Nightlife in Costa Brava

Whether you fancy sipping on sangrias at a beach bar or tearing up the dance floor, the Costa Brava nightlife scene has something for everyone. Translating to English as ”rugged coast', this stretch of coastline in northern Catalonia is dotted with emerald coves, dramatic cliffs, and some of Spain's best nightlife spots where you can really let your hair down. Here's a quick tour of some of our favourite places on one of Spain's top Costas.


With powdery beaches that stretch for miles, a charming old town to explore, and some top quality clubs and restaurants, it's easy to see why Callela is a firm favourite for holidays in Costa Brava. Nightlife here is exciting and varied, with options to suit both the avid clubber and those who like things a little more laid back. Head south-west and you'll come to the modern end of town. This is the place to dance ”til dawn. You'll have your pick of around ten different night clubs, each hosting international DJs, laser shows, and parties that stretch on until the early hours. Looking for some more laid-back nightlife? Costa Brava is known for its beachside bars, and Callela is no exception. Soak up the last of the evening sun over cocktails at one of the many bars that sit right on the sand. As the evening continues, head into the old town for some late-night tapas washed down with a glass of red.

Malgrat De Mar

Another gem of the Catalonian coast, Malgrat De Mar is known for a more relaxed nightlife scene than some of the other hotspots in Costa Brava. While there are clubbing options available, this is a more family-friendly choice. Think ice creams in the plaza and a few cold beers at the end of the day. The old town is dotted with bars and restaurants where you can sit out and dine al fresco, and during the summer months parks stay open until 11pm, providing the perfect opportunity for an evening picnic. Malgrat De Mar is perfect if you're taking the whole family on a holiday to Costa Brava.

Lloret De Mar

If you're after some lively nightlife, Costa Brava's famous Lloret De Mar is a must-visit location for hardcore party animals. Leave your formal wear at home, as the busy bars and clubs of this bustling town are laid back and relaxed. The chance of a foam party also means it's probably a good idea to leave your best threads back at the hotel for the evening. Kick things off at one of the many bars along the beach. With plenty of al fresco seating options, this is a great spot to pick up a cocktail or jug of sangria to prepare you for your night on the town. Keep things going at one of the late-night clubs along the Avenida Just Marlés Vilarrodona, whose neon lights and banging clubs offer everything from electronica and flamenco to ”60s and ”70s tunes. If you're feeling brave, grab a few friends and sing your heart out at one of the many karaoke bars. The nightlife scene in Costa Brava is rich and varied, with places to suit families, couples and groups of friends alike. Take a look at our top choices and book your Costa Brava holiday today.

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