Only In Costa Brava is a travel blog and website that provides you with local travel tips on how to make the most of a Costa Brava holiday. We cover the Costa Brava, Girona, and the Catalan Pyrenees. Only in Costa Brava is brought to you by Amber & Eric Hoffman of the award-winning travel blog With Husband In Tow.

Explore Costa Brava Through Our Eyes

We fell in love with The Costa Brava the moment we stepped foot on a sand beach in the town of Tamariu, for a chef’s traditional seafood feast, set in an old fisherman’s shack. There was just something about the chefs that we met, their passion for local ingredients, and the way they balanced their strong-rooted Catalan traditions with the gastronomy reputation they wear proudly today. Three years later, we moved to the Costa Brava.

We hope to provide a roadmap to explore the Costa Brava. To that end, this website includes recommendations for what and where to eat across the region, what to drink, where to stay, and how to get the most out of a Costa Brava holiday.

Girona Hotels and Accommodations

There are a handful of chain hotels in Girona, including a Double Tree by Hilton, an AC by Marriott, a Melia, and two Ibis hotels. But, for the most part, Girona offers historic or boutique hotels, as well as apartment rentals.

There is some romance to staying in Barri Vell, but most of the area is pedestrian only, or at least unfriendly to cars. If renting a car, it might be better to stay in the city center to avoid driving through some of the more narrow medieval alleyways that make Barri Vell so pretty. There are a handful of public lots on the outer edges of the city center, some with parking as low as €8 a day. There are two such lots near the train station. Also, if staying connected via WiFi is a concern, the city center is more connected, as many cell phones don’t make it through the thick, medieval stone walls of Barri Vell.

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Many people travel to the Costa Brava in the summer, and there is a good reason why. There are some amazing opportunities for a summer Costa Brava beach holiday. But, what are some of the top Costa Brava things to do, when focused on the summer months – July and August.

Costa Brava Tours and Activities

Whether staying in Girona, or stopping in for a day trip from Barcelona, or from the Costa Brava, there are loads of activities to keep anyone entertained, and educated. Here are our recommended day tours within Girona.

Things To Do in Girona & The Costa Brava

There are so many great things to do in Girona, and in the surrounding area. This includes taking day trips from Barcelona to Girona, as well as opportunities to explore the Costa Brava on the sea.