A guide to Best Hotels in Costa Brava
A rugged, coastal region in north-eastern Spain, the Costa Brava is characterised by dramatic cliffs and long stretches of sand and shingle beaches. Small fishing villages and towns have built up around secluded coves, providing a traditional atmosphere and insight into the local way of life here. Many resorts can also be found along the beautiful coast.
Golden Bahia De Tossa sits close to the picturesque town of Tossa de Mar and a sandy beach is just a short walk away. With 380 rooms and offering modern facilities throughout, it provides a comfortable base for family holidays. There are five swimming pools and a main buffet restaurant, with several bars for drinks and snacks. A great choice of shops, bars and restaurants are close by and you can take a leisurely stroll into the Old Town.
Occupying a prime location right next to the sand and shingle beach of Pineda de Mar, Golden Taurus Park Hotel is also conveniently just 35 minutes away from Girona-Costa Brava Airport. It boasts 440 rooms and a total of five swimming pools, including a fantastic new waterpark. Two restaurants and five bars ensure every need is catered for at this modern and family-friendly hotel. The town of Pineda and all its shops and restaurants are just a 10-minute walk away.
A friendly and relaxed place to enjoy a resort holiday, Santa Monica Hotel offers great entertainment options and a total of 216 rooms. Just a few minutes away is an attractive beach and plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. Much of the daytime fun revolves around the outdoor swimming pool with adjacent kids’ pool. A buffet restaurant offers both Spanish and international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and gives great views of the pool.
This hotel is ideal for those looking for a water-based holiday, as it has two outdoor swimming pools and offers free access to nearby Water World park. Oasis Park Hotel has a total of 447 rooms, with plenty of amenities on its doorstep and the beach being just a 10-minute walk away. Enjoy a variety of cuisines during mealtimes at the buffet restaurant. Girona-Costa Brava Airport is just 35 minutes away from the hotel.
Tucked away in a quiet part of Tossa de Mar town, Esmeraldas Aparthotel offers a total of 107 rooms comprising of bright, contemporary studios and one-bedroom apartments. It’s ideally positioned for reaching both the centre of town and the beach within minutes. There’s a bar that opens onto the swimming-pool terrace and a modern restaurant that offers buffet food. A diverse entertainment schedule during the week includes performances from acrobats and magicians.
Cross the street from Monteplaya Hotel in the town of Malgrat and you’ll be on the beach. This stylish hotel is for adults only and is situated along Malgrat de Mar’s promenade with its choice of restaurants and bars. Monteplaya Hotel has a contemporary style throughout its 168 rooms, with a stunning split-level pool that features a waterfall and a whirlpool bath. Enjoy local and international food at the buffet restaurant, as well as a full entertainment programme.
With a laid-back Mediterranean vibe blending with decor that reflects the zen-inspired classes it has to offer, Luna Park Hotel is a relaxing and atmospheric retreat with 147 rooms. Just 30 minutes away from Girona-Costa Brava Airport, the hotel is also ideally located for amenities such as a supermarket, and restaurants and bars. The buffet-style restaurant offers a range of international dishes and the chefs regularly put on live cooking shows. There’s both an indoor and outdoor pool available here.
San Eloy Aparthotel enjoys a peaceful setting within idyllic lush hills dotted with pine trees, but is still also just a five-minute journey on the free shuttle bus to the centre of Tossa de Mar. Having an almost castle-like appearance, the inside of this hotel is a mix of modern and traditional styles. There are 134 rooms, two swimming pools, a kids’ pool and a buffet restaurant serving Spanish and international food.
Reflecting Spain’s iconic landscapes of whitewashed buildings and citrus groves is Augusta Club, with its fresh white and lemon-yellow exterior. It’s an adults-only hotel and has 172 beautiful rooms decorated in a chic yet warm style. Various bars and restaurants are close by, with a golden beach around a 10-minute walk away. The spa is home to an indoor pool as well as a sauna and many other facilities and treatments. There’s also an outdoor pool and a buffet restaurant.
A contemporary hotel with a family-friendly atmosphere, it’s also conveniently just 30 minutes from Girona-Costa Brava Airport. Pineda de Mar Beach is only a five-minute walk away and has a seafront full of shops, bars and restaurants. There are 195 rooms at Stella and Spa Hotel and an emphasis on relaxation with a spa and two swimming pools. The impressive buffet restaurant offers live cooking shows and regular themed dinners.