The 49th Costa Brava International Firework Competition

This year’s International Fireworks Competition takes place from Tuesday 23 through to Saturday 27 July, forming part of the celebrations in honour of Santa Anna, the town’s patron saint, culminating on 28 July with the Aplec de l’Amor (Feast of Love) on the secluded beach of Sant Francesc, Cala Bona. The first known reference to … Read moreThe 49th Costa Brava International Firework Competition

La Cantada – 6 July 2019

‘La Cantada’ of Calella de Palafrugell The musical genre of havaneres and their singing groups is deeply ingrained in Catalan culture and dates back to the years when local people migrated to Cuba to seek their fortunes or simply to escape the grinding poverty that was endemic in the region in the nineteenth century. The … Read moreLa Cantada – 6 July 2019

The Year of the Pig: the century of the wild boar by Luis Mario Arce

This article originally appeared in the Dominical section of Diari de Girona on 27 January 2019 and the editors have kindly allowed us to translate it for use in BRAVA Magazine. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the Year of the Pig and starts in just a few days, on 5 February. However, the … Read moreThe Year of the Pig: the century of the wild boar by Luis Mario Arce

Gourmet dining on the Costa Brava at affordable prices

SOPARS MARIDATS 2019 8 February – 31 May La Cuina de l’Empordanet is the name of a group of Baix Empordà restaurants which, since 1995, have been working to promote the region’s gastronomic quality and showcase the Empordà region as a gourmet destination of the first order. The association’s philosophy is to prioritize top quality … Read moreGourmet dining on the Costa Brava at affordable prices

El Bulli to reopen this September… but don’t get your hopes up… only as a research centre

Cala Montjoi

Eight years after the closure of the five-times best restaurant in the world, amid much wailing and gnashing of teeth among all those who were unable to secure a dinner reservation, despite applying year after year, El Bulli will be going into operation again later this year, but regrettably only as a research centre. “We’re … Read moreEl Bulli to reopen this September… but don’t get your hopes up… only as a research centre

Treat yourself to some post-Christmas pampering

Indulge yourself in the lead-up to Christmas with a visit to one of the Costa Brava’s top day spas.   Mas Spa Where is it? Set back within the manicured grounds of the exquisite five-star Mas de Torrent hotel, a beautifully-restored masía just outside the village of Torrent. What’s included? Access to the gorgeous 15-metre … Read moreTreat yourself to some post-Christmas pampering

Roses town council is set to create a special itinerary based on its 300-million-year-old geological outcrops

Not many people know that tucked beneath Trinitat Castle and Roses lighthouse on Poncella Point there is a rocky outcrop that for many years has been visited by geologists from all over the world to examine its unique features at first hand. The rocks bear witness to movements in the earth’s crust more than 300 … Read moreRoses town council is set to create a special itinerary based on its 300-million-year-old geological outcrops