Costa Brava is usually seen as a holiday destination for the summer; however, this should not be the case. As, during the summer heat, the only thing that comes to mind is- to cool off in the sea and sunbathe on the beach. This is the exact reason why, why most of the hidden gems of Costa Brava are overlooked. In this article, we will share with you some suggestions and insights into the secrets and traditions of this region, that only the locals may know.
First, let’s make sure that you are familiar with what the Costa Brava is. The Costa Brava is the coast of Spain and the province of Catalonia. Costa Brava translates from Spanish as "wild rocky coast" and the cliffs, rugged with turquoise bays, stretch along the entire coast, creating a wonderful and unique landscape.
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- Relax with no rush
- Lower prices and great offers
- Ideal temperature for activities
- Our suggestions
- Let’s start with the most obvious of all, that there is less tourism in winter compared to the summer. As many know, summer is when most people visit Costa Brava and spend their vacation on the beach. However, this can work in your favor, as during the cooler months there will be less people. We recommend visiting the House Museum of Salvador Dali, as during this time, there will not be any lines and it will not feel crowded. During your visit to the museum you can also explore Cadaqués with it’s cute little streets and seafood restaurants.
- The most important advantage of visiting Costa Brava during the low season, is that the prices are much lower, compared to the summer. We, as a property management company, for sure can tell you, that apartments and villas in Empuriabrava and Roses are more economically friendly in the off season compared to the summer.
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- The summer heat has ended, which leaves us with the perfect weather to explore! It will feel great to hike the trails of Cap de Creus and visit amazing places such as, as you can do it at any time without feeling overwhelmed from the soring heat. With, it is still not cold, you will still be able to enjoy a cup of coffee on a stunning terrace. Please see our options for accommodation in Empuriabrava, Roses and Llanca.
- Dive into the culture in the little Catalan towns. We recommend visiting Roses, Empuriabrava and Llanca, as there you can feel the festive atmosphere, that the locals create. The decorations and lights in the little streets are beautiful. Another bonus of coming to the small towns, is the Christmas markets. In a typical Catalan Christmas market, you can expect to find Christmas decorations, handmade winter accessories and most importantly, the local festive food and drinks. The main traditional treat is called Turron, it is a sweet made from honey, sugar, egg white and nuts. Almonds are the most common, but peanuts and cashews can also be used. The sweet is most often rectangular in shape, although again, round turrons do occur, but these are quite rare.
- When planning a vacation or a weekend getaway to this part of Catalunya, it is very important to make the right decision with your place of stay. Where you choose to stay, forms the whole feeling of the vacation. When choosing a vacation rental, make sure to think about your objectives for your holiday, this will help you with picking out the perfect place for your holiday.
Costa Brava is a breathtaking place to visit all year round, however, during the cooler months you may benefit with lower prices and fewer people as well as dive into the local traditions and festivities, that may often be overlooked in summer vacations.
Hopefully, we have convinced you to give a winter vacation a try, if that’s a yes, please check out our vacation rentals in Empuriabrava and Roses, we would love to meet you!