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Costa Brava for everyone


Costa Brava for everyone

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The Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees have 6,000 square kilometres of breathtaking scenery, nature, culture, gastronomy, active and sports tourism, sensorial and inclusive experiences, well-being and adventure activities... A visit packed with experiences accessible for everyone, between the mountains of the Pyrenees and the waters of the Mediterranean.

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Pals. Jordi Gallego. Arxiu Imatges PTCBG.

Picturesque towns and villages

If you like the bustle of urban life, then Girona is a must-see. The city offers all the attractions of a lively, dynamic provincial capital, endowed with a significant historical and cultural heritage to enjoy at your leisure, and a wealth of accessible itineraries and resources. And with good connections by plane and high-speed train.

From Port Bou to Blanes, the Costa Brava stretches along 220 km. L’Alt Empordà, El Baix Empordà and La Selva are the names of the coastal regions. Here you will find coves and cliffs, sandy beaches and protected natural areas, such as the Medes Islands and the Massif of Montgrí, the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà (wetlands) or the Cap de Creus. Unspoilt nature studded with enchanting medieval villages, open to everyone thanks to accessible spaces and adapted guided tours.

One example is Pals, one of the best preserved and prettiest late medieval villages of the Empordà, which now has an accessible itinerary with information panels in Braille.You can walk the Costa Brava along a 60 km-long network of coastal paths, with fabulous views of the Girona coast. And the network of greenways offers the possibility of exploring the land behind the coast and discovering routes that are accessible for everyone, such as the Tren Petit, which connects Palamós and Palafrugell.

Historical and cultural heritage

The Costa Brava’s artistic and cultural heritage is quite exceptional. The painter Salvador Dalí or the writer Josep Pla are just two examples. Our land exudes history through every pore. Empúries, Catalonia’s largest Greco-Roman settlement, has adapted itineraries, sign language guides and audioguides with a magnetic loop for hearing aids. In Ullastret, Catalonia’s largest Iberian settlement, you can book inclusive tours. And in spring and summer, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the abundance of cultural festivals organised in different locations.

Active tourism and social values in the midst of nature

All along the coast, a myriad of water sports await you. In Lloret de Mar, you can practise adapted scuba diving with ACBEA, the Catalan Association of Emotional and Adapted Scuba Diving. Several sailing clubs, for instance, at L’Escala, offer the possibility of practising accessible sailing. The Costa Brava also has facilities for practising accessible kayaking or adapted paddle surfing. Further inland, the Lake of Banyoles has accessible bathing areas and you can also practise kayaking on its calm waters.

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Banyoles. Diego Espada. Arxiu d'Imatges PTGCB.

And while we’re on the subject of nature, here you can explore coastal and mountain natural parks and enjoy botanic gardens. For example, the Marimurtra Gardens in Blanes, a natural jewel overlooking the sea with more than 4,000 plant species, offers an itinerary especially adapted for people with reduced mobility. And if you’re interested in industrial heritage, in Angles, the Burés factory has the only late 19th-century steam engine in Europe that is still where it was originally installed.

To help you tailor your stay, the Costa Brava offers accommodation options for all tastes and all pockets. Hotels, apartments, rural tourism, campsites… For example, the Girona Campsites Association uses the Wheelchair Friendly seal to identify accessible campsites in the province of Girona. 

And as if that weren’t enough, in the Costa Brava you will find traditional, innovative and locally-sourced cuisine, the D.O. Empordà Wine Route, spas and health retreats, culture, leisure and much more, with access for everyone. Whatever your needs are, the Costa Brava is waiting to welcome you!

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