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Best Costa Brava Hotels for Families

Guaranteed sunshine, sandy beaches and warm seas spell happy families. And the Costa Brava has all three in spades. Not surprisingly, many of its hotels are geared up to making sure both children and parents can have fun and relax, whether that means providing children’s clubs and child-friendly restaurants or adults-only pools and babysitting services. We’ve picked some of the best Costa Brava family hotels to ensure you all have a holiday to remember.

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Best Costa Brava family hotels with children’s activities

  • A stylish and historic yet low-key restaurant-with-rooms, Hotel Restaurant Aiguaclara in Begur, is well-placed for both town and beach life. Larger rooms and suites have space for extra beds plus there are children’s meals and activities on site.

Mas de Torrent

  • For all-round luxury and children’s entertainment, it’s hard to beat the A-listers’ favourite, Mas de Torrent. A Relais & Chateaux property, this country-house hotel near hilltop Begur offers a summer programme of children’s entertainment. Families are directed to the 20 garden suites, with private garden access, and a chic cotemporary style.
  • On an unspoilt beach near L’Escala in the northern part of Costa Brava, Hostal Empuries has large family rooms in contemporary style, plus on-site activities that include paddleboards, boats and bicycles to hire, plus a weekend kids’ club. The beach is very safe plus the hotel is close to waterparks.

Best Costa Brava family hotels with apartments

Hotel Playa Sol

  • Overlooking Fornells and Aiguablava Bays, Hotel Aigua Blava has nine four-person apartments in addition to its normal bedrooms, all in unfussy, neutral tones. No need to leave the hotel as watersports, tennis courts, children’s pool and a children’s playground, as well as a good-value restaurant, are all on site.
  • For a smaller option, have a look at Hotel Playa Sol overlooking the Bay of Cadaqués. The four-person apartments, bright and crisp with white-washed walls, jaunty striped throws and contemporary furniture, all have private balconies. Tennis, kayaking, cycling and watersports are some of the on-site activities.

Best Costa Brava family hotels for good value

Hotel Tamariu

  • Fall out of bed and onto the beach (almost) at Hotel Tamariu, a small (17-room), family friendly and well-established, family-run hotel. Bright, simple rooms, large balconies, child-friendly restaurant and stunning sea views make this a popular choice for both parents and children.
  • One of the best-value family hotels on the Costa Brava, Hotel Terramar, at Llafranc, offers unfussy, modern rooms and is a hop, skip and a jump from the beach. Family-run for over 80 years, its staff are great with children. Parents will be thrilled to know it has a terrific fish restaurant, and breakfasts are free for the under-6s.

The Costa Brava is a failsafe choice for a family holiday, and using our guide to the best Costa Brava family hotels you can be sure that you are choosing somewhere that is geared up to coping with children - however demanding!

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  • Hotel Restaurant Aiguaclara 8 rooms from £79


    This mansion in medieval Begur is the perfect place for families. Surrounded by historic sites, with beautiful beaches nearby, and delicious Catalan food at the hotel's restaurant and around. Exquisitely decorated in boho-chic style.

    Town  -  Begur is a pretty, medieval town.
    Value chic
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
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  • Mas de Torrent 39 rooms from £245

    Torrent, Costa Brava

    Five Star luxury in a country house hotel that attracts A listers. A mixture of contemporary and classical rooms and suites, all with private balconies, some with private pools. Excellent restaurant, roof top terrace bar, spa, and lovely grounds. A sophisticated choice.

    Spa breaks
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Kids Club  -  Nursery and childrens entertainment programmes during the summer season
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
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  • Hostal Empuries 53 rooms from £97

    l'Escala, Costa Brava

    One of Europe's most eco friendly resorts. Original Greco Roman ruins meet sleek modern design. Various rooms suit families, couples and groups. Two excellent restaurants, top notch spa, and plenty to do on the beach and around.

    Families  -  Family rooms.
    Eco break
    Beach Life
    Spa breaks
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Hotel Aigua Blava 85 rooms from £132

    Begur (Fornells)

    Excellently equipped seaside hotel right on the beach. Rooms, suites and apartments all in neutral tones with private balconies cater to families, groups and couples. Excellent restaurant, salt water pool, tennis courts, and watersports. A great choice for a beach holiday with everything on site.

    Views  -  Views over the bays of Fornells and Aiguablava
    Beach Life
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  • Hotel Playa Sol 49 rooms from £96


    A lovely seaside hotel in the bay of Cadaques. Smart nautical rooms and apartments with lots of natural light, white washed walls and private balconies. Good restaurant, stunning views, excellent value. An ideal beach holiday for families, friends, and couples.

    Views  -  Views both over the Med and the village
    Groups  -  Apartments sleep 4 persons.
    Beach Life
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  • Hotel Tamariu 17 rooms from £96

    Tamariu, Costa Brava

    Fantastic sea front hotel with crisp nautical themed rooms and an excellent fish restaurant. Excellent value and perfectly positioned for a beach holiday. Low key, family friendly, and lots of activities around.

    On the beach  -  In front of the hotel.
    Beach Life
    Value chic
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  • Hotel Terramar 53 rooms from £61

    Llafranc, Costa Brava

    A simple hotel with contemporary rooms minutes from the beach with stunning sea views. Excellent fish restaurant, family friendly, and great value for money. An ideal choice for a beach holiday and walking distance from bars and restaurants.

    Views  -  Stunning sea views.
    Beach Life
    Total relaxation
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Written by Helen Pickles

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