The Costa del Maresme is considered an intermediate stretch of coast between the Costa Brava and the Costa Dorada. The beaches here are no worse, but the hotel base is considered more budget-friendly, so often the Costa del Maresme is chosen for families with children. In addition, the resorts of the Costa del Maresme are located closer to Barcelona than the resorts of the Costa Brava, which means that less time spent on the way will be needed.
Malgrat de Mar is considered a typical resort town of the Costa del Maresme with a developed infrastructure, beautiful beaches and places for entertainment. It is in Malgrat that the Marineland Water Park is located – the main entertainment for children in this part of the Catalan coast. There are also several botanical gardens, parks, as well as 3 beautiful beaches. The entire coastal part of Malgrat is divided into 3 large beaches — El Centro, La Conca and Astillero. There is a children’s entertainment club, a kitesurfing school, and in the far part of the beaches there are real sand dunes. Needless to say, all the beaches of the Costa del Maresme in this part are sandy, equipped with everything necessary and perfectly suitable for families with children.
The resort town of Santa Susanna is surrounded by hills and pine forests, the air here is unusually clean, and the beach line stretches for more than 2.5 km. On the territory of the resort there are 3 botanical gardens at once, perfect for walking – these are the Mirador, Colomer and Riera parks. In the old part of Santa Susanna, you can find such architectural monuments as the castle of Can Ratos and the church of St. Susanna. Of course, it is difficult to imagine a holiday at a resort without beaches, but here they are finely sanded, golden in color, with a gentle entrance to the sea and equipped with everything necessary. Holidays in Santa Susanna are perfect for families with children.
The unofficial capital of the Costa del Maresme is Calella. Lively and booming, Calella is suitable for a wide range of vacationers. The resort has its own unique microclimate, thanks to which the water near the coast warms up faster, so tourists often start swimming in Calella in May, and finish at the end of September. This is partly due to the fact that the coast of Calella is shallow, and the resort itself is surrounded by pine forests and sheltered from strong continental winds. The main beaches of Calella are considered to be Playa de Gran (or the Central City Beach), Garbi and Los Roques. All of them are equipped, have a gentle entrance to the sea and a sandy surface. Even at night, the local beaches are illuminated.
Pineda de Mar is just 50 km from Barcelona. The developed infrastructure of the resort, coupled with convenient logistics, pine forests in the vicinity and 3 kilometers of golden beaches make Pineda de Mar a very popular resort on the Costa del Maresme. In addition, the beaches of Pineda have been awarded the Blue Flag insignia more than once, as the cleanest and well-groomed beaches in Spain.
The whole resort life of the town takes place on the Paseo Maritimo embankment and Placa de les Melies square, where tourists can always find pedestrian promenades, bars, cafes, restaurants and cozy shops. There are many architectural monuments preserved in the historical part of the city, which also deserve attention.
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