Spain

Costa Brava’s most beautiful towns and villages

The Costa Brava is a coastal region of Catalonia in northeastern Spain, that stretches from the town of Blanes, 60 km (37 mi) northeast of Barcelona, to the French border. In the 1950s, Costa Brava was identified by the Spanish government and local entrepreneurs as suitable for substantial development as a holiday destination, mainly for package holiday tourists from Europe.  Besides picturesque beaches and luxury resorts, Costa Brava …

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Camí de Ronda – Impressive hiking trail in Costa Brava

History The Camí de Ronda (Camino de Ronda) was a footpath built along the Costa Brava coast to help the Guardia Civil control the coast and stop smuggling. The origins are located in the 19th century when it was formed from small footpaths through the cliffs along the coast of Catalonia. In the 20th Century, especially in the postwar period, the path …

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Galicia and Portugal Road Trip Itinerary

Galicia is an autonomous community in Spain’s northwest and a verdant region with an Atlantic coastline. The cathedral of the regional capital Santiago de Compostela is the reputed burial place of the biblical apostle Saint James the Great, and the destination for those following the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. It is bordered by Portugal to the …

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