Pineda de Mar Holidays

A characterful seaside spot

A prime spot on the Catalan coast and just an hour from Barcelona, Pineda de Mar holidays are all about beach culture, with a number of inviting bays and calm Mediterranean water to dive into. Dwarfed by a dramatic mountain backdrop and surrounded by a carpet of protected greenery, this charismatic seaside town is totally captivating. You’ll find it has retained all the charm of a quintessentially Spanish village – sun-bleached buildings are topped with terracotta-tiled roofs, and sun-dappled terraces make the perfect setting for plates of tapas.

From the manicured flower beds and miniature urban parks to the fantastically preserved centuries-old farmhouses, it’s a joy to explore, even if you’re travelling out of season. For active types, holidays to Pineda de Mar offer volleyball, sailing, mountain biking and a host of water-based sports guaranteed to keep you busy. Meanwhile, laid-back evenings are made for sunset strolls along the palm-tree-fringed promenade.

Your Pineda de Mar questions, answered

Away from the coastline, you’ll encounter remnants of life lived by Iberian and Roman settlers, as well as vast landscapes shaped by the town’s agricultural, industrial and fishing past.

There are nearby mountain trails ranging from gentle to difficult, with some steeper than others. Whichever route you end up choosing, you’re guaranteed gorgeous vistas.

Yes, this is a quiet resort with a clean beach for kids to play on and grown-ups to chill out on. There’s also a great range of restaurants with plenty of choice for picky eaters.

Best things to do in Pineda de Mar

Make a splash

Between May and October keen swimmers and snorkellers can take to the Via Brava Pins, part of a network of sea lanes bobbing along the Costa Brava.

Explore the market

Friday is market day in Pineda centre – the promenade becomes a flurry of noise and colour as traders sell everything from souvenirs to sun-ripened fruit and vegetables.

Take a breath

The Montnegre Nature Reserve is full of scenic walking routes. Wind your way past Iberian ruins and forests thick with pine and oak while breathing in the mountain-fresh air.