The Costa Brava is a coastline that flows from the top of Barcelona to the French border. It is known for its beautiful towns and villages, rugged rocky beaches, mountainous peaks and breathtaking beaches, coves and estuaries. Here are five things you should know before visiting the Costa Brava.
Costa Brava is not just a couple of villages
The Costa Brava covers much of the Spanish region of Catalonia. It leads from the French border to the province of Barcelona. It also reaches the west of the coast and consists of several inner villages and towns along the road.
You need a car to check properly
You can take a bus to some places on the Costa Brava, but the routes are not very wide and the routes are long, with stops in many of all the small towns along the way. Many small villages and hidden coves are not even accessible by public transport, so if you want to see the best of the Costa Brava, it is best to rent a car. In addition, at Hotel Terraverda we offer free covered parking to all our guests.
One of the most famous former inhabitants of the Costa Brava was the eccentric artist Salvador Dali. Dalí was born in Figueres. Today you will also find one of its most famous and probably the best museums - The Dalí Theater Museum. Rebuilt by Dalí himself, the former theater is home to some of his most famous works. Other places related to Dalí on the Costa Brava are his unique summer house in Portlligat near Cadaqués and his castle in Púbol.
Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain
The Costa Brava is undoubtedly home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. It may not be tall and wide - but it is small and close, surrounded by rising cliffs and unusual rock formations. Many of the beaches are also only accessible on foot and shake the steep coastal paths to find rocky beaches covered with clear water.
Full of unique historic villages
The area on the Costa Brava and its surroundings has so many beautiful towns and villages. The best places to visit include the medieval city of Besalú, the beautiful city of Begur on a hill with a castle, the artistic whitewashed city of Cadaqués and the coastal villages of Calella de Palafrugell and Llafranc.