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    Holidays To Costa Brava from Manchester

    The Costa Brava is one of the quickest places you can fly to for a beach holiday from Manchester. So you want to go to the beach? This Costa Brava has over 200 kilometres of coastline, with many Blue Flag beaches, 


    The Costa Brava has three natural parks where you can get away from your everyday stress: Cap de Creus, Aiguamolls de l’Empordà, and Montgr*, Illes Medes i el Baix Ter. Do you know that the Medes islands are famous around the world for scuba diving?


    There are other things you can do: go boating on Banyoles lake (one of the largest lakes in the Iberian Peninsula) or visit one of the fairy-tale botanical gardens of the area, like Marimurtra (Blanes).


    You can fly to the Costa Brava from Manchester, arriving into either GIrona or Barcelona Airports.

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    Costa Brava Main Resorts

    Lloret De Mar

    The Lloret de Mar holiday has been an attraction since the early 1970s, and though the hairstyles may have changed, Lloret de Mar holidays are still as attractive as ever. 

    There are many fun family-friendly bars and restaurants in this Mediterranean coastal town, as well as hidden gems to discover. 

    You can get sea views at the Renaissance-inspired cliff top gardens, which are tucked away from the buzzing boulevards.


    Tossa De Mar

    Think Tossa de Mar for your next Costa Brava getaway in 2021 if you want to have a summer holiday with a twist. As with many other resorts on the Costa Brava, Tossa de Mar offers a peaceful atmosphere and traditional poolside holidays, as well as adventure activities in the mountain ranges surrounding it.

    It’s quieter than any other nearby resort, but its stunning coastlines and balmy weather will make you fall in love, not to mention it’s rich history and gorgeous architecture. There’s a lot of medieval towers and walls, cobblestone alleyways, and quaint cafes to explore if you’re a culture vulture.

    Tossa de Mar is a popular resort for people who like a change of pace during their holidays.



    With its three km of beach, vast sand dunes, sun beds and showers, Pineda de Mar has everything a family needs. A water sports centre offers windsurfing and wakeboarding, and the promenade behind is a nice place to have lunch.

    The resort has terracotta buildings, palm trees, and a variety of historic buildings. Immerse yourself in it for a holiday to remember.



    The beaches of Blanes are a major attraction for tourists, ranging from small coves to beaches that stretch for 2 kilometers. Among the many activities available to tourists, long walks on the beach, kite flying, and many more are available.

    The beaches near here offer a range of activities, such as swimming, diving, boating, windsurfing, paragliding, beach volleyball, and more.

    Blanes’ promenade is also a great spot, where you can enjoy a morning or evening stroll, or do some shopping at the street stalls set up along the way. Travelling with family?  Whymnot take your kids on the many kiddie rides?

    Platja d’Aro.

    A coastal path links Platja d’Aro – which has shops, restaurants, and the beautiful Estanys Park – to Sant Pol beach and the cove of Sa Conca de S’Agaro – a great place to start exploring the area. In addition to the town’s center 2-kilometer sandy beach, there are gorgeous rocky coves with clear water.

    Things to do in Costa Brava

    Water World Aquatic Park.

    The largest water ride in Europe, Rafting River, and wave pools make Water World Aquatic Park an unforgettable day. Select from single tickets, family tickets, or tickets with transfers.

    You can enjoy spectacular roller coasters, a pool full of fun, or slides that will make your head spin. Aside from 15 unique rides, such as X-Treme Mountain, Water Mountain, and Rafting River, there’s also a wave pool where you’ll be able to cool off. Take your pick from the park’s many restaurants after you’ve worked up an appetite from all that fun.

    Snorkling trip to Medes Islands

    Visit the Medes Islands Natural Marine Reserve and be awed by its natural beauty. Enjoy 3 hours of snorkeling in this underwater world off the coast of Costa Brava. The island cruise allows you to swim, sunbathe, and explore the islands.

    Meet your guide at the partner’s shop, where snorkeling equipment will be provided. Take a look at this video on the Medes Islands and the marine life you can see there. After that, depart for the islands on a small boat.

    Jump into the water with a guide, eight to ten people at a time, once you arrive at the archipelago. He will show you the best places to view the underwater creatures. Once you return to the boat after snorkeling for 50 minutes, you can swim or relax on the deck. You will sail around the islands before heading back to the harbor, where the tour ends.

    Figueres: Dalí Theater-Museum Guided Tour

    During this 2.5-hour guided tour of the Dal* Theater-Museum, learn about the life and art of Spain’s most famous surrealist painter, Salvador Dal*.

    Learn about the meaning of his paintings in the museum based in the artist’s hometown, Figueres, with help from an expert local guide.

    You can admire the 1,500 works on display at the Dali Museum and Theatre, which has honoured the artist since its inception in 1974. Located on the site of an old municipal theatre, the museum is considered to be Dali*’s last great work of art.

    You can view the controversial artist’s remains in a crypt above a stage in the museum.

    Girona Tour

    Experience Girona’s monumental history during this extensive 3-hour tour. Strolling around its Jewish quarter transports you to medieval times. A knowledgeable local guide will take you on a journey through 2,000 years of history.


    Enjoy a guided tour of Montserrat and learn about the rich history of the mountain while watching an informative presentation. You can ride the train to the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, which contains the renowned statue, the Virgin of Montserrat, and marvel at the stunning views of the mountain.

    From the resort of Lloret de Mar, travel towards the Montserrat mountain range in Catalonia, located near Barcelona. A short audiovisual presentation about Montserrat will greet you upon arrival. Take a look at the peaks, serrated edges, and dramatic rock formations on Montserrat.

    Visit the Abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat – a pilgrimage site because of its famous statue, the Virgin of Montserrat — after riding a zip line up the mountain. The Benedictine monastery, which was founded in the 11th century, offers captivating views of the mountain range. Discover the oldest boys’ choir in Europe, the Escolania de Monserrat, and meet the monks who still live in the monastery today.

    If you need any further help planning your trip from Manchester to Costa Brava – don’t hesitate to give Manchester Travel Shop a call on 0161 818 8399 – speak to a travel agent to get the best prices and receive expert honest advice.

    If Costa Brava hasn’t quite ticked all of your boxes, why not check out options for Costa Dorada or Costa Blanca?