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
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
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
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