The Costa Brava (Rugged Coast) is the northern Catalan coast stretching between France and the region known as Catalunya Nord (Northern Catalonia), earning its name due to the large, unusual rock formations and its wild landscape, both picturesque and captivating.
This region is considered a transit area between the south of France and Barcelona, and Port Vendres, on the French side, provides the perfect pick-up or drop-off point for guests who wish to head to Barcelona or the Balearics.
It is an exclusive and unknown area offering many natural hideouts and protected anchorages from where you can explore hidden, unspoiled areas, many of which only have access from the sea.
GET TO KNOW COSTA BRAVA
The Costa Brava offers an array of possibilities for visitors attracted by the climate, cuisine, natural environment and leisure activities in the area, as well as the hospitality of its people.
The Costa Brava has much to offer its visitors – you can visit eight spectacular natural parks (such as Natural Park of Cape Creus), enjoy exquisite Michelin-star rated cuisine that combines tradition and innovation (El Celler de Can Roca, for example), discover the region’s rich cultural heritage through Greco-Roman ruins, breathtaking villages (such as Port Vendres, Cadaqués, Roses, l’Estartit, Palamós, Calella de Palafrugell, Sant Felíu de Guixols, Tossa de Mar or Pals) and the work of Salvador Dalí. Enjoy an extensive range of memory-making activities that include hot air balloon rides, skiing, golf, water sports, and simply unwinding at one of the region’s many spas.
It is an extraordinary place that invites you to experience all its charm and character to the fullest with first-rate premium experiences and the most exclusive services.
BERTHING OPTIONS IN THE COSTA BRAVA
Club Nàutic Feliu de Guíxols
This is a beautiful port, very well placed in Costa Brava to provide shelter during the local Tramuntana winds or uncomfortable seas, with 430 berths for yachts up to 80m. The marina is located right on the edge of the the charming little town of Sant Feliu de Guíxols rich in charming restaurants, shops and hotels.
The marina offers many attractions and facilities: water sports, sailing school and a wide gastronomic range at its first-class restaurant. Close by you can also find a wide variety of anchorage options, for day of watersports or just to enjoy the beautiful views of the coastline.
The Port of Palamós is a unique port located in the important fishing and trading town of Palamós, located in the central zone of the Costa Brava in a natural bay and enjoying an excellent climate.
The port of Palamós is in one of the deepest bays of the western Mediterranean, sheltered from the strong north winds and safe for all types of vessels. It can accommodate vessels up to 150 meters and is a perfect base for exploring the areas of Girona and Emporda.
Port Roses lies on the eastern side of the stunning bay of Roses, at the start of Cap de Creus and just perched on the edge of the town centre, it provides welcome protection from the often-strong winds in this area. The private marina can offer berths up to 40m and the commercial dock can welcome vessels up to 150m. The bay also offers a perfect anchorage spot for all sizes.
What truly puts the Costa Brava on the map as a desirable cruising destination are the many protected bays nestled into the convergence of coastal cliffs creating the perfect shelter for anchoring with dramatic views and calm clear waters.
Cala Tamariu. Cala Fornell-Aiguablava. Cala de Montjoi. Puerto de Cadaques. Cala de Port Lligat are just some of our favourites with crystalline waters and plenty flora and fauna to attract divers and snorkelers.
For all Costa Brava based vessels, Kerry Allerton and her team will be your main contact to oversee a smooth and successful visit. They are available 24/7 to provide the necessary and bespoke solutions as well as peace of mind.
The Evolution team in the Costa Brava offers a worry free and rapid procedure if entering the French territorial waters via the France – Spain Mediterranean border, processing and delivering the required SAD clearance, issued by the Port Vendres Customs Authority. Evolution can facilitate vessel clearance into French waters in Port Vendres.
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