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4 reasons to come to live on the Costa Brava

01/08/2019 | Tourism

Living on the Costa Brava, both on the coastal or inland area is something that never leaves anyone indifferent. In this article we give you four reasons why people usually choose the Costa Brava as the first option to spend their holidays, buy a second residence or directly live in it.


1. Ski in the morning, have fun in the sea in the afternoon

"On a serene spring day you can see the snow-capped peaks of the Pyrenees while you have a drink in the Mediterranean coast" said Sally Veall, a Costa Brava resident and author of “La Molina and the Vall de Nuria are two of the Pyrenees tourist centers a short drive away from the Coast of the Bay of Roses, while a little further you can reach Andorra”.

It is clear that, apart from its beautiful beaches, the Costa Brava offers alternatives that very few coasts of the Mediterranean Sea can offer, such as the aforementioned. In addition, it has world-class marinas, such as those of L'Escala or Empuriabrava. It is also popular among divers, with recognized dive sites such as the Illes Medes, a protected natural park near Estartit, or the indescribable, you must see it, Cap de Creus. Golf and good wine lovers will not be disappointed either, with Peralada Golf, Navata Golf or the many vineyards and wineries offered by Alt Empordà. Apart from many more possibilities that you can find in our blog.


2. Real estate market on the rise

The Costa Brava, and Catalonia in general, avoided the massive building development seen in other Spanish coasts before the market crash in 2008. Especially the Alt Empordà area remains very wild and respectful with the environment. Independent villas in small communities of 10 to 30 units, or beachside apartments are common on this area.


3. Transport and mobility

From airplanes to trains and roads in perfect conditions. There is a wide range of possibilities and excellent communications to reach the Costa Brava and its different populations. We will have the main roads such as AP-7 or National-II in case of going by car, numerous train stations and AVE (connection with France and Europe), numerous bus services and finally the well-known Girona Airport and Barcelona one.


4. Mediterranean culture and diet

The well-known artist Salvador Dalí has helped to highlight on the map this region of the Catalan Coast, born in Figueres, where we can find the main museum in his memory with his most iconic works. He spent a lot of time in Cadaqués, a town known for the inspiration it awakens in numerous artists who throughout his life decided to spend time there. Its streets full of white nuances and Mediterranean architecture do not leave indifferent to anyone who walks through them. In general, all the of the Alt Emporda, coastal or inland, have a big amount of history that arouse a great tourist and cultural interest.

Likewise, the Costa Brava is very close to the internationally known as the best restaurant on the world “El Celler de Can Roca”. Also is plenty of other options, with an excellent quality with numerous Michelin stars. Mediterranean food vibrates in the palates of tourists and residents of the area.

Apart from these 4 reasons, we could mention many more that we will be developing on this blog. So do not miss our next article.


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