The most beautiful villages of the Costa Brava

1- Cadaqués

For Dalí, Cadaqués was the most beautiful village in the world, and it is one of the most desirable destinations on the Costa Brava. This Mediterranean fishing village still maintains its charm, with the typical white houses and blue windows. A 15 minute walk away we find Port LLigat, a small village where you can visit Salvador Dalí's old house, which is now a museum. 

We can not forget its incredible location in the Natural Park of Cap de Creus, so you can enjoy a vacation of coves with crystal clear waters and hiking trails with incredible views.

2- Calella de Palafrugell

This small town is located in the Baix Empordà and is protected by the cape of Cap Roig. It is one of the most charming villages of the Costa Brava for its physiognomy of white houses around the sea and its many coves and beaches.

Some of the things to do in Calella de Palafrugell is to walk along the coastal path to Llafranc, its neighboring village. Go to the Far de Sant Sebastià to enjoy the spectacular views of the village and eat a good rice overlooking the Mediterranean in the restaurant La Blava. 

3- Begur

Begur is a medieval village with a strong cultural link to Cuba. The historic center is composed of narrow streets of medieval architecture.

After visiting the village we recommend you to go to one of the iconic coves of the village, Sa Tuna, from there you can start a route along one of the most beautiful coastal paths of the Costa Brava that passes through the incredible coves of Aiguafreda, L'illa Roja and Sa Riera.

4- Pals

It is located on top of a hill, and is one of the best preserved medieval villages in Catalonia. Its beautiful cobbled streets, its walls and Gothic buildings are enough to justify a visit. 

Its surroundings will leave us enchanted, with a totally natural beach, dunes, marshes and rice fields. We can not finish the visit without eating a plate of the incredible rice of Pals.

5- Tossa de Mar

Just an hour and a half from Barcelona we find Tossa de Mar. It is characterized by an imposing medieval wall from where you can enjoy incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea, the town and some of its beaches. 

Another feature of the town is its wall that surrounds and protects the historic center, known as the Vila Vella, which captivates you with its narrow cobbled streets and stone houses decorated with flowers.

6- Peratallada

It is a very small village but with a lot of charm. It is surrounded by a wall and a moat, its network of cobbled streets and stone houses covered with beautiful bougainvillea and vines leave any visitor speechless. 

It is an obligatory stop to experience a trip to the past. 

7- Tamariu

This small and uncrowded village belongs to the municipality of Palafrugell. Its urban core consists of narrow streets with white houses, preserving the essence of the sea. During the year, the fishing boats are on the sand, but in summer they form a mosaic of colors in the waters. 

Apart from visiting the village, we recommend you to follow the coastal path to reach some of its jewels such as Aiguadolça and Aigua-Xelida coves. 

8- L'escala

Its great tourist attraction is the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia, which displays the remains of an ancient Greek and Roman city, which were the place of entry of these civilizations in the Iberian Peninsula. In one of its beaches, Moll Grec, you will even have the opportunity to swim next to Greek and Roman ruins. 

Besides visiting the town and the wonderful archeology, do not hesitate to take a swim in one of its beaches and taste its famous anchovies.

9- Empuriabrava

Known as the "Venice of the Costa Brava", Empuriabrava is the largest residential marine area in Europe with its 25 km of navigable canals. 

In addition to taking a boat ride along the canals, seeing luxurious houses where you can moor boats and yachts at the door, you have several shopping areas, an extensive leisure offer and incredible beaches such as Can Comes, surrounded by dunes and lagoons that are part of the Natural Park of the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà.