It is a place of passage of cultures and the first place were Greek and later Roman colonization of the Iberian Peninsula took place. The Costa Brava certainly packs in history and tradition: from north to south we find small fishing villages such as Port de la Selva, Cadaqués, Sa Tuna, Tamariu, Llafranc or Calella de Palafrugell, ideal places for lovers of peace to disconnect from the every day. But also, we find larger towns that have become tourist centers such as Roses, l’Escala, Palamós, Platja d’Aro, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Lloret de Mar and Blanes. And in the inland, we find large cities that provide social and cultural life, and a first class commercial offer such as Girona and Figueres.
The tradition of tourism on this site of the Mediterranean dates back to the early twentieth century, in particular to 1908, when Ferran Agulló gave this coastline its name, mentioning it in the newspaper La Voz de Cataluña. Agulló named it Costa Brava because of its rugged landscape that stretches from Banyuls (north) to Blanes (south), referring to the Mediterranean wild coastline.
The nature of the beaches with coarse sand and calm waters, attract many visitors. The rugged rocks and high cliffs, surrounded by pine forests that often reach to the sea, makes the Costa Brava an exceptional, unique and worldwide recognized place.
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