Santa Susanna is an attractive resort situated on the Costa Maresme in Catalonia. Situated on a coastal strip often mistaken for the Costa Brava, Santa Susanna offers a good holiday location, just 64 kilometres from the city of Barcelona and with all of the wonderful beaches, bays and facilities of the Costa Brava nearby.
The laid-back town is set between the glittering Mediterranean Sea and the mountainous wooded backdrop of the Massif Montenegre. It’s a popular holiday destination for both Spanish and foreign tourist and neatly combines a historic and traditional setting, with modern amenities for the holidaymaker.
History & Culture In Medieval times Santa Susanna used to belong to its neighbouring town of Castillo de Palafolls, only becoming a town in its own right in 1842.
Its narrow cobbled streets still retain a medieval charm, and there are dotted ancient buildings and monuments, which each tell a tale.
The local region is known for its agricultural industry and Santa Susanna is set within fields of fruit and vegetables, much of which is grown organically and sold locally.
Around town Santa Susanna is an excellent destination for those looking to explore the Costa Brava and Catalonia region. It offers good amenities, combined with a traditional charm.
There is a good selection of restaurants serving both local and international cuisine, and the nightlife is enjoyable with some great bars and pubs, suitable for families and couples.
The old town comprises of quaint narrow cobbled streets and historic buildings and monuments, yet head down to the seafront and you will be transported into modern living with a wealth of eateries, shops and water sports facilities.
There is weekly market held on a Tuesday selling locally produce and during the summer months an artisans market is held during the afternoons.
Local excursions If you enjoy walking and trekking through the countryside, then you won’t be disappointed at Santa Susanna. The Massif Montenegre National Park provides a beautiful landscape for hikers, mountain biking, horse riding and just heading out into the wonderful natural environment.
Beach There is a long strip of golden sand surrounding Santa Susanna and further along you have the wonderful coastline of the Costa Brava. There are water sports facilities along the seafront.
Climate Santa Susanna enjoys a mild temperate and Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters.
I have stayed in Santa Susanna at least 10 times previously, but have always previously stayed at an all inclusive 4 star Hotel. It is a very nice, quiet, easy to walk in ( flat) resort with a eautiful beach.
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The Costa Brava is, in general, a very nice coast, with plenty of nice places and resorts to visit.