Calella de Mar Travel Guide
Good food, close proximity to Barcelona!
In a nutshell
So very unspoilt - it's beautiful
We booked an excursion with our tour company. We set off at around 9am in the morning and headed to Barcelona! Firstly we went to the Sagrada Familia then to the Picasso gallery, they were both truly amazing. Then we went to the Barcelona Football stadium where we had a look around and had photo opportunities. We then went into the city for lunch at a Spanish restaurant which was beautiful....but I can't remember the name of it!! The tour guide then lets us go our own way for a couple of hours for shopping etc. The shopping is amazing and the espadrilles shop is lovely, you get them made for you! After we returned to the bus and went to the palace of King Juan Carlos II which was lovely and then up to the Barcelona fountain.....WHICH I NEARLY FELL INTO! Overall I brilliant excursion!!
Updated Apr 3, 2007
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Serhs Vila de Calella
Good Hotel ***. Close to beach , and if you want to go to Barcelona by train, because train station is close too. Good food in hotel . And inside hotel looks like small castle. You in Spain and this hotel shows it to you.
Calella Palace Hotel: Calella
Rude and unhelpful staff.Fighting and arguing in corridors all night.Rabbits in bedrooms. Used condoms on carpets outside rooms!!!!Food same at each meal for the entire stay. Snacks for all inclusive consisted of food from previous meals and a microwave supplied for...
H Top Olympic: Ok for the money.
This is a very large hotel with lots of people coming and going.We were on A/I which was ok some times we had to que for your drinks two only.The entertainment was average. One night there was flamenco dancers, dancing to taped music. not the best I have seen as no guitarist...
Hotel Bon Repos: Hotel we stayed in
The service was ok but night doorman spoke no english. The rooms were very clean as they were cleaned every day. The food was ok. It had a pool with plenty of sunbeds & tables. I would recommend this hotel but if you are with a young family or of the older generation it can...
Safari Apartments/Hotel!: Ideal for a quick week!
Generally good! Apartments were basic but clean, staff very friendly and restaurant was nice.Close proximity to nightclub was sometimes a bit annoying if you were trying to sleep but apart from that I was good!
The staff were very friendly and kind. The waiters in the...
Hotel Olympic: Hotel Olympic
Accomodation - Room was small but satisfactory. The decor was not all that pleasng, some cracks and paint peeling, but not extreamly noticeable. Small ripped holes in the curtains but nothing drastic.Bathroom was clean and comfortable.Staff - Rude. Pool side staff were very...
Western Restaurant: Good to stop for a drink
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We did not eat at this restaurant as A/I, but the food they served looked very good.
On the sat night it was busy with the local people. They also do curries.
They have a Parrot and the owner said it was 55 years old? This bird is quite smart.
They sell beer for 1 euro a pint and is next door to the H Top Olympic Hotel
Written Apr 30, 2008
British Pub: The Alcatraz
The Alcatraz is owned/operated by John Evans, a real character ~ his staff are very helpful (sometimes to the point of being 'too'). I honestly believe this is the best pub in Calella. I have been to the others mentioned within these reviews and Alcatraz is THE best one of...
D Artagnan: Locals Bar
We made this our local bar which is owned by a Spanish man and British lady this is a popular bar with the Spanish people.The outside seats are in the shade most off the day and with your drink your given sometimes a small snack (Tapas)The drinks are cheaper than some of the...
Beach Boys Club: Friendly Sports Bar
This is another bar which we visited a lot. The Bar staff are very friendly and make you feel welcomed. There are Karaoke nights live sports and football. There are different beers they have Carlin also.The decore beter than most and there is another bar upstairs.British...
Turisme 35: Turisme 35
This nightclub is amazing!I went every single night because of the atmosphere, the people and the music.There are two different sections.The first room has the square bar in the middle with a dance floor at the back which plays cheesy pop, 60s, 70s, and 80s music. Plays...
The beach....a drop in the ocean, thats for sure!
The beach at Calella doesn't gently shelve ooo no, it is flat for a bit and then suddenly there is a big drop and your into deep water!! Be warned! You can drown very easy! Another point to make is the traffic at the beach, when I was there you could drive onto the beach which can be dangerous especially if you have children!
Written Apr 4, 2007
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This cove is oposite the camp site and there are steps leading down to it. There is a bar also on the beach and is popular with the local people. There is a small car park also.You walk past the lighthouse and just before the camp site.
Aim high for a view
take a short walk south, out of Calella and look for a sweeping road off to the right. Take this turn and then follow the footpath through the pines and up a slight gradient. As you climb, the view of the coast spreads out before you. At the top, turn round and look at the...
Beaches near St Pol de Mar
Calella's main stretch of sand can get very busy and crowded with tourists of all nationalities in the summer months, and this can often render it a little dirty, noisy and generally not very relaxing. If you want to get away from this then I suggest taking a walk away...