Maresme self-catering holiday accommodation is found in a region of Catalonia, to the northeast of the city of Barcelona. Boasting beautiful coastline, picturesque towns and dramatic mountain scenery inland, it would be the ideal destination for a beach holiday packed with day trips and excursions.
Self-catering holiday rentals in Maresme are set along a portion of the Catalan coast known as the Costa del Maresme – a tourist region known for its pleasant climate, lovely beaches and long tradition for seafaring. Among the numerous resorts found along the coast are Santa Susana, Calella, Pineda de Mar and Malgrat de Mar. The beaches here are long stretches of golden sand, where you’ll find a host of things to see and do in the summer months, including a range of water sports. You could also make for the small town of Arenys de Mar, which has long been associated with the fishing industry and would be an ideal spot for lunch.
Inland, the scenery around Maresme holiday accommodation is attractive, with a landscape of vineyard and olive groves. You’ll be very close to the mountains of the Coastal Range here, and at the Parc Natural de Montnegre you’ll have a variety of opportunities for outdoor recreation, from hiking, to mountain biking.
Meanwhile an interesting town to visit close to Maresme holiday rentals would be Mataró, which features remnants from the Roman era, and is also home to a number of buildings designed by the Catalan modernist architect Puig i Cadafalch, who was responsible for many of the most impressive examples of Art Nouveau architecture in Barcelona and the surrounding region at the start of the 20th Century.
Holiday rentals in Maresme are just a short drive northeast from the city of Barcelona, which is considered one of the world’s top urban destinations, with numerous high profile landmarks, including the various architectural works of Antoni Gaudí. There’s also first class shopping, and a wealth of culture to be found in Barcelona.
At Maremse holiday accommodation you can expect a typical Mediterranean climate, with long, warm and dry summers, when temperatures get up to the low-30s in July and August. The rest of the year is generally mild, with pleasantly warm weather in Autumn and Spring.
Maresme self-catering holiday rentals can be reached from the UK by flying with British Airways, Bmibaby, EasyJet and Monarch from London City (LCY), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Luton (LUT), Newcastle (NCL), Birmingham (BHX), Glasgow (GLA) and Edinbugh (EDI). From there it’s just a short drive to the Maresme region.