The Costa Brava
The Costa Brava is the whole coastline stretching from the French border in Portbou to the last town in the province of Girona, Blanes. In all, more than 200km of coast where, thanks to its complicated, steep rocky geology, landscapes of great natural beauty have remained intact with little urbanization.
The wild profile of the rocks and cliffs, and of the pine forest that almost touches the sea, give this area a unique personality. The beaches are often enclosed by walls of rocks and take the form of peaceful coves of thick sand and calm water. Here and there this calm alternates with big tourist resorts such as Roses, L’Escala, Platja d’Aro or Lloret de Mar, full of hotels and leisure centers.
Another towering monument bearing the footprint of history is the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, a perfect example of Romanesque and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.