Year-round living, retiring, retire in Costa Brava


There is now a wide range of all types of housing in all the coastal towns of the Costa Brava, from Sant Feliu de Guixols to Cadaques. Both in coastal and inland towns the offer is diverse and very attractive with opportunities for all economies, from Masias Villas, cottage, townhouse, stone, etc.

The adequacy of the prices of different types of houses open a range of exciting possibilities for people wishing installing it in these parts.

The benign climate, an exceptional cuisine, good health care coverage, the excellent communications networks available to the wide and varied sports activities on offer, make the Costa Brava one of the most desired destinations.


The Mediterranean cuisine is a clear example of the generosity of our land.

With excellent and varied seafood that lead to the typical dishes, such as fish stews varied, baked, grilled, etc.

The garden of the Costa Brava offers a wide stocked fruit and vegetables of highest quality season. Their meat products are of extraordinary quality such as beef, lamb, goat, chickens and rabbits. Bred in the area naturally.

The mixture of all these elements is what has given our kitchen the variety of tastes and contrasts it apart, and which is embodied in the so-called kitchen of sea and mountains.

The biggest secret of the quality of our cuisine is the use of local products and quality: the rice of Pals, which is the basic element of many dishes; Palamós prawn and fish from the Costa Brava, such as oily fish longline, which can be enjoyed alone or accompanied; vegetables and vegetables, fresh or cooked, are a fundamental ingredient of tasty salads; various casseroles, stews ...

In this regard, our region is being carried out a remarkable task of recovery of products. Escarole angel hair and Jewish called d'ull ros, for example, are typical products of the Empordà who, for various reasons, had stopped cultivating. A group of gardeners Empordà began the recovery of these products, and you can taste in restaurants in La Cuina de l 'Empordanet.

But our land offers other typical products that stand out both for the use of indigenous raw materials and a long experience in the production: the sweet sausage, homemade donuts, curd wrapped in cloth and fresh cheese, ideal to prepare excellent salads and desserts, stir-fry the minced garlic and parsley, garlic sauce ...

The 17 gastronomic campaigns are organized in the region will allow to test all these products, with the characteristics that distinguish the style of each restaurateur.

But our kitchen is kept alive not only by tradition, but also innovation, experimentation and creation of new dishes, which are the virtues that give continuity to a culinary culture. The classroom of Empordà cuisine is the main center for the promotion of these initiatives, which are promoted thinking not only of our professionals and citizens, but also those visitors who want to learn a little more about our kitchen and for which courses are organized all the year.

The Baix Empordà offers you all the Espai del Peix project Fishing Museum (City of Palamos), who wants to contribute to knowledge, sustainability and gastronomy of fishery products landed in the auction of Palamós putting little value those species listed but with high culinary and gastronomic value, while making pedagogy. The Espai del Peix offers a wide variety of workshops, guided tours of the fish auction and show cookings for all types of public visits.

Finally, a visit to the Interpretation Center of Gastronomy "La Cuina in Catalonia" located in Palafrugell, allow you to discover the history of gastronomy and the development of tourism in the Empordanet.

1995 sixteen restaurants Baix Empordà formally constituted as a food group with the name La cuina the Empordanet with the aim of promoting the gastronomic quality of the territory and convert Empordà a gastronomic destination of the first order .

Moreover, a large majority of restaurants in our region have come together to also contribute to the spread of gastronomy and gastronomic events organizing campaigns in collaboration with the municipalities in their municipality. The associations are examples Plat Blau (Calonge-Sant Antoni, Palamos and Vall-Llobrega), The Nautical Station L'Estartit - Illes Medes (Torroella de Montgri - L'Estartit) or the towns of Begur, La Bisbal, Palafrugell, Pals, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Mont-ras and Santa Cristina d'Aro.

Of this basis arise our typical dishes: roasted vegetables, salads, meat stuffed apples, fricandós, dishes, roasts, cuttlefish with peas, fish stews, rice dishes, chicken with crayfish, creams ...


All populations of the Costa Brava have a CAPS "Centers of Primary Health Care"

The CAPS are "Centers of Primary Health Care" essential health care where it is provided, based on methods, technologies and practices, scientifically sound and socially acceptable placed within reach of all families.


