Need tipps what to do in the area? There is plenty to do and here are some of our favorites.
The northern Coast
The northern part of the Costa Brava, on the border with France, is the rockiest of all and has wildest, most pristine land.

This area is strongly marked by Cap de Creus, which stands out majestically over the Girona coastline. At the north of Cap de Creus, we find the villages of Portbou, Colera and Llangä. Portbou is on the border with France. For many decades, it was the gateway to Spain and all the trains used to make a long stop there to change gauge and complete the border controls. This is why its station is so astonishingly big and beautiful.

Colera, by contrast, is a much smaller seafarer-village, sandwiched between the enormous rocks and steep cliffs. Llançá is bigger, but still a peaceful village with local traders and one of the best restaurants in the province, Miramar, run by Paco Perez, the chef with the most Michelin stars in Spain.
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Following the coastline and entering Cap de Creus there are two small towns: Port de La Selva, one of the most charming small fishing villages in the area, and Cadaqués, probably the jewel of the Costa Brava. The difficult access to Cadaqués by road just adds to the excitement. All the houses are white, the atmosphere is seafaring and the town exudes a bohemian yet modern warmth. It is a must to visit.

We also highly recommend the sea path between Cadaqués and Roses. After the rugged rocks of Cap de Creus comes a huge bay, with Roses as its capital city and Empuriabrava, offering a leisure and nautical centre, with one of the biggest pleasure ports in the area.

Further south come the towns of Sant Pere Pescador, with a beach of dunes and large numbers of surfers, and L'Escala, another must-see on the route, especially for the ruins of Empúries, the only archaeological site in the peninsula where both Roman and Greek ruins can be found side by side.
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