If you are passionate about the sea and the beach bars sure you like and do not want to lose the best “chiringuitos” of the Costa Brava, even if you are sheltering from the torrid summer sun while you drink some refreshing drink, eating a snack, relaxing at the evening listening to the murmuring of the waves with a cocktail in your hands or even enjoying live music under the stars.
For those who are not sure what the “chiringuitos” are, they are small constructions, often seasonal and removable, which are close to the beach and even on the sand of the beach.
We are passionate for the chiringuitos and we want to share with you some of the best chiringuitos of the Costa Brava:
1. XiringuitoX – Rubina’s beach – Castelló Empúries
One of our favorites, located in one of the few beaches that accept dogs in the Natural Park of Aiguamolls, the atmosphere is very pleasant both day and night. To lay down on a deckchair with a mojitoX and watch the sunset overlooking the sea. His specialty is the barbecue and almost every summer night there is live music. On Tuesdays they give you free grilled sardines with your drink!
2.Restaurant La Pelosa – Cala Pelosa – Roses
The starring dish is the paella. We recommend you going booking a table before going there, because the path to go there is not too good and quite long. A good way to get there is going by boat, the same restaurant offers you the transportation of the meal to the boat or they pick up you from the boat and drives you to the restaurant. This small bay is one of our top 10 beaches of the Costa Brava.
3.Che – Sant Pere Pescador’s beach
Its strong point is live music and location, surrounded by dunes and the Gulf of Roses in front of one of the 10 best beaches of the Costa Brava. Ideal for a cocktail while enjoying the sunset with all of the people doing kite surfing.
4.Marlin Beach – Sant Pere Pescador’s beach
A authentic chiringuito in between two campsites, with a friendly and fast service. They have tapas and some delicious burgers!
5. La Gàbia dels Mússols – Sant Feliu de Guíxols
A charming place with a cozy decor, on the beach of Sant Feliu. The best cocktails are served there.
6.Boia Nit – Cadaqués
This place is the temple of cocktails, on the beach of the picturesque village of Cadaqués in one of the 10 best beaches of the Costa Brava. We would not know what cocktail recommend you, due to all of them are like artworks.
7.Xiringuito Cala Joncols – Cap de Creus
It is a small paradise in the middle of Cap de Creus, belongs to the same hotel Cala Joncols. If you want to eat there is important booking a table, in order to skip a bad surprise. Fridays and Saturdays of July and August there is usually live music.
8.Toc al Mar – Aiguablava’s Beach – Begur
If you want fresh fish cooked with oak wood this is your local. It really close to the beautiful sandy beach of Aiguablava. July and August booking is essential.
9. L’Onada – Palamós’ beach
A chiringuito run by a family in the same town, the best thing is to eat fresh fish, especially prawns from Palamos. In the evening there is often live music.
10. Els Banys Vells – Lake Banyoles
Although it is not in the beach we consider it as a chiringuito, because it is a pier of the lake of Banyoles. The scenery is fabulous and a part of drinking or taking a snack you can take a dip in the lake. Currently (summer 2017) is closed for renovations as it has new owners. We hope to be back soon!
It has to be highlighted that most of these places are only open in the summer, if you want to go out of this season it would be good to contact before.
We hope you enjoy the holidays, the sea and the best chiringuitos of the Costa Brava!