- Costa Brava
Whether you’re an investor looking for a country house, village house or golf property, the Costa Brava has something for everyone. Buyers can find all types of prestigious properties on the Costa Brava, stretching from s'Agaró and Playa de Aro in the south, past the charming Spanish seaside towns of Calella de Palafrugell, Llafranch and Tamariu. The northernmost part of Spain’s famous Mediterranean coast, the Costa Brava provides the eastern border of the province of Girona within Catalonia. The Spanish Pyrenees close by are the northern border of the province.
The Costa Brava’s multitude of walking and hiking routes and coastal villages provides the links to Catalonia's rich history. Day escapes can begin on a coastal trailhead and wind through olive orchards and terraced mountainsides in one of the many charming Mediterranean villages. The Costa Brava was where Spanish tourism started and the variety of sights, entertainment, history, nature, sport, culture and cuisine is endless. Here you will find some of the best tourism resorts with a full range of family theme parks and a bustling nightlife scene in the resorts such as Lloret del Mar.
With its geographical diversity, there are numerous climates and microclimates in the area which depend on the altitude and proximity to the sea. Overall, the area enjoys a warm, gentle, Mediterranean type climate, characterised by hot, dry summers and moderate winters. The coast provides fantastic cliffs, inlets and coves to explore, including the cliffs of Begur, Palafrugell and the Sant Sebastià lighthouse. Enjoy the peace and calm of the marshes of the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park and the Medes Islands Marine Reserve, or the unique Banyoles lake – host of 2004 World Rowing Championship.
Thanks to the mild Mediterranean weather, avid golfers can enjoy the more than 10 golf courses year round, including PGA Catalunya, Emporda, Pals, Serres de Pals, Torremirona, Girona & Peralada.
If one is to visit the Costa Brava, exploration inland is also a must, from the dolmens of the Albera range to the medieval villages such as Pals, Peratallada and Púbol. Discover places such as Peralada with its castle and casino, Figueres with its museum devoted to the artist Salvador Dalí, the pottery shops at La Bisbal and the city of Girona with its cathedral and famous Jewish Quarter.
Girona has its origins in the lower Palaeolithic period; the Iberians, the Romans and the Moors and the Jewish community lived successively in the city between the 9th and 15th centuries. More than a thousand years of history come together in old Girona, which is built around the Cathedral built between the 14th and 17th centuries. At the bottom of this temple is the Jewish quarter, a maze of streets in which the Centre Bonastruc ça Porta is notable.
From Blanes to Portbou, the list of things to do in Costa Brava is never ending and includes the Cap de Creus Natural Park with the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes and the village of Cadaqués, the ruins of Empúries, the coves of Begur and Palafrugell, Cap Roig gardens, the Old Town of Tossa de Mar and the Santa Clotilde, Pinya de Rosa and Marimurtra botanical gardens.
Barcelona is the largest major city airport in the region and can be reached by most International carriers.
Girona Airport - Girona airport is located in the centre of the province, near the Costa Brava, the Pyrenees and the city of Girona. Ryanair flies from London Gatwick, Stansted, and Luton, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool and a variety of other UK and European airports. Ryanair now has a bus line that covers the Airport-Girona and Airport-Barcelona routes. There are also other bus services that connect the airport with the towns on the Costa Brava / Maresme and Costa Brava / North.
Reus Airport is further south on the coast. The airport is situated three kilometres from Reus and thirteen kilometres from Tarragona, the capital of the province. There are currently three bus lines linking the airport with Reus, Barcelona and the coast, respectively. The bus stop for these lines is in front of the arrivals door of the passenger terminal building.