Calella is, among the Costa de Barcelona towns with the Family Tourism Destination (DTF) seal, the largest and the one with more activities on offer for families with children. If you have kids, you are probably looking for a comfortable and safe destination to go on holiday where your children can stay constantly busy while the older ones can enjoy the peace that allows you to disconnect. Calella, then, is the ideal choice. It is a small town in the Maresme region located one hour away from Barcelona. It is very accessible, as it can be reached both by train, perfectly connected to all the cities in the area, and by car, as it has perfectly connected roads.
It is true that September begins, but … Who says that means that the summer is ending? In Calella we are lucky to enjoy a warm and temperate climate that allows us to continue enjoying the holidays and our beautiful beaches during the days of September. At the Hotel Bernat II, we love to take advantage of the summer until the last moment and we want you to do the same, the number of plans that can be done in our city is a lot and what better way to do them with the family to finish squeezing the holidays. To plan these sunny days before you start the routine, we give you a series of ideas of places to visit and activities to do so you don’t get bored for a moment.
NAVIGATE THROUGH THE CALELLA SEA
Enjoy a boat ride along the Costa de Calella with Dofí Jet Boats. This company has a regular line of maritime passenger transport authorized by the Generalitat de Catalunya and offers boat trips by sea to enjoy the coast of Barcelona via Calella. The route allows you to observe the long and wide beaches of golden sand to the mouth of the Tordera, the city of Blanes with the rock of Sa Palomera as the welcome door to the Costa Brava and the tourist area of Lloret de Mar. In its boats you can discover the beautiful fauna of the seabed thanks to the underwater view that will delight the little ones in the house. There is also a solarium, toilets, music and a bar. It is a practical and different way to visit the most beautiful villages on the Costa Brava: you can stroll through the botanical garden of Blanes, the beaches of Lloret de Mar and discover the medieval town of Tossa, declared a National Historic Artistic Monument.
You can take it from 09:00am to 17:00pm and you can check the schedules here. You can buy tickets both at the box office (which you will find at Garbí Beach, right in front of the Bahari Club, the Beach Club of the Hotel Bernat II) but we recommend you do so through the website, as this way you will be able to enjoy a 10% discount!
DISCOVER THE FLORA AND FAUNA OF THE CITY
From the Hotel Bernat II we invite you to discover the flora and fauna of a place that integrates in full harmony the sea and the mountain. These are short and easy routes that will allow you to get to know the city and its surroundings in a different way. In addition, we consider that during the month of September, it is an ideal time to make these small excursions, as the weather is not so hot and in addition, there are fewer tourists.
The Squirrel Route is a small route that is part of the nature itineraries of Calella. It is very well signposted along its route, with a squirrel on a red background. It has a length of 3km and a duration of 1 hour. It is a circular route so it will not be necessary to make a return trip.
It is a walk through Calella that begins in the Plaza de Sant Elm, follows the Platja Gran beach, goes up the streets of the village towards the Muntanyeta sports area, visits the Dalmau Park and returns to the beach passing by the Plaza de Spain. Dalmau Park is a magnificent natural space with gardens and an example of the typical Mediterranean forest with pine trees and holm oaks ideal for enjoying nature and rest.
Sea Crow Route
The Sea Crow Route is a small excursion that is part of the nature itineraries of Calella which is perfectly signposted along its route with a cormorant on a blue circle. Its difficulty is low-medium with a length of 3km and a duration of approximately 1 hour and a half.
It is a perfect walk that follows the seafront of Calella from Garbí beach to La Cabra beach, passing by Valldenguli and Torretes. This route allows us to observe the cormorants drying on the rocks and get to know the Mediterranean landscape full of bushes and pine forests where the birds hide.
We present a small route that is part of the nature itineraries of Calella. This is the Guilla route, which has a medium-high difficulty with a length of 10km and a duration of 2h and 30 min. This is very well signposted along its route, as route number 3 with the symbol of a fox and a yellow background.
The route starts at Garbí beach, the beach where the Hotel Bernat II is located, and leaves behind the town of Calella to climb the Sierra de Guilles, a biological corridor that allows the connectivity of the Parc del Monte-gre and Corridor with the Mediterranean coast. The route goes through a typical Mediterranean landscape dominated by cork oak, siliceous bushes, crops and dry grasslands where animals such as squirrel, badger, genet and guilla abound, the mammal that gives the route its name.
HAVE FUN IN THE WATER PARKS
August is over, but this does not mean that the water parks are closed, in fact, it is the best time to go! There are far fewer queues and it will be much less hot while you wait for your session on the hilarious slides. All water parks are open until the 2nd half of September, it is the ideal way to say goodbye to summer with the whole family!
In Calella we are lucky to be close to 3 water parks, all ideal for the whole family and with attractions perfect for all ages:
The Lloret de Mar water park where you will enjoy a set of attractions aimed at both children and adults, you can find different attractions such as: wave pools, fast rivers, slides, kamikazes and the fantastic soft slopes. Considered the best park in Europe for its attractions and green areas of great natural and scenic value. In addition, the same water park can find restaurant service, creperies, picnic areas and pine forests.
The water park is open specifically until September 12 from 10:00 to 18:00.
To access the Water World from the Hotel Bernat II, the best way is by using the free bus service offered by the same water park. This passes through the gas station that is 2 min walk from our hotel.
It is important to bear in mind that the offers, promotions and invitations do not include the free bus service and therefore the price of the service will be € 5. Due to Covidien 19 the free bus service will currently be made under reservation: +34 972 368 613.
Marineland Catalonia is a journey to the animal world, a journey among dolphins, sea lions, birds from the most exotic places on the planet … but it is also a journey full of adrenaline and excitement, with dizzying curves and turns, vertical falls and fun in every corner. It is a magnificent combination of “two parks in one” that allow young and old to get to know the animal world, discover the animals that inhabit seas and oceans. You can also enjoy the many spectacular slides for the more daring as well as the swimming pool areas and attractions for the little ones to spend a refreshing and fun day with family or friends.
The water park is open specifically until September 19 from 10:30 to 18:00.
To get to Marineland there is also a bus service but only valid until September 5. You can check the schedule and conditions here. However, from our Hotel, it is very fast to get there by car, since it is only 18 minutes away.
Isla Fantasía is a water park located in Vilassar de Dalt in the Maresme region. A family leisure complex that has 22 water attractions ideal for the whole family. It is 30 minutes from the Hotel Bernat II in Calella. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us!
The water park is open specifically until September 12 from 10:00 to 18:00.
If you still do not have enough with the activities that we propose, on the one hand, we recommend that you consult the blog post CALELLA EN FAMILIA: LOS ESNESCINDIBLES (part I). On the other hand, we also remind you that during the month of September, Calella is full of festivities and activities of all kinds that will surely make you spend an unforgettable day while enjoying with the whole family:
Summer Nights Festival Calella – Albert Pla | Calella Lighthouse | September 3, 2021
Calella Jazz and Blues Festival | Different Spaces of Calella | September 17-19, 2021
Costa Barcelona Maresme Half Marathon | Poblenou Promenade | September 19, 2021
Major Festival of the Minerva | Different spaces in Calella | September 22 to 26, 2021
Calella and Alt Maresme Fair | Paseo de Manuel Puigvert | September 23 to 26, 2021