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Preparing your trip to Costa Brava: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. It’s better to exchange currency in one of banks; they serve clients from 9 am until 4 - 5 pm. In the afternoon lunch break is possible. Some larger hotels have their own exchange centers, but there a rather large fee is charged for service.
2. Vacationers shouldn’t go alone to explore remote areas of towns; it’s much better to do that with a guide and tourist companies. On the main streets, on the contrary, you can stroll even late at night. They are always crowded, many entertainment and shopping complexes close very late at night.
3. In public places it is necessary to watch your stuff closely. Don’t leave bags unattended. In shopping centers and markets pickpockets are working, so it's better not to take documents and other valuables, if they aren’t necessary.
4. Tourists, who expect to visit religious sites, have to bring some outdoor clothing with long sleeves with them. Entry to the temples and churches in short skirts and shorts is prohibited.
5. Travelling by car around resort is comfortable. You can rent it at one of the many centers. To do that it is necessary to have a passport and a driver's license of international standard. Driving experience has to be at least one year; persons under 21 years old may be denied service. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. It is recommended to rent cars only in big cities and use services of proven companies. The most popular is Hertz. It’s better not to use small organizations that offer rental at a very low price.
7. Smokers should pay attention to the existence of prohibition signs. Smoking in public places is prohibited. There are special areas for smokers close to shopping centers, restaurants, and government agencies; for violation of these rules large monetary fines are charged.
Every town in this resort area has to offer its guests a decent selection of restaurants. The most popular restaurant in Lloret de Mar is The Orient Express; it specializes in international … Open
8. It is profitable to make calls to other cities and countries using pay-phones. Booths of bright blue and green colors can be seen literally on every street. Pay-phones accept plastic cards, which are sold at all newsstands; some machines accept coins.
9. Tipping is customary to literally any service. In the restaurant it has to be 10 - 15% of the total bill. Waiters at a hotel and guides usually are rewarded with 1-1.5 euros.
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What to visit being in Costa Brava - unique sights

Santa Margarida

From the series “Majestic and Spectacular Craters and Crater Lakes”
In the surroundings of the volcano is a lot of excellent tourist trails with signposting. On some of them you can also drive by car. In 1982, La Garrocha district was declared a nature reserve, so the tourists visiting it should observe some important rules. There are special places for tents and picnics on the territory of the nature reserve. The tourists, who like to bring the natural souvenirs (eg pebbles and plants) from the picturesque regions back home, is recommended to do without this tradition. … Read further

Torre Galatea

From the series “Top 16 Most Amazing Buildings of the Planet”
The building was named to honor the talented painter Elena Diakonova, who is more known among the art lovers under the pseudonym Galatea. The original building served as a house for Salvador Dali. In 1974, he restored the half-destroyed building of the old theater from the ruins. The official opening of the House Museum of Salvador Dali took place in 1974. In this house, the painter presented his first masterpieces to the public. The purpose of the building was multifaceted. Not only did the paintings take place, but also the performances of the circus artists, the orchestras and the theater groups were performed. … Read further

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Travelling to Costa Brava - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Costa Brava. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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