Calafell is a small historical town located in the Costa Dorada in Catalonia, the town is situated on top of a hill, which gives an amazing view of the area. The area is a popular holiday destination for those wishing to combine a beach holiday, with a chance to explore the Costa Dorada and some of the other wonderful old medieval towns in the area.
The town is filled with many activities to make your trip endless enjoyment. With film and food fairs, dancing shows and kids playing you will always be entertained. This town features about 5 miles of sandy beaches, a great gastronomic culture and plenty of history. On average Calafell has 300 days of sunshine each year, with a large number of tourists coming to visit in the summer. There are enough bars, nightclubs, and restaurants for all your needs.
Things to do in Calafell
Calafell has a rich heritage that has been formed over the centuries. From prehistoric caves to buildings and houses of the twentieth century, through the medieval Iberian and Roman settlements. One of the highlights in Calafell is the wonderful Iberian Citadell of Calafell. A landmark and another one of Calafell’s attractions, is the Santa Creu Castle, which has wonderful views over the surrounding landscape. The hill where it is perched was fortified during the first half of the 11th century. Today you can see the remains, including some tombs which are carved in the rocks.
A great activity for when you are on a holiday with small kids is to go to the Playa Aquapark. This aquapark is an open water park on the ocean. The park is opened all week from 10 am to 8 pm. The season is from 1 June till 30 September and the tickets cost 10€ for 1 hour.
Beaches in Calafell
Calafell is home to five kilometers of uninterrupted beach, that is divided into three beaches: Playa de Calafell, Playa de Segur Coindre and Beach and Lake Mas Mel. The beaches in Calafell are ideal for family tourism. Calafell has been known as “the beach of the bottle,” the quality of the sand and the water, the tranquility of the sea and the softness of the slopes when entering the sea.
Calafell beaches are equipped with a first aid service, showers and footbaths, toilets, rental chairs and umbrellas. On the beaches you enjoy all kinds of activities, both sporting and aquatic entertainment, festive and even musicals.
How to get there?
- By car: Get on B-20 from Carrer de Sepúlveda, C-31 and Exit 195A. Follow C-32 to TV-2126. Take exit 6 from C-32. Take Ctra. Bellvei/C-31 to Carrer Priorat in Calafell. It takes around 1 hour from Barcelona.
- By bus: Regular and charter buses go from Barcelona to Calafell, but it takes a few stops in between to get there. There is approximately 1 bus every half an hour. The estimated time from Barcelona to Calafell by bus is around 2 to 2.30 hours.
- By train: There is a direct connection with train from Barcelona to Calafell, from Barcelona Sants station take train R2S in the direction of Sant VicenÇ De Calders. The train leaves approximately every 30 minutes and will will stop right in Calafell. It takes around 1 hour to get there.
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