The Costa Garraf is the southernmost of the coastline and the smaller of the two. Notable villages on the Costa Garraf include Castelldefels and Sitges, whilst the northernmost Costa Maresme was once part of the Costa Brava. Neither Costas are as internationally known as they once were, with tourism rates declining over the last thirty years.
The easiest way to access the Mediterranean Costas is to arrive at the airport in Barcelona, which is one of the largest in Spain and welcomes international and domestic flights regularly.
Both Costas enjoy a subtropical Mediterranean climate similar to that of Barcelona. Annual temperatures are around 20 degrees Celsius during the day with mild winters and warm summers making for a pleasant holiday experience all year round. The area also experiences some of the longest days in Europe with 2,500 hours of sunshine every year.
The Costas Garraf and Maresme are both traditional Spanish seaside locations with plenty to enjoy, with camping holidays proving to be particularly popular amongst travellers. There are also mountainous regions along the Costa Garraf that are home to the Nature Park, which has proven to be a popular destination for hikers.
Currently, the average Costa Garraf / Maresme property costs €513K while Spanish property costs on average €227K.