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The combination of a very good summer climate, nature, excellent beaches and a favourable foreign exchange rate, which made Spain a relatively inexpensive tourist destination, was exploited by the construction of large numbers of hotels and apartments in such seaside resorts as Blanes, Tossa de Mar, and Lloret de Mar.

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Costa Brava – which means ‘wild coast – is the rugged stretch of Catalan coastline an hour or two’s drive north-east of Barcelona.

The southernmost part of this region went through hideous over-development when mass tourism exploded in the Sixties and the Brits flooded in. But if you ignore the signs to Lloret de Mar, or the ominously named Tossa de Mar, and continue northwards, you will soon find yourself in a land of beautiful rocky coves and fierce Catalan tradition.


Costa Brava Beaches

The Costa Brava has a plethora of beaches. They come in all sizes ranging from kilometers-long, tourist-filled stretches of sand to hard-to-reach, virtually ‘private’ beaches nestled in small coves.


The beaches:

The type of sand may differ from resort to resort, and sometimes from beach to beach. Many Costa Brava beaches have fine sand, while just as many have course sand. The color may vary between grey and golden.



Most of the beaches — certainly the ones that cater to tourists — have plenty of facilities, including toilets, access for those who are disabled, lifeguards (during the main seasons), on-beach open showers, and first-aid stations.

In many places kiosks are set up along the boulevards, and some beaches have their own on-beach bars and restaurants.

If you want a good night out to meet girls, than pay a visit to Barcelona, the women from Barcelona are very hospitality and very open.


Water Safety

Many of the large tourist beaches all but disappear during the winter, when storms take away the sand. The beaches are rebuilt in time for the tourist season. More often than not that explains why the type and color of sand can be so different from one beach to the next.



Tour Boats

Regularly scheduled tour boats sail from resort to resort. Trips are not cheap, but the rides are well worth it. Upon embarking the boat keep in mind which way it will sail — and then try to secure a seat on the side facing the land. Otherwise your photos will include lots of more-or-less tanned heads.


How to have a good night out in Costa Brava

you’ll find genteel seafront promenades filled with terrace cafés where you can happily while away a few hours or sip a nightcap.

This region also has some really great, quirky little bars and if you want live music or discos, you’ll be able to find those too.


Girona is obviously a slightly different kettle of beats when it comes to nightlife. For a start, it’s not on the sea, so the whole vibe is different from the rest of the Costa, and like most cities of any size, you’ll find clubs and bars to suit most tastes


Parties at the costa brava:

Yes, I spent this July in Costa Brava. The beaches are not as glamorous as Costa Dorada or Costa de Sol Marbella, but still nice enough in its own way. Every night it doesn't sleep! The foam parties and beach clubs are perfect with a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean. the Disco Tropics Lloret de Mar brings in many of Europe’s top DJ’s for each of their different themed music events, I personally recommend it if you're looking to have a good time. There are many beaches, along with their beach clubs: Roses Beaches, Llafranc Beaches, Begur Beaches, Calella de Palafrugell Beaches and Tamariu Beaches are the most popular beaches in Costa Brava. BTW Costa Brava is filled with excellent restaurants - you simply cannot go to Spain without trying a traditional authentic paella. It is delicious! The streets are filled with gelaterias as well, perfect for summer. 


The perfect place for meeting traditional girls is definitely Madrid. There you'll find very pretty Spanish women that love to shop, hang out and dine.