Best beaches around Barcelona

During the summer, beaches in Barcelona are crowded. We encourage you to explore the beaches outside Barcelona. Today we will talk about the beaches north Barcelona (Costa Maresme and Costa Brava) and south Barcelona (Costa del Garraf).

North of Barcelona, we find Montgat Nord, Caldes d’ Estrach, Sant Pol de Mar and Santa Susanna & Tossa de Mar.
It’s really easy to get to those beaches by train R1 from plaça catalunya and it takes between 25 minutes to 1 hour. Don’t worry because you will enjoy great sea views all the journey.

Sant Pol

Sant Pol

Garraf

Garraf

How to decide the best beach? We give you some tips about it. Montgat nord is for those they just want to feel they are outside the buster and the hustle from Barcelona city. Wide and clean waters are waiting for you! Caldes d’ Estrach its a residencial town and it has a nice beach area with twenty charming modernist villas lining the beach road called “Passeig dels Anglesos.” It’ s famous also for the sea-food & paella beach restaurants.

Tossa de Mar is an ancient fishermen’s village sorrounded by walls with emblematic and tiny coves.

South of Barcelona, we find Garraf beach & Sitges with shallower beaches. To get there by train R2 from Estació de França and it takes between 25 minutes to 45 minutes. The journey is really pleasant. You will enjoy a beautiful scenary during all the way.

Garraf is ideal for those they just want to enjoy a day beach and a sea food meal in a beach restaurant. Not all the trains stop in Garraf. Make sure your train stop! Sitges is a beautiful seaside resort with flat beaches, the best shopping and modernism buildings.In Sitges it’s always going on. Now you can also get there by ferry boat.

Get more info at: http: //www.renfe.com/viajeros/cercanias/barcelona/
http://stasusanna-barcelona.es/
http://bluemarferries.com/
http://www.garraftour.com/

The wine road

Catalunya has 19 different wine areas. Today we will talk about Penedès region. The Penedès is 30 minutes from Barcelona. Penedès region is sorrounded by the mountains inland and the beaches on the coast. It offers a unique and a singular countryside, characterised by it’s centenarians vineyards and isolated farmhouses. It becames an authentic dream place for wine lovers and foodies.

Penedès Vineyards

Penedès Vineyards

The wine route is an ancient route that links the vineyards in the Penedès with the beaches of Garraf. We find 12 wineries situated along the route.

The wine’ s road is 40 km long and it follows the BP 2121, C-15, and C15B roads and links Sant Martí Sarroca with Sitges passing through the towns of Pacs del Penedès, Vilafranca del Penedès, San Miquel d’ Olerdola, Canyelles, Sant Pere de Ribes. The visitors can organize their own experience by choosing the wineries and sights along the route.
The best way to enjoy the area is by car.

The wineries are: Bodegas Torre del Veguer, Bodegues Pinord, Cava & Hotel Mas Tinell, Cellers Torres, Clos Lentiscus, Colet Clàssic Penedès, Finda Viladellops, Mas Bertran, Parés Baltà, Puig Batet, Rovellats and Torreblanca.

Penedès Wine Route

Penedès Wine Route

Accomodation: We recommend you Cal Salvet or Cal Tòfol to enjoy a country house from the 1900 surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and rural paths, providing you with a quite stay in the middle of our agricultural farm.

Get more info at:

http://www.lacarreteradelvi.com/
http://www.enoturismepenedes.cat/en

Explore Catalunya

Catalunya means culture, sport, nature, gastronomy and many other things. Today we want to share with you the inner Catalunya. We want you travel back to acient times. Medieval and fishing villages around the country are waiting for you.

Explore Catalunya is a company that provides Small Group Tours around Catalunya for almost 10 years. They offer a personalized service. We want to mention three tours that we consider out of the beaten path.

Calella de Palafrugell

Calella de Palafrugell

Besalú

Besalú

Girona & Costa Brava: On this day trip from Barcelona, you will visit the city of Girona in the north east of Catalonia with its Roman Walls, Arab baths and Jewish quarter. After Girona, we will visit the medieval village of Pals and then we will continue to the Costa Brava to admire a the pinturesque fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell.

Historic Medieval Villages: On this day trip from Barcelona, you will visit the beautiful villages of Besalú, Catellfollit de la Roca and Tavertet and you will enjoy the stunning views from the sandstone cliffs.

Vall de Núria

Vall de Núria

Pyrenees Mountains and Medieval Vic: On this day trip from Barcelona, you will visit the historic town of Vic then you will ride the rack railway from Queralbs high up into the Pyrenees.

Get more information at: http://www.explorecatalunya.com/

Sail the Mediterranean and discover Sitges!

Spend one day in a typical mediterranean village with flat beaches, the best shopping and modernism buildings.

Sitges skyline

Sitges skyline

Bluemar ferries is a ferry company that links Barcelona and Sitges in only 45 minutes. The ferries depart from Barcelona at 08:00, 09:15, 12:00, 19:00 & 21:30. Getting to sitges from Barcelona couldn’t be easier.
To enjoy the day trip and get a special rate we recommend you to take the boat at 08am.
The single ticket price is from 10€(round trip)at 8am and 29€ (round trip) other hours.
From Sitges to Barcelona the ferries depart at 08:00, 10:45, 17:45 & 20:15.

The ferries depart from the dock called Barcelona located a few steps away from Las Ramblas. From our hotel it takes 15 minutes walking.

Blue mar ferries

Blue mar ferries

Once you’ll get to sitges we recommend you to visit the following sights:

– Taking a promenade through the sea front boulevard and the old town next to the cathedral you’ll be transported to twenties when Catalan Modernism artists and Jet Set from Barcelona used to spend vacations and celebrate crazy parties in their white streets during the summers.

– Museu Cau Ferrat is a must visit in Sitges, the modernist house has host most fancy and crazy of the parties we were talking about, now it is a modernism museum.

– Finally, if you have time before going to the beach Visit Casa Bacardí, a permanent exhibition, one of the famous Rom brands all over the world. Based in a modernist building dated 1890. Bacardi is a Cuban rom but his founder was borned and rised in Sitges.

Get more information at: http://www.sitgestur.cat/?l=en
http://bluemarferries.com/

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