Costa Brava

Costa Brava holidays

On Spain’s stunning Costa Brava, a string of all-action holiday resorts sit alongside quaint fishing villages, culture-packed cities and a wild landscape bursting with adventures. Tossa de Mar’s medieval walls, al fresco paella restaurants and Blue Flag sands have old-school Spain written all over them, while Lloret de Mar’s lively bars, brilliant beaches and wild waterpark are a big hit with fun-seekers. Style comes as standard on the cosmopolitan shores of Platja d’Aro and L’Estartit is a hotspot for all sorts of water sports. But seaside fun isn’t the only thing on the menu. Exploring dramatic countryside on two wheels, vineyard-hopping, the medieval delights of Girona and more than your fair share of fine dining are all here to enjoy too.

Popular Costa Brava Holiday Resorts

Costa Encantada Aparthotel & Resort
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£420pp
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  • London Stansted, Wed 01 May 2024
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Costa Encantada Aparthotel & Resort

Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava

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Based on 2114 reviews

  • Fun for all the family
  • Splash park with slides
  • Large pool
  • Spacious rooms
  • Entertainment programme
30 Degrees Hotel Pineda Splash
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£334pp
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  • Newcastle, Sun 14 Apr 2024
  • 7 Nights, Half Board
  • 4 Adults, 0 Children

30 Degrees Hotel Pineda Splash

Pineda de Mar - Costa Barcelona, Costa Brava

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Based on 917 reviews

  • Splash park with slides
  • Rooftop sun terrace
  • Close to the beach
  • Modern style
  • Fun atmosphere
Rosamar Garden Resort
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  • Birmingham, Mon 22 Apr 2024
  • 7 Nights, Room Only
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Rosamar Garden Resort

Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava

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  • On-site Aqua park
  • Mini lazy river
  • Splash park with pirate ship and slides
  • All Inclusive option
  • Good range of facilities
L' Azure
Luxe Collection
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£416pp
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  • Birmingham, Mon 08 Apr 2024
  • 7 Nights, Room Only
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

L' Azure

Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava

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Based on 537 reviews

  • Simply Luxe
  • Adult only areas
  • Modern décor
  • Close to the beach and resort centre
  • Excellent range of facilities
htop Amatista formerly HTOP Royal Beach Hotel
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£355pp
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  • Birmingham, Mon 08 Apr 2024
  • 7 Nights, Room Only
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

htop Amatista formerly HTOP Royal Beach Hotel

Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava

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  • Close to the beach
  • Comfortable rooms
  • Great value for money
AQUA Hotel Silhouette & Spa
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  • Birmingham, Mon 22 Apr 2024
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

AQUA Hotel Silhouette & Spa

Malgrat de Mar - Costa Barcelona, Costa Brava

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Based on 694 reviews

  • Adults only
  • Ultra chic decoration
  • Certified sustainable hotel
  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Close to the beach
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Language

Catalan & Spanish

Currency

Euro (€)

Time difference

+1hr

Local beer

£2

Meal for two

£22.10

Average flight time

2.5hrs

Holiday favourites

If you’re looking to make the most of the coast, you’re in luck here. These shores come with resorts of all kinds, from the chilled chiringuitos along the coastline to fun-oriented towns typically ticking all the holiday boxes. Wherever you choose, sunbathing on gorgeous sands and swimming in gleaming waters is guaranteed.


Rugged coast

The Costa Brava isn’t known as the ‘Wild Coast’ for nothing. It’s famous for its dramatic cliffs and untamed natural beauty – both spanning right across the lush shoreline. But there are plenty of incredible golden beaches sprinkled out along the seafront, so pick a place to spread out those towels. Sporty types, you’ll be in cycling and water sports heaven around these parts.


Food, glorious food

Calling all foodies – this is the Costa for you. The surrounding region has the highest concentration of Michelin stars in all of Spain and is also home to one of the world’s best restaurants. Catalan cuisine is a moreish mix of mountain meets sea, often in a stew. And the lush mountain valleys here are home to flourishing vineyards that produce cava too.

Lloret De Mar Holidays

Lloret de Mar

Good times are what Lloret de Mar is all about, from chilling out on the beach to dancing the night away.

Pineda de Mar - Costa Barcelona

One of the major towns along the Catalan coast, Pineda de Mar, is worth visiting if you fancy seeing the real deal around the Costa Brava and Costa Barcelona.

Tossa De Mar Holidays

Tossa De Mar

Three beautiful beaches lie in wait beside a walled old town, making Tossa De Mar a delightful pick surrounded by lush countryside.

Malgrat De Mar Holidays

Malgrat de Mar - Costa Barcelona

Showing off with a brilliant Blue Flag beach to rival them all, heaps of leisure facilities and a bustling central promenade, Malgrat De Mar is high on the list for classic family fun.

Santa Susanna Holidays

Santa Susanna - Costa Barcelona

If postcards could come to life, you’d find this bubbly resort on the cool Catalan coast would be bursting off the page.

