About Calafell


The paradise of the Costa Dorada

Calafell is one of the most beautiful and attractive towns on the Costa Dorada.

It boasts a fine golden sand beach that is over 5 km long, a pedestrianised promenade, and a wide range of shops and restaurants.

Calafell is a tourist destination offering a wide variety of leisure and entertainment options all year round. Tourism in Calafell focuses on its excellent gastronomical offerings, especially in local products such as fish, wine, and olive oil. During the summer there are many options for water sports, such as classes in sailing, windsurfing and paddleboarding.

It also has a medieval historic centre crowned by the Calafell castle and a unique Iberian village.

We have an exceptional climate, with 300 days of sunshine a year, which led to the location of the Vilamar colonies, the old Sanatorium of Sant Joan de Déu (now the Le Méridien RA hotel) and the first European urbanisation with a garden city model (Segur de Calafell). Recognised as a tourist municipality in the Tarragona district since 2008 (with Cambrils and Salou).

Calafell boasts over five uninterrupted kilometres of beach, an almost unique seafront in Catalonia that is divided into three beaches: Playa de Calafell, the core section of the Beach; Playa de Segur, at the seafront of the Segur de Calafell area; and Playa de L’Estany-Mas Mel, located in front of the two areas that bear these names.

Calafell’s beaches are ideal for a family holiday. For a long time, Calafell has been known as “the baby beach”, due to the quality of the sand and water, the calmness of the sea, and the gentle slope of the beach as it enters the sea.

The water has beneficial properties, due to its high iodine concentration, five times higher than is normal in the sea. Between 1926 and 1968, a sanatorium operated in the area, the Sanatorio Marítimo de San Juan de Dios, which applied this gift of nature to cure tuberculosis.

The sand on the beaches of Calafell is famous for its fineness. The regeneration of the coastline in 1993 and 1994 recovered a beach that was practically lost due to erosion; however, the negative effect was that of the lower quality sand. Ten years later, following contributions with dredged sand from the old port of Segur and continuous care, the beach has recovered its original appearance and quality.