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Malgrat de Mar

Travel Guide
Malgrat de Mar featuring a small town or village, street scenes and heritage architecture

This family-focused destination is home to a lovely stretch of beach, an attractive Old Town and a number of pleasant green spaces.

Malgrat de Mar is a cheerful coastal town and an ideal base for exploring the region, with easy access to Costa Brava’s more developed beach destinations. Enjoy the town’s numerous family-friendly attractions, including calm coastal waters suitable for swimming, as well as extensive park spaces equipped with unique playgrounds.

The area has been inhabited since as far back as 200 B.C. Officially founded in A.D. 1373, the town developed an economy revolving around agricultural and fishing industries. Although it has become an increasingly popular tourist destination since the 1960s, it has managed to maintain its sleepy charm and Spanish heritage.

The town’s sandy beaches stretch across more than 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) of coastline, divided into small bays by large rock formations. For a peaceful day in the sun, head to Conca Beach at the mouth of the Tordera River. The quietest of the town’s three beaches, Conca has pristine sand dunes designated as protected environmental zones. If you’re looking for something more active, Malgrat de Mar is an excellent base for visiting nearby Santa Susanna, where you can kayak, water ski or parasail.

Take the kids to Parc Francesc Macià, a pretty green area encompassing 430,000 square feet (40,000 square meters) of leisure space. Notice the offbeat sculptures found at the rear of the park, designed to resemble enormous cakes, pencils and other quirky objects. With a skate park, promenades and playgrounds, the park is also a perfect place to bring a picnic.

Be sure to visit Parc del Castell, a park on top of a hill overlooking the town. In addition to playgrounds and botanic gardens, the park offers beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding area.

Check out 18th-century Sant Nicolau's Church with its lovely neoclassical façade and take a look around the town’s historic fish market, Peixtaries Velles.

Malgrat de Mar is located 37 miles (60 kilometers) from Barcelona. It’s connected to Barcelona by train as well as to Girona by bus.

Ibersol Hotel Sorra d'Or
Ibersol Hotel Sorra d'Or
3 out of 5
Passeig de Llevant 2, Malgrat de Mar
The price is £35 per night from 30 Aug to 30 Aug
Nestled on the beach, this Malgrat de Mar hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Platja Susana, Santa Susanna Beach and Pineda de Mar Beach. Malgrat de Mar Beach and ...
3.4/5Good! (58 reviews)
o not try it even
"Very bad hotel , nothing inside it"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2020

Ibersol Hotel Sorra d'Or
htop Cartago Nova
htop Cartago Nova
3 out of 5
Passeig Maritim 92, Malgrat de Mar
The price is £43 per night from 19 Aug to 19 Aug
This family-friendly Malgrat de Mar hotel is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Susanna Beach and Pineda de Mar Beach. Lloret de Mar Beach ...
3.1/5 (68 reviews)
No go area for the rest of my life
"Extremely noise from the rooms when couples having sex you can hear everything and downstairs have discoteke very louder all night you can't sleep at all"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019

htop Cartago Nova
Hotel Europa Splash
Hotel Europa Splash
4.5 out of 5
Paseo Marítimo, 76-78, Malgrat de Mar
The price is £90 per night from 30 Aug to 30 Aug
Offering direct access to the beach, this Malgrat de Mar hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Platja Susana and Santa Susanna Beach. Pineda ...
4/5Very Good! (42 reviews)
Cheap and cheerful brits abroad
"We would not normally book this kind of place to stay, as we have no kids, but we gatecrashed my brothers family holiday. It was sufficient. Food was eadible, mai tai cocktail was lethally alcoholic. The pools had slides and stuff for the kids. The entertainment was a bit lax, and the hotel was mainly ..."

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2018

Hotel Europa Splash
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Aparthotel Atenea Valles
Aparthotel Atenea Valles
4 out of 5
Magallanes/Aragón s/n, Granollers
The price is £63 per night from 20 Aug to 20 Aug
This family-friendly Granollers aparthotel is located in the shopping district, within a 15-minute walk of L'Adoberia Historical Interpretation Center, Granollers ...
4.2/5Excellent! (529 reviews)
Modern and comfortable stay at the heart of Catala
"Generally speaking this was a refreshing experience after my 3 one night stays through Germany and France. The superior room I was given was more spacious than the photos said. It was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped even though I did not use it on my single night stay. Even ..."

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2021

Aparthotel Atenea Valles
Aparthotel Comtat Sant Jordi
Aparthotel Comtat Sant Jordi
3 out of 5
Travessera de Ginebro, 2, Castell-Platja d'Aro
The price is £117 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
This family-friendly Castell-Platja d'Aro aparthotel is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Cala del Pi and Cala Bella Dona. Platja d'Aro Beach and ...
3.7/5Good! (203 reviews)
"What a great location and a beautiful place to spend your vacation. The two bedroom apartment was lovely with a wide open deck that let in a nice light with a table a chairs to enjoy your coffee. All the essentials needed to cook, very clean, and close to the kids play area. Will certainly return ..."

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2019

Aparthotel Comtat Sant Jordi
Blaumar Hotel Salou
Blaumar Hotel Salou
4 out of 5
C/ Joan Miarnau Ciurana, 4, Paseo Jaime I s/n, Salou
The price is £107 per night from 31 Jul to 31 Jul
Nestled on the beach, this Salou City Centre aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Llevant Beach and Capellans Beach. Ferrari Land and PortAventura World are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (267 reviews)
GREAT SUMMER BREAK
"THIS IS GREAT HOTEL 100 YARDS FROM THE BEACH SO NO PROBLEM IF YOU NEED TO WERE A MASK.YOU NEED A PASS TO OPEN THE DOORS TO GET IN THE HOTEL. WHICH IS GREAT. ITS SO CLEAN.BREAKFAST IS FAB. ONLY 15MINS IN A CAB FROM THE AIRPORT."

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2020

Blaumar Hotel Salou
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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