Costa Brava | The S’Agaro trail to the coves in Playa de Aro

Thinking of the Costa Brava coastal landscape is to imagine small coves with crystal clear waters. This is a reality. The best way to see the creeks of the region of Baix Empordà is to stroll through the walkways, historic trails that run along the coast which for centuries were used to get to the beaches and that after the Civil War were used by Civil Guard to monitor and combat smuggling. Specifically, in the Baix Empordà there are set 11 walkways from the northernmost, from Cala Montgo Punta Mila south of L’Escala until you find yourself further south in Sant Feliu de Guixols from Cala Jonca to San Pol beach.

Costa Brava Magic Scenery

Costa Brava Magic Scenery

Costa Brava Crystal Clear Waters

Costa Brava Crystal Clear Waters

While most of these walkways run along marked trails, features and levels of difficulty of each are very different past cliffs, coves, beaches and even small villages with sections in some cases that are very demanding. On my recent trip to Emporda on the Costa Brava I had the chance to go a very peculiar way round. From south to north, starting from the S’Agaro Raco beach walking the cliffs and coves of the magnificent and historical S’Agaro residential area to reach Sa Conca Beach, south of Playa de Aro.

Costa Brava Beach

Costa Brava Beach

Not a traditional coastal path but a very comfortable coastal path that was designed between 1959 and 1964 with the aim of facilitating coastal sites tour of this luxurious development. At present, it is the best way to see the uniform architecture of the houses and mansions of very high standard that extend this very beautiful part of the Costa Brava.

Costa Brava Coastal Trail

Costa Brava Coastal Trail

Costa Brava photos: Isaac Bordas, aranjues1404, rsallo.

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