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Babies Ages 0-2
The beach and swimming are far from the only activities on the Costa Brava! With its breathtaking natural scenery, exceptional architectural and culinary heritage, and sense of sharing and friendliness, the Spanish Catalan coast offers much more than you might think!
Explore the best corners of the Montgri Natural Park, the Medes Islands and the most beautiful coves of Begur, adding a good dose of adventure and adrenaline thanks to the jet ski. No need for a license to take control of the machine, the explanations of the instructors will be enough for you to master the intricacies. Then it's time for discovery through this refreshing aquatic guided tour lasting 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the route you have chosen.
Have you never practised kitesurfing? Nevermind: the instructors of Kitecostabrava in Girona will teach you the basics of this board sport and how to handle the kite according to the wind in this region of Spain. Beginner's courses take place in groups of four, over one or two days. At the end of the practice, you will be able to continue to perfect your basics on your own or, if you prefer, to take private or semi-private refresher courses.
The volcanoes of Catalonia as you have never seen them! From the air, you will be able to admire the Garrotxa Natural Park and the Mediterranean on a clear day. The day begins at dawn with a coffee and a pastry while the pilot gives you his information. The wind will show you the direction of the flight, which will last between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 minutes. Once in the air, sip a glass of champagne that will help you to enjoy and savour this moment of escape as it should be. A great tour to try and experience in Spain!
Who has never dreamed of galloping on a sandy beach? Here your wish is about to come true through a 4-day, 3-night trek in the company of superb Spanish horses. You will reach the sea from the hinterland, crossing hills, medieval stone villages and forests until you reach the Grail: you can then gallop in the waves in the early morning and enjoy a bench of the desert beach. A reward that lives up to the expectations!
Come and taste freshly roasted coffee, selected with the most excellent care and healthy, simple, colourful and gourmet dishes in this warm and family friendly cafe in Girona. The stone room and the terrace invite a good time in this small place run by a couple of enthusiasts, gone from cycling to coffee with the same desire to succeed and surpass themselves. You cannot fail to be charmed by the place and its owners.
People come to Atics as much for its gourmet dishes as for its view overlooking the bay of Lloret. Dinner on the terrace with the sea as a backdrop offers a setting equal to the dishes served while the room diffuses a more subdued atmosphere. Outside, a relaxation area is also available to guests who have just come to drink a cocktail in a musical atmosphere that is easy to relax.
The Pa I Raïm has taken up residence in the former home of the writer Josep Pla. In this rustic and intimate setting, the restaurant welcomes its guests in the shade of bicentennial lime trees or one of the house's rooms. The dishes offered follow the seasons. The menu is rich in tapas, fish and candied meats. And don't leave the table without tasting Chef Roseta's desserts, it is her passion, and she is very communicative.
"Compartir" means "share": what better name for a restaurant? Especially if this said restaurant has embarked on a gastronomic concept of dishes to share, enthroned in the centre of the table. The carefully prepared plates offer several portions to allow each guest to taste the dishes. A friendly approach, reinforced by a rustic and Mediterranean setting, animates discussions around the table.
If you feel like eating simple and invigorating cuisine with fresh dishes at an unbeatable price/quality ratio, you can fearlessly push the doors of Can Bigots. This typical local restaurant of Tossa de Mar offers a family Mediterranean cuisine, hearty and without frills through a very extensive menu. The hard part will still be choosing from all these dishes in a sauce, fish, tapas and other specialities of the establishment.
What are you waiting for to board the Nautilus, the first boat with underwater vision? From its submerged windows, you will be able to admire the seabed of the Medes Islands nature reserve and push as far as Roca foradada or even Montgo cove. This fascinating spectacle is offered through three itineraries lasting from 1h30 to 3h and including a swim on the Montgris coast for two of them.
The Aqua Brava will delight the whole family with its 6000 m2 swimming pools, 19 attractions, and x-treme zone. There is something for everyone, from toddlers to adults. The attractions are ranked from the quietest to the most exciting. Among the areas not to be missed is the largest wave pool in Europe. What's more? Look out for the descent of the Cobra in a raft. If you are looking for something more adventurous, try the AquaXjump and its wacky attractions.
The Butterfly Park, a small tropical zoo located in Empuriabrava, brings a little exoticism to the Costa Brava. By recreating a humid tropical environment, the park can support many butterflies, parrots and other animals. Little by little, it has turned into a sanctuary for abandoned birds that cannot be reintroduced into nature. More than entertainment, Butterfly Park is a place to educate the public about the animal cause.
Have fun with the surrounding nature through 18 forest courses of different difficulty and more than 200 activities, including balance games, suspension bridges, zip lines, climbing walls, and jumps in the void to more than 10 m high. You have a choice of two parks open all year round, one located in Platja d'Aro and the other in Pals. Children from the age of 3 are welcome.
