The Mediterranean Sea reaches the coastal region of Catalonia’s Costa Brava in an exquisite display of serene beauty. The sandy shores are paired with secluded coves and rugged pink rocks with the turquoise sea shining below. The picturesque coast is backed by glorious pine trees and rolling mountains. Costa Brava is located in northeastern Spain, consisting of the counties of Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà and Selva in the province of Girona. The spectacular beaches stretch from the town of Blanes to the French border. In the 1950s the Spanish government declared Costa Brava suitable for development as a vacation destination for package holiday tourists from France and Northern Europe. The summer climate, beaches, nature, landscape and crisp white town has made Costa Brava an inexpensive tourist destination for many European travelers.