Destination guide

A beachy getaway of the highest caliber in Calafell

Charming Calafell is on the Costa Daurada (Gold Coast), a strip of shore named for the golden shimmer of its sand under the bright Mediterranean sun. The area is a prime spot for a serene beach vacation, and adults and children alike have plenty of gentle waves to jump in and winding roads to wander. Still, Calafell is more than a place to work on your tan. Originally a Roman villa built around 2,500 years ago, its fascinating citadel has been excavated and well-preserved. Book a Calafell vacation rental to get present on the beach and lost in the past.

Things to do

In Calafell, they've already dug up buried treasure for you

This tiny seaside town has a rather huge historical heritage. It was originally built around what is still its most popular attraction, the Iberian Citadel of Calafell. After over 20 years of careful excavations, the site is now a museum, offering guided tours and educational programs. For some slightly less ancient history, check out the Casa Barral Museum, the former home of writer and publisher Carlos Barral. He lived in a traditional fisherman's house, and the museum honors Barral's work and the community's history as a fishing and seafaring hub.

Activities

Beach sand galore and cultural events for kiddos

The beaches in Calafell are positively magnetic. There are 5 miles of them, and they're golden, sandy, and perfect for kids and water sports enthusiasts. Most are equipped with children's play areas and paved walkways. The shoppers in your crew will enjoy the little shops and the 2 open-air markets that are open once a week, every week, in summer. Be on the lookout for annual festivals when you book a Calafell vacation rental. The Festival of San Antonio Abad (the patron saint of animals), the summer festival of Saint Peter, and holiday festivals in winter are among the highlights.

Weather

Fall in love with summer in balmy Calafell

The climate in Calafell is as kind as the sand is soft. From May through October, temperatures hover around the 70s and 80s, with highs in the 90s on the best beach days. The summer season is also when the town's population balloons. If you don't mind a bit of a crowd, you'll enjoy all the shops, eateries, and markets. If you're looking for a bargain on a Calafell vacation rental, never fear. With 300 days of sunshine each year, even winters are bright. Just leave your swimsuit at home and be prepared for fewer dining and shopping options.

Natural features

A mountain range holy enough for medieval monks

The breathtaking beauty of nature will be quite obvious in Calafell, where almost every spot you stand in will offer sand underfoot or a view of the sea. Nearby are enough nature parks, mountain ranges, cliffs, and waterfalls to satisfy any nature lover. The Serra del Montsant mountains are less than 2 hours away and offer a unique landscape of jagged rocks cut by deep gullies and ravines. Genets, peregrine falcons, and golden eagles are at home here, as were hundreds of monks in medieval times. You might spot the ruins of a 12th-century monastery on your hike.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Calafell

Fly into Reus (REU), the closest airport, located 23.1 mi (37.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.), which is 26.1 mi (42.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Segur de Calafell Station or Calafell Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay around Calafell?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 685 vacation rentals near Calafell. From 190 Houses to 321 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Calafell for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Calafell?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Calafell. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Calafell Slide: 2,087 vacation rentals
  • Calafell Station: 2,064 vacation rentals
  • Ciutadella Iberica: 2,069 vacation rentals
  • La Graiera Golf Club: 2,099 vacation rentals
  • Santa Creu Castle: 2,090 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Calafell listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Calafell?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 190 Houses in Calafell. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Calafell include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 321 rentals available
  • Villas: 104 rentals available
  • Chalets: 41 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Calafell?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 400 vacation rentals with pool available in Calafell. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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