costa-brava

Family holiday in Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is a wonderful stretch of rugged coastline situated in the north east of Spain, in the region of Catalonia. The natural beauty, endless golden beaches and mild climate attract millions of tourists every year. Not only does the ‘Wild Coast’ offer excellent beach resorts but is home to many historic and cultural towns and cities such as Barcelona, one of the most captivating cities in Europe. 

 

Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain and its 2nd largest city.
Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city in the Crown of Aragon. Besieged several times during its history, Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination.

Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair/exhibitions and cultural-sports centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities.

The Costa Brava is a coastal region of northeastern Spain, consisting of Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà and Selva, in the province of Girona. The Costa Brava stretches from Blanes, 60 km northeast of Barcelona, to the French border. In the 1950s, the Costa Brava was identified by the Spanish government and local entrepreneurs as being suitable for substantial development as a holiday destination, mainly for package holiday tourists from Northern Europe and especially the United Kingdom and France.

The combination of a very good summer climate, nature, excellent beaches and a favourable foreign exchange rate, which made Spain a relatively inexpensive tourist destination, was exploited by the construction of large numbers of hotels and apartments in such seaside resorts as Blanes, Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar. Tourism rapidly took over from fishing as the principal business of the area.

Come to the Costa Brava, where you can set the pace of life. Wind down into the warm sand of a deserted beach, wander through meadows and whitewashed villages, or get your heart pumping on a mountain bike or the dizzy heights of the Kamikaze waterslide.

Take a deep breath and jump right in! Hit the beach – there are nearly 2,000 to choose from. Be one with nature in the unspoiled countryside and spectacular botanical gardens. Immerse yourself in history, culture, music and art. Enjoy some local dishes washed down with a very decent local wine. Then, if you still have the energy, head downtown to dance the night away.


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    Hotel W Barcelona 5*

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    Hotel Arts Barcelona 5*

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    Grand Central 5*

    Grand Hotel Central, a home in the heart of Barcelona where the amenities and luxuries of a five-star hotel are combined with a sense of style and elegance. The hotel has a perfect location between the Gothic... Read more

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    Casa Fuster 5*

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    Sixtytwo Hotel 4*

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    987 Barcelona 4*

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    Hotel U 232 Barcelona 4*

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    Silken Diagonal 4*

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    Royal Ramblas 4*

    Royal Ramblas Hotel is known for its privileged location in the heart of Las Ramblas, the most popular and well-known boulevard in the Barcelona center. The hotel is close to Catalunya Square, the meeting point... Read more

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    Hotel Pulitzer 4*

    The Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona boasts the best location in Barcelona.  The small, characteristic Bergara Street opens onto Plaza Cataluña, the nerve centre of the city, in the heart of the charismatic Eixample... Read more

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    Petit Palace Museum 4*

    The Hotel Petit Palace Museum, set in the emblematic and historic building Casa Garriga Nogués, is centrally located in Barcelona. The hotel is within walking distance of the University building and Plaza... Read more

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    Petit Palace Barcelona 4*

    The works have preserved the classic spirit that has always characterized this luxury property, distinguished as a symbol of Barcelona’s hotel tradition. Set in the heart of the city center, close to Las... Read more

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    Hotel Montcada Barcelona 4 *

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    Duquesa de Cardona 4*

    Located in the heart of Barcelona , in front of the port and few minutes walk to Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, the luxury hotel is in an unique and perfect position for the traveller who wants to discover the... Read more

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    Condes de Barcelona 4*

    The hotel is ideally located on Paseo de Gracia, the main commercial artery of the city, in the heart of modernist Barcelona and opposite Gaudí’s La Pedrera. A few minutes away is Plaza Cataluña and the... Read more

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    Ayre Hotel Rosellon 4*

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    Hostal de la Gavina Grand Deluxe 5*

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    Salles Hotel & SPA Cala del Pi 5*

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    Premier Gran Hotel Reymar & Spa 4*

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    Miramar Lloret del Mar 4*

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    Hotel Evenia Olympic Resort 4*

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    Florida Park 4*

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    Barcelona Zoo

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    Barcelona Aquarium

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    Tibidabo Amusement Park

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    The world of Gaudi

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    Barcelona – The Waterfront

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    St Marti d’Empuries

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    Cadaques

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    Aiguablava beach

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    Sa Riera

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    Aqua Brava

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Mandarin Oriental 5 * & Hostal de la Gavina Grand Deluxe 5*
Location: Barcelona & Girona

Program proposal for 1 family (2 adults + 1 child, age 2-12 years old) during summer vacation (June – September)

