Costa Brava Family Hotels – Tips and Recommendations

The Costa Brava is a beautiful stretch of the Mediterranean Sea in northeastern Spain with lively beach resorts and secluded beaches. It’s part of the autonomous community of Catalunya (Catalonia in English).

  • In July and August, many hotels are fully booked. Try to book ahead, ideally several months ahead.
  • The best time to go is from April until June, and September/October. July and August are just very busy and hot, however many visitors prefer that. In winter many hotels and restaurants may be closed, however, the Costa Brava can be visited all year round.
  • We recommend to book your accommodation through and some of the activities through Get Your Guide, however, we will explain in details which hotels and why, or which activities we recommend for which age group.

If you go with an agency for holiday homes, make sure the properties are licensed and the agency complies with local laws and insurance requirements.

Note: The chronological listing is not an indication of ranking.

Check out our updated travel guide for the Costa Brava.

The 10 Best Hotels for Families on the Costa Brava

Hotel Hostalillo, Tamariu, mid-range

Lovely location right next to the beach with wonderful views of the cove and the sea. Quiet and charming 3-star hotel, perfect for families. Nice restaurant with panoramic views. Try to get a room with sea views. Family rooms or connecting rooms available. Tel: +34 972 62 02 28.

Hotel Aigua Blava, Begur/Fornells, luxury

Wonderful 4-star hotel overlooking the bays of Fornells and Aiguablava. It has a very attractive outdoor pool, a popular restaurant with stunning views, and a children’s play area. Bed & breakfast or half-board accommodation. Family rooms available (double check with the hotel directly if needed). Tel: +34 972 62 20 58.

Hotel Sa Tuna, Begur/Sa Tuna, mid-range

If you want to stay at a secluded beach, Sa Tuna and its small hotel is great (there is only one hotel). What you get is a place right next to the beach, with a restaurant and included breakfast. The hotel only has 5 rooms, so you need to be quick. Tel: +34 972 62 21 98.

La Costa Hotel Golf & Beach Resort, Pals, mid-range

This resort has all the facilities you need: outdoor pools, fitness center, golf, onsite restaurant, a bar, a beach club right on the beach, bicycle for rent, etc. The beach is in close walking distance. You can get one of the junior suites which easily fit a small family and have a private balcony. Tel: +34 972 66 77 40.

Hotel Terramar, Llafranc, mid-range

Very modern and clean family-run hotel right on the beach in Llafranc. Nice views of the beach and the Mediterranean. Great fish restaurant on site. Breakfast is free for kids under 6. Tel: +34 972 30 02 00.

Almadraba Park Hotel, Roses, luxury

Wonderful hotel overlooking the Bay of Roses, located within the Cap de Creus National Park. The hotel comes with a great outdoor pool, amazing views, tennis and squash courts, and table tennis. Attached restaurant with great breakfast. And yes, it’s not far from Salvador Dali’s house, although it’s on a different beach. The Aquabrava waterpark is nearby. Tel: +34 972 25 65 50.

Hotel Tamariu, Tamariu, mid-range

Very nice, family-friendly, seafront hotel with fantastic views. The family-run hotel has modern rooms with a private balcony. Attached beachfront seafood restaurant. Family rooms are available. Tel: +34 972 62 00 31.

Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa, Torrent, luxury

Luxurious 5-star hotel with a spa in an 18th-century Catalan farmhouse. The hotel features an indoor and outdoor pool, fitness center, tennis courts, etc. It’s part of the Relais & Chateaux chain. The hotel offers children’s entertainment in summer. The rooms have very elegant furnishing with hardwood floors. Tel: +34 972 30 32 92.

Hotel Can Miquel, L’Escala, mid-range

Pleasant, family-run hotel on the Cala Montgó, a bit outside of L’Escala. Nestled between the beach and the Parc Natural de Montrí. The rooms feature balconies or terraces. Wonderful swimming pool and onsite restaurant with great breakfast. Tel: +34 972 77 14 52.

Hotel Clipper & Villas, Torroella de Montgrí, mid-range

Very nice, resort style hotel with villas, just a 2 minutes walk from Pals beach, features an indoor and outdoor pool. Each room has a microwave and fridge, villas have a large living room and a terrace. In summer, guests have also access to the extended outdoor pools of Camping Delfín Verde Resort, which is just a 10 minutes’ walk away. Tel: +34 972 76 29 00.

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