• Clinic Doctor Bofill

Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 20, 17001, Girona

Phone: 972204350 Fax: 972208386

• Girona Clinic

Joan Maragall, 26, 17002, Girona

Phone: 972204500 Fax: 972206666

• Clinical Muñoz

Jaume I, 76, 17001, Girona

Phone: 972201250 Fax:

• Salus Clinic Infirmorum

Mossen Lluis Constans, 130, 17820, Banyoles, Girona

Phone: 972570208 Fax: 972573202

• Clinica Santa Creu

Santa Llogaia, 27, 17600, Figueres, Girona

Phone: 972503650 Fax: 972501754

• Regional Hospital of La Selva

Cala de Sant Francesc, s / n. , 17300, Blanes, Girona

Phone: 972353264 Fax: 972353343

• Hospital Campdevanol

Ctra. Of Gombrén, s / n. , 17530, Campdevanol, Girona

Phone: 972730028 Fax: 972730305

• Hospital de Figueres

Rector Aroles, s / n. , 17600, Figueres, Girona

Phone: 972501400 Fax: 972670313

• Hospital Doctor Josep Trueta Girina

Avgda. de França, s / n. , 17007, Girona

Phone: 972202700 Fax: 972212754

• Hopital de Palamos

Hospital, 36, 17230, Palamos, Girona

Phone: 972600160 Fax: 972602437

• General Hospital of Santa Caterina

Plaça Hospital, 5, 17001, Girona

Phone: 972201450 Fax: 972226205

Links of interest.

A RAILWAY NETWORK AND GOOD highways, motorways.


Barcelona airport.

El Prat Airport is a Spanish Aena.

It Located 15 kilometers southwest of the center of Barcelona and three kilometers from the Port of Barcelona.

Three between the towns of El Prat de Lobregat, Viladecans and Sant Boi de Llobregat to a height of four meters above the average sea level.

It has two passenger terminals, a corporate terminal and air cargo center.

It is the largest airport in size and traffic of Catalonia and the second busiest in Spain after the Madrid - Barajas. Actuamente renamed with the name of Aldofo Suarez.

In 2012 he managed to move to the third place in the European ranking and the first in Spain in terms of passengers on direct flights.

In August of 2013 was, for the first time, the Spanish airport with the highest passenger traffic in the same month and in the months of July and August 2014, for the first time surpassed the four million passengers in a single month.

Total traffic in 2014 amounted to 37 559 044 passengers, which represents an increase of 6.7% over the previous year and record high passenger.

Girona Airport.

Officially named as Girona-Costa Brava, is located 13 kilometers from the city of Gerona, serving the Costa Brava, is 100 kilometers from the city of Barcelona.

Today it is one of the airports that more growth has experienced in recent years, mainly due to the fact that one of the main bases of Ryanair in Europe.

In 2009 he moved 5,510,970 passengers, operations and 184 handled 49,927 tons of cargo. What led him to be the 9th Spanish airport by passenger numbers.

Viaria- road network motorways.

In Catalonia there are 12,000 kilometers of roads for automobile traffic, though 10 843 of these kilometers are single carriageway. 962 kilometers of highways are: of these, 655 kilometers are toll roads and 307 are free of charge.

More than 12,000 kilometers of roads, 5,600 correspond to roads whose ownership holds the Generalitat of Catalonia with 4,400 to county councils, and 1,988 to the Ministry of Development of the Central Administration. The structure is centralized motorway towards Barcelona.

A-2, which connects Barcelona with Lleida to Igualada and Cervera.

AP-2 (surcharge) linking Barcelona with Lleida. Then, proceed to Zaragoza and Madrid.

AP-7, known as the Highway of the Mediterranean, through Catalonia uniting, on one hand, Barcelona with La Junquera via Gerona and Barcelona with Valencia through Tarragona. The AP-7 has a bypass linking Molins de Rey Montmeló, bypassing Barcelona. This road, the B-30, is the third belt of Barcelona and north-south vertebra populous and industrious region of valleys.

C-16, also known as Highway Monserrat / Axis of Llobregat motorway, connecting Barcelona to Berga.

C-25, joins Riudellots de la Selva (Girona) with Cervera (Lleida) away from Barcelona. It has 153 kilometers and is known as transverse axis.

C31 / C32, also given the name of "Highway Pau Casals," Vendrell Barcelona joins with tunnels that prevent the Garraf Natural Park. With a total length of 56.3 kilometers, the C-32 is the most expensive city in Europe to have two motorway tolls. C-32 is also the name given to the toll motorway linking Barcelona and Palafolls (gateway to the Costa Brava), although this stretch of 49 kilometers is known as "Autopista del Maresme".

C-33, is access to Barcelona in the north of the city, which connects to the AP-7.

C-58, is the most densely highway vehicles and the first in Catalonia to have an Bus-HOV lane. This highway is access to Barcelona in the north and connects with the C-16 at the height of Tarrasa.

