Last Updated on January 24, 2024 by Henry @ The Getaway Lounge
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On Spain’s stunning Costa Brava (‘rugged coast’) a string of holiday resorts sit alongside quaint fishing villages, culture-packed cities and a wild landscape bursting with adventures.
And if you’re interested in visiting any time soon, you might be wondering which of these resorts are closest to the main gateway – Girona Airport.
Besides, the closer you are to the airport the easier it will be to reach usually, and the longer you’ll have to enjoy your holiday!
|Distance From Girona-Costa Brava Airport
|What to expect
|Caldes De Malavella
|11 km (10 minute drive)
|Tranquil town known for its thermal baths and historic charm. Ideal for relaxation and exploring nearby natural springs.
|Lloret de Mar
|28 km (25 minute drive)
|Lively resort with a vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches, and water sports. Perfect for partygoers and beach enthusiasts.
|31 km (29 minute drive)
|Coastal town with a mix of historic sites and beautiful beaches. Explore the Marimurtra Botanical Gardens and relax on sandy shores.
|Malgrat de Mar - Costa Barcelona
|33 km (30 minute drive)
|Coastal resort offering a mix of beach relaxation and entertainment. Enjoy water activities and explore local attractions.
|32 km (31 minute drive)
|Popular resort offering shopping, dining, and a lively atmosphere. Enjoy water sports and beachfront entertainment.
|Sant Feliu De Guixols
|30 km (31 minute drive)
|Charming coastal town with a historic center and beautiful waterfront. Explore the Monastery of Sant Feliu and enjoy beach relaxation.
|Santa Susanna - Costa Barcelona
|35 km (31 minute drive)
|Family-friendly resort with beautiful beaches and a variety of entertainment options. Enjoy beachfront promenades and water activities.
|Tossa De Mar
|40 km (33 minute drive)
|Picturesque seaside town with a historic fortress and scenic beaches. Ideal for a serene escape and exploring medieval architecture.
|38 km (33 minute drive)
|Tranquil destination with a historic castle and scenic landscapes. Ideal for a peaceful getaway and nature exploration.
|Pineda de Mar - Costa Barcelona
|39 km (33 minute drive)
|Coastal destination with a relaxed atmosphere and sandy beaches. Ideal for family vacations and water sports.
|Calella - Costa Barcelona
|42 km (34 minute drive)
|Vibrant resort with a mix of nightlife, shopping, and beautiful beaches. Explore the lighthouse and enjoy beachside dining.
|56 km (46 minute drive)
|Charming village with a historic center and scenic coves. Explore medieval architecture and enjoy coastal beauty.
|Calella de Palafrugell
|53km (49 minutes drive
|Coastal town known for its beautiful beaches and seaside charm. Perfect for beach lovers and exploring local cuisine.
|53 km (51 minute drive)
|Coastal town known for its diving opportunities and nearby Medes Islands. Ideal for underwater exploration and seaside relaxation.
|55 km (54 minute drive)
|Quaint fishing village known for its beautiful bay and clear waters. Perfect for relaxation and beachfront dining.
And here’s a map showing you where each of these resorts are located in relation to the airport.
There are loads of UK airports and airlines flying directly to Girona, and the vast majority are seasonal.
First things first, we would usually recommend booking an ATOL protected package holiday to this destination.
Reason being, you’ll often get better value for money compared to booking a flight only.
Besides, the final price can be bundled together into one simple booking and include your flights, hotel, full baggage allowance and transfers both ways.
And if it is a holiday you’re after, we tend to recommend the following:
That’s certainly the case if your flight is operated by Jet2 or TUI, because it’s ideal to have the same overarching company looking after every element of your holiday if possible.
For those airlines that don’t operate holidays themselves however, such as Ryanair, it’s well worth worth checking out loveholidays who also have a good reputation, and they are the first Ryanair-approved online travel agency, which is a big plus in terms of favourable pricing and a seamless booking process.
Keep in mind however that you don’t get certain extras included such as your bags or transfers, so keep that in mind if you do require those extras!
If you haven’t already got a route in mind, it’s worth taking a couple of minutes on each individual website to see for yourself which will be better after taking into account your favourite departure airport, preferred dates, convenient flight times, hotels you like the look of and indeed price!
If you’re travelling around the area and want to stay in different places, or if you just want complete flexibility in terms of where you stay using the likes of Airbnb, then booking your flights and accommodation separately will be your best bet, and it will usually be Ryanair with the lowest fares.
So, here’s the popular holiday resorts in order of closest to Girona airport first:
We’ve used the most popular holiday resorts as featured by the UK’s largest holiday provider Jet2holidays, but the vast majority of these will also be covered by the other providers, too.
And we’ve made our road distance calculations using the handy directions feature on Google Maps, whilst estimated driving times will of course depend on traffic.
We hope you found this useful, and if you end up booking, enjoy your holiday!
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