The ferocity of nature has shaped the profile of the most northern coastline of the Mediterranean coast. Steep cliffs cut into the sea at will, forming coves protected by dense vegetation, cliffs and extensive beaches. This terrain shaped by its closeness to the mountains, the north wind and the swaying of waves, carve out the unique landscape of the Costa Brava. Fun, beach, sun and nature. The Costa Brava is the most northerly area of the Mediterranean coastline, in the province of Girona (Catalonia), located between the Côte Vermeille and the Costa del Marseme, covering 214 km of coastline from Blanes to Portbou, on the border with France. It is home to areas of great architectural riches in natural environments of spectacular beauty, with traditional fishing villages such as Cadaqués and medieval fortresses such as the Ciudadela de Roses and La Escala, in the Alt Empordà, the best beaches and coves on the Costa Brava in Begur, the commercial port of Palamós in the Baix Empordà, and Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar and Blanes, in the municipality of La Selva.
Fun, sun and the beach await you in this destination. The golden sand and the clear waters of Lloret de Mar, Cala Gogo de Calonge, La Fosca de Palamós and Mar Menuda de Tosa de Mar. The extensive beach of Sant Pere Pescador, is ideal for kitesurfing. The crystalline waters of Cala Taballera, in Port de la Selva, are perfect for snorkelling. There are the beautiful and small coves and secluded beaches, surrounded by vegetation and cliffs eroded by the sea, of Begur, Palagrugell and Cala Montjoi. This is a destination for relaxing in the sun and bathing in cool water of the sea and in the thermal waters of the spas and health resorts, where you can surrender to relaxation in a place where the culture of wellbeing forms a part of the lifestyle.
La Costa Brava is a green lung on the shore of a blue sea. A third of the land in Girona is protected natural space and within the confines of its coastline you can go on routes through Cap de Creus Natural Park, the Natural Park of the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà -which offers a wealth of migratory birds- and the marine reserve of the archipelago of the Medes Islands- an extension of the Montgrí Massif, comprised of seven islets with rocky sea beds and underwater caves rich in red coral-, and the cliffs of Ses Negres in the area of the Baix Empordà.
A picturesque setting that attracted several artists, as well as painters and poets, and today it offers a wide range of culture, such as the well-known Dali Triangle, which is houses the legacy of the painter Salvador Dalí at the Dali museum-theatre in Figueres, the house-museum in Cadaqués and the Gala Dalí Castle house-museum in Púbol, in La Pera. Its location, on the border with France, made it a gateway to the Peninsula and a transit point and settlement area for numerous cultures and peoples throughout history. This can be seen in the remains of the Iberian city ofUllastret, theGreek and Roman settlement of Ampurias, and the Iberian village of Puig de Castellet, in Lloret de Mar. At present, the villages of Girona are the setting for a wide variety of music and drama festivals, and they also maintain cultural traditions such as ceramic craftwork at La Bisbal. One of the most beautiful places in Catalonia is found in Girona, whose historic quarter brings together more than two thousand years of history with the Força Vella, a powerful fort of Roman origins, and the medieval expansion, configured between the 11th and 15th centuries. Walk around the network of narrow streets formed by El Call, the best preserved Jewish quarter is the world, and be entranced by the picturesque houses of shades of ochre on the banks of the Onyar River.
The culinary heritage of the region, the quality of its natural horticultural produce, the seafood and fresh fish from the sea and wines from Empordà have put it on the map as a place of gastronomic interest and enotourism. The creativity and innovative techniques of some of its most famous chefs have raised the status of the Costa Brava as a must-visit destination in order to taste cutting-edge cuisine, with a constellation formed of twelve Michelin stars.
Meliá has 1 hotel on the Costa Brava: Meliá Girona.
Meliá Girona is located right at the heart of the shopping area, next to the most contemporary shopping centres, boutiques, fashionable spots and very close to the city’s historic quarter. Ideal for both leisure and business clients, this hotel in Girona has modern rooms, different gastronomic spaces, free high speed internet connection (WiFi) throughout the hotel, an Internet corner (E- Point), a complete gym and 7 meeting rooms with natural light.
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