Spain Travel & Accommodation Guide - Costa Brava
& Resorts on the Costa Brava, Spain - Blanes, Empuria Brava, L'Estartit
& Malgrat de Mar
Brava - a coastal region of north-eastern Catalunya, Spain, in the
comarques of Alt Empordà and Baix Empordà, in the province
of Girona. Costa is the Spanish and Catalan word for 'coast', and "Brava"
means "Rugged". Originally a fishing area, the Costa was developed
for tourism in 1950. The area has an excellent summer climate
and lovely beaches. Whilst part of the Costa Brava coastline offers
itself to tourist developments on a very large scale, other areas have
retained a more traditional look and have become "hidden gems" for visitors
who want a little more than sun, sand and sangria. Small towns like Cadaqués
have attracted artists such as Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso and are
now fashionable resorts. As well as the major resorts featured below, the
coast between Roses and Tossa de Mar has many delightful small coastal
towns such as Pals, Begur, Tamariu, Calella, Llafranc, and Aigua Blava.
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Brava Hotels by Location:
Brava - Blanes
de Mar - Malgrat
de Mar -
de Mar - Platja
D'Aro - Roses
Susanna - Tossa
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previously a fishing village, the resort is popular with Spanish holidaymakers
and also attracts international tourists due to its location just 60 kilometres
north of Barcelona airport. A quieter and more relaxing holiday destination
than Lloret de Mar - youngsters might find it a little boring, but the
town is perfect for families and couples for a sunny beach holiday.
Costa Brava, Blanes
The Costa Brava Hotel is
located in Blanes, Spain, 300 metres from the beach. It is three kilometres
from Marine Land zoo and theme park and four kilometres from Water World.
This centrally located modern hotel includes an outdoor pool with sun loungers.
High-speed Internet access is available in public areas. Costa Brava
Hotel features a relaxed, wood-furnished restaurant offering an international
buffet. Complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily. An all-inclusive
rate is available. The 80 guestrooms have telephones, safes, televisions,
and extend to balconies.
Mar Ski, Blanes
The Hotel Mar Ski is a modern
whitewashed hotel with blue balconies, located directly on beachfront in
the Costa Brava seaside town of Blanes, 65 kilometres from Barcelona. The
Harbour is a kilometre's stroll from the hotel, and the Marineland and
Water World parks are within seven kilometres. Girona Airport is 30 minutes,
30 kilometres (18 miles) from the hotel and Barcelona Airport is around
85 kilometres away. The Mar Ski Restaurant offers Spanish and international
cuisine served buffet-style with a variety of wines in a modern setting.
Guests can enjoy a drink or go for a swim in the outdoor pool on the rooftop
terrace, which boasts panoramic views over the Mediterranean Sea. Multilingual
staff at the 24-hour front desk can help book excursions and offer advice
on the area. Parking is available nearby.
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up until 45 years ago, this area was all farmland. Today, Empuriabrava
is a tourist resort/residential area made special by an attractive system
of canals, a busy marina, beautiful beaches and its own aerodrome with
flying club and skydiving centre.
Platja HA Empuriabrava
The Xon's Platja HA Aparthotel
is located in Empuriabrava, Spain, 150 metres from the beach and 10 kilometres
from Roses Water Park. Housed in a nine-storey block of holiday apartments,
Xon's Platja Aparthotel opens to air-conditioned interiors with a 24-hour
front desk. The grounds extend to an outdoor swimming pool with adjacent
children's pool. Further amenities include a games room and a television
room, and onsite shopping includes a supermarket, a boutique, and a hair
salon. The Oasis buffet restaurant at Xon's Platja serves Spanish
and international dishes. The aparthotel serves drinks at the Pub Rendezvous
and also at the poolside bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is available.
Bicycles and scooters can be rented on site. The sandy beach 150 metres
away offers water sports from windsurfing to jet skiing. From the marina,
boats can be hired for canal cruises. The nearest golf course is 20 kilometres
away in Perelada.
Ampuria Inn, Empuriabrava
The Hotel Ampuria-Inn is
a modern four-floor property located in the largest residential marina
in Europe, ten kilometres from the historical Citadel of Roses. The hotel
is well placed to explore the surrounding area; for a touch of culture
visitors can head to the Dali Museum 13 kilometres away, while the picturesque
fishing village of Cadaques is 30 kilometres distance. The hotel's
Maggma Restaurant serves international dishes in elegant, modern surroundings.
Guests can use the extensive gym and spa facilities, cool off in the outdoor
pool, and have afternoon tea in the Cappricio Cafeteria. Parties
and conferences are also catered for next to the pool in the Bramasole
Hall. The 43 guestrooms feature modern, warm decor. All offer air
conditioning, satellite television and radios. Bathrooms have bidets.
