Every summer the Costa Brava offers its visitors a wide variety of leisure activities to make your stay an unforgettable experience.
The quality of the music festivals makes them some of the most outstanding events along the Mediterranean coast. They are a meeting point for the best international and national artists playing music ranging from rock to classical. Don’t miss the habaneras and sardanas typical of Catalonia and the Costa Brava in particular.
The most important festivals include the “Estereofònics” in Platja d'Aro, the “Festival Porta Ferrada” in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, the “Festival Castell de Peralada” and the “Cap Roig Festival” in Calella de Palafrugell. Apart from the top-level quality of the music, what makes these festivals so special is that they are held in the most idyllic locations in the open air.
Museums form an integral part of the regional cultural diversity and heritage of the Costa Brava.
They are devoted to different styles, periods and genres as well as artists of every kind – from the promising newcomer through to the greatest artists of all time. You really should visit the Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres or the Casa Salvador Dalí in Portlligat near Cadaqués in the north of the Costa Brava. Other well-known museums are the Espai Carmen Thyssen, which houses magnificent art exhibitions in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, or the exhibitions of various artists on public view in the Castell de Benedormiens in Castell d’Aro.
The province of Girona boasts a wide variety of historic buildings from different eras. Its archaeological museums are therefore points of particular interest which offer visitors a unique experience. Thanks to their exceptionally well preserved exhibits and the region’s tradition of supporting museums, impressive monuments, the ruins of Greco-Roman towns, Iberian excavation sites and prehistoric caves can be discovered.
All this and more are to be found, for example, in the archaeological museum of Empúries or the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants in Girona.
Platja d’Aro is located right at the heart of the Costa Brava, so both the sea and the mountains play an important role offering all kinds of activities: a mountain bike tour through the forested hills in the morning, some bathing on the beach in the afternoon, a stroll through the town in the evening? It couldn’t be easier! The widest variety of activities, cultural events and cuisine can be combined in the pleasantest of ways. The area is geared towards quality tourism and we want to welcome with open arms visitors who are interested in something new, in sport and culture, and who want to discover the excellent award-winning regional cuisine. Platja d’Aro caters to every taste.
Visitors can experience the great tradition of handicrafts on the Costa Brava and the creativity of many local artist-craftspeople at numerous markets and exhibitions where all types of regional handicrafts may be seen – for example at the Doll’s Museum or the Museum of Magic, in the “town of ceramics”, La Bisbal, or in a glass-blower’s workshop. A wide range of handicraft products may also be found at the numerous medieval markets, the atmosphere of which transports visitors back through the centuries to the Middle Ages.