Copa Maresme

May 29-June 1st 2020

Looking for a special experience? Then look no further than Costa Brava! The name alone conjures up thoughts of a gorgeous holiday. And lovers of football can add the magic of FC Barcelona into the mix as well.

Each year, the popular coastal region to the north of Barcelona attracts many teams from across Europe and even the USA to its sunny climes. The magnificent beaches, endless attractions, beautiful weather and the magical sound of Camp Nou stadium are like a magnet for football fanatics.

The tournament takes place at a large sports park just outside the seaside resort of Blanes. The park features 15 grass pitches, various other facilities (changing rooms, parking, first aid), and a café bar with a spacious shaded terrace. The grounds come complete with terraces, giving supporters a good view of the fields. During tournament days, there is a multilingual desk, where team leaders can go for information and bookings.

Click here to access our Blanes City guide

Tournament Programme
UEFA Respect Team

Friday Afternoon: Arrival – welcome and information in the Blanes community sports centre.
Friday Evening: Team leader meeting with snacks and drinks. Free time.

Saturday Morning: Start of the match programme.
Saturday Evening: Free time.

Sunday Morning: Placing matches followed by the ceremonial prize-giving.
Sunday Afternoon: UEFA respect ceremony.
Sunday Evening: Free time.

Monday – Departure

Accommodation Options
Hotel Esplendid

Hotel Esplendid – The three-star Esplèndid hotel is situated in a pleasant neighbourhood just a few hundred metres from the seafront promenade and 10 minutes’ walk from the vibrant, authentic centre of Blanes.

The vast range of facilities makes this hotel ideal for groups: a 50x 50-metre indoor garden (which feels like a park) is home to two swimming pools. The hotel also boasts an indoor pool, a large reception area and a spacious lobby with café/bar.

Distance to Copa Maresme: max 5 km.

Facilities Include – 24-hour reception, buffet restaurant, café/bar, lounge with pool table, lift, TV room, large garden with swimming pools, sun deck, volleyball court, indoor pool, on-site parking (for a fee).

Rooms – Rooms with single beds or double beds for the two-person rooms, bathroom with bath/shower and toilet, television, air conditioning and balcony.

Food/Drink – Self-service buffet for all meals – No alcohol served in this hotel.

Hotel Reymar Plaza

Hotel Reymar / Reymar Playa – The three-star hotels Reymar and Reymar Playa are both situated on the Passeig Maritim, the pleasant seafront promenade that links Malgrat de Mar to Santa Susanna. Both hotels have a large swimming pool surrounded by park-like terraces that come with loungers and palm trees.

The spacious interior has a large lounge with pool table and a café/bar.

Distance to Copa Maresme: max 11 km.

Facilities Include – 24-hour reception with spacious lobby, buffet restaurant, swimming pool with sun decks, large lounge with café/bar and pool table, TV room, games room, free Wi-Fi, free parking nearby.

Rooms – Rooms with a single or double bed, air conditioning, bathroom with bath/shower and toilet, balcony (some with sea view).

Hotel Mercury

Hotel Mercury – The four-star Hotel Mercury is located in the quiet part of Santa Susanna’s beachfront promenade and is just 10 minutes by foot from the vibrant town centre.

This modern, tastefully furnished hotel offers many facilities, such as a swimming pool with a separate children’s pool, several sun decks with loungers, a large, partly covered terrace with café/bar, a beautifully decorated restaurant with an extensive buffet, a game zone with table tennis and pool tables, rooms with balconies and friendly staff.

Distance to Copa Maresme: max 12 km.

Facilities Include – 24-hour reception, spacious and cosy lounge, café/bar, buffet restaurant, swimming pool, children’s pool, sun decks with loungers and lounge beds, terrace with café/bar, game zone with table tennis and pool tables, fitness area, parking in on-site car park.

Rooms – The beautifully furnished (family) rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, a bathroom with shower/bath and toilet, a balcony and a safe. Free Wi-Fi.

The Area

The Costa Brava and Costa Maresme are among the most popular coastal areas of Spain.

This area, north of Barcelona, is actually one of the most popular coastlines in Europe. In particular, between the towns of Calella and Lloret de Mar you’ll find miles of beautiful sandy beaches and boulevards dotted with cafés, clubs and restaurants. Every spot along the coast, from Lloret de Mar to Santa Susanna of Malgrat de Mar, has its own unique charm and attractions.

The Sagrada Familia

Barcelona is somewhere you simply have to see. This unique city has a number of extraordinary attractions.

The Sagrada Familia is one of the most bizarre and characteristic buildings having been under construction since 1882.

The Plaza de Catalunya and las Ramblas are also special meeting points, with lots of shops, restaurants and terraces. Other beautiful areas include the Gothic quarter, with its narrow, picturesque alleyways; Montjuic hill, the location of the Olympic Park and with a stunning view over the city and sea.

Camp Nou Stadium

FC Barcelona, Stadion Camp Nou
A visit to Camp Nou stadium is definitely worth the effort. With 110,000 seats it’s the largest stadium in Europe. And of course, as a football fan, there’s no getting away from FC Barcelona.

For the people of Catalonia, ‘Barça’ is more than just a football club. Barcelona unites all Catalonians!

Getting There
Barcelona El Prat Airport

There are two options for flights to the tournament. The nearest airport is Girona-Costa Brava Airport which is 20 miles away. The following airlines fly there from the UK and Ireland.

Jet2 (all seasonal) from Belfast-International, Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London-Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle upon Tyne.

RyanAir (all seasonal) from Belfast-International, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cork, Dublin, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Knock, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle and Prestwick.

Thomas Cook Airlines (all seasonal) from Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester.

TUI (all seasonal) from Birmingham, Bristol, London–Gatwick and Manchester.

A better choice is Barcelona El Prat, which is 54 miles away The following airlines fly there.

Aer Lingus from Dublin.

BA from Dublin and London-Heathrow.

easyJet from Bristol, Liverpool, London–Gatwick, London–Luton, London–Southend and Newcastle upon Tyne.

Iberia from Birmingham, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London-Heathrow, Manchester.

Jet2 from Leeds/Bradford.

Norwegian Air Shuttle from London–Gatwick.

Ryan Air from Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Southend, London–Stansted and Manchester.

Vueling from Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, and London–Gatwick.

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