Costa Brava

Camping in Costa Brava

Costa Brava camping

The Costa Brava is a beautifully rugged region of Catalonia in Northeast Spain. Stretching along 124 miles of stunning Mediterranean coast, the area is renowned for its beautiful beaches and coves. With wonderful weather, the area is full of unspoilt nature, historical sites and villages, ancient castles and picturesque towns.

Like all of Spain, the Costa Brava is very child friendly, with locals welcoming families. Several of the area’s coastal towns such as Blanes and L’Estartit have been awarded certificates that officially recognise them as Family Tourism Destinations. During summer, both beaches have kids’ clubs, with qualified monitors who organise fun seaside activities – leaving you free to relax and read a book!

Things to do while you’re camping in the Costa Brava

The beaches of the Costa Brava are a real lure for families with both large sandy beaches and tiny coves hidden behind pine forests to explore. A third of the Costa Brava coastline is part of the protected Cap de Creus nature reserve, so why not explore it with a boat trip along the coast? At Palamós, the Costa Brava’s main fishing port, there’s a fish museum offering a fascinating ‘Fish Tour’ and you can also watch the daily fish auction. Or why not have a go at sea kayaking, wakeboarding or water skiing?

For those looking for an active day out, take a visit to Parc Aventura (with locations in both Pals and Platja d’Aró). There are facilities for all ages and more than 80 adventure activities suspended in the trees, such as zip wires, bridges, ropes and Tarzan jumps. The region is also home to three fantastic water parks – Aquabrava, Water Worldand Aquadiver. Here the family can play to their hearts’ content with facilities such as wave pools, water slides, hot tubs and artificial rivers.

After all the excitement, take a serene trip on the Roses Express Train, which travels around the bay of Roses on 5 different routes. The Falconera route, for example, offers stunning view of the bay and the Medes Islands. Or take a stroll along the Camino de Ronda nature trail and discover a hidden cove. And for something completely different, why not make a visit to the incredible flight simulator in Empuriabrava? Windoor Realfly allows you to experience a free fall in a wind tunnel, and the minimum age is just 4 years old.

Getting to Costa Brava

The easiest way to get to the region is to fly to Girona, just a short hop from the Costa Brava. Cheap flights are available with both Ryanair and Thomson. The city of Girona is also worth exploring, with its medieval centre and beautiful cathedral.

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