Fun activities to do in Costa Brava, Spain

While sightseeing is a great time here, there are many more fun activities to do in Costa Brava ... photo by CC user Gabriele Delhey on wikimedia

With resorts in Spain largely asleep as the chilly winds of winter make swimming a pursuit for the brave throughout all of its key areas, the time to plan your getaway for the upcoming summer is now. Most of your peers are busy cosying up by the fire, while countless cheap hotels in Costa Brava are waiting for early birds to scoop up the best deals of the ensuing season.

Should you decide to take advantage of these low prices, the next question becomes, “what fun activities to do in Costa Brava will make my summer holiday worthwhile?”. In the following article, we profile three different possibilities that will engage you, as well as any other members of your traveling party.

1) SCUBA Diving

With no shortage of shipwrecks, caves and coves to explore, SCUBA diving is an exciting activity to undertake in many places along the Costa Brava. With a number of marine species common to temperate waters like sea bass, moray eels, eagle rays and various kinds of octopi and ocean water temperatures approaching 23 degrees Celsius (74 degrees Fahrenheit) in summer, the waters off this popular holiday destination will prove to be an excellent spot to take your first fun dive or explore a new place as a seasoned pro. If you’re looking for the best underwater camera to take scuba diving, check out for reviews of all the best cameras of 2016.

2) Go on a winery crawl

On days when you are looking to have some fun away from the water, set your course towards the vineyards that carpet much of the Costa Brava to sample the alcoholic bounty of its soils. The best way to experience these wineries is to follow the DO Empordà Wine Route, which takes you through 25 different estates containing the very best vino that this region of Spain has to offer.

When you are done sampling the various varietals available, finish it off with a fine dinner at any one of a number of Michelin restaurants, with el Celler de Can Roca standing out from the crowd with three well-earned stars.

3) Explore Tossa Del Mar

Culture vultures aren’t left out either in the Costa Brava, as Tossa Del Mar contains plenty of historical attractions to indulge in when they seek to do more than just chill out in the sun. This includes Roman ruins, the better preserved remains of the old walls from the medieval period, and a stunning castle that will intrigue even the laziest beach bum, as it is located within visual range of the main beach in town.