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Magical Mediterranean moments in Maresme

Pack your sunscreen and sunglasses and say 'hola' to marvelous Maresme! Just a short train ride away from Barcelona, it's long been the playground of Barcelonians when they want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. This narrow county lies between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains of the Catalan Coastal Range, and is home to charming towns and villages like Canet de Mar, Caldes d'Estrac, and Mataro. Whether you want to spend your days lazing on the beach, exploring renowned wineries, or honing your rock climbing skills, you can craft the perfect Mediterranean getaway with Maresme vacation rentals.

Things to do

Maresme enthralls and entertains

Each town and village boasts its own claims to fame, and Maresme vacation rentals place you close to many of them. The municipality of Canet de Mar, for instance, is home to Castell de Santa Florentina, an 11th-century medieval castle that Game of Thrones fans will recognize as Samwell Tarly's family home. Mataro, the county's capital city, is known for its stately Modernist buildings as well as public squares such as Placa de l'Ajuntament, where traditional fairs have been held since the 16th century. To cool down on a hot day, bring the whole family to waterparks in Valassar de Dalt and Lloret de Mar.


Can't get enough of fun-filled days and nights in Maresme

Maresme is chock-full of attractions for just about everyone. You'll find museums to thrill history buffs, amusement parks and playgrounds to keep kids occupied for hours, and golden beaches where the free-spirited needn't wear anything but sunscreen and sunglasses. You can take a guided Segway tour of Mataro's natural and historical treasures, go bargain hunting in the lively street markets of Canet de Mar, and swim with dolphins in underwater canyons 3 miles offshore. If you love the nightlife and want to boogie, head to the discos and nightclubs of Allela and dance until the small hours of the morning.


A destination for all seasons with mesmirizing Meresme

Maresme is blessed with a Mediterranean climate with long, sun-drenched summers, when the average temperature peaks at 86° in July and August but goes down to about 57 at night. Winter is generally mild here, with temperatures dipping to about 59° in December, though it drops to below zero in January. Autumn is the wettest season, particularly in October, when thunderstorms tend to occur. The spring months from March to May see increasing levels of sunshine and warmer temperature—between 64 and 73 degrees. You'll see the occasional spring shower early in the season, while the sea starts getting warm enough for swimming in late May.

Natural features

A perfect paradise for water lovers and landlubbers alike

The wide, golden-sand beaches of the Maresme Coast are undoubtedly some of the county's top draws, with plenty of space for the three s's: swimming, sunbathing, and surfing. Channel your inner marine biologist and head out to the underwater canyons of Besos, Arenys, and Blanes, and catch a glimpse of the area's diverse marine life, which include bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, and fin whales. Stay in Maresme vacation rentals inland for easier access to nature parks in the hills and mountains of the Montnegre-Corredor, Serralada de Marina, and Serralada Litoral, and to the wineries and vineyards in the villages of Martorelles and Tiana.

Can I find a vacation rental around Maresme?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,177 vacation rentals near Maresme. From 1,131 Houses to 818 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Maresme for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Maresme?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Maresme:

  • Gothic Quarter: 1,282 vacation rentals
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 2,238 vacation rentals
  • El Born: 495 vacation rentals
  • Eixample: 2,411 vacation rentals
  • La Sagrada Familia: 1,024 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Palau Foundation: 2,478 vacation rentals
  • Thermal Baths of Caldes d'Estrac: 2,503 vacation rentals
  • Cabrera de Mar Station: 5,006 vacation rentals
  • Santa Susanna Station: 3,669 vacation rentals
  • El Masnou Ocata Station: 4,620 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Maresme 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 Maresme?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,131 Houses in Maresme. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Maresme include:

  • Villas: 818 rentals available
  • Cottages: 101 rentals available
  • Chalets: 32 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Maresme?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,656 vacation rentals with pool available in Maresme. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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