Costa Brava Vacations

Costa Brava, or the Rugged Coast, is a coastal region of northeastern Spain's Catalonia, stretching from Blanes, 60 km (37 mi) northeast of Barcelona, to the French border, and is regarded as the prettiest and classiest of the country's holiday coasts. The combination of a very good summer climate, excellent beaches, nature, unspoiled coves, ... Read more
charming seaside towns with quality restaurants, and spectacular scenery helped Costa Brava to develop as a premier holiday destinations for those across Europe and North Americans in-the-know. The regions top inland attraction is the not-to-miss city of Girona and by-the-sea resorts such as popular Blanes and Lloret de Mar while lesser-known Tossa de Mar attracts a more discerning traveler.

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Hot summers and mild winters make this Mediterranean area a popular escape for under-sunned Britons, and popular with travelers around the world who love Gaudi, tapas and beaches. August can get extremely hot ... Read more
and humid, and crowds from Northern Europe flood in on their yearly vacations, but May-June and September-October strike a balance between sunny, hot weather and relative availability of hotels.

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Menlo Park, California, USA

Beautiful region of Spain. The coastline is made up of small villages tucked between cliffs and mountains, with turquoise water and amazing food. Inland, there are hundreds of medieval villages with cobblestone streets, castles and olive groves, as well as the Dali Museum. Reminded me a lot of Tuscany with a Spanish twist.

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Stuttgart, Germany

rrealy beautiful landscape, nearly for everybody places to like. But therefor it is during the main sesoon often overcrowded and not a cheap Destination.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA
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Northeastern Spain's Costa Brava, or Rugged Coast, is known for not only its scenic rocky shoreline and nice beaches, but for its picturesque villages and towns and a world-class food scene.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Villamiel de Toledo, Spain
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