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Fun-Filled Sporting Activities in the Costa Brava

by Sid Mark 10 days ago in europe
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If you’re ideal holiday isn’t about lounging around on a sun bed all day, then check out the action-packed activities on offer in the Costa Brava.

If you’re ideal holiday isn’t about lounging around on a sun bed all day, then check out the action-packed activities on offer in the Costa Brava. With a range of sporting activities available to keep holidaymakers busy, tourists will be able to take the ear phones out, put the book down and enjoy some fun-filled sporting adventures in this Spanish gem.

There’s no better time to try water sports then on holiday so leave the stunning Costa Brava hotels behind for the day and head to one of the 30 beaches in the region for some action-packed water sports activities – Lloret de Mar is the ideal place. Parasailing is very popular here and provides a spectacular opportunity to see the resort from a birds-eye whilst sitting in a parachute attached to a boat. Water skiing is also worth trying. It may be harder to learn, but it’s incredibly rewarding and gliding along the top of the water is a great feeling. Windsurfing and kite-surfing lessons with specialized instructors are also available on most beaches in the resort.

For a fun group activity on the water, the ‘Fly Fish’ has become hugely popular in the Costa Brava. This large inflated kite is pulled along by a speed boat and takes off into the air every time it hits a wave – so hang on tight! A Banana Boat can usually accommodate up to 10 people and is ideal to enjoy with a group of mates. A soaking in the sea is guaranteed at some point but it’s great fun seeing who can stay on for the longest.

At the north end of the Bay of Pals you’ll find the crystal clear waters of the Medes Islands – a perfect location for scuba diving. Plunge to the bottom of the ocean and witness a fascinating array of marine life, native flora and fauna for an experience to remember. Sailing along the Catalonian coast of the Med is another great option. Sailing companies operate from the two ports in Barcelona – Port Vell and Port Olimpic – allowing travellers to either experience a cruise with a qualified skipper at the helm or tourists already familiar with the ropes can charter a yacht for themselves.

Of course a visit to the Costa Brava is not complete with taking a trip to the Nou Camp – home of the greatest football team in the world, FC Barcelona. This magnificent 100,000 all-seater stadium is ideally located for tourists staying in Barcelona hotels, but it’s also a fantastic place to visit on a day-trip. Tickets for matches there are like gold dust, so instead take a tour of the stadium. Marvel at their impressive museum packed with an abundance of trophies, visit the changing rooms to see where the likes of Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas get ready for each match and run through the tunnel to get the best view of the pristine pitch.

With some of the most beautiful courses in Europe dotted along its coastline, golf is another popular activity in the Costa Brava. Many people visit the area purely to spend their days playing this relaxing sport, but often tourists on family holidays take a break from the beach for half a day to enjoy a round in stunning surroundings. With the Pyrenees as a backdrop, the PGA Catalunya Golf Course has been voted in the top ten in Europe, while the Emporda Golf Club is made up of four, nine-hole courses allowing golfers to play a shorter round. With so much to do here that book in the suitcase might have to wait until the flight home.


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