The Mediterranean is known for its warm turquoise waters, delightful villages perched on cliffs and continual hours of sunshine.
Rugged cliffs, hidden beaches and pristine teal waters are what you will find along the Costa Brava. The towns along the Costa Brava are as diverse as the landscape. Here is a guide to four of the villages.
Many visitors head to the Costa Brava thinking only of the beaches. But there are many villages that are slightly inland that you should not miss visiting if you are in Girona and along the Costa Brava. These are some of the most historic, cultural and picturesque villages in all of Spain. Travellingaroundspain takes you to our top 3 inland villages in Girona.
Touring a craft rum distillery may not be the first thing that comes to your mind as an activity you can do in Spain. However, along the coast in the province of Granada you can learn about the past sugar cane industry and the very present process of making rum.
Tossa de Mar is on the rugged Costa Brava north of Barcelona. This town, although touristy, hasn't been taken over by high rises. Toss de Mar is the only in tact medieval fortress remaining on the Cataluñian coast. Whether you come for the history, the stunning views or the turquoise Mediterranean waters you will have a hard time leaving.
Cartagena is a city full of history on the sea. This history is reflected in the streets and the cultures that passed through Cartagena.
The turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the temperate temperatures are a huge draw for almost anyone. Throw in a quaint fishing village-turned-tourist and you have a winning combination. Calpe is still small enough to keep the Spanish culture alive, but has a tourist buzz that will keep you entertained as well.
Valencia is one of my favourite cities in Spain—it has almost everything you could hope to see when you visit a new place. An elegant downtown historical centre with palaces, parks and wide treed streets, amazing cuisine, art and culture that even your kids will enjoy all wrapped in a wonderful package of a warm climate and sunshine almost all year. What's not to love?
With 8000 km of coastline, how do you decide which beach to hit? Here is an overview of the beaches of Spain so you can make the best choice for the type of beach you and your family would like to hang out on.
When you visit a new place wouldn't it be nice to get suggestions from those in the know? In this post I talk to two women who were kind enough to pass on some excellent cultural tips, favourite restaurants and other information about Madrid, Barcelona and beyond.
Valencia is the pearl of the Mediterranean coast. Valencia is an elegant city with thousands of years of history has with seemingly little effort combined futuristic Avante-Garde to its cityscape and yet has kept its grace and still adapted the new.