Ocata beach by barbi in spyland

Discover the beaches beyond Barcelona

Summer's just round the corner and it's time to dust down that beach towel! If you fancy getting away for a day, Barcelona offers loads of options - from the Costa Brava in the north to the Costa Dorada in the south. Spoiled for choice? We talk you through some of our favourite beach spots, all within easy reach by train from Barcelona. Mediterranean sun here we come...
Montserrat by Howard

Montserrat – the mystical mountain at the heart of Catalonia

Within easy reach of Barcelona, Montserrat, the mountain at the heart of Catalonia, offers an excellent day trip from the city. A visit to Montserrat monastery and a walk among its steep crags is an unforgettable experience.

Places to go kayaking around Barcelona

Are you a fan of water activities? Ever wanted to explore random coves and narrow passages of marine life and vegetation? Barcelona kayaking provides…

Transport from Reus Airport to Barcelona

Are you coming to Barcelona but flying into Reus? Here is your guide to transport from Reus airport to Barcelona city centre, and other destinations on the Costa Dorada such as Tarragona and Salou. We will give you information on how to get to these destinations by bus, taxi or train.
Tarragona Aquaduct by gerardagudo

Tarragona – Roman history in a corner of Catalonia

Just one hour on the train from Barcelona, Tarragona sits invitingly on the Costa Dorada, and makes for a convenient day trip from the Catalan capital. An ideal destination for history buffs and sunseekers alike, the city is worth taking the time to visit if you find you're at a loose end in Barcelona.
Picnic basket by langalex

Barcelona’s five best picnic spots

Barcelona is blessed with good weather all year round, so it's the perfect place to pack up a hamper and have a picnic outdoors. We show you five of our favourite spots around the city to enjoy a packed lunch with friends.

Girona – a confluence of cultures

Step back from the Costa Brava coastline to wander through Girona. Discover the mix of influences that has shaped this beautiful and historic city and explore the impressive attractions before relaxing by the river with drink or enjoying tapas in one of the squares.