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Put some Spanish fizz in your next sunshine break with cheap holidays to Calella. Find out more...
The seaside town of Calella is in the area of Maresme, part of the sizzling sunshine destination that is the Costa Brava. This region is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled strips of coastal Spain, and it can also be reached in just two hours from most UK airports - that's an immeasurable amount of sun, sea, sand, sangria and sensational views just hours from home. And when it comes to great holidays, Calella has all the right ingredients.
In terms of beaches, the sands in Calella are golden and pristine and they stretch for nearly three kilometres in front of the hotels, restaurants and bars of the resort. Blue Flags fly here, while towels and parasols dot the palm-fringed sands between beach bars and water sports centres.
Summer in Calella means an influx of foreign tourists; families, couples and groups love this town for the abundance of activities on offer, as well as the chance to experience the customs and delicacies of Catalonia in Calella old town, where tapas bars line the cobbled streets. The numerous attractions of the city of Barcelona are also less than an hour away from Calella. Hire a car in Calella and drive to Barcelona, or take the train or bus.
Whether you are looking for self-catering accommodation, a hotel with breakfast included, or a break that is all-inclusive, Calella offers a good range of accommodation options.
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Find out more about the weather in this sunny part of Spain...
The main tourism season in Calella runs between May and October, when average daytime temperatures rise above 20C. July and August are the hottest and busiest months here, with days that often hit 30C on the thermometer. Come in June and September for hot days minus the mid-summer crowds.
The Spanish love a party; here is our guide to three of the top annual events in and around Calella...
Night of Fire; June 23: Join the locals as they say goodbye to spring and hello to summer on the Eve of Saint John, also known as the Night of Witches. Every town in the Costa Brava will stage a party, so you don't need to leave Calella to see families gathered around bonfires, tucking into traditional food. You will be warmly welcomed at any fireside.
International Fireworks Competition; July: The nearby resort of Blanes (a 20-minute journey by road from Calella) hosts this late night spectacular at the height of summer. Get there early to find a prime viewing spot on any of the three or four nights of the competition.
National Day of Catalonia; September 11: The red and yellow stripes of the Catalonian flag flutter on this special day, during which the traditions of this proud region are on display for you to see, hear and taste.
Car hire in Spain can be very cheap, so consider renting a vehicle to see the best of this region. Here are a few ideas of places to go…
Kids and teens: There is much to do on the beaches of Calella, but for a break from the sands hit the road and head to WaterWorld in nearby Lloret de Mar. It's a 25-minute journey, but the rides, pools and slides will make up for any cries of: “Are we there yet?”
Grown-up families: The cafes on Las Ramblas, the towers of the Sagrada Familia, the bars of the Gothic Quarter, the beaches, the shops, the parks, and the museums... the treasures of Barcelona are within easy reach during a holiday in Calella - you cannot stay here and not visit this remarkable city by the sea.
Free and cheap: Between June and September, Summer Nights Calella presents a new show every Friday night. The town plays host to performances of music, dance, theatre and cinema at memorable venues such as the town lighthouse. What's more, some events are free, while tickets for others are only a few euros.