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Malgrat de Mar Holidays

Malgrat de Mar

Just 56.32km [35miles] from Barcelona’s airport for easy UK connections, Malgrat de Mar has had official town status for well over 600 years. Traditionally agricultural and industrial, tourism is now a key activity, making for an idyllic Spain holiday resort.

Situated between Santa Susana and Blanes, in the south of the Costa Brava, with the rest of the region’s attractions on your doorstep, and enough to keep devoted culture vultures and sun-worshipping beach lovers happy, Malgrat de Mar makes the perfect base for your Costa Brava holidays.


Our hotels in Malgrat de Mar 

Families and couples will be well set with our list of hotels in Malgrat de Mar. A long seafront and pleasant promenade lined with tapas bars, cafes and shops provide the heartbeat of this resort. The vibrant resort of Lloret de Mar, with its great nightlife and crescent-shaped beach, is just along the coast.  If you’d like to consider other Costa Brava hotels, we have a great selection of hotels in Pineda de Mar and some fantastic hotels in Santa Susanna. We are please to offers the All Inclusive H.Top Hotel Planamar. For further details on any of our hotels in Malgrat de Mar, simply check on line or call our reservation staff on 0844 824 3604.



Malgrat de Mar enjoys a coastal Mediterranean climate, ensuring year-round mild temperatures. Over the last 18 years, average annual rainfall has only been around 650mm. Autumn and spring are pleasant but cooler, or come in July and August to enjoy summer at its peak. Just don’t forget that high-factor sun lotion if you are coming on holidays to Malgrat de Mar during the peak summer months!

Jan – 13ºC,  Feb – 15ºC,  Mar – 16ºC,  Apr – 18ºC,  May – 21ºC,  Jun – 24ºC,  Jul – 27ºC,  Aug – 27ºC,  Sep – 25ºC,  Oct – 20ºC,  Nov – 16ºC, Dec – 13ºC


Things to do in Malgrat de Mar

If you fancy a change from the beach, stroll around the old fish market, or visit the sixteenth century St Nicolau church known as the Cathedral of the Coast. Those who love architecture will enjoy the modernist buildings like the Town Hall. And no holiday in Malgrat de Mar would be complete without a visit to El Castell (the castle), a tower on the top of the hill in the middle of town, surrounded by a beautiful park, offering superb panoramic views. The old town also has a small square, a market and attractive gardens.

If you don’t mind venturing further afield, visit Barcelona, or medieval Girona, or take a boar trip to Tossa de Mar. Children will enjoy Water World, the dolphinarium at Maryneland on the near by town of Blanes or the exciting Port Aventura theme park n Salou. Use the minitrain to get around locally, and regular coast trains to other Costa Brava beaches. 


Festival in Malgrat de Mar

There are festivals in Malgrat throughout the summer, the main one being the Festival of St. Roc in the middle of August, where you can take in choir singing, folk groups, face painting, open-air cinema and cycle racing.

For a true dose of local culture, be in town for the Festival of the Sardana dance on the first Sunday in October. The weekly street market is held on Thursday mornings.


Nightlife in Malgrat de Mar

Reasonably lively without being overwhelming, there are plenty of bars and several discos along the seafront. You may prefer to make the short journey along the coast to Calella, and its bustling night scene.



Malgrat is in the area known as the Maresme, a flat land belt resting between mountains and sea. Holidays to Malgrat de Mar centre on the long, sandy beach, divided into inviting little bays by rocks. Its pleasant promenade is lined with bars and restaurants, and its quality has been recognised for the last 10 years with the European Blue Flag. For somewhere quieter, try the beach at the mouth of the Tordera river.


Book a Holiday to Malgrat de Mar!

Malgrat de Mar holidays offer the ideal combination of relaxation and activity for anyone, whether couples or families. Whether you want to relax, absorb the historical Mediterranean charm or soak up the relaxed Spanish lifestyle, Malgrat de Mar is hard to beat.

Northern Holidays has outstanding deals on holidays, flights and accommodation, so check out special Calella offers before jetting off to Costa Brava.