The Costa Brava is packed with small and undeniably charming villages. Take, for example, those located beside the sea, such as Cadaquès, Callela, and Aguabrava, or those further inland, such as Begur, Pals, and Castillo de Empuriès; all of them are impressive for their architectural and cultural heritage. Through the monuments and museums of the region you'll discover the history of Catalonia and all of the legends surrounding it. Pirates, kings and queens, peasants and fishermen ready to brave the sea in search of fortune, the Costa Brava has a lot more to offer than just its beaches.
The Ronda route, which is several hundred miles long, is a wonderful seaside walk that will take you from one village to the next, affording some splendid views of the coves and natural parks that make up the coast. Casa Museu de Salvador Dali in Port Lligat and the Roman ruins of Escala are also worth a visit, as are Cap de Creus Natural Park and the Santa Clotilde Gardens in Lloret de Mar.
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The Costa Brava is the perfect region for outdoor activities. The plains of Empordà are ideal for cycling while the coasts of Lloret de Mar and Tossa del Mar, with the famous 'Tramontane' (northern wind), will thrill windsurfing and kite-surfing enthusiasts alike. When the weather is mild and the conditions are not too windy, you can try your hand at water- or jet skiing.