Sunday, 15 June 2014

Travel Santa Susanna

I travelled to Santa Susanna last month as I fancied a quick 3 night break. I could have travelled anywhere in Europe but I fancied somewhere not to far away, as I did not want to spend too long on a plan and also would have a warm climate. City breaks are a great way of exploring famous landmarks, but I find that I am exhausted after a city break and need to use extra annual leave days to recover, so I decided on a beach beak in the coastal town of Santa Susanna.  I hear you say where is Santa Susanna?and I asked myself this when I saw bargain holidays deals  as I booked then researched the location and activities that I could do later as I could not simply pass this deal by.
Santa Susanna is around a 50 minute drive from Barcelona and is a well hidden secret, coastal resort. I stayed in the 4 star Aqua Hotel Aquamarina, I am no fan of slumming it especially as I got older and for longer holidays, 5 star hotels are the only way. The Aqua Hotel Marina is a spacious modern, friendly hotel, with one main pool area, one main restaurant, a snack restaurant and clean, comfortable, clean and modern rooms. There is a local beach located nearby.  I found all the staff at Aqua Hotel Aquamarina to be helpful and could converse in numerous languages (There were also several French and German guests).
 I completed some research online about what Santa Susanna via their tourist board and promptly decided to try out the tourist train and also take a boat trip. There were also lot more places to see such as churches and rural routes by segway but as I was limited for time I took the leisurely excursions.
As I am a foodie I always take great delight in sharing all my foodie consumptions during my break in Espana, but I also like to go out and see the local culture and eat more traditional food. This is not always the case in over subscribed resorts a la Benidorm. I also spent a day in the nearby coastal town of Tosa De Mar where all the locals were friendly and the prices for souvenirs and food were reasonable. I took several spectacular views of the caves whilst on the boat trip around the Costa Del Sol. Santa Susanna offered good value for money for the restaurants and most restaurants sold tapas, local, paella, wine, bread, olives, nibbles. All in all I would definitely visit here again.

Disclaimer: I paid for this mini-break for myself, as I love to travel I though I would share the highlights of my trip.

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