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Get set for fireworks and fiestas on Costa Brava’s golf coast
July 25, 2012

Golfers visiting Spain's north-east shores this summer can experience the explosive sights and sounds of the 42nd 'Trofeo Vila de Blanes' Costa Brava International Fireworks Competition, from July 24-27, 2012.

Dramatic pyrotechnic displays will light up the night skies above the Mediterranean coastal town of Blanes in  Costa Brava , which has hosted the international event for over a century.

This annual competition attracts competitors from around the world, keen to demonstrate their artistic firework displays, which include both aerial and aquatic compositions, and highlight the natural setting of the iconic Sa Palomera rock just off the shores of Blanes. 

Ramón Ramos, Director at Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board, commented: "Every year, we welcome over one million tourists and local residents rank this event among Costa Brava's most popular and traditional of festivals, marking the start of the summer holidays. There is an electric atmosphere along the beachfront with music, open air performances and inviting food stalls."

The winner of the 'Trofeo Vila de Blanes' Costa Brava  is not only invited to participate in the fireworks display held in Girona in November as part of the 2012 Sant Narcís Festival -  the city's biggest annual fiesta, which celebrates Girona's patron saint, also known as 'the Saint of Flies' - but they will also  participate in the following year's   contest. 

Visitors to the fireworks fiesta can also combine the explosive festivities with a round of golf at one of the many courses in the Costa Brava region. 

Just 30 minutes from Blanes awaits  PGA Golf Catalunya Resort , Spain's best golf course and a World Top 100 venue. While  Club de Golf Costa Brava , one of the region's oldest golf courses, and the pleasant  Papalus Golf Pitch & Putt  course, host of the European Pitch & Putt Championships, are also popular golf destinations.

Slightly further afield visitors will find the wonderfully maintained layout of  Golf Girona , whilst  Emporda Golf , with 36 holes set in beautiful parkland, and  Golf Platja de Pals , a British design on the seafront, hold rich appeal. For those looking for a quick round, the  Par-3 Gualta  course is also recommended.

Located an hour north of Barcelona and easily accessible thanks to Girona-Costa Brava Airport - an important Ryanair hub - the region is also home to many attractions, Michelin-starred restaurants and a wide range of comfortable accommodation. These include the five-star Hotel Peralada Wine Spa & Golf that enjoys a prime location in north Costa Brava, the four-star Emporda Golf Hotel & Spa at Gualta that offers a wealth of facilities, and the three-star Hotel Costa Brava on the seafront at Platja d'Aro.

Additional information on Costa Brava can be found at  and .

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