The Costa Dourada (translated Golden Coast) extends to the south of the Catalonia region and is known for the many long sandy beaches with very clear and fine sand.
But Costa Dourada has not only beaches but also enjoys many historic tourist attractions. Not to forget is the Roman city of Tarragona, which has a historic centre. Roman buildings, such as the amphitheatre can all over the city and surrounding areas are visited.
Costa Dourada is a water paradise for children and adults. Here is the Port Aventura theme park, one of the best water theme parks in Europe. Children and adults will have fun with their many attractions and activities in the water.
The Costa Brava (Wild Coast translated) is located in the north of Catalonia and is known for its beautiful beaches with crystal clear water as well as for its romantic villages with a Mediterranean atmosphere.
The city of Girona is a very important city in the coastal hinterland. More than a thousand years history can be discovered in the old town, with its cathedral and the alleyways of the old Jewish quarter.
To discover the beauty of the Costa Brava and understand its name you need to experience its nature. Here the mountains of the Pyrenees meet the vast splendour of the Mediterranean with small fishing villages and idyllic coves, like the ones of Calella de Palafrugell, which should not be missed.
A journey through the Costa Brava is a journey through many cultures and through a region that boasts thousands of years of civilization. Visit Greek houses and Roman temples in Empúries, and also follow the traces of the Iberians, Romans, the Visigoths and the Carolingians who have left their imprint in the region.
Embark on the traces of the painter Salvador Dalí and visit his birthplace Figueres and the picturesque coastal town of Cadaques, where he had his residence.