Costa Brava

Costa Brava

Costa Brava in Spain is an agreeable location for leisure times. Costa Brava has become a favorite place with travelers all over the UK or maybe beyond it. Every year people visiting this definite region in Spain is getting higher in percentage due to its beautiful historical sites and rich in cultural edification too. Costa Brava region has so much exciting pleasure to offer; from historical places to hotel Costa Brava the whole things are open for recreation.

Located in Catalonia, Spain, this rugged stretch of coastline is a popular getaway for adventure seekers, yet a quiet haven for those looking for a little Rest & Recreation. Its rocky terrain, sheltered coves, and golden beaches are highlighted by the perfect mix of sunshine and warm temperatures.

Peak season:

As a year round destination, the Costa Brava is one of Spain’s most popular summer holiday retreats with the resort towns of Blanes, Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar and Cadagues filled to capacity during the summer months.

May and June is the best time to visit the Costa Brava, with an average heat of 25ºC. September and October, with an average high of 23ºC are also enjoyable. Situated on the northeast coast of Spain, the Costa Brava enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long, hot summers and mild winters.

Sights of Attraction:

Dali Museum-House

Dali Museum-House: It’s actually Dali‘s house as it was when he lived there with all the original furnishings. It’s as unique and creative as his art, and should not be missed. The garden area is as stunning as the house. Also, the setting is an absolute bonus, built on a rocky bluff overlooking the Mediterranean sea. The tour itself doesn’t take very long, but once outside in the garden you can spend as much time as you want. The area is also a beautiful spot for a picnic and to enjoy the surroundings.

Port Aventura Park

Pot Adventure Park:  Spain’s biggest and baddest, with a collection of wild rides it is great place to see on your trip to Costa Brava. Port Aventura is the flagship park, divided into several “lands,” such as the Wild West, Mexico, and China, with themed shows, restaurants, and gift shops. Though it could keep a family busy all day (or week), that’s just the beginning.

Places to change money in Costa Brava:

One can change money at airports, banks, travel agencies, and at major hotels; the latter generally have the worst rates. It is always a good idea to travel with some foreign currency and picking up some euro before arriving in Spain, if you come from a country that hasn’t got the euro, is recommended.

Many tourists nowadays simply withdraw local currency via ATMs using their debit card, or even their credit card, and an increasing number of banks make this possible throughout Spain. Look for participating schemes, like Switch and Maestro, Visa, and MasterCard. Although you may be charged a nominal amount by your bank, and possibly the bank you are withdrawing cash from, the banks utilize the commercial exchange rates, meaning a better deal.

Clothes to wear:

Mainly light clothes will be best to carry on your trip to Costa Brava. Breathable knits and woven shirts are going to be your best bet. Pack an assortment of layering tees, plus a few short sleeved cotton or linen shirts. Pack a nice bright dress for evenings out on the town. Shorts and cropped pants are going to be the most weather-appropriate.

Sunglasses, a hat to protect your face from the sun, and a scarf (optional) for layering.  Check the weather forecast before you leave to see if you need a travel umbrella; rain is rare but not unheard of. Including footwear, Sandals are going to be a must–but choose ones that you’re comfortable walking in.  Also pack a pair of flip flops for the beach.

Legal Cautions:

Entry & Exit: Citizens of Andorra, Austria, Monaco, and Switzerland as well as those from the EU whose countries use national identification cards can enter Spain with just that. All other nationalities must ensure their passports are up to date and valid at least six months past their planned departure date.

Citizens from the UK, US, Canada, and Australian and New Zealand don’t need a visa if they are staying for less than three months. Visitors from other countries not listed should check with the Spanish embassy or consulate in their city for visa information.

Customs: Spanish immigration allow the usual limits on duty-free items for passengers arriving from outside the EU, including: 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250g tobacco; one litre of spirits over 22 per cent proof, or two litres under 22 per cent proof; two litres of wine; 50g of perfume; 250ml of eau de toilette; 500g of coffee and gifts not exceeding €37. Passengers must be 17 years or older to carry through duty-free items and anything over and above these restrictions will need to be declared.

Business Hours:

Banks: 09:30 to 14:00, M/F;
09:30 to 13:00, Sat
Post offices: 09:00 to 17:00 M/F;
09:00 to 12:30, Sat
Government dept: 09:00 to 17:00, M/F
Business Centres: 09:00 to 17:30, M/F
Shops: 09:30 to 20:00, M/Sat

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