In many people’s minds, the Costa Brava is identified by its 245 golden sandy beaches and its coves and creeks surrounded by vegetation and rocky cliffs, stretching from Portbou to Blanes along 220 km of coastline. At present, 37 beaches and marinas fly the blue flag awarded by FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education).
The protected natural areas are the most visible and accessible part for visitors of this living nature network situated in the province of Girona; a network that goes from the mountains to the sea, from dense forests to the Mediterranean coast, and which account for 31% of the destination’s surface area.
There are sustainable tourism activities in the protected areas to enable visitors to discover them in an active, environmentally-friendly way. The most usual ones being hiking and bicycle touring routes, water sports, wild animal and plant observation activities, and sociocultural events and activities.