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Port Salins, Empuriabrava
Located on the Costa Brava,
the stylishly modern Hotel Port Salins is set in the heart of Empuriabrava's
famous marina, the largest marina in the world, 16 kilometers from the
Dali Museum. In the morning, guests can enjoy the buffet breakfast
service and browse the newspapers before a day's sightseeing. The multilingual
staff at the 24-hour front desk and the concierge are on hand to help with
theater and concert tickets and advice on finding the best that the area
has to offer. Sun-worshippers can lounge on the terraces with a drink at
the poolside bar, or top up their tans at the solarium. Guests can also
relax and revitalise in the full-service health spa, with a sauna or enjoy
the anti-stress beauty treatments. In the evenings, guests can enjoy
the seasonal cuisine made with fresh local produce, specialties include
seafood dishes, in the restaurant's classic setting with low-level lighting.
After dinner, guests can retire to the lounge bar for a nightcap before
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besides being a popular resort for holidaymakers, L'Estartit also offers
excellent surrounding natural heritage for visitors. There are coastal
trails through dunes and marshes, and also bicycle trails along the banks
of the River Ter. Also an excellent underwater wonderland for scuba
Medes II, L'Estartit
Guests at Hotel Medes II
have been enjoying its warm and homely atmosphere for more than 40 years
with hospitality, quality and great service to ensure you feel at home.
The hotel is open all year round and offers the services typical of a hotel
of its rank, with packages of activities and stays adapted to any need.
Located in L’Estartit, a small fishing port in the county of El Baix Empordà
- in the Costa Brava - right in front of the Medes Islands, the best-preserved
marine nature reserve in the Mediterranean. This is the ideal place
to do sea sports (diving, sailing...) and also to go shopping, go for a
stroll and enjoy the natural beauty all around. The restaurant, with
seating for 190 diners, has air-conditioning, central heating and piped
music, and is equipped to hold conventions. It is open both to clients
from the hotel and to diners from outside. It is specialised in Mediterranean
Hotel Nereida is a low-rise
whitewashed family-run hotel located in a quiet setting, 300 metres from
Estartit Beach in the Baix Emporda region of the Costa Brava. As well as
the beach, there are many attractions in the surrounding area, such as
the Medieval villages of Pals and Peratallada, 10 kilometres away, and
the Greek and Roman ruins of l'Escala and Sant Marti D'Empuries 15 kilometres
away.Guests can enjoy drinks, cocktails and snacks out on the poolside
terraces or in the bar which is open until midnight. The restaurant serves
a buffet of international cuisine, as well as typical Catalan and Spanish
dishes, for breakfast, lunch and dinner accompanied by an extensive wine
list. The hotel has two swimming pools; one for adults and the other for
children and there is a games area with billiards and table tennis.
DE MAR BEACH HOTELS
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de Mar - a pretty coastal town, Malgrat de Mar is located in the southern
part of the Costa del Maresme, bordering with the forest, in a level territory
with some hills and extensive pine groves reaching to the sea.
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Cartagonova, Malgrat de Mar
The Hotel Cartagonova Management
welcomes you from a special conception in understanding the new hotel keeping.
In this we reflect commitment to service and a very specific offer: A comfortable
hotel and an urban spa. Exclusive and in keeping with the most up-to-date
demand. You will find a complete team of highly qualified and motivated
professionals in the lobby. They will take care of your needs during your
stay. If you so prefer, you can read the papers or have your favourite
drink in our Bar, in an exceedingly comfortable atmosphere. Guests
can relax on loungers around the pool, try their hand at water polo, work
out with an aerobics class, and enjoy the live evening music. The restaurant
offers an extensive buffet of regional and international cuisine and the
hotel hosts a range of live shows and entertainment four nights a week
in low season and five nights a week in high season. Guests can enjoy
cocktails and a game of billiards in the bar before heading down to the
Tropicana Nightclub, located directly under the hotel.
Luna Club, Malgrat de Mar
The Hotel Luna Club is a
modern complex set in gardens 200 metres from the beach, between the towns
of Malgrat de Mar and Santa Susanna on the Spanish Costa Brava. The lagoon-style
outdoor pool has sunbathing terraces, a separate area for children, and
is flanked by sub-tropical gardens, while spa facilities include a range
of massage treatments (surcharge), as well as a hot tub, solarium and a
heated indoor pool. There is a children's room with games including
table tennis and billiards, and an activity programme for kids and adults
runs from June to September. There is a gym on site, and free Yoga, Tai-Chi
and Shiatsu courses, and dance and aqua aerobics classes at the resort
during July and August. The hotel's two bars provide relaxing locations
where guests can enjoy snacks and cocktails, and the restaurant offers
buffet local and international dishes, including vegetarian and children's
options, in an informal setting.
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