culture that exemplify what makes this such an inviting part of the world to visit.

Each town, each village that you come across has its own story to tell, its own unique role in history to display, and they welcome you to come be a part of it all. There’s no reason to go anywhere else.

Nature

They call this place the “Rugged Coast”. It’s wild, a little untamed, and always worth exploring. In this small region, there are dozens of parks and nature reserves to explore, a little untouched part of the globe that you can still truly call “wild”.

The reserves allow you to explore the wildlife and scenery of this coast and all that it has to offer. There are coves and grottos along the way, forests and wild reserves that are stocked with local animal life and plant varieties not found anywhere else in the world. It’s a great family destination, a spot where visitors of all ages can find something to do, see, touch, feel, and enjoy.

Beaches

Beaches – there are too many to visit

How is it that the beaches of Costa Brava only made number 4 on this list? Well, you knew they were coming so we had to keep you in suspense.

Of course, it’s no secret that the beaches of this great coastline are among the best in the world. Did you know that Spain is blessed to receive over 300 days of sunshine every year? That pretty much guarantees that whenever you visit, in peak season or off, that you’ll get to have some incredible sunny days at the beach. Find yourself a private villa along the beach, and you’ll have the perfect starting point for all your beach days.

Along the coast, you’ll find every type of beach. There are the popular spots that everyone visits. These beaches are more about being seen than anything else. But our favourites are the lesser-known locations that are hidden coves, wonderful little beaches with rock cliffs on either side to shelter you from the wind and rough waters. If you find a good beach and it seems pretty full, don’t worry. You can always drive 10 minutes down the road and find a better beach with fewer people. That’s how it is on this coast.

Food

Fish Stew from Costa Brava

Of course, your life will be consumed with the food you try here. Spanish people have a traditional way of eating that focuses more on the company you keep that the time you spend. Lunches can go on for 2-3 hours, easily, as you chat away the time and sip on your glasses of local wine. Did we mention the wine yet? Oh, it’s worth more than a simple mention because Spanish wines are revered all over the world. And you get to experience the best samples right here.

Back to the food. You won’t find the best food in the most expensive restaurants. It’s more likely that the best food you’ll try will be some seafood dish in a little town freshly caught that day, or a simple paella lunch in a small café by the beach, or some fish stew that you can’t get anywhere else. These are the foods you’ll remember Costa Brava for.

Travel to Costa Brava

The “Rugged, Brave Coast” awaits you. It has everything you could possibly be looking for in a holiday destination. There’s incredible food, beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, and enough activities to keep everyone in your group occupied. You shouldn’t need to look any further than the Costa Brava for your next perfect holiday. You might even need to visit more than once just to take it all in.