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Flights to Costa Brava

image of Costa BravaOn the north east coast of Spain, in the Catalonia region, is the Costa Brava, one of Spain’s many tourism hotspots. Best known for its beaches and warm weather, Costa Brava actually has far more to offer tourists than just the beaches.

Flights to Costa Brava arrive at the Girona-Costa Brava Airport (airport code: GRO), though international options are limited to several budget airlines. If you fly from South Africa to Brussels Airport (code: BRU), you can get a flight to Costa Brava with Jetairfly, Ryanair or Thomas Cook Airlines. To Brussels, you can fly with South African Airways or British Airways for a single stop-over in London, or with Iberia for a transfer in Madrid.

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The Tourist Attractions of Costa Brava:

Like other parts of coastal Spain the Costa Brava was identified as a prime destination for tourism in the 1950s and in the following decades the region was heavily developed with hotels, restaurants, entertainment and more. Though this meant some towns became large and busy, some villages remained small and to this day they still offer a more traditional style of architecture, making them popular tourist spots for different reasons.

Meaning ‘rugged coast’, the Costa Brava certainly has its share of rugged coastal vistas and offers some really beautiful scenery, another reason why it’s so popular here. And while the natural attractions are great there are also some lovely towns and cities to visit in the Costa Brava too. Here are just some of the highlights of a holiday in the Costa Brava.

Lloret de Mar
One of the most popular beach resort towns on the Costa Brava is Lloret de Mar, famous for its lovely beach and great nightlife. The beach has frequently been awarded the Blue Flag because it’s so clean and it spans over 1.5 kilometres. This is just the main beach though; there are numerous other beaches all within easy reach of Lloret de Mar as well, and these combined with the town’s lively nightlife make this such a popular Costa Bravan destination.

You don’t just have to spend all your days on the beach though, as Lloret, like many other towns along the Costa Brava, offers culture and historical attractions too.

Tossa de Mar
Another of the most popular resorts on the Costa Brava is Tossa de Mar. This resort town has three main beaches as well as a selection of cultural and historical attractions, such as the medieval castle at one end of the Tossa Beach. There are also the remains of a Roman villa, the attractive walled old town, and the municipal museum to see.

If you prefer the smaller towns then a popular one is Figueres. This is famous as the birthplace of artist Salvador Dali and it’s home to one of the most popular cultural attractions of the Costa Brava, the Dali Theatre and Museum. The museum was actually designed by Dali and as any fans of Dali’s work would expect it does feature some quite bizarre architecture!

When Should You Visit?:

The climate is one reason why the Costa Brava is so popular, especially during the peak summer months. If you want to spend days on the beaches ten come between June and September when average highs range between 24 and 28C. The spring and autumn are warm though a little wetter, but still a good time for sightseeing. The wettest months are actually September and October so you may want to avoid these.

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