Summertime peaks of 28C and an average yearly temperature between 14C and 20C, means the Costa Brava is cooler than the more southern costa’s but is still pleasantly warm in spring and autumn.
One of the Costa Brava’s main draws are its Blue Fag beaches, the best of which can be found at Lloret de Mar. This sandy stretch is 1.5km long and busy with bars, restaurants, tavernas and water sports. Between the resorts are quieter, relatively unspoilt spots with secluded coves, fishing villages and traditional Catalan towns.
For day trippers, Girona and Barcelona are a must. The former is just an hour’s drive from Lloret de Mar and is packed with Roman ruins and medieval churches. Barcelona is one of Europe’s iconic cities, attracting visitors to its stunning, unique architecture, rambling boulevards and chic, contemporary culture.