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Costa Brava coast in Spain

Costa Brava, only a step away from the Pyrenees

The Costa Brava is the part of the Mediterranean area in Spain which, further to the North, is, on the one hand already has the border with France while the other reached the municipality of Blanes. All this is included within the province of Girona.

Lovers of the trips to the mountain and the quiet days on the beach should choose this area of Catalonia. You have the possibility of visiting the Pyrenees, the mountainous border between France and Spain and spend the day at Portbou, small town with a great tradition of fishing and a wide variety of aquatic activities like scuba diving.

The Costa Brava tourist tradition began at the beginning of the 20th century when the first visitors joined with fishermen and farmers, who were the trades who is involved in the local people. With the passing of the years the tourist boom was further opening area to the arrival of outsiders.

Throughout its history has always been a place of passage of numerous peoples who arrived in the Iberian peninsula so there are numerous remains that bear witness to many cultures. Found utensils from residents who lived in the Paleolithic.

The Costa Brava has very good connections by road to cities like Barcelona which is located 100 kilometers from the capital of this area is Girona. The border with France is also just 62 kilometers.

One of the municipalities with more tourist attraction is Lloret de Mar, which stands out because it has numerous coves to spend a good day beach and night take their nightlife options. In addition it has an Iberian settlement named Puig de Castellet.