A Fabulous 20 Year Wedding Anniversary Getaway – Hostal de La Gavina

Hi Everyone,

Wedding anniversary’s – especially round ones – are that time when you really want to do something special together. It’s good for the soul and heart. Memories flood back of when you got married and it’s the best opportunity ever to show how much you still mean to each other…

We wanted to go somewhere special for our 20 year wedding anniversary. Somewhere a little off the beaten track, luxurious and not too far away. Hostal de La Gavina met all 3 criteria hands down!

To get to Hostal de La Gavina we flew to Barcelona and then drove 130km North East.

Keep reading to find out more about our fabulous 20 year wedding anniversary getaway – Hostal de La Gavina


Fabulous 20 Year Wedding Anniversary Getaway – Hostal de La Gavina

Fabulous 20 Year Wedding Anniversary Getaway - Hostal de La Gavina

A little history

Don’t you just love the story behind these wonderful luxury resorts? Hostal de la Gavina began in the early 1920s as Josep Ensesa i Gubert persuaded his father to buy the land that stretched from the bay of Sant Pol to the long Sa Conca beach, now known as S’Agaró.

The idea was to build a garden city/hotel which overlooked the Mediterranean. The hotel opened in 1932 and soon became the most luxurious in the area and one of the best in Spain and Europe. It was the first hotel in Spain to become member of the prestigious association Leading Hotels of the World.

It has been visited by many famous personalities including Elisabeth Taylor, Ernest Hemingway, Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro and more recently Lady Gaga to name a few!

Since the early 1950s it was the setting of several famous Hollywood movies like; “Pandora” with Ava Gardner, “Suddenly Last Summer” with Elizabeth Taylor and “Mr Arkadin” by Orson Welles.

A Tour

The outdoor pool and party area…

The indoor pool and spa area…

The rooms…

Each room has it’s own individual charm with a huge attention to detail and carefully selected furnishings.

A Junior Suite.

The Royal Suite.


Fabulous 20 Year Wedding Anniversary Getaway - Hostal de La Gavina

Our room and balcony.


Things to do nearby

The hotel is set on a stunning clifftop, with a wonderful path around. We really enjoyed exploring along the paths. Walking in one direction and running along the other side.  Reto loved the fact it went up and down. I decided to walk up the steep staircases.

Fabulous 20 Year Wedding Anniversary Getaway - Hostal de La Gavina

The ideal place to perfect hovering and rock climbing skills…

Visit Girona

Girona is approximately a half hour drive away. A very pretty medieval village with an annual world famous flower show. We were lucky enough to experience the preparation as this year it took place the day we left.



The hotel has an amazing 8 options for places to eat. We got to try out 5 within 3 days.

  1. The breakfast room

2. Bar El Barco

You can just imagine Ernest Hemingway sipping his Daiquiri here.

3. El Barco

As we arrived super late on our actual wedding anniversary – this is where we celebrated our 20 year anniversary.

Fabulous 20 Year Wedding Anniversary Getaway - Hostal de La Gavina

4. La Taverna del Mar

A wonderful beach side restaurant with fabulous seafood and a great view out onto the Mediterranean.

Fabulous 20 Year Wedding Anniversary Getaway - Hostal de La Gavina

5. Candlelight

Completely renovated in 2016 with live music playing each evening. Such a romantic place to dine. The menu is by Michelin Star holder Romain Fornell.

Fabulous 20 Year Wedding Anniversary Getaway - Hostal de La Gavina


See HERE for more information about the hotel

Thank you  for having us! Everyone was so nice to us and we enjoyed ourselves so much that we definately want to return soon!

Hostal de La Gavina

Plaça Roserar s/n, 17248 S’Agaró (Costa Brava), Girona, España

© 2017 La Gavina Hotel | Tel. +34 972 32 1100 | Email. gavina@lagavina.com

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  1. oh it is really very nice and romantic love the whole atmosphere and ambiance so lovely thank you for showing it. I can see you really enjoyed every minute detail

    1. Thanks Dale – you really should go there with Jakob he will love it – and you too!

      Let me know next time you are in Switzerland too dear xoxo

  2. Dearest Yvonne. You are so right to celebrate special events and browsing through your photo diary, is seems the two of you have more than done so. Wow! The costa brava is such a beautiful place to visit, isn’t it? And your hotel looks more than romantic.

    Enjoy your weekend at home too. We are having nearly Spanish temperatures and sunshine here, so that is an additional bonus for the weekend. Love, Lieske

    1. Hi Lieske,
      Yes you are right the Costa Brava is beautiful and our hotel was simply amazing with fabulous staff to go with it!!!
      Had a lovely Sunday at home 😉 Well we went for a drive but still spent time in Zurich…

      Wish you a lovely week dear xoxo

  3. Beautiful and romantic 💫💫💫
    Congratulations to you both , wishes for many more years of love and happiness🙏❤️

    Love the wedding picture xx❤️

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