Introducing holidays to Calella
Nestled between the coast and the Montnegre nature reserve, you’ll find the perfect blend of a Spanish beach resort and the charm of old Spain on holidays to Calella. With 3km of spotlessly clean sandy beaches, Calella is a great choice for couple, group, and family escapes. Like most Costa Brava holidays, Calella is only a couple of hours from the UK by plane, so you could be soaking up the sun in no time at all. Holidays in Calella are perfect for a relaxing break with plenty of sunshine and endless stretches of golden sands, though with Barcelona and Girona only down the road, there’s so much to do and see and a wealth of options to keep you busy. A popular destination amongst Spanish and foreign tourists alike, you’re certain to enjoy a break in this picturesque coastal Catalonian town.
Life’s a Beach
Calella boasts a 3km stretch of pristine sands, split up into three separate beaches: Garbi, Les Roques, and Gran Playa. The sandy beaches are rarely completely crowded and, with Blue Flag status, you‘re guaranteed a family-friendly holiday. You’ll find an excellent range of water sports and beach entertainment in the summer months. If you’re looking for action holidays, there are beach games on offer for the children and water skiing for the adults. For a more secluded spot away from the main town, Cala Treumal beach is only a 25 minute drive from Calella and lies beneath the Pinya de Rosa botanical gardens, offering a more peaceful setting and sparkling blue waters for you to unwind by. Bars and restaurants are close by, so you can spend the day on this cosy stretch of beachy paradise and grab yourself a drink and bite to eat in the evening by the gently lapping waves.
Calella’s beachfront is home to local Sardana dancing every Sunday evening during the summer, where you can soak up the festive atmosphere – if you’re planning a holiday here in mid-June, then you can enjoy the annual Sardana fiesta on the beach. In the resort you can wander around the charming narrow streets and white-washed houses of the old town, or choose from a whole host of Spanish restaurants offering superb Catalan dishes. Why not stay at the Hotel HTOP Olympic to enjoy picturesque surroundings just 300 metres from the beach? In the summer, the hotel offers a mini train that circles the town, so you'll be able to get around and explore with ease.
With excellent transport links, a day trip to the architecturally impressive Barcelona to enjoy the shopping and sightseeing makes a great day out on your holiday. Calella’s famous festival of La Minerva in mid September is one of the biggest fiestas of the year, with its spectacular parade of papier-mâché giants.