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Costa Brava or San Sebastian

Ending our trip to Spain, after Barcelona, can't decide whether to do a few days in the Costa Brava area or San Sebastian area. Any suggestions?

Posted by Rosalyn
2372 posts

The Costa Brava offers many opportunities for day trips to interesting towns, e.g., Empuries, Cadaques, and Girona. San Sebastián underwhelmed me.

Posted by acraven
Washington DC
8560 posts

I thought San Sebastian was a worthwhile stop (I spent about a full day, or a bit more, sightseeing there) but preferred Bilbao. I'd want to see both cities if I traveled in that direction. There are also lots of pretty little coastal villages, and the Basque countryside is lovely. But it takes much longer to get there than to somewhere like Cadaques. Check out the (allegedly optimistic) driving times on; that may help you with your decision.

I'm a huge fan of Gorona, too.

Posted by djp_syd
David in Brisbane, Australia
6944 posts

Both are good.
So you finish up in Barcelona?
Where do you fly home from?

Posted by Anne OP
6 posts

We will fly home from Barcelona if we do Costa Brava, fly from Bilboa to London if we go to San Sebastian.

Posted by djp_syd
David in Brisbane, Australia
6944 posts

I think you'll probably get more from the time available by staying on the ground in Catalunya.
Visit the Costa Brava and fly home from BCN.
•Girona, Besalu, Figueres
•St Feliu de Guixols, Llafranc
•Tamariu, Begur, Aiguablava
•Empuries, Cadaques
•Port Lligat, Port de la Selva, Sant Pere de Rodes