Welcome to Calafell near Barcelona
Calafell beach is located in the Costa Dorada, near Barcelona and Tarragona, Spain. Calafell has 5 km of fine sand gentle sloping beaches ideal for children. Its beach, richly iodized, is the favorite destination for families with children to enjoy a pleasant summer beach vacation.
Costa d’Or aparthotel is located 50 m from the charming beach and has facilities ideal for families with children. Moreover Costa d’Or offers you a beach holiday rental accommodation suitable to enjoy the beach and discover the Catalan country.
Calafell beach resort has a long promenade, about 5 km, where you can walk with your family enjoying the sea views, as well as take a break at the many ice cream shops, cafes, restaurants or shops.
Family holidays activities in Calafell
During the summer holidays there are many traditional festivals and several activities: sailor, agricultural or medieval markets, classical or rock music festivals. The main town festivals have fireworks, popular dances, castellers, giants, among others.
Calafell beach resort is accredited as a family tourism destination, so the accommodations and restaurants are adapted for families with children.
During the summer holidays there is a tourist train service that runs along the seafront of Calafell and the Segur de Calafell port area, also reaching Calafell castle.
Children’s summer holiday activities
On the beach of Calafell a children’s club is organized in the summer evenings, during the months of July and August. Where different activities are carried out for children from 4 to 11 years old. Costa d’Or apartment customers can enjoy this service for free.
For the kids fun there are children’s areas, areas of elastic beds and inflatable mattresses in the sand and in the water. Additionally, bikes and boats can be hired.
Practice sport at Calafell beach
During your summer beach holidays in Calafell you can also practice different sports such as: tennis, paddle, bike rides, golf, horseback riding, hiking, nautical sports, nordic walking, among others. Costa d’Or apartments staff will inform you about the different activities.
The quality of the Calafell beach is guaranteed by the ISO 14001 certification, the environmental management system certified by EMAS for the European Union and by the blue flag certification.
Shopping in Calafell
Calafell beach has a municipal market that offers a variety of products. As well as several big supermarkets, some of them in the same center.
Benefiting from an ideal location, from the holiday rental apartments Costa d’or you can walk to the pedestrian area. There you’ll find everything you need during your summer holidays: shops, supermarkets, a market, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream shops, pharmacies, etc.
There are several markets in Costa Dorada, with a variety of products. Tuesday mornings in Calafell beach, Fridays in Segur de Calafell. While on Saturdays there is a market in Vilanova i la Geltrú and also another one in Vilafranca del Penedès.
To go shopping you will also find a large number of clothing and footwear shops in Calafell beach. If you prefer big brand shopping you will find them in Barcelona, Tarragona and even in Vilanova i la Geltrú, just 15 minutes by train.
Calafell history and heritage
Silent testimony of a rich past, Calafell has a large historical heritage: the unique Iberian citadel, the medieval Santa Creu castle, the Casa Barral Museum, the church of Sant Miquel, the ancient Roman villa of Vilarenc, the Fishing Cooperative and “indiano” houses. From Costa d’Or apartments you will have the opportunity to visit these monuments.
Seafood and its shrewd combination with the produce of the land is the basis of Calafell’s gastronomy. “Arrossejat” is the hallmark of our cuisine, wich is a legacy of the times when Calafell was a fishing village. The “xató”, the escarole-based salad, which is typical of the Penedès region. And obviously do not forget to taste the tomato bread with serrano ham.
During your family beach holidays in Costa d’Or apartments you will have the opportunity to prepare your own meals in the self catering holiday rental apartment or to choose between a wide variety of restaurants, pizzerias and hamburgers from Calafell beach. The prices of menus and children’s menus are not expensive.
Summer accommodation close to Barcelona
Undoubtedly, Costa d’Or aparthotel is the best holiday apartment accommodation choice to visit Barcelona and Port Aventura World. As well as many other interesting places like: water parks, Barcelona Zoo, Barcelona Aquàrium, monastery of Montserrat, Tarragona, wine area of Penedès and many more. In Calafell beach there’s a good network of public transport (bus and train) as well as your car.
From Calafell you can enjoy, in your home atmosphere, a relaxing and fun summer beach holiday by the sea, perform multiple activities, visit a rich historical heritage and taste delicious cuisine.