Calella – Costa Brava


Transfer Time – 30 minutes

Best for – Groups, couples and families wanting a resort that has everything

Calella is a traditionally Spanish resort, nestled between the Montnegre Nature Reserve and the coast, you will find a perfect blend of scenery and beach to marvel at whilst enjoying the wonderfully high temperatures. Calella suits people of all ages, there is romantic hotspots for the couples, night-life for the lively and masses of day and evening activities for the families and only a couple of hours flight from the UK, you can be there sooner than you think.

Daytimes in Calella are mostly spent on the glorious beach or around the pool. The beach in Calella is a blue flag awarded beach for cleanliness and has over 3 kilometres of wonderful golden sand which shelves gently into the crystal clear water. The surf is shallow and safe, so perfect for little ones to play in and lovely for swimming in. There is lots of sun loungers and parasols for hire, and the water sports centre is fantastic, from jet skis to pedallos, para gliding and banana rides, to name but a few. There is a great selection of bars, cafes and restaurants lining the beach where you can get that all important cool drink or lunch. During high season there is games on the beach for children and local festivals organising varied entertainments too.

Evenings in Calella can be as lively or as quiet as you wish, there is a great selection of bars, cocktail bars and even a few disco’s all offering different levels of liveliness. Most of the bars welcome children and some even put on a variety of evening entertainments, such as karaoke, quizzes and bingo etc. There are some beautiful, quiet outdoor cafés and bars in the old town, just perfect for sitting and watching the world go by. Calella has masses of places to eat out, from your fast food outlets, all the way through to 5 star restaurants. Calella has many typically Spanish restaurants along with more international choices, i.e. Italian, Chinese, Indian and Mexican to name but a few. Calella has a great choice of shops, boutiques and souvenir stalls, better to wander round on an evening once the temperatures have dropped a bit.

Barcelona is not a million miles from Calella, a perfect place to visit to experience a Spanish city with football stadiums, historical sights and many wonderful shops and restaurants, definitely worth a visit. Gerona or Montserrat will definitely fulfil the culture vulture, with medieval walled towns and museums, monasteries and other Gothic time buildings. For the kids, head towards the fantastic water park, located just along the coast near to Lloret, with umpteen chutes, flumes and attractions, sure to entertain the young and young at heart all day long. Port Aventura theme park is another popular day out, with thrilling rides and many various adventures, a popular choice for the whole family.

Joanna Baker

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23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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