With Blue Flag award-winning beaches and an easygoing atmosphere, Malgrat de Mar holidays show off the best of the Costa Brava.

A modern classic

Nestled on Spain's north-east coast between the beach resorts of Calella and Lloret de Mar, Malgrat de Mar's a seaside town of two sides. Here, contemporary hotels and bars mingle with historical landmarks and old-world architecture – all fronted by a sweeping stretch of sand.

History to hand

There's plenty to keep you entertained in town, but it's worth venturing further afield too. The once-Roman town of Girona's a 45-minute drive away, with distinct pastel-coloured buildings, a charming stone-clad historic quarter and a museum dedicated to Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali.

Beaches galore

Malgrat de Mar proudly boasts four kilometres of sandy beach. Malgrat Beach is a Blue Flag award-winner, and Conca Beach is the ideal launchpad for watersports like sailing and windsurfing. Whichever one you choose, you'll find tapas bars and loungers close by.

At a Glance

  • Take a drive to the colourful town of Girona
  • Treat yourself to tapas and sangria by the beach
  • Jump over to Barcelona for an action-packed daytrip