An exceptional climate, an enviable historical heritage and awards such as the certifícate for family tourism. Situated in the Costa Dorada, Calafell offers everything for an unforgettable vacation. It’s a first class destination and you will notice this as soon as you arrive.
The excellent weather is a very important feature of the Costa Dorada, but it isn’t the only one. Towns like Calafell stand out because they knew how to keep the essence of the traditional tourism and to enrich it with own elements. The five-kilometer-long beach of fine, yellow sand with a certifícate for environmental management is the figurehead.
Gastronomy and history
Calafell was originally a fishing village, as were many other towns along the coast, but here the tradition was never lost and this can be seen in its excellent gastronomy. The products of Calafell are sold under the designation of origin Penedés (wine and sparkling wine) and Siurana (olive oil). We can familiarize ourselves with these products if we attend some of the activities which are part of the route Ruta del Xató which is organized to promote the local high-quality products.
Its rich history has also permeated the heritage we see today. Iberians and Romans, Arabs and feudal lords are part of Calafell, with legacies that start in the Paleolithic era and reaches into contemporary architecture.With this rich history we can now enjoy the citadel Ciudadela Ibérica, where scientific research coexists with recreational and educational aspects. We also love visiting the Vilarenc Roman villa, with its remains of two cisterns. And do not forget the Medieval Castle of the Holy Cross Castillo Medieval de la Santa Cruz, where panoramic views of the city will dominate. A must see are the church of Sant Miquel and the Museo Casa Barral, Houses of the Indians or the Fisherman’s Monument
Whoever travels with family can be sure that they will be well cared for in Calafell. It is guaranteed by the familiy tourismbrand, Destinación de Turismo Familiar (DTF). This brand was created by the Catalan tourism agency and certifies that the destination takes special care of families. Here we will find lodging and restaurants prepared for families, as well as installations and leisure and entertainment activities. The brand also ensures that the affiliated establishments offer certain facilities for families.
Active tourism is one of the most attractive options you can practice in Calafell. Nordic Walking is an activity that consists of walking with the help of special poles, used with a particular technique. In Calafell you can practice for free, assisted by instructors who will help you with the technique and will give you other hints.
The Municipal Tourist Board of Calafell has published a free hiking trails and mountain bike routes guide that proposes various routes for the enthusiasts of cycling and nature, a visit to many of the important places of the region.Nautical activities also promise great moments. The new sailing school gives us the opportunity to iscover the emotions of a regattas. Participation in a sailing course will give us a proper technical basis that will help us to gather more experience as a sailor.
In case you’d like to try something new, you should have a try at Stand Up Paddle Surf (SUP). It’s an ancient way of gliding in the water that has its origin in Polynesia. The navigator stands on a surf board and uses a canoe paddle to move the board in the desired direction. But there are more options and we can practice many more activities, such as sailing, riding in a kayak, catamaran, Jetski, etc.There is a great option for golfers. The golf course Campo La Graiera lies in a unique environment with wonderful flora and fauna of the Garraf region. The 18-hole course (par 72) also has 18 holes for pitch and putt, putting green, golf lessons with instructor, etc.
The kids will have a lot fun at the Club Infantil (cit. kids club). If they are from 4 to 11 years old they can enjoy the activities proposed by the monitors, from bubble baths in summer to painting workshops year-round. Always under supervision and in safe surroundingds.
The touristic train is another option to enjoy Calafell in family. It’s an entertaining ride and you can see the most emblematic places. It’s really a good idea: The parents get to know the key locations of the town and the kids have a lot fun with the chugging train.
All year long
These are only a few outstanding options for a very active stay. But there is much more: fitness classes at the beach, football, basketball, skating, sailing, surf, rent a catamaran… You won’t have time to get bored since the activities are available all year long.
Exclusively for families
The lodgings affiliated with the Turismo Familiar brand offer the following services:
– Organized activities for children
– Warning signs
– safety bracelets
The restaurants affiliated with the Turismo Familiar brand offer the following services:
– Changing table
– Children’s menu