About Costa Brava
The Costa Brava (‘wild’ or ‘rugged coast’) was christened a century ago by a local journalist who was dazzled by this dramatic stretch of Mediterranean coastline. Stretching from Blanes, 60 kilometres north of Barcelona, to Portbou near the French border, the Costa Brava remains a strikingly beautiful destination. The coast is etched with miniature coves of breathtaking beauty, whitewashed fishing villages curl around horseshoe bays, and spectacular cliffs plunge into an azure sea. Just inland, medieval hamlets dream on hilltops and redolent pine forests carpet the hills. Choose your dream accommodation from our great range of cheap hotels, hostels, B&Bs and apartments at budgetplaces!
Since the 1960s, some of the former fishing villages have developed into hugely popular resorts, particularly Blanes, Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar, which have become famous for their lively summer nightlife and gorgeous white sand beaches. Tossa de Mar preserves its wonderful castle and old town (Vila Vela) on a clifftop, while Blanes hosts a fantastic summer International Fireworks Festival, which attracts around a million spectators. To start your holiday with a bang, check out our explosive deals on budget accommodation on the Costa Brava!