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- Walking the Costa Brava -

Hidden coves, incredible beauty and its steep cliffs are just some of the countless charms that have the Costa Brava. Seventeen marinas, sailing and windsurfing schools, more than thirty diving centers, three national parks and includes a large reserve in Medes islands.

How to arrive?

How to arrive?

From GFH Kaktus Playa Hotel, you can reach the various tourist attractions of the Costa Brava by road (private car, rental car or bus) and by sea (in boat).

Distances by car:

  • Calella or Blanes: 16km - (25 min.)
  • Tossa or Calella: 32km - (50 min.)
  • Calella de Platja d'Aro: 55 km - (45 min)
  • Calella De Palafrugell: 75km - (60min.)
  • Calella De Figueres (Dalí Museum): 89km - (70 min.)

Boat tours:

Every day during the tourist season (May to October) there are regular departures by boat stopping at different beaches of the Costa Brava (Tossa, Blanes, Lloret, etc.)

TIMETABLE: There are several departures in the morning (between 09hs and 11: 30h) and return several hours in the afternoon (between 16hs and 18hs). The schedules vary depending on the time of year.

Area Boarding: On the beach of Calella (3 min. Walking of the Kaktus Playa Hotel GFH).You can buy tickets at the reception desk or directly at the ticket office next to the pier. Click here for more information.

WHAT TO DO IN COSTA BRAVA?
1 – VISIT THE BEACHES

Coves of golden sand crystal clear waters.

The beaches and coves of the Costa Brava are a must visit for those who want to enjoy a day of sun and sea in the Mediterranean. These are some of the most interesting tourist beaches.

  • Beach El Riuet - Escala
  • Beach La Rubina - Empuriabrava
  • Beach Portlligat - Cadaqués
  • Beach Les Freses - Portbou
  • Cove la Sant Francesc - Blanes
  • Beach Santa Cristina - Lloret de mar
  • Cove Aiguablava - Begur
  • Cove Taballera - Port de la Selva

At the reception the GFH Hotel Kaktus Playa la recepción de GFH Hotel Kaktus Playa we will provide you the necesary informations on how to get to aech place.

Visit beaches in Costa Brava
Visit the Medas Islands

WHAT TO DO AT COSTA BRAVA?
2- VISIT THE MEDAS ISLANDS

The most important reserve of flora and underwatter fauna by the Medierranean western.

Located 900 meters from the coast, opposite the town of estartit, this small archipielago of seven islands with underwatter caves and rocky seabed is a pardise for divers.

To visit the Medas Islands is the best is drive to Estartit once there take one of the boats with glass bottom that make routes around the islands and along the coast of Montgri.

Diving enthusiasts can also take a dive to admire the stunning beauty of the seabed in this area.

In Estartit there are many companies rent equipament for diving and for controlled dives for beginners and even baptisms in a single day.

What to do at Costa Brava?
3 - Sport and Adventure

A wide offer of sport and adventure holiday.

One of the biggest attractions of the Costa Brava is the wide range of activities and adventure sports activities offered to visitors.

Water sports: Throughout its 200 km of coastline on the Costa Brava coastline has 17 marinas, numerous sailing and windsurfing schools, more than thirty diving centers, and endless activity centers on the beaches where they can rent sea kayaks, jet skis, canoes, kayaks, surfboards, wakeboards, catamarans, etc. For the more adventurous: jet-skiing, kite surfing, parasailing, water skiing and other activities are also available.

Sports and Nature: The Costa Brava has three national parks where there are excellent lenses • trails for hiking, trekking, Nordic walking, bike rides and mountain biking. There are bicycle rentals to most of the towns in the area.

Adventure and fun: If you are looking for excitement and adrenaline are these activities: Karting, parachute jumps, balloon or helicopter, amusement parks, water parks, archery, etc ...

In the reception of GFH Kaktus Playa Hotel will provide all necessary information about how, where and when do any of these activities

Sport and Adventure at Costa Brava
Gastronomy

What to do at Costa Brava?
4 – Gastronomy

A world renowned cuisine

The cuisine of the Costa Brava is a rich gastronomy benchmark that combines high-quality raw materials coming from the sea, mountain and orchard.

Lovers of good food will find this stretch of coast a large number of restaurants where traditional dishes, cuisine, snacks or the latest avant-garde cuisine. A wide range of possibilities for palates of all tastes.

In addition, purchases of food in the area at fairs and weekly markets and specialty food stores are the perfect activity to complete the journey to the gastronomic culture of the area and also will allow us to bring home to some of the flavors tasted during your holidays.

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