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The Catalan coastline, from the north of Barcelona to France, is one of the most beautiful coasts to visit


It attracts tourists from all sides and is also enjoyed by the locals, especially in summer, with their landscapes of hidden coves, leafy pine trees, golden sand beaches and crystalline waters. The coast of the northern strip, closest to Girona, is fascinating and beautiful. Thirty minutes away from the city, we have some of the most attractive places on the Costa Brava, but how do we choose which ones to visit if we do not have time for all? We give you some coastal and interior villages that you can not miss.

A very common summer place for the people of Girona are the villages of Palamós, Platja d’Aro and Sant Feliu de Guixols. Its proximity to the city is one of the reasons to choose them, but also the charm of its urban nuclei and its beaches. In Palamós you can find the Fishing Museum, with a permanent exhibition all the family will enjoy where you can learn all about the life and resources of the local fishermen. Platja d’Aro has wide beaches and all the services, but there are also some of the best coves in the area. In the case of Platja d’Aro we find a commercial core that combines with unspoilt virgin landscapes.

To discover the Costa Brava, one of the best options is to walk along the Camí de ronda, which runs along the coast and discovers the best beaches.

Charm without coast

There are some villages in the area that do not have a beach, but they are definitely a mandatory stop. In the Empordà, some of the most charming villages are Monells or Peratallada, although we could name dozens. Walking through its cobbled streets will discover the charm of unique villages. Another town on the Costa Brava to discover is Pals, with a Romanesque tower known as the Torre de les Hores. To finish the visit to the town we can enjoy its wide beach.


To the north, Roses and Cadaqués

Another of the essential stops in the area is precisely the end of this Costa Brava. In Cadaqués we will find one of the most beautiful and unique places in Catalonia; its steep coast (Cap de Creus) and its white houses have made artists fall in love, like Salvador Dalí, who established a residence in Port Lligat, where we now find a museum with part of his work.

To reach Cadaqués without a car there is the possibility to visit Roses and from the harbor take a tourist boat that will take us to Cadaqués. Sailing the coast from Roses to Cadaqués is a fantastic option to enjoy the landscape family and arrive directly at one of the Cadaqués coves. The options of visits to towns of the Costa Brava are infinite. To learn more about the visit options we recommend that you visit the Costa Brava Tourism website (

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