Calella holidays

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  • Travel guide
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  • Currency

Situated right on the stretch of Costa Brava’s golden sands is Calella, an old Spanish village that has grown into one of the region’s favourite beach resorts. Providing a beach break and much more, the palm-dotted waterfront and laid-back attitude is the perfect place to let the worries of everyday life fall away.

Things to do

Make the most of Calella’s beautiful Mediterranean climate and spend as much time as you can outdoors – play games on the beach, sunbathe or swim in the ocean. The resort’s hilly green scenery invites long afternoon walks or bike rides, and back in the town, have a wander round and admire Calella’s old churches. The centre of the resort is the ideal place to sit out and eat lunch, with a good choice of cafes, seafood restaurants plus a few the kids will like. In the evenings, the resort has a sociable and family-friendly nightlife with plenty of pubs and entertainment.

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Map of Calella

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26-32 ℃

Calella’s mild, Mediterranean climate can be enjoyed at anytime of the year.

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Calella is best for...

Sunbathers: You’ll always find a good spot on Calella’s spotless coast.

Families: Visit the local water park, play on the beach and have family meals on the seafront.

Scenery lovers: Costa Brava is one of Spain’s prettiest coastlines, and Calella’s rugged good looks are no exception.

Fast facts for Calella

Language: The language spoken in Calella is Spanish.

Currency: The currency used in Calella is the Euro (€).

Local time: Calella is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Girona Airport. The transfer time is around 1 hour. 

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Calella is 2.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Calella tourist information can be found at www.spain.info.

Visa / Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Calella.

Holiday destinations related to Calella:

  • Lloret De Mar
  • Malgrat De Mar
  • Getting around Calella

    By train: Located so close to cities like Barcelona and Girona, many visitors choose to travel by train when taking a day trip. Affordable and regular, the train lets you enjoy the beautiful views of Catalonia, without having to worry about parking.

    On foot: Lots of Calella’s hotels are located within easy walking distance of the town and beach, and the area is a lovely spot to explore on foot.

    By bus: A regular and affordable bus service operates on the coast, ideal for transport between the resorts or just to hop on and get down to the beach as quickly as you can.

    Events in Calella

    Folklore: One of Calella’s proudest annual festivals is Adifolk, an event that celebrates Catalan culture in addition to folklore traditions, including dance, music and performances. The event takes place in early September.

    For beer lovers: An event you may not expect to celebrate on the coast of Spain is Oktoberfest. For the past 25 years, Calella has held the traditional German celebration complete with traditional food, beer, dancing and costumes. Here’s the twist – everyone hits the beach afterwards!

    Calella weather

    Temperature: 26-32 °C

    The weather in Calella is typical of the Catalonian region. Short, mild winters with average temperatures  in the mid-20s (°C) are followed by long, hot summers with refreshing sea breezes. Spring and autumn are popular times to visit the coast, for guaranteed long hours of sunshine.

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