Fancy a summer getaway with your mates? Try Calella, a beautiful Spanish city bursting with opportunity for adventure, chilled-out beach days and memorable nights out. Whether you’re looking to catch some rays on the sand or listen to pumping party music in the city’s best nightclubs, this place has you covered.
With events going on throughout the year, it’s no surprise that this city is a well-loved holiday spot, particularly for young travellers. Read on to discover how you can make the most of this great destination with your friends this summer.
A Day at the Beach
Of course, a visit to Spain would not be complete without a day or two spent relaxing on the country’s famous golden sands. What could be better than chilling out with your friends, listening to the sea lapping against the shore and enjoying some thrilling water sports?
There are a number of beaches located around Calella, so take your pick of these top spots and set up camp. Relaxing has never been so easy!
If you’re looking for a spot with great amenities, En Calau is the beach for you. With plenty of shops, bars and restaurants on the promenade and showers, toilets and first aid facilities nearby, you can easily spend a full day soaking up the rays here.
Fancy getting active and trying out a few water sports? Head to Port Pelegri, one of the biggest sandy spots in the city. There are a number of water sports companies around offering equipment for hire and even lessons if you’re keen to learn from the pros. Alternatively, you can head out into the clear sea and catch a glimpse of the local sea life in the shallows.
For something a little different, Sant Roc is an excellent choice – and a great place to get some Instagram shots! As it’s covered with rocks and pebbles, it’s no good if you’re planning to sunbathe, but for those who like to explore rock pools and enjoy the quietness of a smaller beach, it’s perfect.
Explore the City’s Treasure
If you’re looking for something fun to do during the day that doesn’t involve the beach, the lighthouse is a great place to start. It was built in 1856 and is a great cultural and historical highlight to visit during your holiday! The lighthouse offers some amazing views since it was built high above sea level, so don’t forget to take your camera along when visiting this hidden gem.
A Night to Remember
It wouldn’t be a student getaway without a couple of nights out, would it? Luckily for you, Calella boasts a wide variety of pubs, clubs and discos, so you’ll never be hard-pressed to find a venue suited to your tastes.
Head to the Frog if you’re after a classic club night with sing-a-long tunes, Xiri 9 for something slightly more low-key or Amigos Bar for something cheap, cheerful and undeniably Spanish. There really is something for every here – all you’ll have to do is wander the streets and you’re sure to come across a venue that takes your fancy.
Where to Stay
Raco d’en Pepe – Students don’t need fancy hotels, and while Raco d’en Pepe is by no means fancy, it still has all the amenities you’ll need for your getaway. Featuring a private pool, comfortable rooms and a great location with easy access to the town centre, it’s a great budget accommodation option for young travellers.
Pension Casa Austria – If you’re keen to stay somewhere a little more private, this guest house is definitely recommended. Enjoy your own space while still being within walking distance of the area’s local shops and restaurants. It’s a great base for holidays in Calella.
How to Get There
All you need to do to get your Calella holiday started is to book a flight from a UK airport to Barcelona Airport (BCN). From there, you can get a private or shared shuttle service directly to your accommodation, grab your beach gear and head straight for the sea!
For the easiest and quickest transfer, book with Shuttle Direct in advance of your trip. Nobody wants to be waiting around for public transport – with a pre-booked shuttle you can get going as soon as you land to pack loads of fun into your holiday.
- UK to BCN Flight Time: 2 hours
- BCN to Calella: 74 kilometres
- Shuttle Direct Transfer Time: 1 hour 7 minutes
About Shuttle Direct
Book your airport transfer with Shuttle Direct and you’ll be guaranteed a safe and reliable journey straight to your holiday accommodation. One of our friendly drivers will greet you at the airport and you’ll be able to start your getaway as soon as possible.