Bordering France and incorporating Spanish, Catalan, and French cultural traditions, the Costa Brava is home to some of the finest beaches, nature parks, medieval villages, and historic sites in all of Spain. Our Costa Brava holiday rentals are the perfect base for your next Mediterranean vacation.
The area encompasses eight counties and 221 municipalities across both northern and southern Costa Brava. Once sleepy fishing and farming villages, the 1950s brought faraway tourists to these shores and valleys. Today, the Costa Brava is one of the most heavily visited areas in all of Spain. Our Costa Brava holiday rentals set the mood for relaxation the minute you walk through their doors.
Northern Costa Brava
La Cerdana is one of the most majestic counties due to the Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park at the foothills of the Pyrenees. Hikers, mountaineers, and skiers head here throughout the year to breathe in new life and fresh air.
Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park and its 40 volcanoes sits in La Garrotxa, which is also home to scenic mountain towns such as Oix and Beuda. El Ripolles is a mountainous region that boasts the Romanesque Monastery of Santa Maria Ripoli, considered the cradle of Catalonia, as well as other historic sites.
The birthplace of Salvador Dali, Alt Emporda is the perfect spot to hike amid gorgeous scenery. You'll find Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park, the Cap de Creus Natural Park, the Albera Natural Area and the Bassegoda, an iconic Catalonian mountain, all within its environs. The town of Figueres features theDali Theatre-Museum and in Portlligat, the Salvador Dali House-Museum.
Southern Costa Brava
Situated in the center of the province, Pla de l'Estany was only created in 1988 but features lovely Banyoles Lake, Les Estunes, and the prehistoric caves of Serinyà. Scenic vistas are bountiful in Baix Emporda. You'll find the craggy Medes Islands and small beach towns as well as the Empordà wetlands and numerous medieval villages such as Pals, Peratallada, and Monells.
The most popular county in the province, Girones, offers historical, cultural, and natural sites galore. Head to the volcanoes in the Llémena Valley for scenic hikes or mountain bike past the villages of Madremanya and Sant Martí. The main city of Girona boasts Greek and Roman structures in the old quarter.
Head to Selva if you want to soak up the sun on a secluded beach. Blanes, Lloret de Mar, and Tossa de Mar are of particular note due to their beauty and tranquility. This is spa country, so you can enjoy the thermal baths in Sant Hilari Sacalm, Caldes de Malavella, and Santa Coloma de Farners.
Verdant valleys collide with sandy beaches in the Costa Brava. Book one of our Costa Brava vacation rentals today to see for yourself why this once wild land lures thousands of visitors each year.