The autonomous region of Cataluña offers some of the most spectacular coastline in the north of Spain. The Costa Brava is the region´s ruggedly beautiful “wild coast” that stretches for 160km between the French border and Barcelona. With endless miles of sandy beaches and intimate rocky coves, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind by the ocean. With a special beauty and charm that never fails to delight visitors, the Costa Brava has retained its unique and intimate character. Popular resorts like Lloret de Mar offer up a lively restaurant and nightlife scene, but travelling just a few kilometers inland uncovers some of the area´s hidden gems and natural wonders. Lush green valleys, ancient castles and sleepy villages offer a different and more traditional Costa Brava for visitors with the time and energy to explore. The northern resort of Roses offers a wide range of tourist entertainment as well as many historic sites and monuments, whilst the two protected reserves just outside the town will delight nature lovers. Moving further south brings you to the Costa Dorada, or the “golden coast” named for its endless stretches of golden sandy beaches which line the eastern part of the province. The port of Tarragona is the capital of the province, and with its Roman ruins and stunning scenery is rich in both history and natural beauty. To the south of Tarragona is the Delta de Ebre National Park, a unique landscape of cliffs, canyons and free-flowing waterfalls. Throughout Cataluña dozens of tiny villages nestle between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains of the interior, where vineyards and olive groves sit alongside medieval monasteries and crumbling castles.