Costa Brava is the name assigned to the coast zone in Spain that begins at the mouth of La Tordera river in Blanes and finishes at the french border in Portbou. It adjoins the Red Coast on the north and the Mareseme Coast on the south.
This coast extends 214 km and it comprises the catalan regions of l'Alt Empordà, el Baix Empordà and La Selva.
The term Costa Brava was first published by journalist Ferran Agulló in the pages of La Veu de Catalunya on September 12, 1908. With this expression the journalist wanted to describe the rough and rugged landscape that characterizes much of the coastal area.
The geographical location of what is now known as the CostaBrava, has been, for centuries, an area of passage and settlement for numerous towns and cultures, and the gateway to the Peninsula from the Mediterranean Europe. The large number of historical remains in the area are testimony to this fact.
Winds are also a very important feature of this coastal area. The Tramuntana, a cold wind coming from the north, is the most common and least desired wind by the locals, although the arrival of the Tramuntana augurs blue and cloudless skies. Another predominant wind in the area is the Levante, which comes from the east and is a warmer wind.
The weather is perfect for the practice of sports and various outdoor activities: playing golf, hiking, walking on the beach, or even sailing is possible for more than 300 days a year.