Starting from: 5654 euro / 3 nights Barcelona & 7 nights Costa Brava

Services included:
– accommodation for 3 night in Barcelona , boulevard deluxe room for 2 adults and 1 child
– accommodation for 7 night in Costa Brava , double room for 2 adults and 1 child
– breakfast in Barcelona hotel for 2 adults and 1 child
– half board confirmed for 2 adults and 1 child in Costa Brava hotel
– rent – a – car, Seat Ibiza or similar

Mandarin Oriental 5* & Salles Hotel Spa Cala Del Pi 5*
Location: Barcelona & S’Agaro

Program proposal for 1 family (2 adults + 1 child, age 2-12 years old) during summer vacation (June – September)

Starting from: 4965 euro /3 nights Barcelona & 7 nights Costa Brava

Services included:
– accommodation for 3 night in Barcelona , boulevard deluxe room for 2 adults and 1 child
– accommodation for 7 night in Costa Brava , double room, seaview for 2 adults and 1 child
– breakfast in Barcelona hotel for 2 adults and 1 child
– breakfast for 2 adults and 1 child in Costa Brava hotel
– rent – a – car, Seat Ibiza or similar

987 Barcelona 4* & Florida Park 4*
Location: Barcelona & Santa Susana

Program proposal for 1 family (2 adults + 1 child, age 2-12 years old) during summer vacation (June – September)

Starting from: 1538 euro / 3 nights Barcelona & 7 nights Costa Brava

Silken Concordia 4* & Evenia Olympic Garden 4*
Location: Barcelona & Lloret de Mar

Program proposal for 1 family (2 adults + 1 child, age 2-12 years old)  during summer vacation (June – September)

Starting from: 1643 euro / 3 nights Barcelona & 7 nights Costa Brava

987 Barcelona 4* &  Evenia Olympic Garden 4*
Location: Barcelona & Lloret de Mar

Program proposal for 1 family (2 adults + 1 child, age 2-12 years old) during summer vacation (June – September)

Starting from: 1661 euro / 3 nights Barcelona & 7 nights Costa Brava

Royal Ramblas 4* & Miramar 4*
Location: Barcelona & Lloret de Mar

Program proposal for 1 family (2 adults + 1 child, age 2-12 years old) during summer vacation (June – September)

Starting from: 1952 euro / 3 nights Barcelona & 7 nights Costa Brava

Ayre Rosellon 4* & Premier Gran Reymar 4*
Location: Barcelona & Tossa De Mar

Program proposal for 1 family (2 adults + 1 child, age 2-12 years old) during summer vacation (June – September)

Starting from: 2548 euro / 3 nights Barcelona & 7 nights Costa Brava

Royal Ramblas 4* & Premier Gran Reymar 4*
Location: Barcelona & Tossa De Mar

Program proposal for 1 family (2 adults + 1 child, age 2-12 years old) during summer vacation (June – September)

Starting from: 2775 euro / 3 nights Barcelona & 7 nights Costa Brava

Services included:
– accommodation for 3 night in Barcelona , double room for 2 adults and 1 child
– accommodation for 7 night in Costa Brava , double room for 2 adults and 1 child
– breakfast in Barcelona hotel for 2 adults and 1 child
– half board confirmed for 2 adults and 1 child in Costa Brava hotel
– rent – a – car, Seat Ibiza, or similar , for 10 days
 

Services not included for any of the proposed hotel:
– flight Tarom Company ( direct)
– all your personal expenses
– medical insurance

For more information and detailed program, please contact your personal travel consultant:

My Passport
E-mail: office@mypassport.ro
Phone: +40 37 620 23 13

Flight option:

Tarom Company – direct flight

08:20 Bucharest – Otopeni Int´l (OTP) 10:40 Barcelona (BCN) 03h20
11:30 Barcelona (BCN) 10:40 Bucharest – Otopeni Int´l (OTP) 03h10

Rent a car upgrade possibility:

– Seat Leon, Hyundai I30 or similar: +14 euro / 10 days
– Mercedes A class: +95 euro / 10 Days
– Alfa 159 Stw: +146 euro / 10 Days

For optional activities, please check our offers at: http://mypassport.ro/oferta/family-holiday-in-costa-brava/

Useful information about your trip:

Romanian citizens do not need visa to travel to Spain.
Entry into Spain is allowed with valid passport or identity card. For other nationalities, please check with your consulate. To check the specific conditions, we recommend consulting the official information provided by the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Spain (http://www.mir.es/)

For more information on Romanian citizens traveling abroad we recommend you study Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at the following address: http://www.mae.ro/travel-conditions