Santa Susanna Holidays

Inviting beaches and wooded hills

Golden sands and green hills combine in the popular resort of Santa Susanna, which lies east of Barcelona on the edge of the Costa Brava. Beaches line the shore, while the woods behind it offer ample opportunity for outdoor adventures. Set back from the water you’ll find restaurants, bars and interesting historic buildings including churches, chapels and a watchtower originally built to protect the locals from pirate raids.

The sea is the focus of most Santa Susanna holidays, and the beaches of Caletes, Santa Susanna and Llevant are all ideal for swimming, sunbathing and water sports. Hiking, biking or horse riding in the Massif Montenegre, a hilly reserve surrounding the town, offer up fine views and the chance to enjoy various refreshing natural springs. Further afield on holidays to Santa Susanna are theme and water parks, plus the cities of Barcelona and Girona – both fabulous places for day trips.

Your Santa Susanna questions, answered

The beach slopes fairly steeply, so you can swim close to the shore, and the sea is usually calm. Vies Braves – marked sea lanes – provide routes for longer swims.
Saint Susan was a Roman woman who was martyred after she refused to marry a relative of Emperor Diocletian. Her home was later turned into a church.
In August, the celebrations for the town’s patron saint feature folk dances and feasting. In May, Sant Isidre, patron saint of Spanish peasantry, is celebrated with a parade.

Best things to do in Santa Susanna

Live the beach life

Santa Susanna’s beaches are long and inviting. Near the resort, there’s parasol and lounger hire plus bars and restaurants, and it gets quieter further up the beach.

Hit the hills

The Massif Montenegre reserve stretches out behind Santa Susanna and has hills, rivers and gorges to explore. You can hike, mountain bike or go horse riding.

Ride and slide the parks

North of Santa Susanna, Activ Natura has quad biking and laser quest. Illa Fantasia is a waterslide complex, and Marineland has waterslides and sea life, both nearby.