Maresme, sea and mountains

Maresme, sea and mountains


The Maresme beaches are one of the main attractions that characterize the 16 coastal towns in the region. For lovers of nature and the sea, the small rocky coves and golden sandy beaches will undoubtedly be an idyllic place to spend some unforgettable days.

The mild climate and sunny days throughout the year make the Maresme coast a perfect setting for practicing water sports, with a wide range of activities such as diving, fishing, sailing, paddle surfing or the kayak, among others.

In addition, the Maresme coast is characterized by the quality of its waters. That is why it has beaches certified with the Biosphere seal, the Blue Flag badge and the Q of tourist quality.

Come and enjoy the 52 km of beaches on the Barcelona-Maresme coast!

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Its location, close to Barcelona, its mild climate all year round and its excellent facilities make the Maresme region an ideal destination for a wide range of sporting activities.

Maresme has been distinguished as a cycling and hiking destination by the Catalan Tourism Agency. Therefore, it has routes adapted to different levels and needs, both roads for cycling and mountain trails for hiking or mountain biking.

Here you will find everything you need to train triathlon, cycling, golf or any other discipline, with an unbeatable climate and location.

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Between the sea and the mountains, with great views of the Mediterranean sea, come and enjoy a walk through some of the 500 kilometers of signposted paths that will bring you closer to nature, surrounded by a typical Mediterranean forest landscape.

Relax in one of the our golden sandy beaches, accessible and spread along 52 kilometers of coastline. Walk the Coastal Route of Camino de Santiago or bath yourself in nature in one of our natural parks: Serralada de Marina, the Serralada Litoral or Montnegre i El Corredor... And much more!

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Family tourism

Families, welcome to the Maresme, a destination to enjoy at any age! Do you know iaia del Maresme (Mareme granny)? A thousand adventures await you with her. And together with her friend, the bird Picotet, you will get to know the region through 10 routes with riddles, challenges, puzzles and much more.

Moreover, in the Maresme you will find Platges en família (Family Beaches) destinations certified by the Catalan Tourism Agency, which will take care of all your family needs. Modern facilities, services and equipment adapted for the little ones.

And finally, don't miss any of the family activities offered by the town councils and facilities in the region! Endless fun!

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Maresme's cuisine is full of references to its landscape, mountain and coastal, pine and sauló, breeze and waves, sea and mountains.

We invite you to fall in love with the flavors of the Maresme that come from the land, the sea and the vines, to taste the most authentic flavors with intensity and to put in your basket the local products and the artisanal preparations inherited from our traditions.

Discover Maresme through taste and fall in love with its flavors!

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The Maresme is a destination rich in history and heritage, a legacy that goes back to the time of coexistence between Iberians and Romans, Laietania, with archaeological sites that have reached our days, or more contemporary movements such as Modernism, in beginning of the 20th century, which has left us some interesting buildings.

Castles and watchtowers await you in the Maresme, stories of pirates and traditions such as bobbin lace, human towers or sardanes, music festivals of all styles, and town festivals throughout the region.

Discover our culture in your own way: whether it´s deciphering the riddles of the gamified routes, visiting one of our museums or taking part in a guided tour.

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