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Costa Brava’s rugged landscape and vibrant hues inspired masterpieces by the area’s best-known native, Salvador Dali.
Photograph by Pablo Corral

Costa Brava


In TRAVELER’s May/June issue, writer Mel White follows in Salvador Dali’s footsteps while exploring Dali’s native Costa Brava. Here, we offer the best links on traveling to the Spanish coast.

Basics

Entering Spain
U.S. Department of State—Bureau of Consular Affairs
Foreign entry requirements for Spain

Getting There
Spain Tourism
Links to four airlines that serve Spain, including Iberia Airlines

Making Telephone Calls
Country Calling Codes
Dialing instructions for placing calls to Spain from the United States

Determining Time Difference
The World Clock
The current time and date in Barcelona, Spain

Checking Weather Forecasts
The Weather Channel
Current weather forecast and a ten-day outlook

Essentials

Food Tips
JMC Tourism Company
Online guide to dining in Costa Brava, including details on top-notch dishes and desserts

Where to Stay
Spain Tourism
A search engine for hotels in surrounding cities

The U.S. Tourist Office of Spain
Information on hotels, paradores (a network of lodgings that may be old convents or castles), villas, and apartments

Things to Do

Attractions
Tourism of Spain
Brief introduction to museums throughout Costa Brava—plus, information on bullfights and sporting events

Language Tools
Travlang.com
Link to Travlang’s online language guides

Media

Books
Rough Guide
Rough Guide’s take on travel to Costa Brava

For More Information

Travel Guides

Tourism of Spain
An introduction to Costa Brava, including special events and sample itineraries

Spain Tourist Office—USA
Practical information, a guide to outdoor activities, and links to useful sites for visiting Costa Brava

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