What to do in Costa Brava?

24 ideas to enhance your holiday

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!

What to do in Costa Brava?

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.