Costa Brava – holiday on the gorgeous ‘rugged coast’
You can never go wrong with a holiday to the Costa Brava. It shows in the millions of tourists who come here every year to relax on the exquisite beaches. When I lay there with the sun shining and a glass of sangria in hand, I realise that I made the right choice! In this article, I will give you some useful information to help you in your booking quest for Costa Brava holidays.
Book a cheap holiday to the Costa Brava
If you’d like to book a cheap sun holiday then the Costa Brava is one of the best destinations in Spain! There so many different resorts to choose from, so the level of choice can make it hard to find great deals for a Spanish holiday. This entire stretch of coast is absolutely perfect to find a spot to plonk your towel down, then just lay back and soak in the sunshine. You could take a look at a city break to Barcelona or Girona. Staying in an Airbnb is also a cheap alternative but the traditional holiday resort hotels are usually very affordable.
When should I book my Costa Brava holiday?
This is one of the most flown to destinations in Spain so you can often find great last minute holiday deals. That being said if you choose to fly to popular airports like Girona or Barcelona, then it makes sense to book three or four months in advance due to cheap flights and hotels often becoming booked out. It is not quite as hectic as in places like Majorca, but nonetheless, you’d be best served by booking early!
Package holidays to the Costa Brava
Sometimes it’s best to book all in one comprehensive package, to keep the costs down and to reduce the number of things you need to worry about. Then I recommend booking packaged Costa Brava holiday deals. Especially for people on Family Holidays, this will make life way easier. Either Click&Go or TUI are superb options for cheap package holidays to Costa Brava. Let these guys handle all the work for you so that all you need to do is finally kick back and relax.
All inclusive holiday to the Costa Brava
After checking out the reviews on places like TripAdvisor, I’d recommend booking an all-inclusive holiday to keep the costs down and get loads of tasty food in the bargain. Sometimes places only have buffet options which may not offer the freshest food. In this case, I think it is better to forego the all-inclusive and eat out at restaurants instead. Dining out is much cheaper in Spain, so either way, you’ll be getting good value for money.
If the hotel offers a good all inclusive service then why not? If you just want the peace of mind of knowing that all food is already paid for then there’s no better feeling :)
Costa Brava holidays from Ireland
There are many options to reach the Costa Brava from Ireland. Dublin, Cork and even Knock airports serve Girona airport. Then if Girona isn’t an option, Dublin and Cork also fly to Barcelona airport which is right beside the Costa Brava. Either way, you’ll have an easy time reaching this Spanish paradise.
The best places for a holiday in the Costa Brava
With over 220 km of coastline stretching from the town of Blanes all the way to the border with France, you have tonnes of choices to spend a sunny beach holiday. There’s a great climate here for most of the year although it does get colder in the winter. Anyone looking for a winter holiday would be better served by looking for a holiday in the Canaries. However, in the summer, there is no better place whether you’re holidaying with the family or with friends.!
- Top destinations in the Costa Brava
- The best offers for your holiday to Costa Brava
Top destinations in the Costa Brava
The Costa Brava has so many seaside towns and villages with gorgeous beaches that it’s harder than not to find the perfect place for your next holiday!
Blanes – gateway to the rugged coast
La Palomera is a hill from which you can gaze down upon this gorgeous beach town. You’ll also find a sculpture symbolising a gate which is what Blanes is, its the beginning of some of the most beautiful coast in all of Spain. Here you’ll find 4 kilometers of beautiful golden beaches and excellent quality seawater. A favourite among locals, namely because it attracts fewer international tourists than some of the other towns on this list. This might be an interesting choice for those of you looking for a quiet family holiday! The old village has many excellent restaurants and the seafood is as tasty as I’ve ever had!
Girona – a center of Catalan culture
With over 99,000 inhabitants, Girona is the capital and largest city of the province with the same name. Very popular for day trips to and from Barcelona with only a 40-minute journey, this city was shot to fame when the Girona Cathedral featured in ‘Game of Thrones’. However, tourists have been drawn to the city long before that. The gorgeous old town features old defensive walls that have stood for almost a millennium and places such as Independence square are a very popular meeting point for nighttime revelers. Definitely a top option for a cheap city break.
Lloret de Mar – a popular blue flag beach destination
Featuring some of the most coveted beaches in all of the Costa Brava, this resort town is super popular with tourists for package holidays. Its close proximity to the sea gives it a warming effect in winter and a cooling effect in summer. That being said you’ll find average temperatures exceeding 30 degrees for much of the high season. The cleanliness of the beaches is well noted here and regularly wins awards for this reason. Lloret beach is the main that would be seen in most promotional material and is absolutely thronged with sunbathers during the summer months. Less packed but no less prestigious beaches are Fenals, Sa Boadella and Santa Cristina. If you find a hotel anywhere near these three I’d definitely recommend booking as soon as possible!
Tossa de Mar – a medieval castle overlooking beautiful ocean
Definitely one for people who need more than just a beach. There’s so much of the old town here that makes for a really charming stay. Vila Vella enceinte is the name for the walled-in old town, the most preserved of its kind along the Catalan coast. Between the beach and the ancient wonders, there’s plenty that keeps people visiting year in and year out. This town is very popular as a result with British and Irish tourists so you’ll have no problem finding pubs and food that cater to your tastes. If you want to try something different, there’s plenty of food like the amazing paella that should only be eaten in Spain!
The best offers for your holiday to Costa Brava
I find plenty of deals that fly out to Costa Brava every day and I’m not surprised at all that you’re interested in a holiday to this gorgeous coast. I also find deals for other regions in Spain like Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, and Majorca. With a mix of offers, there is something for families, couples and solo travelers alike!