Costa Brava News

Portlligat, a bay inside the nature reserve of Cap de Creus, Costa Brava

Portlligat is a small bay located in the heart of Cadaqués. The small bay is sheltered from the Mediterranean Sea by a small island. Moreover, the place is popular because retains a small fishing port.

Also, it is internationally known because Salvador Dali had his residence there. Currently it is the house-museum of the artist. Salvador Dali immortalized this spot on the Costa Brava with his painting, where it seems time has stopped.

Spain’s Costa Brava invites golfers to enjoy area’s activities

Golfers visiting Costa Brava in July can join Catalonians in revelling in the breathtaking experience of one of the world’s most prestigious and spectacular events, the 41st Prize ‘Trofeu Vila de Blanes’ Costa Brava International Fireworks Competition, that is held from July 22-27.
The night skies above Costa Brava will dazzle to all the colours of the rainbow, and resonate to all manner of explosive crackerjack sounds, when one of the region’s most traditional and show-stopping events, the annual fireworks festival.

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WORLDGOLF

New European Bike Tour Combines Spain, France, and a bit of Lance

In the middle of July, the Tour de France is in high gear. Cyclists who want to bike like Lance Armstrong may never be able to match his technique. But they can pedal some of the legend’s favorite biking roads on a new European bike tour offered by Easy Rider Tours this September.

Easy Rider’s new “Pyrénées to the Sea” cycling route explores Catalonia, a region along the Pyrénées mountain range on the border of Spain and France. An endless variety of landscapes unfurls along the eight-day biking route: emerald plains, Pyrénées peaks, vineyards and orchards, forested hillsides, France’s Côte Vermeille and Spain’s Costa Brava. Pristine mountain villages and walled medieval towns offer enticing breaks from biking. The last day’s ride is a scenic serpentine descent from the Pyrénées heights to the Spanish coast along the Mediterranean Sea. Catalonia has long been a favored training ground for professional cyclists, and Lance Armstrong made Girona, Spain, his home and training base for five years. Cyclists who want to make like Lance can follow some of his favorite biking routes, including a stiff climb up the appropriately named “Els Angels” mountain pass.

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SFGATE

Top Spanish Golf Destinations

Golf is one of the great pastimes in Britain, and this means that the perfect getaway is one where this hobby is actually part of the holiday. Whilst there are some great golf courses throughout the world, Spain has many on the very best. And, with the nation remaining one of Britain’s favourites, Spain is an ideal summer hotspot.

Over the past 25 years golf in Spain has seen a huge increase in popularity, resulting in many high quality courses being built. Catalonia’s Costa Brava is a great spot to explore, and with Barcelona on the doorstep, travellers can also indulge in sightseeing as well as golf. There is some beautiful golfing available, with Platja de Pals and Emporda both offering top courses.

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JUST THE FLIGHT

Three great destinations for sunshine golf holidays in Spain

It is difficult to make a mistake when booking golfing holidays to Spain, as the weather is great and you are sure to be close to some courses.

But if you want to combine mornings on the fairways with afternoons lazing on the beach or next to a pool, you should look for one of the upmarket resorts on the coast.

The Costa Brava is an excellent base for a golf break, as Catalonia has some superb courses – not to mention some beautiful stretches of sand to relax on and more than 20 restaurants with Michelin Stars.

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iWantSun.co.uk

The last supper at El Bulli

With just three weeks to go before the world’s greatest restaurant closes for ever, a table at El Bulli is harder to secure than tickets to the Olympics. But Graham Boynton got lucky – and got to rub shoulders with Penélope Cruz.

I have just finished my three welcome drinks at El Bulli. A caipirinha sugar cane, a mojito and apple baguette, and a gin fizz with spherical olives. I find myself laughing out loud, not because I have succumbed to the alcohol within – there are minuscule amounts in each “cocktail” – but because of the sheer lunatic creativity of the items I’ve consumed.

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The Telegraph

Luxury end of the Spanish property market is in demand

This is the other side of the Spanish property market. And it’s a million miles away from distressed sales on half-built estates that are still causing heartache for thousands of buyers.

While the lower end of the market is still in crisis, with Spanish ministers touring Europe in a bid to encourage sales, it’s a different story when it comes to the luxury end.

This €2.2m villa has just been completed at PGA Catalunya just outside Girona, an hour south of Barcelona.

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Manchester EveningNews

Best destinations for watersports

When it comes to windsurfing, the beaches of Spain and the Canary Islands are considered the one of the world’s best, with thousands of enthusiasts descending on the region each year. For beginners, the gentle ripples of Spain’s northwest Galicia are good, as are the Bay of Roses and L’Escala in Costa Brava. Tarifa on the south west coast is considered to be one of the world’s best windsurfing destinations, and numerous competitions are held here each year.

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