The Costa Brava is located in the northeast of Spain, specifically in the province of Girona and covers the coastal area from Blanes to the French border in Portbou. With an extension of 214 km, it borders the Costa Vermella to the north and the Maresme coast to the south. 

The landscape of the Costa Brava lacks nothing; mountains, beaches, coves, viewpoints, trails and even remains of Greek and Roman culture are some of the things you can find.

In this article we are going to tell you which are the 6 essential places that you cannot miss on the Costa Brava. 

There are very attractive arguments that can lead you to make the decision to visit the Costa Brava but first you need to know how you can make the most of every place you go. Below, we tell you what to see and what to do in some of the places that make up this wonderful territory.

1. Malgrat de Mar

If you fancy a beach getaway near Barcelona, Malgrat de Mar is your perfect place to unwind. Malgrat de Mar is a very quiet coastal town with a lot to offer. Quiet walks through nature, parks and playgrounds for the little ones, viewpoints with beautiful views and a multitude of activities. In addition, if you are looking to stay you can take advantage of our campsite, Camping de Mar. Camping de Mar is a quiet, cozy and familiar place located in front of the beach. You have several options to stay; Bungalows, Mobil-Home and plots.

What to see in Malgrat del Mar?

If you go to Malgrat de Mar you have to visit the Francesc Macia Park, it is a very original park where you can be amazed with its huge sculptures of huge everyday objects: shoes, mushrooms, flowers, pencils … There is even a chocolate house that surely both adults and children love to enjoy. 

Very close to the Francesc Macià Park is the Castle Tower, a remnant of a fortress of the fourteenth century. With a lot of history behind it, it was used as a strategic place during the Civil War. 

The Playa del Centro is the best known but there is also the Conca beach where dogs have a small adapted space where they can stay without any problem.

2. Cadaqués

Cadaqués is one of the most emblematic villages and one of the best places to visit on the Costa Brava. Located in the middle of Cabo de Creus, it is surrounded by a beautiful natural environment with a large number of beaches and coves. Its charm lies in the cluster of white houses with its church as a fundamental part of the landscape, all surrounded by beautiful mountains and the sea. 

What to see in Cadaqués?

A place you can not miss is the Church of Santa Maria, is built on the highest point of the city so it is visible from almost all points of the same You can not forget to visit the viewpoint of the Pujada des Pianc both night and day offer a beautiful view.

Once you have toured Cadaqués completely and enjoyed the Dalí museum, you can go hiking and trekking activities around Cadaqués.

3. Calella de Palafrugell

Calella de Palafrugell is considered one of the most beautiful villages of the Costa Brava. It highlights the spectacular physiognomy of white houses around the sea in addition to its coves and beaches.

What to see in Calella de Palafrugell?

Undoubtedly you can not miss its beaches and coves. The Golfet beach is one of the most spectacular beaches and is located in a beautiful natural environment surrounded by large cliffs. Other of its most famous beaches are: Platja de les Barques, Platja d’en Calau, Playa del Canadell and Malaespina beach. 

In addition to its beaches and coves you can not miss the viewpoint of Punta dels Burricaires.

4. Blanes

Blanes, located at the beginning of the emblematic Catalan Costa Brava, in the province of Girona, is a perfect town to visit and enjoy your vacations to the fullest.

One day is enough to get to know its points of interest, most of which are concentrated in its historic center and its beautiful coastline.

You can relax on its beaches and coves with turquoise waters, walk along the coastal path and taste its delicious fish, rice and seafood dishes.

What to see in Blanes?

The port of Blanes, the promenade and the beach of Blanes are the first places you should visit once you arrive. Enjoy its tranquility and its many restaurants.

On the other hand, located just 2km from the center, you find the Cala Sant Francesc one of the most beautiful places in Blanes. It is a small beach of about 200 meters suitable for the whole family and very popular for those looking to snorkel.

Another must-see is the Marimurtra Botanical Garden. It is an impressive garden with more than 4,000 plants and several monuments. If you want to book your ticket you can do so by clicking here.

5. Pals

Pals, is a village located in the Baix Empordà region, one of the most beautiful of the Costa Brava. The village of Pals is able to surprise both people who come from outside to visit and the people who live there. It will seem that you have gone back in time to medieval times. It is an impressive village that has managed to maintain its medieval atmosphere. 

What to see in Pals?

In addition to the attractiveness of its streets, in the old town you can find defensive, civil and religious monuments, all of them with architectural styles typical of Romanesque, Gothic or Baroque. 

A visit to the Church of Sant Pere is almost obligatory along with the Tower of the Hours and the fortified house of Ca la Pruna. 

You also have the possibility to visit Platja de Pals which is divided into Platja Gran, to the south and Platja del Grau to the north.

6. Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar is considered one of the most beautiful and interesting villages in the south of the Costa Brava. It is a combination of tourist beach, coves and medieval castle. Its history dates back to Roman and even Iberian times. The Vila Vella is a beautiful medieval walled enclosure that goes into the sea forming a small peninsula, is the old medieval village, is still preserved in perfect condition and is still inhabited.

What to see in Tossa de Mar?

The main attraction is in the Vila Vella. Once you cross its walls you can find the remains of the old church of San Vicente (XV century). Climbing to the highest part you will find the Far de Tossa, a lighthouse built in 1917, from there you will have beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea. Walking a little further you will find the viewpoint of Platja Des Codolar, a view worth enjoying.

Finally, we cannot forget to mention the beaches and coves of Tossa de Mar. The most popular is Platja Gran (Playa Grande) located in the northern part. A few minutes away from Platja Gran we find Platja Mar Menuda, smaller in size but offering more tranquility. To the south of the Vila Vella we find Platja d’es Codolar.

Regarding the small bays, 20 minutes by car from Tossa de Mar, the three most famous are: Cala Pola, Cala Futadera and Cala Giverola.  

If you want to make the most of these 6 recommendations do not hesitate to stay with us at Camping del Mar. Our excellent location and the quality of our services will allow you to enjoy each of the places mentioned.

Choose the accommodation you prefer among our varied offer and discover all we have to offer, we are sure you won’t regret it!