Blanes, Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar, Roses, Palamos
History may have given a way to high-rise hotels, and fishing to foam parties in this former Catalonian trading port, but the region’s fiery spirit is still evident, which is why Lloret de Mar is regarded as the best holiday spot on the Costa Brava. As a resort, the town caters for the 18-30s and families with children. There are seemingly hundreds of British bars, discos and clubs to choose from, and the days are packed with programmes of beach frolics and fun.
The resort has five rough sandy beaches, a massive water park, aquatic zoo and a theme park.
To discover Spain, visitors can revel in the local cuisine or gather in the town’s Placa de la Vila on Saturday evenings to join in when locals dance the traditional Catalonian Sardana dance.
The most southerly resort on the Costa Brava, not only attracts international tourists but is also frequented by large numbers of Spanish holidaymakers like most coastal towns. Has grown from a picturesque fishing village to a tourist boomtown. The resort has a two-mile (3km) long stretch of coastline offering sandy bays and rocky coves, the main beachfront lined with high-rise hotels and apartment blocks. Behind the seafront the town still retains some reminders of its past, like the medieval castle of St Joan, several churches and other historic buildings.
Pride of the town are two renowned botanical gardens, which boast thousands of plant species. This town gives visitors a taste of the real Spain, offering traditional street markets, several fiestas and folk dancing fairs