The Costa Brava is known for its stunning beaches, charming towns, and exquisite culinary experiences—all perfect for a luxury stay. The region offers 5-star hotels with perks and amenities to elevate your visit, like spas, fine-dining restaurants, and private beaches. This article highlights five top picks for Costa Brava luxury hotels, all providing an unforgettable experience.

At a Glance

  Villa Gala Aigua Blava Casa Cacao Mas de Torrent Mas Oms
Best For Views Historical charm Comfy rooms Countryside vibes  Renovated history

Views of Cadaqués & the sea

Outdoor pool

Outdoor dining

Spa services

Views of Aiguablava Bay

Direct beach access

Outdoor pool

Al fresco dining

Breakfast on a rooftop terrace

City center location

Chocolate-themed hotel & rooms

In the Empordà wine region

Quiet, peaceful setting

Outdoor pool

Fine dining restaurant

Locally sourced daily breakfast

Renovated 17th-century farmhouse

Historic rooms

Cons Uphill walk Far from Begur Pricey brunch  Far from towns Need a car
Budget Tier $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$ $$$
Authenticity **** ***** **** **** *****
Location ***** **** ***** *** ***
Rooms & Bathrooms ***** **** ***** ***** *****
Other Highlights Locally sourced restaurant Sports facilities & bike rentals Daily chocolate tastings Spa hotel with a Turkish bath Outdoor pool, sun deck, & views

Boutique Hotel Villa Gala

Sit poolside on the beautiful sun deck (photo courtesy of Boutique Hotel Villa Gala)

Indulge in luxury at Boutique Hotel Villa Gala, where traditional Mediterranean style, whitewashed walls, terracotta tiles, and lush greenery surround you. Admire the regional artwork and photography by local artists displayed throughout the property, and savor farm-to-table Catalan dishes with a modern twist at the hotel's restaurant.

Nestled on a hillside, this luxury hotel offers stunning views of Cadaqués and the Mediterranean Sea, creating a serene setting for relaxation. The town center and main beaches are just a short walk away, and the Salvador Dalí House Museum is a quick drive from the hotel. Choose from a variety of Mediterranean-inspired rooms and suites, complete with modern amenities like air conditioning and spacious, brightly-tiled bathrooms. Opt for a room with a private terrace for sea views, or unwind in a Jacuzzi for ultimate relaxation.

After a day of sightseeing, lounge by the hotel's outdoor pool and terrace, taking in the picturesque town and coastline views. Rejuvenate in the spa, featuring a sauna and hot tub, and savor Catalan cuisine at the on-site restaurant. Enjoy a generous breakfast buffet and dine al fresco under thatched ceilings, all while appreciating the captivating views that Boutique Hotel Villa Gala offers. Learn more

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Hotel Aigua Blava

Take in the beautiful seaside vistas from the outdoor pool (photo courtesy of Hotel Aigua Blava)

Enjoy a luxury stay at Hotel Aigua Blava, established in 1934 by Clara Capellà and still retaining its quaint, historical, and family-owned charm. Sitting on the picturesque Costa Brava coast in Fornells, stunning green hills and white buildings surround you.

Although a 10-minute drive from Begur's medieval center, the hotel is just a five-minute walk from three swimming spots. The recently renovated rooms boast modern comforts and eye-catching color palettes. Treat yourself to an upgrade for a private terrace with sea views or a spacious apartment. Enjoy traditional Catalan cuisine at the on-site restaurant, which offers stunning views of Aiguablava Bay from its terrace, garden patio, or bright dining room. While it's a bit pricey, the ambience is truly memorable.

Luxury amenities include an outdoor pool with a bar and sun deck, a children's playground, and sports facilities for tennis, badminton, and Ping-Pong. You can also rent a bicycle to explore the beautiful surroundings. So go ahead and immerse yourself in the luxury and history of Hotel Aigua Blava. Learn more

Hotel Casa Cacao

Warm, cozy, and lux rooms (photo courtesy of Hotel Casa Cacao)

Discover Hotel Casa Cacao, where authenticity and unique character blend seamlessly with indulgent amenities. Housed in a stunning historic building, the hotel combines Catalan architecture with modern design, featuring local artwork that adds a touch of elegance.

Treat yourself to Hotel Casa Cacao's pastry kitchen and chocolate tastings, which showcase the region's culinary traditions. Its prime location is in the heart of the bustling business district and the historic Old Town of Girona. Explore the picturesque surroundings with a short stroll to the Onyar River, Red Bridge, and Girona Cathedral

Retreat to your room and immerse yourself in the calming atmosphere inspired by nature's raw elements. Sink into cozy warmth with wooden furniture, stone sinks, plants, and linen pillows. Your stay includes breakfast, comfortable sofas, and bathrooms with tubs for ultimate relaxation. Take advantage of the hotel's stunning rooftop, where you can unwind and enjoy breathtaking views of Girona as you indulge in brunch, or take a moment to yourself. Don't miss the pastry kitchen's daily chocolate tastings, workshops, and cocoa bar to add to the luxury of your stay. Learn more

Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa

Relax in serene bathrooms with showers and soaking tubs (photo courtesy of Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa)

Immerse yourself in a world of luxury at Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa, a beautifully restored 18th-century farmhouse that seamlessly blends traditional Catalan charm with modern elegance. As a guest at this luxury hotel, you'll indulge in the flavors of the Empordà region at the on-site restaurant, featuring locally sourced produce and wines.

Nestled in the heart of the Costa Brava's countryside, this hotel is just minutes away from the picturesque medieval town of Pals and the stunning beaches of Begur. Unwind in spacious rooms adorned with neutral tones, wooden or tile flooring, and stylish bathrooms with rainfall showers. Pamper yourself with luxurious bedding and linens, and for an enhanced experience, upgrade your room to enjoy extra amenities like private balconies, terraces with private pools, and stunning countryside views.

At Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa, your taste buds will be delighted with unique, creative dishes crafted by chef Ramón Freixa at the fine-dining restaurant. Choose to dine indoors or al fresco on the terrace overlooking the outdoor pool and gardens. Enjoy the on-site bar and wine cellar for the perfect nightcap. When it's time to relax, rejuvenate at the spa with a heated pool, sauna, Turkish bath, water circuit, and an extensive treatment menu. Stay active with the gym, fitness classes such as yoga, a tennis court, and complimentary bicycles for exploring the beautiful surroundings. Learn more

Mas Oms

Stay at a luxury Mas Oms in the beautiful countryside (photo courtesy of Mas Oms)

A stay in the Mas Oms hotel means a night in a beautifully restored 17th-century Catalan farmhouse in the stunning Costa Brava countryside. This exquisite hotel perfectly blends history, nature, and authentic Catalan culture, offering deluxe amenities and experiences.

Relax in one of just six spacious rooms, each adorned with historic details like antique furnishings, stone walls, and beamed ceilings. For the ultimate experience, choose a room with a private balcony or terrace offering views of the gardens and mountains. All units have private bathrooms, complete with showers and organic toiletries.

At Mas Oms, you'll find an array of luxurious perks, including an outdoor pool, a garden terrace, and a cozy lounge area with a fireplace. Start your day with a delicious breakfast featuring fresh local ingredients from the hotel's organic garden, and unwind with dinner and a fine selection of wines and beers from the hotel's bar in the evening. Elevate your stay with spa services, yoga and meditation classes, guided nature walks, and workshops. And don't forget to explore the surroundings, with hiking trails, natural parks, and the charming town of Begur just a short drive away. Learn more