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Your Quick Guide to Costa Brava

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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There are so many reasons why Spain should be on your summer plans this year. One of them, is Costa Brava. One hour away from Barcelona city center by train. You would fall in love with Costa Brava in so many ways, their medieval towns, fresh sea food and the stunning paradise beaches. Find out the best gems and #NotATourist moments

Your Quick Guide to Costa Brava

With Joe El Hindi

Love,

Travel Junkie Diary


How far is it from Barcelona?

It depends on which town in Costa Brava you want to visit, but on average the first town is an hour away from Barcelona city Center by train.

How to get there from Barcelona?

You can go there by bus taxi or train, take the train A from placa Cataluniya direction “Blanes” you can buy tickets directly from the train station and it costs 9 euros approx. for a return ticket. Once you arrive to Callela you can use the taxi to visit nearby towns and villages as well.
 

Where to stay in Costa Brava?

Definitely at the charming Hotel Cala del Pi

Top 8 things to do in Costa Brava

Beach, Beach, Beach

Hikes

Water activities

Snorkeling

Beach bar restaurants

Explore the wild coastline and the rocky beaches.

Top 8 things to see in Costa Brava

Visit Girona Town

The castle at Tossa De Mar

Go to a hidden magical beach called Sa Caleta located next to lloret de Mar main beach (it is located under a medieval castle) and Sa Tuna

Visit Vila Vella (Old Town)

Cap De Creus National Park

Camino De Ronda – Roses

Playa El Castell

Cadaqués

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