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Top family attractions in the Costa Brava

Top family attractions in the Costa Brava

Article by Harriet Freeman

Nice beaches, good food, perfect weather

Everybody knows the Costa Brava as one of the most popular tourist destinations during the summer. The Costa Brava is the coastal area in northern Spain.For families with kids it’s a great place to stay.Of course the beaches are beautiful and are a place where parents can rest and kids can play.Costa Brava is not only about beaches, it offers more than that.Some family activities are highlighted below.

Empúries – Ancient ruinsEmpúries is a small Spanish town on the Meditarranean coast. Greek colonists conquered this place in 575 before Christ.Later the Romans occupied the town.The ruins are midway the town L’Escala and the village of San Martí.There’s a good car parking facility and the site may be reached by a traffic-free coastal walk from L’Escala. Special ruins to pay attention to are the Palaeochristian basilica, the Roman wall and the Roman mosaic.

The National Park of Cap de CreusThe Spanish government protects this area.Cap de Creus in a unique place on the Peninsula in the Costa Brava.It covers several municipal areas, including The port of La Selva, Selva de Mar, Cadaqués and Roses.You’ll find an abrupt coast with islands and deep water. The cliffs are high and consist of rocks made strong by erosion and wind.There are forests in the inland and small hidden bays with transparent water, often only accessible from the sea. The singular nature of some rocks associated with the shape of animals, which over time have become mythical, are specially noteworthy.

Lloret de Mar – Gnomo theme-parkClose to Lloret de Mar there’s a theme park called Gnomo park.It’s a theme park ideal for younger children.There’s a farm with gnomes, several attractions, a children’s labyrinth, bowling lanes, mini golf and much more.There is also a snack bar and a restaurant in the park.

The Waterworld theme-parkWaterworld in Lloret de Mar is the largest park of its kind in Spain. There are many glides and also the possibility of bungee jumping.Because Waterworld provides a huge assortment of water attractions and slides the park is a good alternative for people who want to do something different than drinking and lying on the beach all day long. The park is open every day from 10-19 and from many places there’s a free shuttle bus.

For accommodation in Costa Brava perfect for families you should have a look at the Web site of Lloret de Mar apartments. The apartments are an ideal way to stay for families. You’ll have the possession over your own kitchen, the kids will have the freedom to make noise without disturbing other guests and the apartments are often situated on the most ideal location.

About the Author

Harriet Freeman, tourist specialist and general interest in Barcelona and the Costa Brava. Have a look at my Web site: Apartments Barcelona Checkin

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