Autopista del Maresme, Montgat joins Tordera / Blanes. (Costa Brava).

Railroad network

Catalonia was the first Spanish mainland to have rail. It was the October 28, 1848 when the line between Barcelona and Mataro, covering a distance of 28.4 km was inaugurated. In the following years, before the entry of the twentieth century, more than 1,000 kilometers of track (almost 80 percent of existing roads) were constructed, with several routes between Barcelona and the main Catalan cities. Most roads were financed by the private equity industry who wanted to speed up the transportation of their goods to the big city.

Currently, although trains have been modernized, the road network is still virtually the same as 100 years ago, with a highly centralized structure towards Barcelona.

The two main routes are the coast between France and Valencia by the Catalan coast, and the route to Zaragoza, which connects Barcelona with Lleida through Manresa.

The owners of the railways in Catalonia are ADIF and the Railroads of the Generalitat of Catalonia. Operating in Catalonia operators RENFE Operadora and the same FGC.

AVE high speed train.

Barcelona-Madrid, Barcelona-Sevilla and Barcelona-Malaga in the early months of 2008, the AVE high speed line, with 3 lines in service went into service.

The high speed line will be extended to the French border, where he will continue to connect with the current French high-speed network, making rapid rail link between Barcelona and Paris will also be established.

Moreover, the government of the Generalitat of Catalonia in December 2005 announced a plan to build 1,100 km of new lines, 300 in conventional routes and 800 high-speed tracks, which join the main Catalan cities crosswise. The plan will involve the investment of 25,000 million euros between 2006 and 2026.

Wide range of sports and leisure facilities.

The Costa Brava is an inexhaustible wealth of landscapes, beaches, villages, sensations, people and possibilities. Through its 214 km of coastline and find nature reserves Cap de Creus or the Medes Islands. Villages that conserve the marine charm that made be visited by legendary characters as Cadaqués or Port de la Selva. Resorts like Roses or Platja d'Aro. And different villages such as Calella de Palafrugell or Llafranc make people go year after year.

The Costa Brava offers a wide range of activities to satisfy the tourism that moves to our shores. This wide range of activities can cover all claims, from the highest to the lowest.

In the Costa Brava we can practice adventure sports, water, hiking, golf, Pitch & Putt, Hiking, biking road and mountain biking, Riding, Segway, ballooning, flying light aircraft, parasailing, diving, sailing, Kayaking , windsurfing and kite surfing, waterskiing, banana, paddle tennis. etc.etc.


There are several golf courses in the province of Girona. You can choose to play taking sea or mountain views. The golf course near Girona offers classes for all levels and also for children.

Girona.Campo Girona Golf

Urbanizacio Golf Girona, sn

Sant Julia de Ramis 17481 Phone: +34 97 217 1641

Golf Gualta

Ctra. Torroella de Montgri to Parlava, 0.5 km

E17257 Gualta. Baix Emporda Phone: +34 97 276 0338 or +34 97 275 5082

Club de Golf Costa Brava

Urb. Golf Costa Brava 'La Masia'

17246 Santa Cristina d'Aro Phone: +34 97 283 7055

Club de Golf Peralada

Paratge of Garriga, sn

Peralada 17491 Phone: +34 97 253 8287

Club Golf d'Aro-Mas Nou

Urb. Mas Nou, sn

17250 Platja d'Aro Phone: +34 97 281 6727

Empordà Golf

Ctra. Palafrugell-Torroella de Montgri

Gualta 17257 Phone: +34 97 278 2030


If you want to take advantage of the stay on the Costa Brava for shopping at a mall or shopping areas of the main towns and cities, you will find all kinds of shops: clothing, jewelry, shoes, perfumes, gifts ... The cities Girona, Figueres and Palafrugell have a wide range of top brand shops and establishments of local products. Furthermore, the main tourist towns like Roses, Platja d'Aro or Lloret de Mar you can find a great commercial offer. A good option is to go to the Rock Village, the outlet of the Roca del Vallès, which offers over one hundred establishments of the best brands.


Castell de Peralada

Address: Plaça del Carme, 1, Peralada, Girona. Spain

Phone: +34 972 53 80 11

Flamenco Gran Casino Costa Brava

Address: Avenida Villa de Tossa, 27-43.17310 Lloret de Mar, Girona. Spain

Phone: +34 972 37 25 75


Water World. Carretera Vidreres km. 17310. 1.2 Lloret De Mar (Girona)

Aquadiver. Circumval·lació road, s / n 17250. Platja d'Aro (Girona)

Acuabrava. Cadaqués road, km. 0.78 17480. Roses (Girona)



The Cortalet - Carretera de Sant Pere Pescador 13.6 km.

