Costa Brava Holidays
Calm coasts and culture-packed cities await on a holiday to Costa Brava
Holidays in Costa Brava
The 'Wild Coast' of Spain, Costa Brava offers idyllic landscapes, sandy beaches, and rocky coves just waiting to be explored. Made up of former fishing villages and bustling seaside towns, Costa Brava is now a coastal paradise with stunning backdrops for British holidaymakers looking for a sunny getaway.
Most popular with families and couples; Costa Brava’s Blue Flag beaches and entertainment mixed with traditional cobbled plazas and pastel villages make it a perfect destination for a beach break.
Where is the best place to stay in Costa Brava?
A family favourite, Lloret de Mar is right at the heart of the Costa Brava. Boasting five beaches along four miles of coast, there’s plenty of silky sand and turquoise waters for everyone to enjoy. With no shortage of bars, restaurants, and British pubs, you can easily take shelter from the sun and recharge.
The neighbouring resort of Tossa de Mar serves up a slower pace. With lush green valleys and quaint cobbled streets to wander through, this resort is great for couples looking to leisurely explore. Spend sun-filled days meandering the medieval-walled Tossa Old Town uncovering ancient castles and monuments.
With a typical Mediterranean climate, the Costa Brava has hot dry summers and pleasant winters. Located just south of the Pyrenees mountains, its milder climate is ideal for families with younger children. Generally, the best months to visit this coast are between June and August.
- Currency: Euro
- Average temp: 23°C/73°F
- Average flight time: 2 Hours
- Time Difference: +1 hours
- Most suited for: Families
- Best time to visit: June-September
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Whether it is discovering a new city or re-visiting a favourite destination, our choice of funky boutique hotels to luxury 5 star palaces allows you to shape your break the way you want it.
Things to see and do on the Costa Brava
Like many Spanish holidays, getaways to Costa Brava centre around beach life. Whether it's dining al fresco at beachfront restaurants, sunbathing or taking to the shimmering water on a boat, jet ski, or windsurfing board – you’re guaranteed to enjoy a few days by the sand.
But for those travellers looking for some activities beyond the shores, there’s plenty to discover. Thrill seekers can test their nerves at the numerous exciting theme parks. Culture vultures can visit the Salvador Dali Theatre Museum in Figueres to admire his surrealist artwork. Avid golfers can perfect their putt at the plentiful rolling greens. Shopaholics can head to the chic storefronts of Barcelona to explore renowned fashion labels and trendy boutiques. Whether you like bright lights or countryside delights, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Costa Brava food and drink
The Costa Brava is a great place to dine out with such a wide choice of restaurants to suit every palate. For those interested in trying some authentic Spanish cuisines; local restaurants offer up an array of tempting tapas, paella, and freshly caught fish and seafood.
For travellers with a sweet tooth, Spain offers some stellar desserts. We recommend tucking into a creamy crema catalana; a rich egg custard topped with caramelised sugar and juicy fruit.
Costa Brava Weather
Average monthly temperature on the Costa Brava (°C)
- Jan 17°C
- Feb 17°C
- Mar 19°C
- Apr 21°C
- May 24°C
- Jun 28°C
- Jul 30°C
- Aug 31°C
- Sep 28°C
- Oct 24°C
- Nov 20°C
- Dec 17°C