The further up the coast you go the more stunning the beaches and charming the villages. Once past Lloret de Mar and Platja de Aro (an extremely touristy towns but full of late night discos and bars) any of the coastal towns are worth a visit.See video about Costa Brava on Youtube
The coves of the Costa Brava, with their little beaches sheltered by forests and cliffs, are caressed by foaming blue, crystal-clear sea water. All along the Costa Brava, you can go for walks, cycling excursions or even horse riding along trails. You can follow different paths, going round the edge of coves or up into the hills. You can also practise nautical sports (swimming, sailing, water-skiing, windsurfing, kayak, snorkelling, scuba-diving…). For the pleasure seekers there are large leisure centres in Empuriabrava, l’Estartit, Lloret de Mar, and Platja d’Aro.
The gastronomy of Costa Brava is a mixture of sea and mountain cooking, the sublime meeting of the sea fruits with the meat and the vegetables of the mountain and the inner plains: “suquet” of fish (a delicious casserole of white fish and potatoes poached in white wine), cuttlefish with peas, chicken with small lobsters, meatballs with prawns or paella.
For the more intrepid we recommend that you visit the Natural Park of Cap de Creus, which has a scenery that suggests how the Earth looked like in its origins, or the swamps of l’Empordà, the Medes Islands (in l’Estartit) and the coves of Begur and Palafrugell, the citadel of Roses, the Greek and Roman ruins of Empúries (in l’Escala) or the medieval villages of Pals and Peratallada, the Iberian remains of Ullastret, the Ancient Village of Tossa de Mar and the beautiful botanical gardens of Blanes and Lloret de Mar.