Holidays for the whole family in a camping and holiday park on the Costa Brava
The Costa Brava stretches from the Spanish-French border over the Cap de Creus, the Gulf of Roses and the Cap de Begur to just before the gates of the Catalan capital Barcelona. The coast, characterised by numerous beach bays, is a popular destination for families, water sports enthusiasts, golfers, cultural holidaymakers - as well as for all those seeking relaxation and beach fans. Whether in Blanes, Lloret de Mar or Tossa de Mar in the south of the Costa Brava, in Platja d'Aro, near Palafrugell or Torroella de Montgri, in Sant Pere Pescador or Roses in the north - you will find well-kept, safe sandy beaches almost everywhere on the Costa Brava. They are framed by a charming landscape of hills, forests or rocks.
Pools with slides, play animals and pool bars - and lots of children's fun and entertainment
Most of the campsites on the Costa Brava also have modern swimming pool facilities. Holiday and camping sites that are a little further away from the Mediterranean often offer a bus or boat shuttle to the beach. Almost every campsite has a cosy restaurant with a terrace. Here you can enjoy fresh seafood, paella, steaks, chips, pizza or crema catalana. Football, basketball, tennis, table tennis and beach volleyball are offered in many places, as well as multilingual children's, entertainment and music programmes.
You will find almost all water sports on the beaches of the Costa Brava
Many windsurfing and sailing schools also offer courses for children. The "wet and happy" banana boat tour, where everyone falls into the water at the end, is one of the highlights, as is a trip on a beach canoe or the excursion boats.
Or hire a pedalo - preferably with a built-in water slide!
Kitesurfing, parasailing, water skiing, snorkelling and, of course, diving are also available in many places, for example on the Gulf of Roses and around the seven protected Medes Islands. From anemones to groupers, from corals to cave and wreck diving - the variety for beginners and experienced divers is great.
Culture lovers will also get their money's worth on a camping holiday on the Costa Brava
Discover, for example, the Salvador Dalí Museum in Figueres, the Maritime Museum in Lloret del Mar or the Fishing Museum in Palamós. Almost everyone who books a holiday park or campsite by the sea near Barcelona naturally also makes an excursion to the art nouveau and trendy metropolis.
In nearby Barcelona, explore Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Cathedral, the Ramblas and one of 80 museums
Sant Feliu de Guíxols is the largest town on the Costa Brava after Blanes and is located directly on the sea. After a stroll through the old town to the Romanesque Porta Ferrada and the medieval city tower Torre del Fum, you can relax on the extensive, fine-sand city beach. In Blanes, the Marimurtra Botanical Park with thousands of different plant species blends into the rocky landscape. In Palamós, a walk to the reconstructed cloister is worthwhile. In Roses, marvel at the citadel or enjoy the sea view from the Castell de la Trinitat.
The capital of the region, Girona, is about 40 kilometres inland
In the narrow streets of the old town you can go shopping or visit the ancient baths. Also visit the Jewish quarter and museum in Girona. Or climb the medieval city wall on the Passeig de la Muralla. The ancient Romans, but also the Greeks, liked Catalonia's coast - the ancient archaeological site of Empúries near l'Escala, for example, bears witness to this.