What I did and saw:
Playa de Castelldefels-
Castelldefels is located just outside of Barcelona, and can be reached on a zone 1 ticket. The beach in Castelldefels is one of the best in the area, and although there are some beaches in the city of Barcelona, many Barcelona locals will make the trip outside the city to Castelldefels due to the difference in the quality of the beaches.
Right Side Coffee Roastery-
Many craft coffee shops in (and out of) the Barcelona area get their coffee beans from Right Side Coffee Roastery. Right Side also sells coffee making equipment. I bought an Aeropress, filters, a grinder, and coffee beans from Right Side. Orders can be placed to be picked up or delivered.
Where I ate and drank:
A craft coffee store by day and a bar by night, MasMas++ is a cool place to get quality food and drink. I stopped by for a coffee and a healthy breakfast that were both very good.
Café De Finca Coffee Shop-
Café De Finca Coffee Shop serves high quality craft coffee. However, their food selection was very limited when I was there.
Where I stayed and how I got around:
As mentioned above, Castelldefels is easily reachable from Barcelona. I took the train from the city center of Barcelona to Castelldefels. I also had previously visited Castelldefels by train from Vilanova i la Geltru where I was teaching English as a foreign langauge. While in Castelldefels I mostly walked to get around, but I did take the train from the center of Castelldefels to the beach area.
My favorite thing:
In my opinion the best thing about Castelldefels (and the reason most people visit) is the beach. It is a very nice, large sand beach.
My least favorite thing:
The city of Castelldefels and the beach are almost 2 miles (3 kilometers) apart, but they are connected by train.
For next time:
Next time in Castelldefels I would like to spend more time on the beach and try out some Chiringuitos (beachfront restaurants).
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