(Closed) Costa Brava or Amalfi Coast?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee

 Both places are fantastic and beautiful-you can’t go wrong. I love the Costa Brava because you can spend time in Barcelona, but the Amalfi coast is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been.

The problem may be the weather in October. In both places it will be rather cold for a beach trip, and on the Amalfi Coast it is the rainy season. In  Costa Brava it will be the off season so it will be very quiet.

It would be an incredible time to tour either country if you don’t mind skipping the beach.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Cakegal is correct about the weather not being the most conducive to a beach vacation.  Luckily, there are still a ton of activities to see & do at that time of year & the temperatures should still be pretty mild in both Italy & Spain.  Another advantage to going at that time is that the crowds will be slowing down by then.  Let us know if we can help you with your honeymoon plans!

Post # 5
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Newbee

If you’re fine not being on the beach, it’ll be beautiful and lots of fun!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We booked a mediterranean cruise this October for our honeymoon.  We are going to the Amalfi Coast and Barcelona on our itinerary, so the best of both!

Check out Princess and Celebrity cruises- both have great itineraries.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We spent time on the Amalfi Coast during our honeymoon in July last year. You won’t regret a trip there – we had an amazing time and I would love to go back someday. When I show people pics from our honeymoon, everybody goes crazy over the ones taken from that area.

I haven’t been to the Costa Brava area though so I can’t say if it’s better or not.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I haven’t been to Costa Brava, but I have been to Costa del Sol (around Malaga, Granada and Seville) and the Amalfi Coast. You can’t really go wrong with either – I’d say that one of the biggest differences is the mentality. Spain tends to be more laid back than Italy, IMO – so it really depends on your preferences. I prefer Italy over Spain, but that might be because I speak Italian, so I’m a bit biased 🙂

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