Playa. Santa Susanna, Barcelona © Joan Ribot. Oficiana de Turismo de Santa Susanna

Located in Catalonia, it has over 100 kilometres of coastline sprinkled with cities and charming fishing towns. Nature reserves, golf courses, breathtaking historical buildings, nightlife, popular festivals and great cuisine are some of the attractions of this part of the Mediterranean.

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Its beaches, with golden sand and crystalline waters, have all kinds of services and are characterised by variety, ranging from very long ones, like Calella, Santa Susanna and Castelldefels, to small coves like La Vinyeta and Garraf. Costa Barcelona has many marinas and businesses offering activities and services such as sailing, kayaking, surfing and rowing, charter boats and water bikes. Being situated between the Mediterranean and the mountains, it has a climate of warm summers and mild winters and conserves surprising landscapes, such as the Montserrat Mountain Nature Reserve, the Llobregat Delta and Garraf Park. Art lovers will find examples of Modernism such as the Colònia Guell in Santa Coloma de Cervello, designed by Gaudí. Those seeking quality flavours can enjoy a cuisine with typical dishes such as mongeta del ganxet (beans) from the Maresme area and wine tourism routes like the wine and cava route in the Penedès region. Costa Barcelona is perfect for family trips thanks to its wide range of facilities designed for all ages, such as nursery beaches in towns like Santa Susanna, Calella, Pineda de Mar and Malgrat and the Catalonia in Miniature theme park. There is no better way to experience its festive spirit than to go out at night to its terraces and discotheques, or to attend its typical traditions such as the ‘castells' (human towers) in Vilafranca del Penedés.  


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