Costa Brava Guide for Camping Bella Terra
The Costa Brava is one of the favorite areas for hundreds of thousands of domestic and international tourists who decide to come back every year, they have fallen in love with the magic that is presented here.
From Blanes to Portbou on the French border, the home of a universe that is formed by natural beauty, traditions, culture, sea, sun, history and art that will convince the visitors from the first day that you have found the perfect place for a dream vacation.
One of the reasons why the Costa Brava landscape is so popular is the beauty that radiates its paradise beaches. Family character, with easy access to a wide range (coarse, fine sand and rocky) with a pleasant temperature of the water, it's something you should not miss.
The beaches of the Costa Brava occupy a total of 240 kilometers in the geography of the Catalan coast, and some of the most appreciated are:
- Sa Riera & Aiguablava Beaches (Begur)
- Portitxol Beach (L’Escala)
- Sant Pere Pescador Beach (between Sant Martí d’Empúries and Roses)
- Cadaques Beach(Cadaqués)
- Cala Tavallera (Port de la Selva)
- Cala Montjoi (Roses)
- La Boadella (Lloret de Mar)
- Cala Estreta (Palamós)
At the Costa Brava you can also enjoy the flora and fauna of various botanical gardens, where you will find a great variety and richness of vegetarian beauty. It is a very special place where indigenous plants live together with plant species from all over the world, contributing to a colorful landscape with diverse and distinctive smells. You can walk through these nature paradises with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea which will surprise you.
The most important botanical gardens on the Costa Brava are:
- Santa Clotilde (Lloret de Mar)
- Pinya de Rosa (entre Blanes y Lloret)
- Mar i Murtra (Blanes)
- Cap Roig (Calella de Palafrugell)
White houses and art within walking distance of the beach
Do you want to discover small white beach villages with an unforgettable natural charm? There are unique places full of beauty and culture, With paradise beaches that will delight all visitors. Cadaques, L'Escala, Aiguablava, S'Alguer, Calella de Palafrugell ... Also discover the special routes Casa-Museo Dali (Cadaqués), internationally known and visited by thousands of tourists a year.
You can also drive to Empuriabrava, a place known as Catalan Venice, and admire the peculiar image of its canals.
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History and culture
The Costa Brava has an artistic and cultural heritage found in the many historic buildings, ruins and excavations that are of great value. The Greek-Roman ruins of Empúries are the most visited archaeological site in Catalonia, but you can also enjoy the remains of the Greek, Roman, Iberian and medieval ruins that can be found in Tossa, Ullastret, Palamos and Pals, as well as its fascinating museums in which the numerous items of daily use of these times are retained.
In addition the old town of Girona houses beautiful winding streets of ancient stones. A visit is almost mandatory for all tourists and lovers of archeology.
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All about Dalí
In Figueres, it is possible to admire the art of the surrealist genius Salvador Dalí. In fact, the artist was born and died in this town, where you can still visit the DalíTheater-Museum, a great work of the artist, with towers crowned with egg shapes and an impressive dome under which his remains rest.
Nearby, in Cadaqués, where the master's refuge was, there is the Casa-Museum Salvador Dalí, another tourist attraction not to be missed.
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Many nature trails in the area are ideal for walking in couple or family, perfect for walking, cycling, running, walking, bordering the beach, mountains ...
In addition, there are routes of different difficulty levels. Do you know a better way of exercising and enjoying beautiful surroundings at the same time?
Also on the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees of Girona, you will find 8 beautiful and varied natural areas: from high mountains and unspoilt beaches and bays, lush forests, cliffs, volcanoes, wetlands, rivers and lakes ...
Here are some of the most visited natural sites:
- Aiguamolls de l’Empordà (Castelló d’Empúries)
- Cadí-Moixeró (Alp)
- Cap de Creus (El Port de la Selva)
- Natural Park of l'Albera (Espolla)
- Montgrí natural park, Illes Medes i Baix Ter (L’Estartit - Torroella de Montgrí)
- Montseny natural park (Arbúcies)
- Garrotxa volcanic zone (Olot)
So close to the beach it is easy to enjoy many sports on the water. mainly:
Ideal for families to spend the day at the beach, bathing together and watching the little ones spatter for the first time. Let the sun tan your skin and enjoy the many features of seawater. Open water swimming is an exciting sport, which together with the beauty of the beaches of the Costa Brava, will delight any swimmer, be it amateur or professional.
From Camping Bella Terra, you have access to beautiful underwater spots to enjoy the best diving spots. There are areas that are ideal for all levels and, moreover, you expect a high biodiversity. You can even find among others coral, posidonia, rock and walls.
The dive boats on the Costa Brava allow divers to dive on wrecks (known as Marmoler, Boreas, Wreck of Reggio Messina, Tregastel ...) and visiting nature parks and protected areas of the sea, like the Mediterranean Islands, coast Montgrí and the Cap de Creus.
Surfcasting fishing, that is, from the reeds on the edge of the beach, is also possible on the Costa Brava. Pandora, forge, bream, bream, sea bass, sea urchin, bass, fork cables, flattened and bream are some of the fish that can be caught on the beautiful beaches such as Sant Pere Pescador, L'Escala, Calella de Palafrugell or Platja d Aro.
The Costa Brava has some of the best beaches for surfing, windsurfing, paddle surfing or kite surfing, especially for beginners. Beach Sant Pere Pescador is a favorite, while the Cortal de la Devesa beach has one of the heats for the World Championships Windsurfing.
On the Costa Brava you also have the opportunity to enjoy other exciting sports:
- Jet ski
- Human Hamster Balls
For those who love nightlife, you can find a wide range for all types of party lovers. Bars and clubs of jazz, blues, karaoke, discotheques and dance halls ...
Some of the most interesting points for you to have fun when the sun sets are as followed:
- At the Paseo Marítimo in Cadaqués you will find one of the best jazz venues in Europe.
- In the historic center of Girona there is a wide variety of bars and clubs that assure a diversity of public. Electronic music lovers also find places that will delight them.
- At one of the many disco's and karaoke bars, you can go to Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar, Calella and Castell d'Empúries.
- Blanes and Estartit have quieter nightlife restaurants, ideal for families.
Girona is one of the most important gourmet and wine tourism destinations in the world. The most prominent is the combination of sea and mountains in a dish known with the same name -mar i muntanya- and combining, in a stew, products like shellfish (lobster, crayfish, shrimp, ...) with others from the mountains ( including rabbit and chicken). That's why it is possible in its gastronomy to find meat, fish, seafood and vegetables. For example, the famous Palamos shrimp, Pals rice, a Bitxo from Girona, a typical cod beignets, La Tallarina from Roses, Fresh sausage, the Perol, Sweet sausage with anchovies from L'Escala, belong to the food you should not miss during your meal residence.
As for desserts, try the flaones de Sant Pau, a cream-filled cake in various forms, but usually prepared as a half moon. El Recuit de Drap is another typical desert a fresh cheese that resembles yoghurt, which is usually eaten with sugar, honey or accompanied with nuts or candied fruits.
The long hours of sunshine and abundant rain, as well as the acidic areas of the area, promote the making of quality wines. The rosé wines of the D.O. The Empordà are fruity and delicious. The white, on the other hand, made with Macabeo and white Grenache, offer a fresh and lasting flavor.
Enjoy the Costa Brava!
Between beach, mountains and beautiful natural landscapes, charming fishing villages, water sports, family fun, going out, art and history and excellent cuisine, you will find the peace you need. After your stay, you can return to the routine with a charged battery.
Enjoy your holiday or your ideal weekend in one of the most charming areas of Catalonia and discover the magic of the Costa Brava.