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This Unknown Beach Town In Spain Will Be One Of The Country’s Biggest Destinations This Summer

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Many travelers look forward to their summer trips all year long. Destinations like Miami Beach, San Juan, and Cancún will be filled with sunshine, fruity cocktails, and tons of stuff to do. If you're traveling to Europe, places like Greece and Italy will be the hot spots for many travelers.

The downside of these destinations is that they will be popular and filled with many tourists. Every traveler is unique and likes to do different things, but traveling somewhere with a million people crowding up the space is likely off everyone's bucket list. 

However, places like Spain suit travelers that like big cities, beaches, and great food — but they also have small beach towns unknown to the American traveler that are some of the best places to have a holiday.

Hiker woman looking at the Pedrosa cove in Llafranc, Girona, Catalonia, Spain.

FYI: These secret beach towns have been popular with locals, but now they're becoming increasingly popular with travelers.

The gatekeeping is over, and this specific beach town is about to become a hotspot, so make sure to get there first this summer.

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Check out why the beach town of Costa Brava in Spain is about to become one of the country's most prominent destinations this summer:

Why Is Costa Brava Popular?

Costa Brava is famous because of its gorgeous sandy beaches and cute towns. The coast is near France, and it has tons of Catalonian culture. It's the Spanish answer to the Côte d'Azur in France.

The city of Cadaqués is probably its most famous village; people flock to it since it sits on the beach. The whitewashed buildings create an uber-European vibe that makes you feel like you're in a movie. 

The city of Cadaqués is probably its most famous village; people flock to it since it sits on the beach. The whitewashed buildings create an uber-European vibe that makes you feel like you're in a movie. 

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Small village of Costa Brava. Calella de Palafrugell, Girona.

Where Is It Located?

The region is northeast of Barcelona, and it only takes about an hour and a half to get there by car. If you want to take a train, it'll be about three hours.

It also borders the French/Spanish border. Since everything is so close, renting a car from Barcelona and driving up is strongly suggested. 

Sa Tuna. Begur Coast. Catalunya

Is It Expensive?

If you're traveling from places like New York or California, you'll be shocked at how economical the area can be. Granted, you won't find many luxury hotels here, but you can score a hotel with an ocean view for about $200 a night.

Pro tip: remember that this is Spain, and in some places (like this one), water is more expensive than wine. Depending on your location, a glass of wine can range from $2 to $4. 

Sa Tuna, small traditional village of Costa Brava, Begur.

What Are The Best Things To Do In Costa Brava?

Costa Brava is known as a water sports haven. There is so much to do here. You can scuba dive, snorkel, charter a catamaran for the day, and explore some incredible caves. If sunbathing is more your thing, you can do it on some of the prettiest beaches in Spain.

You can't talk about Costa Brava without thinking of Salvador Dalí. The famous surrealist Spanish artist spent much of his summers in the town, and they even have a museum where his old home is.

Walking around cities like Cadaqués, you'll notice little mentions of Dalí or samples of his works. 

costa brava coast near tossa de mar,spain

Is It Worth Spending More Than A Day?

If you're in the mood for a relaxing day, there are tons of awesome options around here. You can just kick back and enjoy some wine at one of the outdoor plazas. Speaking of wine, there are some great wineries nearby if you're a fan of the good stuff.

Plus, this place is perfect if you're up for some exploring. You can head north or check out Girona, a nearby city worth visiting, especially if you're into medieval architecture.

Honestly, you could spend the whole summer here and still have more to see and do.

A young woman on vacation looking at the city of Cadaques from a viewpoint, Costa Brava of Catalonia, Gerona, Mediterranean Sea. Spain

If you're heading to Spain this summer, check out Costa Brava. Here you'll discover amazing beaches, great attractions, and some of the best wine in Spain.

Make sure to get there before everyone else finds it. It won't be long before this place gets busier and busier. 

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