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Is there a less British area on the Costa Brava

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Is there a less British area on the Costa Brava

Dont know this area of Spain at all, is there a less british area on the Costa Brava please ? x

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1. Re: Is there a less British area on the Costa Brava

most areas of the costa brava have a spanish feel to them rather than a british feel. most resort towns have british type bar(s) but the restaurants are mostly spanish with some of the bigger chain restaurants in the bigger towns.

lloret can feel very unbritish at certain times of the year with the resort frequented by spanish and french predominately and lately by more russian guests.

if you want no brits then you should probably look at inland villages rather than beach towns.

if you give us a bit more of a clue as to what you are looking for in a resort we may be able to offer more suggestions.

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2. Re: Is there a less British area on the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava in modern times has a very low key British presence - a few British bars in specific locations like Lloret or L'Estartit but it really is very international (lots of French and Dutch) or very Catalan here for the culture, landscape and food and quite chic and upmarket in certain places. Unlike say Salou or the Costa del Sol, you really won't see the archetypal Brits abroad scene.

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3. Re: Is there a less British area on the Costa Brava

thanks for your help. i dont want to go to places like Benidorm, Salou BUT do want to be fairly close to the sea.

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4. Re: Is there a less British area on the Costa Brava

lloret is one place i was looking at actually so thanks for mentioning that x

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5. Re: Is there a less British area on the Costa Brava

Luckily there are no places remotely like Benidorm on the Costa Brava. To friends who've never visited we sometimes describe it as like the Cotswolds by the Med particularly for the inland villages around La Bisbal. Head for places like Llafranc, Begur, Calella de Palafrugell, Tamariu for the prettiest places and be prepared to explore and be surprised.

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6. Re: Is there a less British area on the Costa Brava

i would go with Saul's idea rather than Lloret. Tossa may be more to your liking than Lloret.

Lloret is still a party type town, so whether it is Brits you are trying to avoid or youngsters partying it is your choice

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7. Re: Is there a less British area on the Costa Brava

thank you jimd-f x

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8. Re: Is there a less British area on the Costa Brava

The guys have given you brilliant advice, exactly what I would have said. Look at Begur , Calella dr Palafrugell , Tamariu and Llafranc .

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9. Re: Is there a less British area on the Costa Brava

I dont like British type places either, Estartit is lovely, Tossa is very pretty, having only stayed in Estartit thats the only one i can really recommend, but i do agree, the Costa Brava has a very unparty type feel to it, it was very popular with other Europeans, and they where very nice people, we did visit most of the places mentioned above except Lloret , and seen very few British, just many quaint and beautiful places with nice beaches.

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10. Re: Is there a less British area on the Costa Brava

thanks Jenny x