Though the beaches of the Costa Brava are some of its main appeals, it's always nice to have the option of cooling off in the pool—and pools are excellent amenities for non-coastal establishments. The best hotels with pools in the Costa Brava range from beachside options to relaxed countryside retreats surrounded by greenery. Either way, you can swim or relax on the sun deck when not exploring the region.

Mas Oms

A serene pool in the countryside overlooking the rolling hills (photo courtesy of Mas Oms)

Mas Oms pairs its outdoor pool with the serene surroundings of a 17th-century Catalan farmhouse. Nestled between the hills of the Costa Brava, this charming hotel allows you to unwind in a tranquil, natural environment. Grab a sun lounger, soak up the sun and sounds of nature, and cool off in the pool while enjoying a historical setting. 

To keep the relaxation going, start your day with a delightful breakfast made from fresh, local ingredients, and savor dinner and drinks at the hotel's bar in the evening. Spend time on the garden terrace, cozy lounge area with a fireplace, or in outdoor hammocks. Take advantage of spa services, yoga and meditation classes, guided nature walks, mountain bike rentals, and workshops to make your experience truly memorable. 

The hotel has six spacious rooms adorned with historic details like stone walls, wooden beams, and antique furniture. Private bathrooms are stocked with organic toiletries; some rooms even offer balconies or terraces for garden and mountain views. For extra comfort, consider upgrading to a unit with a living room or separate bedrooms. Learn more

Boutique Hotel Villa Gala

Relax on one of the loungers lining the pool and enjoy the views (photo courtesy of Boutique Hotel Villa Gala)

It's hard to beat the outdoor pool and terrace at Boutique Hotel Villa Gala, where you can bask in the sun on comfortable wooden loungers while taking in views of Cadaqués and the Mediterranean Sea. This mini oasis is the perfect spot to unwind after a day of exploring the Costa Brava. You can also relax at the hotel's spa, featuring a sauna and hot tub, and savor traditional Catalan dishes at the on-site farm-to-table restaurant. 

Choose from a variety of Mediterranean-inspired rooms and suites, all with bright and airy spaces, whitewashed walls, unique designs, and modern amenities. Opt for a room with a private terrace and sea views, or indulge in one with a Jacuzzi for the ultimate relaxation experience. During your stay, enjoy perks like air conditioning and spacious bathrooms. Learn more

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Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa

Aerial view of the hotel with its main pool and private room pools (photo courtesy of Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa)

Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa might be the ultimate pool experience in the Costa Brava. You can enjoy a shared outdoor pool with a sun deck shaded by trees, an indoor heated pool in the spa, and private pools in some of the rooms. And as a rural hotel in the Empordà region, you can enjoy it all while surrounded by nature and set in a charming, beautifully restored, 18th-century farmhouse.

Rooms and suites are spacious and decorated in neutral tones, providing a peaceful and relaxing environment. Upgrade your room for added perks like private balconies, terraces with private pools, and countryside views. Enjoy your meals at the fine-dining restaurant, led by chef Ramón Freixa, which offers unique and creative meals using locally sourced produce and wines. When you're ready to unwind, head to the spa with its heated pool, sauna, Turkish bath, and water circuit. You can also stay active with the hotel gym, fitness classes like yoga, a tennis court, and bicycles available for use. Learn more

Hotel El Convent de Begur

A peaceful countryside retreat with a pool (photo courtesy of Hotel El Convent de Begur)

For another countryside hotel, you have the outdoor pool at El Convent de Begur, a restored historic property once a convent dating to the 17th century. Soak up the sun in one of the loungers while enjoying the views, garden, and natural surroundings.

Despite being in a peaceful setting that feels far away from it all, the hotel is just a two-minute drive from Begur's Old Town and a five-minute drive from the beach. If you prefer walking, a path through woodlands will take you to both, passing by a viewpoint along the way that offers striking vistas. You'll have your choice of rooms and suites that blend traditional furnishings and decor with contemporary styles. Some have balconies or terraces with views of the Mediterranean Sea, and for a truly unique stay, book Room La Torre, a two-story unit in the convent's historic tower.

For meals, head to the hotel's Mediterranean restaurant and enjoy drinks and snacks at the bar. There are also several terraces with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. Another fun perk is the option to rent bicycles from the lobby, a great way to explore the area. Learn more

Parador Platja D'Aiguablava

Swim in the calm outdoor pool with a sun deck (photo courtesy of Parador Platja D'Aiguablava)

Parador Platja D'Aiguablava is set atop a cliff on a small peninsula and offers incredible views of the rugged coastline, which you can also enjoy from the outdoor pool. Relax and soak up the sun on a cushy lounger or bed, enjoy the sea views, and take a refreshing dip in the pool. The hotel also has a private beach, a short walk from the main beach at Aiguablava. If you need some pampering, head to the hotel's spa to relax in the indoor pools and sauna. Other amenities at the hotel include free parking, several lounges, and a gym.

Rooms feature modern and inviting decor and offer sea or garden views. Some even come with a balcony or terrace to enjoy the scenery. For more space and luxury, upgrade to a suite with a private hot tub and a large terrace with cozy seating. And when it comes to dining, the hotel offers two on-site restaurants that serve traditional Catalan cuisine made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. You can also grab a drink at the bar.

Parador de Aiguablava is just a 15-minute drive from Begur, where you can explore historical sites and enjoy local shops and restaurants. If you'd like to venture farther, you can plan for a one-hour drive to Girona. Learn more

Cosmopolita Hotel Boutique & Spa

Relax on the rooftop sun deck with its plunge pool (photo courtesy of Cosmopolita Hotel Boutique & Spa)

Cosmopolita Hotel in Platja d'Aro is a good choice for a beachfront hotel with a pool. Though instead of a large outdoor pool, you can cool off and refresh yourself in a plunge pool, then relax on the sun deck while enjoying the views of the Mediterranean Sea. The rooftop terrace is also great for tasting tapas, cocktails, and regional wine.

While the hotel may feel a bit generic, it's a decent option if you want to be right on the beach. Just a few steps take you to La Platja Gran, so you won't have to travel far to reach the sand and surf. Other amenities include a spa, beachfront bar, and the option to rent bicycles from the lobby. If you're traveling with family or friends, you may also want to consider booking an apartment at the hotel's sister property down the street.

As for the rooms, all are "suites," but you'll need to book at least a superior room to enjoy suite-like amenities, such as seating areas. Upgraded suites include additional perks like furnished terraces, dining rooms, and Jacuzzi tubs. Keep in mind that only one side of the hotel faces the beach, so if you want direct sea views, be sure to book early. Learn more