Costa Brava Holidays
The Costa Brava is the original and one of the most popular Mediterranean holiday resorts. Known as the “Wilde Coast” due to the spectacular mixture of rugged creeks and coves. The Costa Brava consists of many resort and the enchanting city of Barcelona is on it’s doorstep home to one of the best football teams in the world.
Girona Costa Brava For Everyone
With its warm sunny climate this is the ideal spot for a cheap family Costa Brava holiday and choosing some of the fabulous cheap all inclusive holidays on offer at H-Top Hotelsmeans that everything is laid on allowing you to bask in the warm, sunny climate and enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. Costa Brava holidays are a romantic destination for couples, while singles and groups of friends enjoy the hot, dry summers which are ideal for water sports and taking trips to some of the region’s attractions. It’s a terrific place for family holidays and children in particular will be sure to love Waterworld Lloret de Mar and Marineland, just two of the well known theme parks in the area. Costa Brava attracts visitors from all over the world, and it’s a favourite with artists and musicians. The town of Cadaques is a haven for artists and many famous names visited when Salvador Dali had a house here such as Joan Miro,Lorca, Bunuel and Picasso. During the 1950’s the Girona Costa Brava was popular with Hollywood directors for its beautiful, rugged scenery, and Ava Gardner, Kirk Douglas and Elizabeth Taylor have all filmed here. These days it’s popular with a young International crowd as well as a more mature set with interests in art, culture and history. Costa Brava is above all the perfect place for family holidays and with so many wonderful resorts to choose from you’re guaranteed a memorable stay.
Tossa de Mar
One of the best known of the Spanish Costa Brava resorts, Tossa de Mar is a great choice for holidays. They really know how to look after visitors here and have a reputation for quality and attention to detail. Cheap flights from the UK can have you on the beach at Tossa de Mar by the afternoon and what beaches there are in the area. 14km of golden sand with sheltered coves, lifeguards on hand and all the water sports you could wish for such as surfing, paragliding, jet skis, windsurfing and the ubiquitous banana boats. There are also many cafes and bars close the the town’s main beach so you’ll never have to go far for a cool drink. Of course, choosing all inclusive holidays means that back at your comfortable hotel, all drinks and meals are laid on. It’s nice to try something new though, and the beautiful town of Tossa de Mar with its cobbled streets dating back to the 10th century is ideal for sampling traditional Catalonian cuisine. Try the Escudella I Carn D’olla a traditional broth with vegetables and pork or coco a thin dough with onions and peppers which is often served with sardines. The beautiful 12th century castle with its iconic towers, which are a symbol of the town, is the perfect place for spectacular views. From its perch on the headland above the town visitors can see stunning Mediterranean vistas as well as a great view of this beautiful town.
Lloret de Mar
Lloret has long been a favourite with UK holidaymakers, and with cheap flights from the UK, great all inclusive holidays in excellent accommodation such as H.Top Hotels, its easy to see why. Lloret de Mar is a real paradise and its beautiful beaches and clear blue waters are the essence of the Costa Brava. The spectacular Santa Clotilde Gardens which were designed by the acclaimed Barcelona architect Nicolau Maria Rubio i Tuduri are a favourite with visitors. Enchanting walkways with gorgeous views are set among trees, lush green lawns, fountains, statues and mermaids to create a real Mediterranean haven. For those with something a little livelier in mind Waterworld Lloret del Mar is great fun. Lots of slides and flumes provide endless fun for children of all ages. Waterworld Lloret del Mar can be found at Ctra. di Vidreres and its sure to keep kids busy all day. When the kids have finally had enough of Waterworld, Lloret de Mar is known for its great nightlife. There are many good bars, clubs and restaurants to choose from. Whether fine dining is your forte, or whether you like a quiet drink in a good bar with live music or entertainment, or whether dancing till dawn to the latest beats is more your thing, this vibrant resort has just the place for you.
The stunning headland of Blanes dominates the superb beaches including the popular El Pins area. This excellent beach is ideal for swimming, sunbathing and scuba diving and there are some great boat trips available from the marina. Blanes is a truly beautiful town and the daily fruit and vegetable market lets visitors see some of the real Costa Brava daily life and another highlight of this is the daily return of the local fishing fleet to the harbour. It’s a fantastic place for family holidays and there’s lots to see and do. The Old Town is perfect for shopping and the beautiful Botanic Gardens are well worth spending time in. Blanes is well known for it’s magnificent firework displays during the Santa Anna Festival. From beautiful mountain edged beaches and the pretty cove at Cala Bona to some of the best nightlife and entertainment, Blanes is a great all rounder.
Malgrat de Mar
The pretty town or Malgrat de Mar, just south of Lloret de Mar is another jewel of the Costa Brava. The rugged coastline is breathtaking and its well worth trying one of the many boat trips in the area just for the fabulous views of the towering cliffs and jutting headlands which the area is famed for. Marineland is another fabulous attraction in Malgrat de Mar. Close to the town, Marineland is the only water park of its kind in Catalonia. See the dolphins and a massive variety of marine life and the Dolphin Show, Wild Bird Show and Sea Lion Show are a real treat. It’s a chance for kids and adults too to learn a little about the varied marine life of the Costa Brava region as well as see species from further afield and the excellent shows are fun and amusing. Malgrat de Mar has some wonderful hotels for family holidays and with cheap flights daily from the UK, the Costa Brava has never been easier to reach. H.Top Hotels are ideal for families, couples, singles or groups of friends who would like to enjoy the beautiful Malgrat de Mar area.
Just 60 kms from Barcelona, Santa Susanna boasts some of the best golden beaches on the Costa Brava. Perfect for just lounging in the sun and watching the world go by. The more adventurous might like to take a banana boat ride or try windsurfing or paragliding. The waters around Santa Susanna are known for being particularly good for scuba diving as the clear blue depths give divers an insight into the marine fauna of the area. Kids will love the nearby Montnegre-Cerredor Nature Reserve where they can explore to their heart’s content while bird watchers and nature lovers will be thrilled by the variety of plants and wildlife which can be seen. There’s great family accommodation available, and H.Top Hotels have many years experience in creating exactly the right vacation experience. Santa Susanna is one of the ancient Maresme villages and the watchtowers in the region were built between the 15th and 18th centuries to defend the region from pirates. With great restaurants and bars to choose from, there’s always something to do for everyone here.
Pineda de Mar
Just between Santa Susanna and Calella, Pineda de Mar has something for everyone. From the remains of the Roman aqueduct where visitors can still see four arches of the origianl ancient structure, to some of the most beautiful natural scenery. The Old Town centre of Pineda de Mar has several buildings dating from the 17th and 18th century which are a pretty backdrop to it’s lively street life. Fabulous sandy beaches and exciting nightlife make Pineda de Mar popular with all ages and families in particular like this pretty town which is more relaxed than some of its Costa Brava neighbours.
Choose beautiful Calella for a holiday to remember. This sunny enclave is perfect for all ages and there are lots of exciting things to see and do. While not as busy as some of the larger Costa Brava resorts, Calella has much to recommend it and cheap flights from the UK make it easy to reach. Visit Dalmau Park for a change from the beach, great children’s play areas and wide open spaces make it perfect for picnics or relaxing in the sun. Be sure to see the lighthouse, a notable attraction in the area and a symbol of the town. Great laid back nightlife and friendly locals make this pretty town and excellent choice for holidays.
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