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With its wide sandy beaches stretching across the horizon, clear, calm seas, and palm-tree lined walkways, Calella is a popular beach vacation spot that's less than an hour from the buzzing and cultural city of Barcelona. You'll spot many city dwellers enjoying the peaceful atmosphere at weekends, and the laid back bars are always full of international tourists who have come to soak up the Spanish sunshine. Thanks to its popularity with tourists, there are plenty of well-equipped hotels in the area, and you can enjoy good food, sunshine, and a friendly welcome.

Things to see

Calella Beach is the main attraction of the town, and there's over 2 kilometres of sandy beach to go around. During the summer months it can get crowded, although this adds to the fun and friendly atmosphere. Turn up early if you want a coveted spot under a palm tree, or hire a colourful beach umbrella to get you through the hottest of days. If it gets too hot, then head for the shade in Dalmau Park which is set around an old air raid shelter. Tree-lined trails and well maintained gardens are there to be explored, and there's an adventure playground for the kids, as well as picnic areas for when it's time for refreshments. Just north of Calella is Water World, a huge water park that attracts visitors staying throughout Costa Brava. You'll enjoy colourful flumes and open water slides, can brave the Kamikaces which propels you up to speeds of 37 kilometres per hour, or can relax in the wave pool with its fountains and water features, or take the youngest members of your group to Kiddie Island for small slides and fun things to explore.

Hotels in Calella

Most hotels in Calella are set up for leisure travellers who just want to relax, and you'll find clean, comfortable rooms, outdoor pools, and many of the features you'd expect in a traditional holiday resort. The majority of Calella hotels are 3 to 4 star, so you can expect a good standard of accommodation, with features such as bars, restaurants, children's clubs, arcades, game rooms, and evening entertainment. Some guestrooms offer air conditioning for the warmer months, as well as balconies so you can enjoy the balmy evenings. You'll also enjoy amenities such as safes, satellite television, private bathrooms, and bidets.

Where to stay

Calella has managed to retain a lot of its traditional Spanish charm, with town squares, shuttered, red roofed stone buildings, and winding streets full of boutiques and cafés. Closer to the beach you'll see the influence of international visitors, and there are plenty of bars both with traditionally Spanish, and foreign themes, many of them with shady terraces where you can look out to the sea. The town has an excellent selection of seafood restaurants, as well as upmarket Mediterranean eateries, and plenty of international cuisine for those who are missing home. When the sun goes down, the neon signs of the clubs light up, and there's a lively nightlife scene, although it's a little less hardcore than some of the neighbouring Costa resorts.

How to get to Calella

Barcelona–El Prat Airport is only a 50 minute drive away from Calella, and many visitors choose to hire a rental car so that they can explore the area. However, there are also plenty of taxis and private shuttles, with booking in advance advisable during the high season. There are also direct buses from Barcelona Airport to the Sant Jaume area of Calella, with the journey taking around 90 minutes. Calella also has a train station with regular services to Barcelona, as well as trains running to other cities along the coast.