|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£137|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£137|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£270|
Calafell is a small town in the Baix Penedès region of Catalonia. The medieval castle that is referred to in its name (Calafell means "small castle") still stands today, and was first documented in 1037. Calafell is culturally rich coastal town with a deep history, which can be seen in the architecture and in the old seafaring zone of La Platja.
Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, any time of year is suitable for Calafell holidays, though the weather is sunniest from April to October. You can get to Calafell easily from Barcelona airport, and Reus airport by train and car, and both airports have regular flights from the UK. The town is about 60 km from Barcelona, and about 47 from Reus. The main language is Catalan, although most people also speak Spanish, and people in popular restaurants and shops will speak English.
Calafell holidays can be spent relaxing on Calafell's long stretch of golden sand, and when you've had enough of sunbathing there are opportunities for sailing, and other water sport in the area. One of the main attractions of the town is its historical sights. Alongside the Calafell castle, the town still has a Hermitage from the Roman era, and the Santa Creu church. Nearby you can find the Iberian Citadel of Calafell, a reconstructed village showing how people lived 2,500 years ago. Calafell was traditionally a busy fishing and agricultural town, and the region is still famous for its wine and olives, which are on offer at La Platja market.
Since more and more travellers are discovering Calafell, there is plenty of night-life in the town. However, Calafell holidays are also family-friendly. The town has been recently awarded the Family Holiday Certificate by the Catalan government to acknowledge the variety of attractions, accommodation and entertainment available for families. Whether for families or singles, Calafell has something for everyone.