Catalonia tourist tax

Catalonia charges a tourist tax to all overnight visitors

If you stay in Barcelona city you pay a higher tax rate than in the rest of Catalonia. Barcelona also charges an additional city tax.

Here’s what you need to know about the tourism tax in 2024.


Empuriabrava is one of the most unusual beach resorts along the Costa Brava. For one thing, it is the world’s largest residential marina. For another, the place is only about 40 years old.

While it lacks that authentic Catalan ‘feel’ it nevertheless is a major tourist destination.


Roses has the largest fishing fleet of the Costa Brava, but like so many other towns along Catalonia’s coast its main income nowadays is derived from tourism.

Its biggest selling point: wide, family-friendly beaches with fine sand and shallow water.


The beautiful fishing village of Cadaques is sometimes referred to as an island on the coast. That is because it is relatively protected from mass tourism by a long, winding road through the mountains of Cap de Creus.