Malgrat de Mar is a typical Mediterranean resort located at the southern end of Costa Brava, 61km from Barcelona. The main attraction is the beach resort, divided by small cliffs and coves.
Malgrat de Mar has some fine sandy beaches and water sports facilities. L Astillero Beach Hotel serves the main area, so it is often crowded. Tordera, however, is the largest and least crowded beach in Malgrat de Mar, but the waves can be dangerous.
Nightlife in Malgrat de Mar is quite lively, though not overwhelming, with several discos and clubs. The beach is a pleasant promenade with many bars and restaurants.