Costa Brava resort
Costa Brava – Spain North-East Resort Coast, stretching 162 kilometers from the city of Blanes to the French border. This resort is located in Girona Province in Catalonia.
Costa Brava Coast is recognized as one of the most picturesque corners of the Mediterranean Spanish coast, and is the most popular holiday destination in Spain in Russian tourists. Vacationers attracts the relative cheapness of tours, a pleasant climate, developed tourist infrastructure and debugging flight.
In Catalonia, three international airports. Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN) – the most popular tourist travelers next to Costa Brava hotels. It is not surprising, because he is the second in Spain on passenger traffic after the capital airport Barajas.
The second convenient for tourists – Girona Airport – Costa Brava (in the photo on the right). This is a modest size airport of everything with one runway 2400 meters long. Specialization of this airport – work with airlines-leucerators, including the Russian "victory".
The third Catalonia Airport in the city of Reus is too far from the resort of Costa Brava and tourists in this area are not used.
At these airports, airplanes arrive from Russia every day, but we will talk more about flights at the end of the article. About the flight time from the cities of Russia, read the review "Flight time to Spain".
Costa Brava hotels
In the Booking database.COM provides information to more than 2100 hotels in Costa Brava. Naturally overwhelming part of them are guest houses, villas and private apartments. Do not take this big figure seriously. However, the number of full-fledged hotels here still inspires respect – about 350.
A significant part of the youth hotels is located in the "Tusovka capital" of the coast – in the resort of Lloret de Mar (Lloret de Mar). Among the best hotels for guests up to 30 years old, according to Summerhotels portal, Flamingo Lloret 3 * (on the photo on the left), Don Juan Llorel 3 *, Marsol 3 *, Aqua Hotel Bertran 3 *, Gran Garbi 3 *.
On Costa Brava there are hotels of any level, starting with ordinary hostels and low-cost family apartments and ending with chic five-star hotels.
Operators offer tours to the resorts of Costa Brava with accommodation in hotels with nutrition of all types. Most of the best suggestions with BB nutrition (breakfast only), RO (without meals), HB (half board). A lot of proposals with three-time nutrition (FB). Meets here and all inclusive (AI), but rarely.
Many institutions are located on the first and second lines and have our own beaches. True, hotel applications about their own beaches – some exaggeration. Officially, these beaches are in municipal property, but this fact does not affect the as a beach recreation. Among hotels with "own beaches" who were honored with good reviews from guests, it is worth mentioning: Alva Park Costa Brava 5 *, Don Juan Lloret 3 * and Fenals Garden 4 * in Lloret de Mar, Gran Hotel Reymar 4 * in Tossa de -Mar, Beverly Park 4 * and BOIX MAR 3 * in Blanes. All of them are on the first beach line, except Fenals Garden and Beverly Park (Second Line).
Attractions of Costa Brava and the surroundings
On the coast there will be a lot of picturesque places with majestic rocky rocks, beautiful coves, pebble and sandy beaches and foothills covered by evergreen pines, fir and pines. When you get tired of sunbathing on the beach and splashing in the water, you can go on the sights of Costa Brava and the surrounding area. The spa coast comes to the French border itself, so it is not a problem to go to a day to France or duty-free Andorra.
If you decide to ride into France, you can look in Carcassonne (Languedoc-Rusillon, relatively near the border). The old town of the capital of the Templars is surrounded by the walls of the 5th century (in the photo on the right) and contains a huge number of monuments of medieval architecture.
It is necessary to visit Barcelona: stroll along La Rambla and Gothic Quarter, look into the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Elaria, shopping in the EL Corte Ingles department store and fashionable boutiques of Garcia boutique.
Montserrat Monastery with the famous statue of the Virgin Mary MarterRratskaya (13th century) and a magnificent archaeological collection at the local Museum is located to the north-west of Barcelona. And of course, in Barcelona there is a Sagrada Sagrada Cathedral – the main architectural miracle of the city.
On Costa Dorada, an hour’s drive from Barcelona (or a 15-minute drive from Reus Airport), there is PortAventura – Europe Thematic Park. Amusement Park is divided into six thematic areas: Wild West, Mediterranean, Mexico, Polynesia, China and Sesame Street. In the park you will find the fastest American hills in Europe, many other attractions and entertainment for children and adults, several excellent restaurants, souvenir shops and sweets store.
Fans of Creativity Salvador Dali necessarily be visited by Costa del Garraf (about 50 kilometers of the south-west of the Catalan capital). Here, most of the sightseeing programs spins around the personality and creativity of the Great Master and one of the most famous Spaniards. The excursion program "The World of El Salvador Dali" will cost about 40 euros. The program includes a tour of the theater-museum Dali in Figueres (on the photo on the left) and the lock of the gala in a pub.
On Costa del Marezme (3-5 euros from Barcelona to the coast on the suburban train) Many medieval monuments of architecture and palaces and villas in modern style. But most of all tourists attract the famous water park "Marinelend" with a special children’s zone for kids up to 6 years.
A little about flights
This article was updated in January 2020. The situation is described as of this moment.
Movement on the route Moscow-Barcelona (El Prat Airport, BCN code) very lively. The basis of the carrier on the route – Aeroflot, flights SU2513, SU2514, SU2516, SU2517, SU2639, SU2638, SU2648. Flights S7 Airlines – S73 661, S7 3662, S7 3663, S7 3664. There are seasonal flights Vueling Airlines Vy7783, Vy7782.
From the summer season of 2016, the Victory Looker launched regular flights to Girona from Moscow (Vnukovo). Flights DP831 and DP832 fly 4 times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. At the moment, except for the victory, other airlines regular flights to Girona are not held.
In the summer season, many charter flights fly both in Barcelona and Girona. Airlines Nordwind, Pegas Fly, Royal Flight, Airbus, Iberia, Azur Air. The number of flights on the fact depends on the demand for tourist trips.
If you want to save, consider flights of companies-Lookers with transfers. It often happens that saving 30-40%.
– Special tourist tax charge in Catalonia from tourists. Details in our article "Tourist tax in Spain";
– Remember that Barcelona has long proven itself as one of the most dangerous cities in Spain. Especially the pocket thefts are common here. Details in our article "What to fear tourists in Spain";
– The fact that interesting can be brought from Catalonia and from Costa Brava, read our article "20 best gifts from Spain".
Good flights to the resorts of Spain, and read our interesting pages about this country (Links below).
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Alexander – Glavred site
Very interesting comment made by the user olga63k. Read it on a separate page ‘Rest in the resort of Blanes’.