Mediterranean holidays in a lifelong and family ambience have a unique benchmark in the coast of Barcelona – Maresme. This emblematic coastalareasnext to the Catalonian capital stretch to the north and boast incredible landscapes such as theMontnegreNatural Park and SierradeSan Mateo. They have around 40 beaches, ideal for swimming with children. Famous villages such as Calella, Pineda de Mar, El Masnou or Canet de Marare meetingpoints of families from all over Spain and a good part of tourists coming from the nearby French region.
Perfectly connected, Maresme provides leisure, culture, tradition, sport and wellness as no other coastal place does in Spain. It is the perfect spot for a family holiday. Many choose these villages to take advantage of the thermal benefits of their waters, since there are many villages with a long spa tradition; other people prefer Calella asusual meetingpoint of childhood friends, because it is one of the coastal villages with longer tourist history, so it is the lifelong holiday destination of many people… And a large number of tourists look for beach, party and gastronomy at a good price.
Undoubtedly, one of the attractions of the Catalonian coast is its affordability, so it is an interestingoptionsfor those who travel with children, since they can enjoy a quality accommodation ataffordable pricein comparison to hotels with lower category in more exclusive destinations such as the Canary Islands.
Hotels in Calella, El Masnou and theMontnegre coast are traditional establishments that has been renovating year after year by applying small refurbishments and incorporating new services. Most of them are not big luxury hotels, but comfortable and functionalaccommodations specially conceived for medium class people.
Choosing a hotel in Pineda de Mar is a goodoptions if you wantbeach, quietness and family services within reach, without exceeding the budget. Both gastronomy and leisure plans are very versatile and have competitive rates.
As for transportation, you can save money if you move by car, and parking in these areas is really easy. There are even hotels offering their own car park to their customers, since many people travel by their own car or rental car.
In fact, travelling by car to the coast of Barcelona is the most recommended option, since you can make the most of the surroundings and enjoy its wonderful beaches.
Some recommended visits are Caldes d’Estrac, a lovely spa village; Alella, where you can taste some of the best wines in the Catalonian coast; Arenys de Mar or Sant Pol de Mar to taste the traditional dishes of this area; Mataró, which is the Maresme capital or Vilassar de Mar, perfect to rest and enjoy the landscape with family.