Make your last minute escape to Costa Brava
At just over two hours on average from UK airports, Costa Brava makes for a last minute holiday destination that’s always tempting, especially with the hot sun.
The big appeal of Costa Brava is its lifestyle. You’re going to be able to hit the ground running with wine tasting, lazy beach days or tours around medieval walled towns. If you’re at home in the water, Lloret de Mar is sure to delight. It’s known for its superb snorkelling opportunities, and conceals a world beneath the waves full of fish and rugged rock banks. The town’s also close to WaterWorld, a waterpark full of sky-high chutes and flumes.
If a sleepy town by the shore is more your style, Pineda de Mar promises sunsets by the sea over fine wine, which could be yours to enjoy in a matter of weeks with a last minute break. Keep Calella in mind too, if you want seafood, beach views and history aplenty. The town is known for Las Torretas, the 19th-century towers you can duck inside and climb for a truly inspiring view.
The best time of year to book your last minute holiday
Some of the best deals to Costa Brava can be found by booking last minute, which is anywhere from eight weeks’ from your departure date to right up to the wire. You can also save even more by deciding when in the year to visit.
In general, the high season of holidays in Spain is in the summer, ranging between May and the end of August every year. Low season is cheapest, ranging between September and April, making a last minute trip really simple to book. However, keep in mind that if you book in low season, attractions such as theme parks and the like might be shut for the winter, so do a little research beforehand if that’s what you’re looking for.
Other popular holidays in Spain
If you love the idea of booking a last minute deal but are still weighing up your options, there are plenty of other places you’ll love. Take a look at similar destinations, like Costa del Sol or Costa Dorada.
If you’re set on a holiday to Costa Brava, take a look at the travel guide for more information on how to plan your last minute holiday in the Spanish sun. In the meantime, here are the top last minute Costa Brava hotels for you to check out.
Look out for the big jazz music wall mural in the bar here, assuming you're able to leave the beach. This hotel is right by the shores of Pineda de Mar, with many rooms boasting sea views. The entertainment options suit active holidaymakers too, with tennis and football on offer alongside more outlandish offerings like crazy golf. If exploration is on your agenda, bike hire is affordable and available often at last minute notice, making the region yours to explore.