But it’s not all about the beach. Those looking for a little culture should take a tour of the Costa Brava’s historical sites. For great views of the area climb to the top of either Castell de Sant Ferran or Sant Joan Castle; both pretty incredible inside too. Castle lovers are well catered for in this region; the Tossa de Mar Castle and the Castle of Montjuic are two other picturesque castles in the region that have evolved throughout the years.
Explore at its popular museums and learn about the area’s most famous inhabitants. Explore Salvador’s surreal world at the Dali Museum, and check out the Palau Foundation are two of this destination’s top museums. The Casa-Museu Dali and the Castle of Pubol are two other museums that are worth a wander round.
Costa Brava is perfect for a family getaway. The kids will love you for taking them to the region’s two most popular attractions, Water World and Marineland. The fun doesn’t end there; Aqua Brava and Parc Aventura are also great places to spend quality time with the kids.
Costa Brava is also a place of great architecture, with ornate squares, perfect for relaxing with a coffee and a bit of people watching. Two of the most popular squares are Placa del Mercat and also Pau Casals Plaza, or Placa Llibertat and Sant Hilari Plaza if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet.
If you’re staying in the Costa Brava area, grab your lucky putter and hit the area’s fabulous fairways. PGA Catalunya Golf Course and Costa Brava Golf Club should be the first choice for discerning golfers. To make your stay a complete golfing holiday, check out Pitch and Putt Papalus Golf Club and Pitch and Putt Castello Empuribrava.
Last but not least, there’s the party. Many people come to Costa Brava to take advantage of its beach bars and late night clubs. On the south coast you’ll find plenty of hotels and resorts that cater to the younger crowds, many offering all-inclusive deals, pools and even spa facilities – perfect for a little rest and recuperation after a night on the town.
This family-friendly Santa Susanna hotel is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Levante Beach and Malgrat de Mar Beach. Santa Susanna Beach and Pineda de Mar Beach are also within 15 minutes. Santa Susanna Station is 8 minutes by foot and Malgrat de Mar Station is 28 minutes.
This family-friendly Lloret de Mar aparthotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Fenals Beach and Lloret de Mar Beach. Water World and Gnomo Park are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Located in Platja d'Aro, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, just steps away from Cala Bella Dona and Cala Cap Roig. Platja d'Aro Beach and Cala dels Capellans are also within 2 miles (3 km).
This family-friendly Lloret de Mar hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Fenals Beach and Lloret de Mar Beach. Water World and Gnomo Park are also within 1 mile (2 km).
Situated near the beach, this hostal is within a 5-minute walk of Chapel of Our Lady of Socorro and Tossa de Mar Beach. Parish Church of Sant Vicenc and Villa Romana dels Ametllers are also within 5 minutes.
Located in the heart of Tossa de Mar, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chapel of Our Lady of Socorro and Tossa de Mar Beach. Villa Romana dels Ametllers and Parish Church of Sant Vicenc are also within 5 minutes.
This family-friendly Lloret de Mar hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Can Comadran and Lloret de Mar Beach. Fenals Beach and Sa Caleta Beach are also within 15 minutes.
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Villa Romana dels Ametllers and Tossa de Mar Beach. Chapel of Our Lady of Socorro and Parish Church of Sant Vicenc are also within 10 minutes.