Calella: Family Holidays in Costa Brava

Just imagine a pleasant Mediterranean climate, about 3 kms of safe beaches and more than 180.000 m² of golden clean sand, intense blue waters, natural areas ideal for all your family members and a large pedestrian area in the whole town…

Welcome to the dynamic and modern city of Calella!

Awarded by Tourism of Catalonia that recognizes the excellence of holiday’s destinations offering sensitive attention to families, Calella is a specializing destination in familiar tourism since a few years. This brand means that if you are planning holidays with your family, Calella is a perfect destination for enjoying and experiencing great family holiday memories.

You will be provided with all the resources and quality services specialized in families, an offer of accommodation and restaurants adapted to your needs, with a wide range of leisure and entertainment proposals, and a specific entertainment program for children to facilitate your stay in the city.

Family Accommodation:

We offer different types of comfortable accommodation in Calella, such as holiday accommodation and hotels for your family.

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What advantages will families find in Calella?

Calella has become one of the most important tourist destinations for families in Spain. And its recognition as a Family Tourism Destination confirms it.

Booking your family holidays in Calella will guarantee an unforgettable stay for the whole family from babies to grown up, with:
  • Specialized services for your family with entertainments with instructors for children, multilingual baby-sitters, play areas for children in restaurants, ID bracelets, warning signs, etc...
  • Special attention to safety standards in public areas as well as in tourism lodging.
  • Varied activities’ program, as well as services and activities for children.
  • Facilities suitable for the youngest members of the family in public areas, regarding both lodging and complementary offerings.
  • Day care for children and playgrounds fully monitored
  • All beaches are ideal for children and provide a monitoring service
  • An easy access to the information about daily activities so families can plan their stay
  • Medical services and after-hours pharmacies

What activities can we do in Calella for the whole family?

Calella is a city surrounded by nature, between the Montnegre Natural Park and the magnificent beaches which have received the “Q” for quality award and the European Blue Flag every year since 1994 for the safety of its beaches.

Also known as one of the tourist capital in Costa Brava, Calella is a welcoming and friendly city where your family will be able to enjoy many different activities, such as:

  • Mini Beach Club
  • Sea activities
  • Shopping
  • Route by mountain bike
  • Bicycle
  • Spa and Wellness
  • Adventure activities in the open air
  • Skating
  • Boat trips
  • Museum
  • Parks (Waterworld, Marineland, Zoo, Aquarium, etc…)
Moreover, its ideal geographical situation and the good communications of the city make Calella an ideal place for making excursions with the whole family and discovering the culture and the history (with more than 650 years). Also enjoying all kinds of sports, having fun or relaxing activities such as:
  • Cultural events and local festivities (carnivals, concerts and traditional dance, etc…)
  • Visiting the Montnegre-Corridor Natural Park, The Montserrat
  • Enjoying all the sports installations, activities and matches (such as swimming, sailing, volleyball, beach volleyball, walking, basket ball, beach football, etc…), throughout the year.
  • Visiting the cities of Barcelona or Girona (only at just 40 minutes driving to Barcelona and 55 minutes driving to Girona.)
Consult the calendary of events in Calella


How to arrive in Calella Costa Brava?

By car

The best way is by the N-II highway, or on the C-32 motorway. The new C-60 motorway between Mataró and Granollers has opened up a new route and helped communications to the interior of Catalonia. It is now possible to arrive in Calella from Sabadell, Terrassa, Vic and other major Catalan towns in less than 60 minutes.

By train

RENFE local trains, Line 1 to Calella (every 30 minutes – every 15 minutes at peak)
From Barcelona airport take the train (Line 10) to Sants station and from Sants takethe train for Calella time travel: 1h30 minutes
From Girona - taking the interior line and doing change in Maçanet with the line 1 up to Calella.
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By bus

From Barcelona with the Barcelona Bus company leaving Ronda de Sant Pere or Estació del Nord.
Information +34 902 13 00 14,
From Girona airport by Barcelona Bus.

By Plane

The nearest airport is at Girona (45 kilometres); From Barcelona airport is a little further at 65 kilometres. Click here to search for your Ryanair Low Cost Flights


Main Tourist Office
S. Jaume, 231
Tuesday till Sunday from 9.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 19.00 h.
Monday closed
Tel: 93 769 05 59

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