Destination guide

Retreat to Costa Brava holiday lettings

With unspoilt coves, coast-hugging hiking paths, charming seaside towns and spectacular seascapes with excellent dining, Costa Brava is an ideal holiday coast for relaxing by the sea and exploring the scenic region of Catalonia. Holiday lettings in Costa Brava put you in the heart of the landscape and all it has to offer.


Heritage sites near Costa Brava holiday cottages

Costa Brava has a rich history that’s explored in numerous historic sites throughout the area. Holiday homes can be found near such attractions as the Montgri Castle, a 13th-century castle on a mountain with sweeping views and imposing architecture, and Cinema Museum, a multistory museum that celebrates historic cinema from the 1800s to 1970 with vintage cameras and photos. You could also visit Vila Vella, a hilltop castle from the 12th century with expansive fortification walls and numerous towers, and Sant Pere de Galligants, a medieval church and archaeological museum with historic relics.

Things to do

Activities near Costa Brava holiday homes

In addition to beautiful beaches, Costa Brava has many historic and cultural attractions to explore near your holiday rental. Cap de Creus, a vibrant peninsula area with a lighthouse and beautiful natural environments, and the Portlligat Museum-House, a museum and former home of the famous surrealist Salvador Dali, are interesting locations to explore. You can also visit the Cathedral of Girona, a cathedral with Romanesque and Gothic styles with a beautiful Gothic nave, and the Medes Islands, a group of islets with diverse landscapes and clear, blue water with colourful marine life for snorkelling and scuba diving.


Activities and attractions in and around Costa Brava

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Costa Brava a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Emporda Golf Club (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Mas Oller (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Celler Can Sais (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Mas Molla (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Golf Club d'Aro (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Golf Girona (13.1 mi / 21 km)

Seasonal weather in Costa Brava

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Costa Brava

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Costa Brava is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Roses Beach (17.5 mi / 28.1 km)
  • Cadaques Beach (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)
  • Tossa de Mar Beach (21.9 mi / 35.3 km)
  • Lloret de Mar Beach (24.9 mi / 40.1 km)
  • El Pou del Petroli (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Gola del Ter Beach (6.8 mi / 11 km)

Beach areas near Costa Brava holiday homes

The pristine beaches of Costa Brava are one of its biggest draws for travellers. Holiday homes can be found near Aigua Blava, a scenic harbour with a beach and popular seafood restaurants along a turquoise bay, and Platja de Fenals, a secluded beach with calm surf and soft sand for sunbathing and swimming. Cala Boadella, a popular swimming beach with clear water and an adjacent nude beach, and Cala Pola, a picturesque golden-sand beach with shallow waters that are perfect for young children, are also great spots to visit.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Costa Brava

Fly into Gerona (GRO-Costa Brava), the closest airport, located 17.4 mi (28.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Perpignan (PGF-Perpignan - Rivesaltes Intl.), which is 50.7 mi (81.6 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Flaça Station, Sant Jordi Desvalls Station and Sant Miquel de Fluvià Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How to get around

Transport to Costa Brava holiday homes

Getting to Costa Brava is quick and easy, thanks to multiple modes of transport. International flights come into the area and connect with transfers and shuttles to get you to Costa Brava, though multiple bus lines and a rail line also run from nearby European cities into the area. You can drive or hire a car or motorcycle to travel the motorways into Costa Brave and to the local holiday cottages. Once there, many travellers prefer to walk or ride a bike to nearby attractions and explore the scenery along the way.

How many holiday rentals are available around Costa Brava?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 15,023 holiday lettings around Costa Brava. From 2,691 villas to 3,312 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Costa Brava?

Don't just spend a few hours at the beach. Round up your squad and crash as close as you can to it! The sound of rippling waves and remarkable blue vistas? Heck yes! There are 4,184 beachside holiday rentals to choose from. Of course, that mightn't work for everyone. Luckily, HomeAway has oodles more options, including:

  • 3,449 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,912 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,759 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Costa Brava?

Having room to move, cooking up delicious dinners, sprawling views — if any of this appeals to you, an apartment rental could be a fantastic choice. You can take your pick from 6,935 different options on HomeAway. How does £18 a night sound? That's what you're looking at spending if you don't dilly dally! Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 3,209 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £27 per night.
  • Villa: 2,567 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £39 per night.
  • Cottage: 482 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £27 per night.

Can I stay in Costa Brava in a large group?

There's nothing quite like being somewhere completely new with friends and family. The good news is HomeAway has places to suit big groups. Apartment holiday rentals are the top option here for big groups of guests. Our worldwide database presently has 1,931 available. In and around the area, rental properties that are suitable for large groups of guests include:

  • On the lookout for properties that can fit 6 people? We have 3,661 that will be perfect. The prices start from £18 per night.
  • After a rental property for 8 people? We have 1,889 that will serve you well. Prices start from £24 a night.
  • Organising a trip away with 5 guests? We offer 1,427 rental properties that will suit. Prices start from £24 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your brother and all your friends to Costa Brava.

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