The Costa Brava is Spain’s best kept secret

Located north of Barcelona, the Costa Brava (Wild Coast), known for its clean, crystal-clear waters and mild sunny weather, boasts some of Spain’s best sandy beaches and hidden sea coves. Along this stretch of Mediterranean coastline, charming seaside towns dot the gentle hills that meet the sea.

The Costa Brava is also a heaven for those looking to enjoy the natural beauty of l’Empordà, this unique region where the coast, mountains and the plain come together, offers spectacular biking, hiking, and horseback riding.


Driving throughout l’Empordà you find enchanting medieval towns with gourmet restaurants and artists’ galleries. The town of Peratallada (carved stone) is known for its old stone buildings and one of the locations of the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner.

The beauty and glamour of the Costa Brava has always appealed to well-known international artists. Hollywood stars have been flocking here since the 1930s, reaching its height in popularity in the 1950s and 60s. Orson Welles, Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra all shot movies in the area. Rudolf Nureyev, Sean Connery, and Truman Capote were also captivated by its allure.

Spanish artists have also been mesmerized by some of its small towns. Pablo Picasso lived in Cadaqués, home to the great Spanish surrealist master, Salvador Dalí. The genius was in fact born in the nearby town of Figueres, where you can visit the unique Dalí Theatre-Museum.

Elizabeth Taylor fell in love with the Costa Brava while filming the 1959 thriller “Suddenly Last Summer” in the small fishing village of Begur and its castle. The famous Spanish Flamenco dancer and Hollywood star, Carmen Amaya, made her home in Begur.

Begur is today an international destination that ranks high on the list of Mediterranean places to visit. Alta House Hotel is the perfect starting point to explore Begur, the Costa Brava and L’Empordà and enjoy the charming Mediterranean lifestyle.

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