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Costa Brava holidays

With its mountainous backdrops and staggering hidden coves, the Costa Brava is perfect if you’re soft on nature and eager to hit the beach. Tossa de Mar offers a slice of Catalan culture, while Lloret de Mar is about maximising fun in the sun.

Language

Catalan & Spanish

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

starts from €1.50

3 course meal

from €7.95

Flight times

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 traditional cobbled streets to fun-oriented towns typically ticking all the holiday boxes. Wherever you choose, sunbathing on gorgeous sands and swimming in gleaming waters is guaranteed.

Party time

You’ll find the nightlife scene offers up a whole world of bars and clubs along this Costa. There are over a hundred throwing their neon-lit doors open! Big names like Snoop Dogg and Afrojack spin their decks at top venues right into the early hours, so get on down.

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.

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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.

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L'Estartit - Girona

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

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Tamariu

Named after the tamarix trees that scatter the resort, this traditional fishing village is a low-key choice for families, groups and couples, all looking for a pretty Spanish spot.

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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Cala Banys

Cala Banys

Lloret de Mar - Girona, Costa Brava

Go snorkelling or fishing at Cala Banys, a rocky little cove a short walk from Lloret's main beach or from the Castell de Sant Joan. There's a bar-café hidden away just above where you can relax with a jug of...
Cala Boadella Beach

Cala Boadella Beach

Lloret de Mar - Girona, Costa Brava

Cala Boadella Beach has all the charm and crystal-clear water of Costa Brava's small coves but with plenty of towel space. The blue flag beach is traditionally nudist but it's increasingly popular with other...

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 - Girona, 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...
Bufalaranya Castle

Bufalaranya Castle

Roses - Girona , Costa Brava

Standing on the top of a small hill, the Bufalaranya Castle was built in the eighth century, remained in use until the 14th century and is now a Cultural Asset of National Interest. You can still see a tower...

Activities

Thrill seekers will be pleased to hear that there’s both a theme park and waterpark 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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Adventure Park

Adventure Park

Santa Susanna - Girona , 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,...
Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park

Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park

Roses - Girona , Costa Brava

For nature lovers and keen birdwatchers, Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park is a must-see. With diverse ecosystems and rivers, lakes, wetlands, beach, pastures and meadows you can spot over 300 bird species....

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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A mix of international and local cuisine

A mix of international and local cuisine

Santa Susanna - Girona , Costa Brava

There's a good choice of restaurants in Santa Susanna serving international as well as local cuisine. For delicious paella try El Aperitiu d'en Manolo, and taste homemade Catalan specialities at Restaurante...
Atics La Carpa

Atics La Carpa

Lloret de Mar - Girona, Costa Brava

The epitome of sophistication, this restaurant is one of the classiest on the Costa Brava, and has amazing views of the bay thrown in for good measure. Kick off with a cocktail, before tucking into grilled red...

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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A range of shops

A range of shops

Santa Susanna - Girona , 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...
Bargain buys and local crafts

Bargain buys and local crafts

Tossa de Mar - Girona , Costa Brava

Whether you're looking for ceramics, leather goods or even local artwork, you'll find lots of typical Spanish souvenirs in the many shops dotted around Tossa's quaint rambling streets. There are also plenty of...

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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A chic night out on the tiles

A chic night out on the tiles

Platja d'Aro - Girona, 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...
A great night out

A great night out

Roses - Girona , Costa Brava

When the sun goes down in Roses there’s plenty of nightlife. Choose from terrace bars with live music, romantic moonlit cocktails, traditional music on the beach or partying till sunrise in one of the clubs. Or...
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