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.
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.