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2 days in costa brava, starting from Perpignan (France)

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2 days in costa brava, starting from Perpignan (France)

Hello!

My friend and I are renting a car in Perpignan, and then planning on staying 2 days in costa brava (we're leaving on the 2nd day's evening, heading back to Perpignan).

So my question is: what is your recommendation to make the most out of these 2 days? I heard Tossa Del Mar is very popular, but it's a long drive from the French border. Would you recommend us to go to Tossa Del Mar, or simply stay in the northern part of Costa brava? We're planning on visiting the northern part for a few hours anyway.

Thanks a lot!!

Chai

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1. Re: 2 days in costa brava, starting from Perpignan (France)

Chai:

You may want to stay at Roses, a very nice city and closer to Perpignan. Figueres is near Roses and you can see the Dali Museum there.

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2. Re: 2 days in costa brava, starting from Perpignan (France)

Two days isn't long, so just pick out some highlight places you want to see. Palafrugell/Begur are about 1hr drive from the French border with lots to see in a comparatively small area. Tossa is another 30-40 minutes south and very pretty - it depends on your appetite for driving though.

Roses is close to the border and very popular with the French - it might be a place to return via on the way back. The coast road back into France is very windy and much much slower than the autoroute but has some dramatic, if a little harsh, scenery.

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3. Re: 2 days in costa brava, starting from Perpignan (France)

Thank you both for your kind help!

So yes, 2 days isn't that long so we were basically in Cadeques in the first day (arriving at noon), and in Begur & Figueras (Dali museum) in the second day.

Both Cadeques and Begur are simply lovely!! We were looking for some hiking as well and found a very convinient guide in Begur's tourist info, including maps and tips, for hike routes starting in Begur.

Great experience, thanks again for the help!

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