The Costa Brava remains one of the most popular tourist areas in the world, but the Spanish region not only has some of the busiest resorts, the intrepid traveller can also find secluded coves, quaint villages, and even skiing holidays. There is luxury accommodation, as well as budget holiday opportunities, although most of the regions offer a good combination of budgets. Read on to find out more about planning a luxury, mid-range or budget trip to the Costa Brava.
If you’re really operating on a budget then your best option may be to camp. There are a number of campsites located along the coast, as well as inland, and this provides a cheaper alternative to even the least expensive resort while offering freedom and choice. Alternatively, consider whether you need all-inclusive, travel out of high season, and be prepared to shop around for three star hotels or take advantage of last minute deals. It’s also worth investigating whether any reputable travel providers offer budget packages within your price range.
Even Llafranc, which is one of the area’s most exclusive resorts, has some inexpensive deals on offer. However, if you want to find some of the cheapest deals in the area, then Lloret de Mar is arguably your best option. The beaches are busy, and you might struggle to find space to sit, but the nightlife is one of the biggest attractions and you can expect a party atmosphere every night.
Mid-budget holidays to the Costa Brava are easily found and are typically on the beach but just away from the areas that you might consider to be too busy. L’escala offers accommodation just away from the beach, which means that it is quieter than some of the larger resorts. It is unfair to describe the Costa Brava as being just a beach resort because the rural villages and towns have a lot to offer too. The Tossa de Mar resort is not as busy as Lloret de Mar, but still hasa decent nightlife, meaning that you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
When it comes to luxury, Llafranc is an upmarket resort with a marina and promenade as well as stunning villas up in the hills. Begur and Girona are not only great destinations for a day out, but there are luxury hotels and luxury accommodation found throughout the towns, as well as just on the outskirts. The towns themselves can become quite busy during the day, so staying out of town but a short distance away offers the ideal compromise.