Situated in Spain's Costa Brava, Malgrat de Mar welcomes place visitors of all ages. The historic town boasts plenty of relaxing beaches to unwind, as well as fun activities in the water and on land. In addition to great rail connections to Bracelona, the town also has excellent road links to nearby resorts in Blanes and Lloret de Mar.
When to Go
Malgrat de Mar and Costa Brava have a mild and temperate climate. While winters are relatively cool, summer months offer plenty of sunshine and hear. Warm temperatures prevail from May to October, with July and August being the hottest months. Water temperatures are warmest between July and September. August is the busiest time of the year in Costa Brava, with beaches crowded with visitors from across Spain and Europe. The month is also the hottest time of the year.
Where to Stay
Papi is a family hotel close to the sea with a large saltwater pool, two outdoor Jacuzzis, a waterfall, and a beautiful sun terrace. Another top option is Monteplaya on Malgrat de Mar’s seafront promenade. The hotel has a spacious terrace with gardens, hammocks and two swimming pools. The Reymar is a sprawling 222-room hotel just 50 metres from the beach. The hotel has a swimming pool and poolside snack bar, restaurant, café, bar, nightclub, games room, and other great facilities to make your stay unforgettable.
The four-star Luna Club is a luxury beach hotel with top quality service and amenities, including a kids’ club for younger guests. Situated close to the beach and shops, Luna Club is part of a larger resort that includes the Luna Park hotel. Besides relaxing in the Luna Park’s freshwater pool and a saltwater pool, guests can walk to the beach to enjoy a variety of water sports including sea kayaking, snorkelling and diving, sailing, and much more. Other hotels in Malgrat include the Aqua Hotel Bella Playa, Sorra d'Or, and Iris.
Attractions & Events
Malgrat de Mar has plenty of historic sights to admire. Top sights include the Church of St. Nicolau, which was built during the 16th century and expanded in the 18th century. Peixateries Velles is the town's old fish market and is north of the meat market, both worth a visit for a taste of local charm and culture. Other sites include the Modernist-style Town Hall and the 16th century La Cooperativa Library. El Castell, a hilltop tower situated in the centre of town, offers panoramic views of Malgrat de Mar.
Malgrat de Mar has several natural wonders to unwind with a scenic walk or to just relax. Top beaches include L’Astillero next to the main hotel district, Central Beach across from the town centre, and Tordera Beach close to the mouth of the Tordera River. Pla de Grau to the east boasts traditional agricultural landscapes, while the Tordera Delta is an excellent spot for bird watching and catching glimpses of sharks and dolphins. Inspired by children's stories, the Parc Francesc Macià is a family favourite and the largest park in Malgrat.
After a day of relaxing on the beach or enjoying some of the water or land activities, visitors can unwind at a local restaurant with traditional Catalan cuisine or an international dish. Although the nightlife in family-friendly Malgrat de Mar is not as busy as other nearby resorts, there are several bars where you can enjoy a drink, comedy shows, or karaoke. Neighbouring Lloret de Mar boasts a younger and more boisterous nightlife with bustling clubs and bars that attract revellers from across Spain and Europe.
Nearby Blanes is home to several exciting summer festivals. The eight-day festival of Santa Anna is held towards the end of July, between the 21st and 27th of the month. The last full week of July is also when the Concurs de Focs d’Artifici is held in Blanes. The major international fireworks competition attracts more than 500,000 visitors, who admire thrilling and colourful fireworks displays from various countries.
Malgrat de Mar mixes culture with the best elements of an unforgettable holiday. The town offers an uninterrupted coastline with safe and picturesque beaches, while also offering visitors glimpses of the past with historic sites dotting the town centre. A1 Travel offers the best deals on all inclusive hotels ad packages, whether you are looking to book a family holiday or a last minute holiday escape. A1 Travel organises hassle-free getaways with cheap hotels and package holiday options that cater to any budget.