Costa Brava in Pictures – The Best of Spain in One Region

Posted on May 12, 2011 by

I’m suffering a serious bout of post-trip depression after spending one of the best weeks of my life in Costa Brava, Spain. A trip jam-packed with once-in-a-lifetime experiences: from skydiving in Empuriabrava to meeting one of the world’s best chef Ferran Adria to diving deep into history with Dali’s apprentice  and getting interviewed on Spanish national TV.

The Costa Brava trip brought us from one extreme end to the next – veering from the craggy coastline to the inland volcanoes by way of secluded coves and fishing villages. We conquered the skies (sky-diving), the road (amusing tourist train) and the sea (sailed the choppy waters but scuba-diving plans were cancelled). This trip was truly of epic proportions – here’s plenty of thanks to the Costa Brava Tourism Board and Tourism Spain!  Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing snippets from my trip here. Meanwhile, here are some highlights of our journey through Costa Brava as seen through pictures.

Panorama of Cala dels Lliris, TamariuPanorama of Cala dels Lliris, Tamariu

 Tamariu, Costa Brava    Quiet fishing village of Tamariu

skydiving in Empuriabrava, Costa Brava Skydiving in Empuriabrava

Above the coastline and green fields of EmpuriabravaAbove the coast and green fields of Empuriabrava  

Winery Celler de Martin Faixo Lunch at the beautiful winery Celler de Martin Faixo

Town of Cadaques, Costa BravaWhite-washed town of Cadaques, Spain

Croscat Volcano in Costa BravaThe crater of the Croscat Volcano in the Garotxa area found inland.

Santa Pau, Costa Brava Medieval town of Santa Pau.

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Girona city, SpainThe coloful hanging houses of Girona – the biggest city in Costa Brava.

Girona Flower FestivalTulips all over the city during Girona’s Flower Festival.

Eating suguet at Cala Joncols, Costa Brava 

Costa Brava is home to some of the best foods in the world – we started with some traditional Catalan suquet (fish stew).

Giusep Roca from Celler de Can Roca, Spain Then we sampled some nouveau cuisine at the world’s second best restaurant in the world, Celler de Can Roca (voted by San Pellegrino). Josep Roca, recently named the best sommelier of Europe, pictured above.

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The highlight of it all: meeting the world’s best chef – Ferran Adria of el Bulli fame.


This experience was made possible by Costa Brava Tourism Board and Tourism Spain but all opinions are my own. Read more about my travels inCosta Brava here or follow me on Twitter with the #InCostaBrava hashtag.

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About Nellie Huang

Nellie Huang is the co-founder of WildJunket. As a professional travel writer with a special interest in offgrid destinations and adventure travel, she scours through the world in search for a slice of undiscovered paradise. In her quest, she's climbed an active volcano in Guatemala, swam with sealions in the Galapagos and built a school in Tanzania.

5 Responses to “Costa Brava in Pictures – The Best of Spain in One Region”

  1. cypruslifeinpictures May 12, 2011 1:37 am #

    Hey, that's great! It's ages since we've been to Costa Brava and it's brought back a few memories and got us thinking about going back!

  2. Sonya May 12, 2011 2:21 am #

    Beautiful photo essay! My fave is your skydiving photo (is that smile happy or nervous? ha).

  3. loca4motion May 12, 2011 11:40 pm #

    Great pics Nell! You look pumped full of adrenalin in the skydiving one!

  4. Debbie Beardsley May 13, 2011 2:40 am #

    I have heard great things about the Costa Brava! Your pictures are beautiful. I can see why you are having post trip depression.

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