Costa Brava is a famous summer destination in the northeastern country of Spain. Housed with a lot of hotels and resorts with access to the beach, it’s no wonder that you’ll want to spend your next summer getaway in this place. You may wish to have a whole summer escapade splurging and booking a villa instead. Especially if you’re travelling in a group, this is a fabulous alternative to booking separate rooms in a hotel.
Here are some tips when booking villas in the sunny Costa Brava:
1. Choose a beach spot depending on your preference
Costa Brava is not just all sand and beaches. The northern part of this area is composed of terrains and cliffs overlooking vast waters. After all, Costa Brava is translated as rugged or wild coast in English. When planning to visit, choose a resort villa that is best suited to your preference.
If you want to relax and seek a moment of tranquility, you might want to choose a location that is quite far away from the coastline. However, if you’re looking for a unique nightlife experience in Costa Brava, it’s best to look for resorts near the coast. To give you an idea, you can check out Haven on Earth for choices when planning for your Costa Brava experience. They have a wide range of holiday rentals that will suit your needs depending on the area, as well as the number of bedrooms you need in a villa.
Costa Brava consists of three comarques, or well-known municipalities, namely, Selva, Baix Emporda, and Alt Emporda. Specifically, in Selva, you might want to check out Lloret de Mar since it’s quite famous in terms of lively nightlife and fun clubs. If you don’t want to miss hanging out at Lloret de Mar, you might want to narrow down your choices in the Selva comarca. Although this particular municipality is famous to a lot of tourists, Baix Emporda and Alt Emporda also offer a unique nightlife experience.
If you’re interested in staying in Baix Emporda, you might want to choose a villa near Palamos. What makes this town attractive is because of its old-school nightlife. If you’re not fond of the loud and noisy type of nightcap, this is a good option because the bars in Palamos are laidback and are located in the old ports of the area.
On the other hand, Alt Emporada can give you the best of both worlds. It offers both a cozy nightlife setting as well as the lively and loud type of parties.
2. Check your accommodation provider for services
Usually, booking a villa has a lot of perks. It can be quite expensive and, more often than not, hotels and resorts will treat you better than the rest of their guests if you book a villa instead of a room in their resort, which might get you a lot of complimentary features. It’s better to check with the reception desk what the offerings are for their guests who stay in a villa.
If you’re planning to check out Costa Brava’s nightlife, you might want to check out resorts or hotels that can provide you with complimentary transfers to areas with densely populated with bars and restaurants. Moreover, you can see if the resort you’re planning to check into has promotional offers to bars and disco clubs, or have partnerships with certain establishments, so that you can also save up on some of your travel expenses without having to restrict yourself from having a lot of fun.
3. Consider the time of your visit
If you want to experience the best nightlife in Costa Brava, it’s best to plan your visit during the times that there are festivities in the area. Costa Brava has a lot of festivals that tourists can enjoy, including music festivals such as the Peralada Castle, Dance of Death, floral carpet festival of Arbucies, as well as garden festivals.
You’ll have a more meaningful nightlife experience during these times since the entire place is very lively and there are a lot of people visiting to experience it as well. The prices of villas, however, tend to skyrocket during these times, so it’s best to book at an earlier date.
Costa Brava is not just a place to relax while soaking up the sun. It also offers tourists a unique nightlife experience. If you’re traveling with a group, it’s better to book a villa instead of separate hotel rooms. Choosing an area to stay in, the perks of renting a villa, and the time of your visit will all make a difference in how you’ll experience the nightlife in this place.
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.