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Pineda de Mar
Pineda de Mar is a coastal village overlooked by the Montpalau castle which was built in the eighteenth century when Pineda de Mar was known as Pobla de Sa Buada. For many years, the town became victim to many pirate attacks, and later suffered from the war against Napoleon which resulted in almost all the town being burnt down. To this day, there are some archeological sites dating back to -3 B.C. when Spain was populated by the Iberians.
The town of Pineda de Mar is located in the north of the Costa de Barcelona - Maresme, between the towns of Calella, Santa Susanna and off the shore of the Miditerranian sea. The town is situated only 55 km from Barcelona and 45 km from Girona.
The town of Pineda de Mar is situated 10 meters above sea level, between mountains and the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
The town covers an area of 1,035 hectares (10.35 km ²) and has 24,300 inhabitants (January 2004). Agricultural areas and forests occupy nearly 70% of the town with the rest being occupied by housing estates and industrial areas. As well as this, a large part of the town near to the sea has been converted into residential areas and hotels. 10% of the town is part of the Natural Park Montnegre Corridor.
Economic activity in Pineda de Mar is mostly related to utilities, trade and the hospitality industry. As in most coastal towns, economic developments in Pineda de Mar have led to an improvement in services and trade at the expense of the traditional ways of life such as agriculture etc.
Pineda de Mar is well situated with easy reach by road, highway and rail.
Pineda de Mar has a long, sandy beach of very high quality with a wide range of accommodation, cafes, terraces and restaurants which are in very close proximity to the promenade. The promenade also has many green areas and a playground for children meaning it can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
You'll find plenty of leisure, recreational and cultural activities for children. Pineda Animació offers a free entertainment program during school holidays for tourists in the town.
Pineda de Mar also boasts a wide range of water sports such as kayaking and body boarding. You can also participate in skate boarding and on the beach, volleyball and football...The children will also find a wide range of activities on the beach front including water games, inflatables, foam parties...All of which take place directly in front of the hotel.
However, despite all these developments and forms of modernisation, Pineda de Mar has still managed to maintain a great sense of tradition and still has an extraordinary amount of natural beauty which you are sure to enjoy as a visitor to the area.