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costa brava in may. how many nights?

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costa brava in may. how many nights?

we will be in barcelona for 6 full days in early may. want to briefly experience costa brava by driving up to cadaques for (at least) one night, stopping (on the way up or back to barcelona) at (at least) begur and tossa. are we rushing too much by trying to see some of the coast and towns with just one overnight? should we do 2? if so, which town or towns?

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1. Re: costa brava in may. how many nights?

bodhijack:

I think you would need 2 days to see the Costa Brava. Be sure to see Besalu, a beautiful medieval village. You may want to stay in Roses or Figueres.

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2. Re: costa brava in may. how many nights?

Begur is a good base from which to see lots of Medieval villages and beautiful coastlines.

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3. Re: costa brava in may. how many nights?

thank you, both! benny, we will be heading north from barcelona at 9:00 am. therefore we will have 2 full days if we stay 1 night. is that what you are saying? denise, can you tell us the names of 2 or 3 of villages that you can recommend? also, where can we access the coastline either by car or walking? do either of you think we should go as far as cadaques?

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4. Re: costa brava in may. how many nights?

Banyoles is a small town with a beautiful lake and there is a good restaurant by the lake.

I would go to Cadaques and see the house-museum of Dali. Also the Dali Museum in Figueres.

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5. Re: costa brava in may. how many nights?

I think Benny suggests Roses or Figueres as places to stay because they are located on primary roads in the area so are convenient for making trips to surrounding villages. We can probably all agree that they are not the most picturesque spots in the area.

For Dali fans the museum in Figueres and house at PortLligat just outside Cadaques are must sees. Two villages that NEVER disappoint my American visitors are Cadaques (white washed fishing village) and Besalu (medieval). Lake Banyoles is very near Besalu and it is nice to have the contrast of coastal villages with those two that are inland.

There are many villages along the coast and all have access to the coastline as the main street is usually along the water. For example, Cadaques or Roses in the north and Begur further south.

Pals and Peretellada are also pretty medieval villages near Begur that you might want to visit if you decide not to journey as far as Cadaques or Besalu.

You can see a lot in two days, especially in May when there is not much traffic, but if you can spare the extra night you will have time to relax and enjoy the atmosphere a bit more.

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6. Re: costa brava in may. how many nights?

thank you, medscape! we are taking denise's advice and staying in begur for 2 nights. we do plan to visit cadaques and roses...........

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