The Carmanso minigolf offers an oasis of relaxation to enjoy a moment of conviviality with the family integrated into a lush landscape. A variety of obstacles mesh this course, making up 18 holes in half shade and half sun. A team of enthusiasts beautifully maintains everything, and you can have a drink there to prolong the experience. It remains a lovely place that will undoubtedly appeal to young and old alike.
Salvador Dali decided to build his museum on the Municipal Theater of Figueres ruins, a 19th-century building destroyed during the civil war. It is considered the last significant achievement of the master because he entirely thought it out, inaugurated in 1974. From his first artistic experiences to his latest works, his entire creative journey is traced there. You will never have felt so close to an artist as here.
The Medes Islands offer the perfect setting for diving in the beaches. You can start with a first dive in the Montgri Natural Park and then opt for courses to master the fundamentals of scuba diving or obtain a certification allowing you to dive in waters around the world. Several formulas are available to suit all levels and all tastes.
Combining yoga with surfing may seem surprising at first glance, yet water is an element that blends wonderfully with the sensations sought by yoga. Finding balance in movement is the goal of this practice, which takes place on a paddleboard. In addition to benefiting from a calm and stimulating environment and improving their proprioception, trainees take a deep breath of sea air and stock up on vitamin D, the ally of good humour.
Ready to satisfy your curiosity? With the scientific itineraries through the Counties of Girona, you will become inexhaustible on the formation of cork, the chemical process at work in the manufacture of cheese, underwater life or the discoveries of ecologist Ramon Margalef. The aim is to increase visitors' interest in science and technology and promote the activities of research centres and universities in Catalonia. It surely ought to enrich your coastal holiday and help you discover more about Spain!
Girona has the longest Carolingian walls in Europe, which offers an exceptional setting to admire the city. Several routes include the visit of the cathedral and the old town, the ramparts with the rampart walk and the towers that look like watchtowers. A site full of character steeped in history, where people flock to capture all Girona's architectural and ancestral beauty.
With its forty volcanic cones and its twenty lava flows, the Garrtoxa is the central volcanic area of the Iberian Peninsula. Several hiking routes of varying length and difficulty allow you to discover the jewels of this protected natural park and, more particularly, the twelve points of interest listed, such as the nature reserves of Volca del Croscat and Fageda d'En Jorda and its beech forest.
With its 200 km, the Cami de Ronda coastal path offers many possibilities for hiking on wide and well-groomed sections or, on the contrary, narrow and winding. Among the most popular routes is the two-day hike from Sant Feliu de Guixols to Begur. If you prefer to walk inland, you may choose the path that leads from El Port de la Selva to Sant Pere de Rodes.
Since 1977, the Begur Music Festival has animated the region of Girona with concerts whose heterogeneous program ranging from jazz to flamenco through classical music has enough to seduce a large audience of music lovers. From mid-July to mid-August, artists and musicians take turns on the various stages set up in the courtyard of the old schools, the castle grounds or the old part of the city.
Designed in 1990 by architect Ramon Espinosa, Golf d'Aro was subsequently recognized as the best European golf course by the European Society of Golf Course Architects. This 18-hole course is played in a breathtaking mountain setting located at an altitude of 300 m and just 10 minutes from the sea. The view from the golf course is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful you can find on the Costa Brava.
The Costa Brava is not just about its sandy beaches, this region that stretches from Portbou to Blanes has many facets, each more captivating than the last. There is nothing better than a road trip to capture all of its beauty. Here are a few stopovers not to be missed if you set off on the roads of the Costa Brava: the natural park of Cap de Creus, Cadaques, Figueras, Empuriabrava, Estartit beach, Pals, Begur, Tossa de Mar, Blanes and of course Girona.
Costa Brava also offers a myriad of activities to do throughout your stay or a week or a weekend.
For your holiday in the Costa Brava in the winter, you can, surprisingly, plan activities in the mountains. For example, you can take a walk on the slopes of the nearby ski resorts (La Molina, Masella, Núria and Vallter 2000, Guils de Cerdanya). Or in the summer, can also hike along the coastal paths overlooking the coves and beaches. A mountain bike ride is also a good family activity.
To discover the natural wealth of the region, opt for outings to the three natural parks of the Costa Brava. The maritime and terrestrial park of Cap de Creus is home to many natural and cultural gems. The Aiguamolls d'Empordà nature park (south of Empuriabrava) is a must for horse and bird lovers. Finally, the last natural park brings together three spectacular areas: Montgri, Islas Medes and Baix Ter.
Another highlight of your stay on the Costa Brava is walking the Ronde paths (an experience you can also enjoy with your children).
You could also spend the day swimming, either in one of the many stunning beaches of the region, or in the private swimming pool of your apartment, house or villa!
You may also be tempted to visit the small medieval villages of the Costa Brava. Pals, Peratallada, Palau Sator, Ullastret, Begur, etc., you will find various historical monuments that will make your stay in Catalonia a real moment of discovery.