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A Travel Gem: Baix Empordà at Spain’s Costa Brava


Spain’s Costa Brava could be your perfect next spring getaway! There are many reasons why you should consider this charming part of Spain.

Baix Empordà

The Baix Empordà in Catalonia has some of the Costa Brava’s most delightful beaches. Not only is the Baix ideal for a fantastic beach holiday. With its rolling plains, medieval villages and ancient woodland the area is  equally impressing further inland. Whether you want to hike or simply take in the amazing Spanish landscape, there’s always something to see and to do at the Costa Brava.

Flights into Gerona or Barcelona have gotten very affordable today so it only takes a few hours from the United Kingdom.

There are plenty of places where you can stay. The Costa Brava features everything from luxurious hotels to affordable yet nice bed and breakfast stays.
If you love climbing mountains or would like do explore fantastic caves, the coast between Palamós and Begur is the Costa Brava at its most rugged and beautiful with a series of exquisite coves, often sheltered by steep cliffs.

The area around the Playa Fonda is famous for its deep blue waters that are fantastic for snorkelling. If art is your thing you may can go see the Dali Museum in Figueres.

There are also plenty of good camping grounds at the Costa Brava. Here is a list of some of them.

In my opinion, Spain’s Costa Brava has something to offer for everyone and this is why I can highly recommend it to you.

Spain “The Most Dangerous “Travel Location?

According to a new piece at The Express, several travel destinations in Europe are considered “very dangerous” for holidaymakers from Great Britain. Leading the list of so-called “dangerous” travel occasions as Spain, followed by Turkey and Greece.

dangerous travel locationsThe article is citing a travel solicitor from Manchester who for instance is revealing “how Spain is a dangerous country for Brits in terms of injury and sickness.”

He continues on to say that “we claim millions and millions from holiday operators every year. People get between £3,000 and £50,000 – if they get life-long conditions as a result.”

According to him, there exist great dangerous from balcony falls, roadside and station robberies and “swimming pool bugs”.

The expert goes so far as to say “there is danger at every turn, be it in the pool or in your food.”

If you ask me, the above cited article in The Express about those dangers may be pretty far-fetched,  if not entirely misleading.

One might wonder whether the number of accidents in holiday destinations such as Spain is simply due to the fact that Spain is simply the number one travel destinations for Britons. It is therefore only logical to assume that the number of accidents or illnesses is the biggest, as compared to, say Cyprus or France which see less holidaymakers from Great Britain.

What is your opinion? Do you think that Spain is a “dangerous” location to travel to?