Spanish Costas / Costas Of Spain
The Spanish Costas are the coastal areas of the mainland but also both sets of islands. Many often confuse these for belonging to the mainland only. The Spanish word “Costa” means coast so will include any territory with a coastline. For arguments sake, we will explain about those that are part of the mainland first.
There are 10 main Spanish Costas and several smaller coastlines in total. In the southern areas the most popular are the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca. Our map on this page shows most of these areas if you need a visual reference. Tossa de Mar and Blanes are two other super destinations here.
In the northeast is the Costa Brava which shares a border with France. There are several top locations here with Lloret de Mar being the most popular. Tossa de Mar and Blanes are two other super destinations here. This part of Spain was the first to undergo major improvements as part of the tourism boom in the 1950’s.
If you follow the coastline south you will come to the Costa Dorada which is also in the northeast. The literal translation is “Golden Coast” a reference to the sun shining on the beaches. Salou is not only the top location here but in all Spain. If you want to sample traditional Spain then the town of Cambrils is not far.s