Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Calella - Costa Brava Travel Guide

A perfect fun in the sun spot, with stunning Barcelona a short train ride away.

Golden sand beaches crystal waters and great nightlife.


•It's a great resort for a beach holiday or for some fun in the sun combined with visiting nearby Barcelona.

•What are the beaches like in Calella? There are nine lovely beaches stretching along 3km with golden sands and turquoise blue waters.

•The beaches are incredibly clean. Many have lifeguards, bars and cafes.

•Some beaches even have play areas for kids with activities and attendants who will watch the children while you read the papers!

•The main beach is Platja Gran Calella which in the Summer has seven beach bars set up; all with toilets and showers. There's over a 1,000 sun shades and beds for hire, plus two rafts with water slides anchored offshore.

•And there are water taxis from the beach to the nearby resorts. The sand is a little coarse but at least that means it doesn't go everywhere when there is a gentle breeze!

•Family friendly Callela! We have lots of family friendly hotels in Calella, many with All Inclusive tariffs.

•The beach is incredibly child friendly. There's even a local group which organizes activities for children with games, activities and even a beach library. And here are just some of our customers' comments :

•"We used the beach zone 9. There is a play area for children which is free and you may leave your children with the attendants who are brilliant. You can read the free newspapers and every zone has a bar." - "Plenty of local playgrounds to keep kids happy."

•Watersports in Callela: Just about everything you can do in water. There's a sports complex and water-sports with windsurfing, sea-kayaking, sailing and pedaloes. Plus if you don't want to get wet there are also pitches for football, beach volleyball and aerobics. The resort also has mini golf and ten pin bowling.

•Best restaurants in Calella? Our customers' top tips for the best value eating out in Calella is to book with H-Top hotels through us and use their dine around programmes. Otherwise, according to our customers the best restaurants in Calella are Alcatraz and Malibu.

•Best bar in Calella? Our customers rate highly the Beach Boys bar. One wrote "A great English bar is The Beach Boys. This was my third visit to Calella in 10 years and the owner Brian recognised me/us. Fantastic friendly atmosphere, great prices and good English beer. 'Flatcap Phil' on the karaoke every other night keeps the entertainment flowing. A wonderful place to visit if you stay in Calella". Tell us about your favourites when you get back.

•Nightlife in Calella: There is something to suit most tastes; plenty of bar, clubs with foam parties, English pubs plus lots of hotel entertainment.

•Or you can explore the narrow streets of the old town. Discover over 400 shops on the Carrer de l'Esglesia with jewellers, leather goods and souvenirs. And then try some traditional tapas.

•Excursions from Calella: Many people visit Barcelona - it's just 6 euros and one hour away by train from the station close to the resort. Experience the unique architecture of Gaudi, see the coloured fountains, wander along Las Ramblas. Or take a day trip to famous Montserrat.

•Attractions near Calella:

The Universal Theme Park, Port Aventura is just over 170km away; plus Europe's biggest water park is just outside Lloret de Mar. It includes a 250-metre long raft ride over steep hills, round sharp bends and along pitch black tunnels.

•You also handy for the other resorts such as nearby Blanes, Lloret and Santa Susana.

•Culture in Calella: The Catalan culture of this lovely area is probably best expressed in the Sardana dance which is performed on the beach every Sunday evening in the summer months. Banned under General Franco, the locals gather each week accompanied by musicians playing the local flutes to dance.

•The old town of Calella has some lovely old buildings, narrow streets and tapas bars. A nice day out away from the beach visit is the beautiful local nature park, Dalmau park.

•Holidays to Calella: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Calella.

•Hotels in Calella: We have excellent hotels in Calella, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.

•Cheap Flights to Calella: We have cheap flights to Calella.

The flight takes just over 2 hours 30 minutes from UK airports.

•Car hire in Calella: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Calella so check us out when completing your holiday booking.

•Transfers to your hotel in Calella: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Calella. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.

•Calella Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.

Did you know? There are fiestas and carnivals throughout the year on the Costa Brava. Concerts are also staged throughout the summer, the top concert is the stunning Cantada D'havaneres festival held every June in nearby, Calella de Palafrugells

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