About Real-Costa-Brava.com

I first got to know the Costa Brava 20 years ago when my mum moved out here from England having fallen in love with this region of Spain, the Costa Brava, herself over the years of family holidays to its many lovely beaches.

At first I would just visit several times a year, falling more and more in love with this stunning part of Spain every time I came.

Each time I would walk down the steps or round the headland to one beach or another (Illa Roja, Platja Fonda, Cala El Golfet...) I would draw a breath as I caught sight of a sea so clear I could see the rocks below and I would say...

This is one of the most beautiful places in the world, we have to find a way to stay here forever!

Eventually, along with my partner, I did find a way and made that move a little more permanent (can you blame me????)

We don’t just love the sea, the beaches and the little coves...

    it’s the festivals (fireworks, human towers, giants, pirates, sardanas, sea shanties and burnt rum),

    the mountains (the Pyrenees are so close - and are so beautiful), and

    the little stone villages with narrow streets (that have barely changed for centuries).

We could go on, but we’ll save that for the rest of the website :o)

But why did we create this website?

Well, as we mentioned on the home page, we could never find any information on the internet that really answered our questions on what there was to do on the Costa Brava.

The sites we came across were either the official tourist board website or some other site that just seemed to reiterate what the official tourist board website said. Don’t get us wrong, the official tourist site is great, but it isn’t personal.

It didn’t give us what we were really looking for...the real Costa Brava, written by real people that really know it.

Over the years various friends and family have joined us on our holidays to the Costa Brava, and in taking them to all our favourite beaches, sites and attractions we realised that actually we now knew all the information we had once been seeking, and...

our friends loved having what they felt was the Costa Brava insight by friends that really knew the place.

So we thought, why not create our own site, and give anyone who wants to know, the Costa Brava insight that our friends seemed to appreciate so much.

We really want to create a site that answers your questions, so that you can have the best holiday to the Costa Brava possible...

So please let us know if there is something we haven’t covered that you want to know about (unless it is totally random...like Catalonia squirrel mating habits) and we’ll build you a page on it.

We also want this site to contain readers real stories...not just ours. So please tell us your stories, share your experiences and your photos - and we’ll create a Web page just for you.

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