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So, you think you know Spain? Costa Barcelona Maresme might be a new and welcome addition to your repertoire then, situated in Catalonia, on the eastern flank of the Spanish sun drenched coast. Also known as the southern end of Costa Brava, a holiday in Costa Barcelona Maresme promises to be a more local and attractive prospect altogether!

As far back as 1848, the first train line ever constructed (in the entire Iberian Peninsula) ran from Barcelona to Mataro, a commercial town now considered capital of Costa Barcelona Maresme. City dwellers back then avoided the heat and humidity of summer and raced to the gorgeous coastal towns and villages of this Catalan Mediterranean coast.

Holidays in Costa Barcelona Maresme give us the super seaside resorts of Calella (fondly known as the tourist capital of the region), Santa Susanna and Tossa de Mar. This beautiful coastline, hugging the blue waters of the Mediterranean lapping on golden shores, is summer paradise for local Spaniards, (many of whom have holiday homes here), but also to the visitor seeking touches of the real Spain and some of the best beaches around.

Costa Barcelona Maresme holidays are full of the usual ingredients of sunshine, sea and sand and many of the resorts offer great amenities for tourists. The infrastructure is superb with selections of local and international restaurants, pubs and music bars and traditional shopping too with plenty of gift shops thrown in for souvenir hunting.

By the way, if a spot of culture is on your holiday agenda, fear not as Costa Barcelona Maresme has fiestas, fun events and local festivals to beat any band! Gaudi’s artistic influence, Dali’s quirky and surreal art and historic Montserrat are all easily accessible. For healthy outdoor pursuits, don’t forget the Montenegro National Park for walking, hiking and climbing.

Regular and direct flights from Ireland into Barcelona, the holiday resorts of the Costa Barcelona Maresme are just a short drive away. 

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