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Introducing Pineda de Mar holidays 2019 / 2020

Running on empty? Dreaming of a relaxing break in the sun? Head to Pineda de Mar, on Spain’s beautiful Costa Brava and you’ll find everything you need for a rejuvenating holiday.

With its long white sandy beach, pretty whitewashed buildings and backdrop of mountains and forest, Pineda de Mar has a wonderful laid-back pace of life quite different to some of Spain’s more famous resorts. Pineda de Mar is big enough to have everything you need in the way of shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment but small enough to give it a peaceful feel, perfect for unwinding. Pineda de Mar is a favourite with families, thanks to the stunning beach, friendly cafés and the gentle, safe waters.

The vibrant city of Barcelona is also close by for city adventures. An easy couple of hours flights you too could soon be soaking up the sun in this tranquil setting.

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H.TOP Pineda Palace Hotel
H.TOP Pineda Palace Hotel
H.TOP Pineda Palace Hotel

Pineda de Mar, Costa Brava

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Our essential guide to Pineda de Mar

Gorgeous beaches and lots of authentic Spanish appeal have made Pineda de Mar a favourite with holiday-makers, particularly with couples and families. It’s a laid-back, low-key resort, which is perfectly located halfway between the Costa Brava and Barcelona, so there’s plenty to see and do right on the ...

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Pineda de Mar’s main attraction is the spectacular beach and the surrounding scenery. You’ll also find a great selection of bars, restaurants and shops in the historic old town and lots to explore in the area surrounding Pineda de Mar if you want to.

If you fancy a break from sunbathing, the nearby Montnegre National Park lies just north of Pineda de Mar and is a picturesque place to enjoy some hiking or biking. Or head north to the town of Lloret de Mar to visit the gorgeous botanic clifftop gardens there. The Santa Clotilde Gardens are a serene and colourful place for a walk, with breathtaking ocean views.

Of course, Pineda de Mar is only 50km from the vibrant city of Barcelona. Take in some of its famous Gaudi architecture, such as the Segrada Familia, Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. Enjoy the excellent shopping and street performances along La Ramblas or soak up the atmosphere in the streets of the Gothic Quarter. The city is home to hundreds of bars and restaurants, serving everything from tapas to sushi. Families will love a visit to the Tibidabo Amusement Park, while footie fans can’t miss a trip around the mighty FC Barcelona Football Stadium.

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Pineda de Mar has one of the most stunning beaches on the Costa Brava. Stretching for 3km, it’s all soft white sands and gentle waves. Its size means it rarely feels crowded, even in the height of summer. A tree-lined promenade curves alongside the beach, with convenient beach cafes, shops and bars serving cool drinks and food. You’ll find sun loungers to rest your head on, umbrellas for shade and plenty of water sports. The sands are perfect for sandcastle building, and gently shelve into the sea, making it a safe place for children to splash around to their heart’s content.

This entire stretch of coastline is blessed with beautiful beaches, so if you fancy exploring there’s lots of other beauty spots nearby. Try Sant Pol Beach, just 15 minutes’ drive along the coast, for its dramatic sand dunes and delicious seafood dining.

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