When planning a vacation on the Costa Brava, there is a few things to keep in mind. The first is obviously, where to stay and the second is what to get up to on the beautiful coast of Spain.
In terms of where to stay, it all depends on whether you are travelling with a big family, solo or with a partner. On our website you could check out all the holiday homes, villas and apartments that would fit any scenario.
Costa Brava has plenty to offer, here we gather the top five experiences to enjoy during your stay in the majestic coast of Spain.
1. Hot Air Balloon (Vol de Coloms)
Fly in a balloon over the inactive and majestic volcanoes of Catalonia. Float over La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, the best preserved volcanic landscape in the Iberian Peninsula. Sail with the wind, listen to the silence and enjoy the scenery with a 360º panoramic view up to 1.9 km high. Enjoy the breathtaking views and a country breakfast afterwards.
2. Salvador Dali House
The current Portlligat House-Museum was Salvador Dalí's only permanent home, the place where he lived and worked on a regular basis until 1982, when his wife Gala died and he took up residence at Púbol Castle. This house-museum, unique in the world, opens its doors for you to discover the artistic and everyday world of the brilliant Catalan painter who spent the best years of his life in this magical corner of the Costa Brava. It is recommended to book the tickets in advance.
The house is in the beautiful town of Cadaques, it is a fisherman style village with plenty of scenic places and great restaurants by the sea. When visiting the museum, set a whole day aside to explore this beautiful town, which is full of Catalan architecture and adorable streets covered with little white houses.
Skydive Empuriabrava is probably the best place to create lifelong memories. Try out skydiving with one of the best instructors in the world. The tandem jump is an out of world experience, during the jump you will see the beautiful gulf of Roses and the view of the mountains. The skydive center has a nice café where you could just watch the skydivers landing while having a glass of sangria and some wonderful tapas.
4. Sant Pere De Rodes Monestary
Enjoy one of the best views of Cap de Creus from the Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, one of the most emblematic buildings of Catalan Romanesque architecture. From the 11th to the 14th century it was the main spiritual center of the county of Empúries and its splendor can be seen in the sheer size of the monastery complex.
The monastery, one of the essential monuments to visit in this part of the Costa Brava, it is made up of the church, the bell tower, the cloister, the sacristies, the conventional living quarters and the Abbot's palace.
Prepare yourself for outstanding views and make sure to be aware that the monastery is in the mountains, therefore pack a jumper, as it is a little bit cooler there.
The town is known to be the Spanish Venice, the houses are all placed along the canals, and it is a truly magical place. There is a possibility to explore the canals with a boat, during the boat ride you will take in the beautiful views of the mountains and the impressive infrastructure along the canals. Empuriabrava has many restaurants and a great beach, the beach is very wide and long, and the sand is very soft. When planning a vacation on the Costa Brava, try to spend at least a few days here, as it is truly magical.