Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Malgrat de Mar - Costa Brava Travel Guide
Perfect for exploring the beaches of Costa Brava and nearby Barcelona
•Malgrat de Mar: This popular resort has a pretty town, good beach, a lovely promenade and great hotels. Malgrat de Mar lies on the coast between Pineda de Mar and Blanes. Most hotels are near the promenade where there is a good choice of shops and bars, 5 minutes away from the beach. Lloret de Mar and Tossa de Mar are nearby and easily reached by the local train and buses.
•Malgrat de Mar is ideal for silver surfers, families and culture vultures.
•Visit the delightful city of Barcelona in just over an hour by train from the local railway station. It only costs about 6 Euros and you can spend a day visiting Gaudis' Sagrada Familia, the dancing fountains and Las Ramblas.
•Malgrat de Mar is a great spot from which to enjoy the theme parks of the Costa Brava such as Water World or to explore the rugged coastline of the Costa Brava further south.
•The town of Figueres is also not far and has a very wacky Dali museum.
•Top Silver Surfer Holiday Tip: The train station is a 10 minute walk away (15-20 for those not so fast on their feet) and it is all 'on the flat' as is the whole resort, great for wheelchair users and the older citizens.
•The beaches at Malgrat de Mar: The main beach is long with shallow, warm waters and golden fine shingle sands.
•Beaches nearby include Lloret and Tossa de Mar; and also the lovely resort of Santa Susanna which has a 2km long stretch of beach with windsurfing, water ski-ing, parasailing, kayaking and boat trips along the coast.
•Attractions near Malgrat de Mar At Marineworld there are more than 300 animals, dolphin and sea lion shows and a water park. And at WaterWorld, Europe's biggest water park, there are long raft rides, steep slides, fun pools and bungy jumps.
•A short walk from Malgrat de Mar takes you to Santa Susanna. This cosmopolitan resort has a picturesque old town of narrow cobbled streets set beneath the magnificent Massif Montnegre, a beautiful national park popular with hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers. There are also water taxis to the other local resorts such as Tossa de Mar or Lloret de Mar. Further along the beach to the south you can find secluded rocky coves; and further on small fishing villages nestling at the feet of magnificent cliffs
•Family Friendly Malgrat de Mar Here are some of the comments of our travellers who have enjoyed family holidays in Malgrat de Mar with us:
•"Enjoy a boat trip to the other beaches. My kids loved it and didn't cost to much either. Also all the English pubs were great. Nothing like an English person serving English food!!!"
•El parc Francesc Macià - Lovely park for children. They rebuild this park last year and it's looking great. A park specially for toddlers and one for kids from 4 till 10.
•"Aqua Bella Playa: the hotel was very clean and staff very friendly and helpful. also really child friendly."
•There is a free bus to the local aqua park. There are also excursions to Water World and Porta Aventura.
•Eating Out in Malgrat de Mar Many of the hotels in the area offer All Inclusive deals plus the H Top chain offer a good dine around service in their sister hotels. There are plenty of British pubs and bars serving English food, and some lovely tapas bars off the main street.
•We have a great choice of 3* and 4* hotels in Malgrat de Mar with the lowest prices guaranteed hotels in Malagrat de Mar; many with superb facilities for families.
•Best Bar in Malgrat? The votes are in and Legends is the clear winner. Drop us a line when you get back and tell us which was your favourite pub in Malagrat de Mar.
•Best British Pub in MalgratIt's a long way from the wet streets of Manchester, but the Rovers Return is Malgrat's top pub with our holidaymakers.
•Best cocktail bar in Malgrat de Mar? Without a doubt the wicked cocktails at the Waikiki bar is the way to go. But if you find a better bar in Malgrat de Mar be sure to let us know in your review when you get back.
•Nightlife in Malgrat de Mar There are bars, cafes and British pubs. Plus there is often entertainment in the local hotels. Nearby Blanes and Lloret de Mar offers livelier nightlife.
•Like the rest of the Costa, it enjoys long summers and mild winters.
•Holidays to Malgrat de Mar: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Malgrat de Mar.
•Hotels in Malgrat de Mar: We have excellent hotels in Malgrat de Mar with the lowest prices guaranteed. And we have hotel reviews written by our holidaymakers on our home page, so you can find out which really is the best hotel for you.
•Cheap Flights to Malgrat de Mar: We have cheap flights to Gerona and work with over 100 flight operators. We offer an incredible choice of cheap flights to Gerona; so check out which dates and times are best for you and your pocket.
The flight takes around 2 hours from UK airports.
•Car hire in Malgrat de Mar: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Malgrat de Mar so check us out when completing your holiday booking.
•Transfers to your hotel in Malgrat de Mar: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Malgrat de Mar. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.
•Malgrat de Mar Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.
Did you know? You can take the little train from Santa Suzanna - a short walk up the road from Malgrat - which takes you all round the resort and up into the villas and houses in the mountains - the views are breath taking.
Posted by john at 07:32