The name “Costa Brava” can be translated from Spanish as “wild shore”. The local landscape is full of rocky hills covered with fir and pine groves, picturesque bays and clean beaches with white sand. The coast is full of numerous ancient towns that are very hospitable to all visitors. Besides wonderful beaches this place attracts visitors by large choice of excursion routes.
Lloret de mar is known as the tourist capital of the island. Here are gathered main cultural facilities and historical sights. Numerous museums, galleries and theaters are open every day and ready to accept new visitors. People, who want to find out more about the flora and fauna of this island, should visit the town named Blanes as the largest botanic garden of the region is located there. Another place of interest of this town is the largest seafood market of the island. Tossa de Mar is rich in ancient buildings. Here is located an old fort that is kept in a great condition till our days. The observation areas of the fort feature a wonderful panorama or the coast. Gerona town is the location of the main religious sight – the Cathedral built in the baroque style. The height of the Cathedral is 35 meters. The altar of the church is made from silver. This is a true piece of art that amazes visitors by refined work. Montserrat is the mountain region that is known as the location of the internationally famous Benedictine monastery. It was built in the 1st century and attracts visitors by its unusual shape. The holy place is protected by 18 monks who are always ready to tell the visitors the history of this place and show spacious halls of the monastery.
Besides the observation of various places of interest, tourists can enjoy sports activities. To their service are several tennis courts, golf fields, and widest choice of various water sports.