Costa Brava is an ideal base from which to explore the many treasures of Catalonia. The Regional capital, and second largest city in Spain, Barcelona must surely rank as one of the most fascinating cities in Europe, with its mind-blowing Gaudi architecture, Pablo Picasso museum and the famous La Rambla boulevard. The Salvador Dali museum at Figueres is one of the regions most popular tourist destinations, along with the Benedictine Monastery at Montserrat.
The climate on Costa Brava is welcoming pretty much all year round. Its summers are hot without being to hot, in July and August average highs are 29C (82F). Costa Bravas coldest month is January with average highs of 13C and therefore a good deal cooler than in Spain's southern regions. Located on the northeastern cost of Spain and just south of the Pyranees the Costa Brava weather is a little less reliable and not quite as sunny as some of the other costas further south like Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol, but the region still offers an excellent year-round destination.
The nearest airport to Costa Brava is in Girona, but many prefer the airport in Barcelona , it is much bigger and better connected to destinations around Europe and the rest of the world.