The Costa Brava is a beautiful coastal region of northeast Spain with a Mediterranean climate. Favoured for its nature, weather and good exchange rate, Costa Brava became more popular in the 1950s after the Spanish Civil War and is still extremely popular with tourists today – there are lots of towns to explore and plentiful tourist accommodation.
Less well known are small towns such as Cadaqués (close to the French border) which have attracted well known artists such as Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso; Dali's house museum actually located in Port Lligat. Music is also extremely important in this region and an integral part of many towns, in summer many open air concerts with Catalan music take place.
One of the most popular tourist destinations on Costa Brava, due to its plentiful beaches and accommodation, is the small town of Lloret de Mar, which houses many hotels and holiday apartments.
No matter what kind of accommodation you're looking for, whether it's a hotel or an apartment, there is something to suit you. If you're looking for a hotel on Costa Brava that offers lots of water sports, then we would recommend Hotel Astoria, which boasts not only a sauna and rooftop terrace but also a Hammam. Hotel la Palmera & Spa also offers a Turkish bath with outdoor pools, 400 metres from Lloret beach.
If being in the centre of town is more your thing then head to the Egyptian themed Cleopatra Spa Hotel, situated right in the centre of Lloret de Mar. Sound a little too hectic? You could also rent an apartment for your holiday with Albamar apartments – a large apartment complex located on Costa Brava's Santa Cristina beach.
Our bet is that with so much to do you won't be spending much time in your apartment anyway – with amazing architecture in Lloret de Mar such as the gothic church of Church of Sant Romà or the medieval castle of Castle of Sant Joan why stay inside?