This apartment is only two blocks from the beach, Rambla Poblenou, and the Metro. The neighbourhood is less touristy and you are "hanging" with the locals at the cafe's and restaurants and beaches. You can easily rent a bike and cycle down the ocean front promenade to the touristy areas, or catch a taxi, bus or metro train for cheap to get to those areas. The apartment was clean and modern. Everything worked very well and the staff were very helpful with any questions or requests.