Calella Holidays

Calella - Costa Barcelona

Three bronze sandy beaches and a pretty promenade make this sun-drenched town a popular choice with everyone.

Platja d'Aro Holidays

Platja d'Aro

A chic resort with a cool, cosmopolitan feel – Platja d’Aro is the one for relaxation, exploration, and a taste of the lavish.

L'Estartit Holidays

L'Estartit

The 5km crescent of lush, gold-sand beaches and hidden coves are more than enough to entice you to visit L’Estartit.

Begur

A place where medieval history combines with plenty of activities – like horse-riding and diving – Begur is the whitewashed hidden gem of the Costa Brava.

Blanes

The starting point of the sun-kissed Costa Brava, Blanes is a relaxing beach resort if you’re after a lovely little place to while away the days.

Caldes De Malavella

Known for its amazing thermal baths built by the Romans, Caldes De Malavella is the place to be if you’re keen on spas.

Calella de Palafrugell

Pick Calella de Palafrugell as your next holiday destination and the Costa Brava will cast its spell on you. Whitewashed buildings fringe the waterfront, where fishing boats rest upon the shore.

Beaches

You’ll be spoilt for choice with the area’s beaches. From lively, family-friendly golden stretches to quiet pine-fringed coves, the Costa Brava has it all. Tossa de Mar comes with two pristine Blue Flag beaches, while Lloret de Mar has five sand-and-shingle stretches to brag about.

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Platja Gran

Sights

This coastal stretch and the surrounding area has plenty to offer you if you’ve got an interest in history and culture. Think old town charm – and even a lighthouse! The breathtaking backdrop is enough to leave anyone in awe too, with vast expanses of unspoilt landscape.

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Benedormiens Castle

Benedormiens Castle

Platja d'Aro, Costa Brava

This impressive castle was originally built to protect Platja d’Aro against attacks from the Moors. It has a long history dating back to the 11th century. The castle has been beautifully restored and is now...
Calella Lighthouse

Calella Lighthouse

Calella - Costa Barcelona, Costa Brava

Standing 50 metres tall, set against the landscape of Calella's beachfront, Calella's nineteenth-century lighthouse is a ten-minute walk along the seafront. Visit for a panoramic view of the city and the sea,...

Activities

Thrill-seekers will be pleased to hear that there’s a waterpark and handful of fun-packed attractions in the area! You can even catch a train to the bright lights of Barcelona or Girona. If you find it hard to sit still, you’ll enjoy Peralada’s offering of sports and activities including horse riding and golf.

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Banyoles Lake

Banyoles Lake

Sant Feliu De Guixols, Costa Brava

Banyoles Lakes is an idyllic spot for a stroll or cycle along the shore or a refreshing dip. Best known as the location for the rowing events in the 1992 Olympics, it's still a wonderful place to rent a boat...
Adventure Park

Adventure Park

Santa Susanna - Costa Barcelona, Costa Brava

Keep the kids entertained while you have a coffee and some adult conversation at Santa Susanna's Adventure Park. The play areas are full of fun for little ones including ball pools, slides, inflatables,...

Eating and drinking

Spanish food is bursting with flavour, and with so much to choose from it can be hard to decide on a dish! That’s where tapas comes into play – little bite-size plates of tasty nibbles, often served with bread and great when teamed with a nice glass of local red!

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L'Estartit Marina

Shopping

Tossa de Mar is a good tip for picking up locally-made ceramics (they’re something of a speciality around here). In nearby Platja d’Aro, there’s a nice selection of upmarket boutiques to peruse. Most towns also have a regular market brimming with souvenirs and super-fresh picnic supplies.

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Heaps of shopping

Heaps of shopping

Pineda de Mar - Costa Barcelona, Costa Brava

Shop for unique souvenirs at the quirky shops and boutiques around Pineda de Mar's charming main square, or look for local crafts at the Friday market on the promenade. There are also plenty of supermarkets...
A range of shops

A range of shops

Santa Susanna - Costa Barcelona, Costa Brava

This buzzing stretch of coastline has plenty of shops to cater for your holiday needs. Whether you want to pick up a leather handbag or shop for food for a picnic, you’ll find it here. There are shoe shops...

Nightlife

For high octane nights, Lloret de Mar is the place, with energy-packed clubs that are open from dusk till dawn. If you want things a little more low-key, Tossa’s atmospheric beachfront restaurants and bars will fit the bill – an idyllic spot to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun go down.

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Lively seaside bars

Lively seaside bars

Malgrat de Mar - Costa Barcelona, Costa Brava

There are lots of lively bars along Malgrat's seafront offering fun evening entertainment, from comedy nights to karaoke. Catch the game at Champions sports bar, enjoy a tasty cocktail at Sunset bar, sample the...
A chic night out on the tiles

A chic night out on the tiles

Platja d'Aro, Costa Brava

There's something for everyone as night falls in Platja D’Aro. There are clubs and discos to keep the party crowd dancing till dawn. If you're looking for something a little more chilled out, that's no problem...
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