The Costa Brava, or rugged coast, is a Catalonian region in northeastern Spain. It stretches from the town of Blanes – about an hour northeast of Barcelona – all the way to the southwestern French border.
Let me start by saying that despite the title of this post, I highly recommend spending more than just 24 hours on the Costa Brava. I fell in love instantly with the rocky coastline, teal water, abundant hiking trails, quiet villages, and friendly people. But one short overnight is all that we had, so we did our best to squeeze in as much as we could.
Here are a few ideas for your visit to Catalonia’s Costa Brava.