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    This ‘Wild’ coast runs northeast from Blanes, 60km north of Barcelona, all the way to the French border and was originally targeted in the 1950’s as a French tourist destination; the good summer climate, excellent beaches and favourable exchange rates leading to tourism rapidly taking over from fishing as the principal industry.

    Costa Brava is an intriguing mix of handsome, natural, scenic attractions; high cliffs, wooded coves, isolated beaches, low-key fishing villages, plus, of course, some rather well-developed holiday resorts, although the reality is far more encouraging than might be imagined; Tossa de Mar with its medieval wall and turrets is still very attractive, La Bisbal, famed for its ceramics, is a medieval market town in an appealing river setting, and the ancient, much-loved, walled city of Girona stands aloof on a fortified hill as a counterpoint to the wilder excesses of the larger resorts further south.

    The area immediately surrounding Girona includes the Montseny Massif and the extraordinary volcanic region of Garrotxa.

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This ‘Wild’ coast runs northeast from Blanes, 60km north of Barcelona, all the way to the French border and was originally targeted in the 1950’s as a French tourist destination; the good summer climate, excellent beaches and favourable exchange rates leading to tourism rapidly taking over from fishing as the principal industry.

Costa Brava is an intriguing mix of handsome, natural, scenic attractions; high cliffs, wooded coves, isolated beaches, low-key fishing villages, plus, of course, some rather well-developed holiday resorts, although the reality is far more encouraging than might be imagined; Tossa de Mar with its medieval wall and turrets is still very attractive, La Bisbal, famed for its ceramics, is a medieval market town in an appealing river setting, and the ancient, much-loved, walled city of Girona stands aloof on a fortified hill as a counterpoint to the wilder excesses of the larger resorts further south.

The area immediately surrounding Girona includes the Montseny Massif and the extraordinary volcanic region of Garrotxa.

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Silken Park Hotel San Jorge

4 Star

Rising above the coves of Sant Jordi and Bella Dona in Platja d’Aro, Silken Park Hotel San Jorge sits amidst fragrant pine trees and enjoys fabulous views across the headland of Cap Roig and direct access to the two sandy coves below.

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Premier Gran Hotel Reymar & Spa

5 Star Superior

In a premier location overlooking Mar Menuda beach and enjoying fabulous views, Premier Gran Hotel Reymar & Spa is a ten minute stroll along the seafront promenade from the resort centre of Tossa del Mar and an ideal base for exploring the Costa Brava.

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Hostal de La Gavina

5 Star

In a wonderful location on a small peninsula between two secluded bays, Hostal de la Gavina first opened its doors in 1932, and nestling amid pine trees and bougainvillea this beautiful property gently blends its historic heritage with modern amenities in a timeless elegant design.

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Hotel Camiral PGA Catalunya Resort

5 star

Adjacent to the two exceptional golf courses at PGA Catalunya Resort, Hotel Camiral offers superbly stylish and contemporary surroundings and is a five minute drive from the spa town of Caldes de Malavella.

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Featured hotels

Silken Park Hotel San Jorge

4 Star

Rising above the coves of Sant Jordi and Bella Dona in Platja d’Aro, Silken Park Hotel San Jorge sits amidst fragrant pine trees and enjoys fabulous views across the headland of Cap Roig and direct access to the two sandy coves below.

Premier Gran Hotel Reymar & Spa

5 Star Superior

In a premier location overlooking Mar Menuda beach and enjoying fabulous views, Premier Gran Hotel Reymar & Spa is a ten minute stroll along the seafront promenade from the resort centre of Tossa del Mar and an ideal base for exploring the Costa Brava.

Hostal de La Gavina

5 Star

In a wonderful location on a small peninsula between two secluded bays, Hostal de la Gavina first opened its doors in 1932, and nestling amid pine trees and bougainvillea this beautiful property gently blends its historic heritage with modern amenities in a timeless elegant design.

Hotel Camiral PGA Catalunya Resort

5 star

Adjacent to the two exceptional golf courses at PGA Catalunya Resort, Hotel Camiral offers superbly stylish and contemporary surroundings and is a five minute drive from the spa town of Caldes de Malavella.

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