Destination guide

Making memories in magical Mataro

Just a short hop from Barcelona, Mataro boasts an enviable setting on Spain's Costa del Maresme. The marina and beach are among the highlights of this pretty coastal town, though fascinating Roman heritage and an eclectic array of architecture mean there are plenty of reasons to choose a Mataro vacation rental. Whether discovering the town's cultural appeal or relaxing in the restaurants along the wide "Passeig Maritim" promenade, making memories with family and friends is easy.

Things to do

Art and adventure in Mataro

While visitors to the Catalan region may flock to Barcelona to tick off the Sagrada Familia from their bucket list, architect Antoni Gaudi's 1st labor of love can be found in Mataro. Nau Gaudi displays contemporary Catalan art in lovingly-restored surroundings. If you're traveling with kids, or simply looking for a livelier vibe on your vacation, take a trip to Illa Fantasia, a water park with rapids and kamikaze slides that offers attractions for all ages.


Culture and convenience in Mataro

The grand Basilica de Santa Maria and 18th-century House of Caputxines are just 2 of the spots to get a culture fix in Mataro, though curious travelers can peek even further into the past at the Torre Llauder Archaeological Centre, the site of an excavated ancient town. If modern comforts are your thing, you can find them in abundance at the marina's stores, restaurants and nightlife spots, as well as along La Rambla and La Riera in the bustling city center, and all on the doorstep of your Mataro vacation rental.


Sun-soaked summers in Mataro

There's never a bad time to book a Mataro vacation rental, but sunseekers are often found hitting up the town over the summer months of late May through early August. This peak season tends to deliver good weather, with temperatures well into the 80s, and is the perfect time to enjoy the entertainment along the town's broad seafront promenade. Winter in Mataro can be chilly, so those looking for a great deal on their rental may want to land somewhere in the middle by visiting the town in the shoulder season months of April or September.

Natural features

Choose your pace in Mataro

With its pristine beach, Mataro serves up a great opportunity to find your perfect spot on the sand and settle in to soak up the town's laidback vibe. If you've got younger visitors to entertain, you'll find family-friendly activities and play areas line the waterfront, while those wanting to explore offshore might have boating and fishing trips on the agenda. Divers can explore the alguer, an underwater meadow of seagrasses and coralline rocks situated just a few meters from the shoreline, and beyond to the Barres de Mataro, home to lobsters, conger eels and eagle rays.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Mataro

The nearest airport is in Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.), located 25.8 mi (41.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Gerona (GRO-Costa Brava), which is 29 mi (46.6 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Mataro Station.

Where to stay around Mataró?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 694 vacation rentals near Mataró. From 259 Houses to 123 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mataró for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Mataró:

  • Gothic Quarter: 1,051 vacation rentals
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 1,787 vacation rentals
  • El Born: 418 vacation rentals
  • Eixample: 1,943 vacation rentals
  • La Sagrada Familia: 788 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 Mataró?

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

  • Mataro Station: 3,986 vacation rentals
  • Mataro Beach: 4,001 vacation rentals
  • Port De Mataro: 4,000 vacation rentals
  • Las Ramblas: 3,487 vacation rentals
  • Placa de Catalunya: 3,458 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 259 Houses in Mataró. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mataró include:

  • Villas: 123 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 248 rentals available
  • Cottages: 29 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mataró?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 435 vacation rentals with pool available in Mataró. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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