17486 Castelló d 'Emouríes (L'Alt Empordà)

Phone: (+34) 972 454 222


Alp tourism office - Av Tossa d'Alp, 6. 08695 Bagà.

Phone: (+34) 938 244 151

Cap de Creus

See the Cap de Creus - Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes

17489 Port de la Selva (L'Alt Empordà)

Phone: (+34) 972 193 191

Natural Paratge d'Albera National Interest

C. Amadeu Sudrià, 3

17753 Espolla (L'Alt Empordà)

Phone: (+34) 972 545 079

Natural Park of Montgrí, Illes Medes i Baix Ter

Passeig del Port, s / n - Espigó Llevant

17258 L'Estartit (Torroella de Montgri) (Baix Empordà)

Phone: (+34) 972 751 701

Montseny Natural Park

Museu de la Gabella - C. Major, 6

17401 Arbúcies. (Jungle)

Phone: (+34) 972 860 908

Volcanic Zone of the Garrotxa

CASAL DELS VOLCANS - Av Santa Coloma, s / n.

17800. Olot (La Garrotxa)

Phone: (+34) 972 268 112


The Costa Brava stretches over the province of Girona, in 5.885Km2, the extreme north-east of Catalonia. This limits the north with the Pyrenees Mountains and the west by the Tordera river and Malgrat de Mar, the first town in the province of Barcelona. The Costa Brava extends along 158 linear kilometers (85 nautical miles) and 256 kilometers of coast profile with the following geographical coordinates: between 41º40 'and 42º30' N latitude and 5º27 'and 7º longitude E. The regions of Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà, Gironès, Pla de l'Estany and Selva form the Costa Brava.


The climate of the Costa Brava is typically Mediterranean, characterized by hot dry summers and moderately cold winters. However, due to its geographical diversity and breadth they are differentiated according to latitude and proximity to the sea weather. A great feature of the weather in the region is the frequency and strength blowing north wind called Tramuntana.


The terrain is steep coast combined with beaches and coves surrounded by vegetation and a forest of pines and oaks. The geo-morphology that has been allowed to preserve some segments of the original landscape. The landscape and the formation of the same make the Costa Brava an ideal place for practicing sailing and water sports at the same time allowing you to enjoy a charming environment and places to visit.

The Costa Brava has been the inspiration for many artists and filmmakers who, captivated by the charm that gives its landscape have become the scene of his work.


The population of the Costa Brava is 635.5902 2 inhabitants distributed as follows:


                  Population /density (inhabitants / km2)

Girones          175 148       304.39

Alt Empordà   135 413         99.75

Baix Empordà 130 738      186.32

La Selva          164 646        65.46

Pla de l 'Estany 29 645       112.79


The Costa Brava offers a wide range of natural areas among which stand out for their coastal location the following:

Cabo de Creus

Natural Park Cabo de Creus create the March 12, 1998 constituting the first land-sea park in the country with land and sea 10.813Ha 3.073Ha. The land area includes three natural sites of national interest (PNIN) Gordo Cabo-Cabo de Creus, Punta Falconera-Cap Norfeu, the Sierra de Rodes and the islands located within the marine park boundaries. The marine area includes three partial nature reserves (the Farallones de Creus Cape and Cape Norfeu) and integrated marine nature reserve Encalladora.

The Medes Islands

The natural parc de les Illes Medes presents a great varietat d'ambients i biodiversitat. Petit este arxipèlag, situat in front of the coast of Estartit ESTÀ format Illots per set: the Medellot, l'illa of the Meda Gran, the Meda Petita, Ferrenelles them, the Tasco Gros, the Tasco Petit Bernat i the Carall. The protecció s'inicià espai d'este 1983 comptant actualment figure protecció amb i conservació Flora i fauna marí fons de les Illes Medes i ters Montgrí coast, between Punta Rock i Molinet Salines.

Reserve Ses Negres

Located in the town of Begur, Ses Negres is between the coves of Sa Riera and Aiguafreda. The islands owe their name to the shape and color of their substrate and have an area of ​​80 hectares including the cliffs that surround the mountains of Begur. The boundaries of the reserve remain marked by buoys and beacons demarcating the protected space which has a management plan activities that are carried out.


Park Aiguamolls was established as such in 1983 after starting his defense in 1976 against a proposed development. The park is situated between the mouths of the rivers Muga and Fluvià. With an area of ​​4.731ha (834 ha of natural reserves). Aiguamolls known for its fish and birds typical of wetlands.

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