Just a few kilometres from Lloret de Mar you will find some of the most charming villages on the Costa Brava. Medieval or fishing villages that have survived the passage of time and still retain their essence, such as Pals, Calella de Palafrugell, Tossa de Mar, Peratallada and Begur.
Discover them and fall even more in love with the Girona coast!
One of the medieval villages that has been best preserved over the centuries is the municipality of Pals, in Baix Empordà. Its cobbled streets, walls and Gothic buildings make every corner of this town a unique place on the Costa Brava. From the highest part, there are spectacular views of the Empordà countryside, the Montgrí massif and the Medes Islands.
One of the most emblematic and well-known places on the Costa Brava is Calella de Palafrugell. This picturesque village of white houses and traditional fishermen's dwellings is located on a rocky coastline and has small but spectacular beaches such as Port Pelegrí and Port Bo. A few kilometres from the centre of the municipality you will find the Cap Roig Botanical Garden, one of the most spectacular spots on the Costa Brava.
Tossa de Mar is a village located in the south of the Costa Brava, just a few kilometres from Lloret de Mar. Not only have spectacular beaches, but this old fishing village also has one of the most famous old quarters on the Mediterranean coast and a spectacular walled enclosure from medieval times that is still in perfect condition and is still inhabited.
In the heart of the Empordà, a few kilometres inland from the Costa Brava, lies the mediaeval village of Peratallada. With narrow, cobbled streets and buildings dating from the 11th and 14th centuries, this village is one of the most important and best-preserved examples of mediaeval architecture in Catalonia and has been declared a historic-artistic site and a cultural asset of national interest (BCIN).
Another place not to be missed on the Costa Brava is Begur, in Baix Empordà. This town located between Calella de Palafrugell and Pals Beach, has a great legacy of colonial architecture, with its Indiano houses and the famous Fira d'Indians (Indianos Fair) held the first weekend in September. It has some of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa Brava, such as Illa Roja beach, Sa Tuna beach and Aiguablava beach.