Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain

Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain

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Castelldefels will definitely cast a spell on you

With a wide sandy beach, stone-built structures, and an imposing hilltop castle to boot, Castelldefels clearly belongs on a vintage postcard. Part of the Baix Llobregat region on the Catalan coast, this town's mountain scenery and medieval charm will please nature lovers and history buffs alike. A Castelldefels vacation rental is the ideal home away from home as you make the most of your Mediterranean holiday, whether you're looking for the heart-pumping thrill of wind and watersports, the gastronomic delight of Catalan cuisine, or the old-world allure of buildings that have stood the test of time.

Oh! I do like to be beside the Spanish seaside

The wide Castelldefels Beach stretches for over 3 miles, sandwiched between the Llobregat river delta and the rocky cliffs of Parque del Garraf. Go for a dip in the Mediterranean's calm turquoise waters, cozy up with a summer read while getting beautifully bronzed, or take your pick from one of the many watersports available. Thanks to the area's wind conditions, activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are popular. And in case you just can't wait until you get back to your Castelldefels vacation rental before posting your seaside snaps on Facebook, there's free Wi-Fi along the entire beach.

Canoe tell me how to get to Castelldefels?

If you're still hankering for a workout after a day at the beach, may we suggest canoeing in the Canal Olimpic de Catalunya, a.k.a. the Olympic canal? It was built for canoeing competitions in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, so feel free to channel your inner Olympian and paddle your way to a (pretend) podium finish. Then, tour the 16th-century Castelldefels Castle—you won't need directions, as it literally looms over the town. The castle houses an even older church, which dates from the 10th century. Families with kids can check out Catalunya en Miniatura, which showcases scaled models of Catalonia's top attractions.

Feel all the summer feels in Castelldefels

Castelldefels has a Mediterranean climate (no surprise there), which means you can expect long, warm summers and short, mild winters. From June to September, the temperature ranges from 64 to 78 degrees, reaching a crescendo in August, when temps in the low 80s are rather common. You might find that Castelldefels vacation rentals have lower prices during the winter months of December and January, when you usually get temperatures between 41 and 56 degrees. Don't forget your umbrella if you're visiting in October, as it's the rainiest month of the year.

Take a walk in the natural park at Castelldefels

For awe-inspiring views over the coast, go hiking or cycling in the sprawling Parque del Garraf, a.k.a. Garraf Natural Park. Don't get too adventurous, though, as portions of the massif can dissolve and create large hollows and deep chasms, so it's best to stick to the trails. The park also has a couple of surprises: an observatory where experts can teach you to identify stars and constellations, and the Sakya Tashi Ling Buddhist monastery, which offers relaxation and meditation classes so you can get your zen on even after you leave your Castelldefels vacation rental.