Costa Brava nightlife

Tossa nightlife

By Eddi Fiegel, your Costa Brava expert

I write for Coast Magazine, Scotland .... Read more

How to have a good night out in Costa Brava

One of the things I love most about this stretch of the Costa Brava is the fact that it’s so untouristy compared to the more densely populated resorts further south along the coast. Consequently you’re not going to find that nightlife is too much of a big deal here, so if Ibiza or Ayia Napa is what you’re looking for, this is definitely not the place for you. Having said that, you’ll rarely find anywhere in Spain where being sociable over a drink or three of an evening is not an essential part of everyday life and the weather obviously very much lends itself to that.

So instead of neon-lit thoroughfares heaving with discos and bars, on the whole you’ll find genteel seafront promenades filled with terrace cafés where you can happily while away a few hours or sip a nightcap.

This region also has some really great, quirky little bars and if you want live music or discos, you’ll be able to find those too.

Girona is obviously a slightly different kettle of beats when it comes to nightlife. For a start, it’s not on the sea, so the whole vibe is different from the rest of the Costa, and like most cities of any size, you’ll find clubs and bars to suit most tastes. Find out more here - Girona nightlife.

Finally, I should add that if you are thinking of heading out to any of the clubs and discos either in Girona or elsewhere along the Costa, it’s worth remembering that although this may not be nightlife central, at clubs in Spain, regardless of where they are, nightlife of any kind does still start much later than in most other parts of Europe. Bars generally start getting going between 10pm and midnight and clubs rarely get going till at least 2 or 3am, so don’t even thinking of going along earlier as you’ll most likely be the only one there.

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