Quick Guide to Costa Brava

The beaches that stretch from Blanes, just north east of Barcelona, to the French border, all belong to the Costa Brava. Holidays here can easily combine relaxing on the Mediterranean shores and visiting the vibrant city of Barcelona.

Fab holidays for:

Beach holiday, Winter sun, Waterparks


Girona-Costa Brava Airport

Did you know?

Costa Brava can be literally translated as 'rugged coast'.

How to get to Costa Brava

The main airport for Costa Brava flight arrivals is Girona. Handily, it's fairly centrally located along the Costa Brava so holidays here don't have very lengthy transfers. Once you arrive, bus transfers are an easy and cheap way to get to your hotel wherever you are along the coast.

Top 5 Things to do in Costa Brava


Costa Brava has sunshine all year 'round and plenty of ways to enjoy it, not to mention quite a few other winning attributes.

Kids young and old won't want to miss a trip to PortAventura - here you'll find a water park plus plenty of adrenaline rides, as well as calmer ones!
There's plenty of art and culture to be experienced at Costa Brava. There are three excellent museums devoted to the Spanish painter Dalí, including the painter?s home at Cadaqués. It's also home to some of the important Greco/Roman and Iberian archaeological sites in Europe. Spare a day to visit Barcelona - it has some stunning architecture!
The outdoors
Whether it's going for spectacular coastal walks or playing a game of golf on world-class courses, Costa Brava's outdoors are a veritable playground. There are plenty of ways to enjoy the coast, from swimming and diving to snorkelling and sailing.
Foodie paradise
Long gone are the countless fish and chip restaurants - this stretch of the coast offers some truly delicious food. In Catalonia, where Costa Brava lies, has one of the highest concentrations of Michelin-starred chefs in Spain.
A dose of sunshine is guaranteed throughout the year. May, June or September boast the hottest temperatures with the cheapest prices.

Where to stay in Costa Brava

Tossa de Mar is the most popular resort, thanks to its two blue flag beaches, but Lloret de Mar isn't far behind. If you fancy mixing sunbathing by day with dancing by night, then try Calella de la Costa. For family-friendly fun, anywhere near PortAventura as great as it's easy to have a day out at this very popular park. You'll also find many all inclusive resorts dotted along this popular coast, which are great if you want a relaxing holiday with all your food, drink and activities taken care of for you.