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Sun and Sand - Santa Susanna, Spain

Spend Memorial Day Weekend having fun in the sun on Spain’s Costa Maresme!

Note: This event has already passed.

From your 4 star hotel and spa located at the 75 meter wide gold sand beach, you just need to walk out the hotel doors to start soaking up the sun! If you just can’t stand wasting your entire Memorial Day Weekend on the beach, there are tons of recreational options to choose from in Santa Susanna. The Costa del Maresme region offers tons of recreational options, ranging from snorkeling and scuba diving to sea kayaking, or just laying on the beach, and the long weekend will give you enough time to participate in all of them! You can even jump in a bouncy castle while it is being towed behind a speedboat! Once the sun sets, there is plenty of party going on in Santa Susanna where you have your choice of countless bars, restaurants, and discos. Day trips to Barcelona and Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey are included in your package, allowing you to visit La Sagrada Familia Cathedral, the Museo de Picasso, and take in the view from Catalonia’s highest point.  Whatever you do on the unofficial “first weekend of summer” is sure to be enjoyable. 

Spain is a popular Memorial Day destination, don’t let this trip pass you by.  Contact Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation to reserve your space today!

Estimated Itinerary

Thursday: Check in

After settling into your seat you will lean back and relax while your comfortable coach whisks you away to the Costa Maresme, just up the coast from Barcelona. Don’t forget the essentials for your overnight ride.  Blankets, pillows, power banks and drinks will all help make your journey to Spain more enjoyable.

Friday: Free Day

You will know that summer has begun when you begin to explore the beaches and promenade of Santa Susanna. Your four star resort complex, on the beach front promenade, will be your home base for a weekend full of fun in the sun.  Whether you spend your time on the waterfront, or stay at the hotel enjoying its pools and spas, your weekend is likely to revolve around the water. At the countless water sports centers around Santa Susanna, you will find JetSkis, paddleboards, kayak and other boat rental, SCUBA diving and much more.  The waterfront is home to countless restaurants and bars with varied entertainment options for everybody, while the train station will allow you easy access to a short train ride to return to Barcelona, the party town of Lloret de Mar or the medieval village of Girona.

Saturday: Free Day or Barcelona

Saturday features a tour of Barcelona. Since its redevelopment in preparation for the 1992 Olympic Games, Barcelona has become the worlds 12 most popular city destination in the world, and the 5th most popular city in Europe for travelers.  From the Columbus monument at the waterfront to the lookout terraces at the mountain top Parc Montjuic, the Catalan capital is packed with UNESCO World Heritage sites, churches and historic buildings.  Ornate and fantastic Catalan Modernista style buildings can be seen throughout the city, the most famous designed and built by Antoni Gaudi, including the ornate and world famous Sagrada Familia church.

Sunday: Free Day or Montserrat Monastery

Today you can choose between the mountains or the beach.  The Abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat, perched over 4000 feet above the valley floor on the “Serrated Mountain”, is an important cultural heritage site for the youth of Catalonia.  People often make overnight hikes to the monastery to watch the sunrise and enjoy the views which on a clear day can reach all the way to the island of Mallorca.

Monday: Return to Kaiserslautern

After breakfast you will board the bus for your return to Kaiserslautern.  Relax while the bus returns you to your point of origin.


  • Double Occupancy: $599 per person
  • Single Occupancy: $769
  • 1 child under 17 in triple room with 2 paid adults: $479
  • Up to 2 children under 12 in family room with 2 paid adults: $479 each
  • 1 child under 2 on existing bedding in single or double room: $229

Trip Includes:

  • Round trip bus transportation
  • 3 nights lodging at Aqua Hotel Aquamarina**** or equivalent
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Guided tour of Barcelona
  • Admission to Montserrat Abbey

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable, weather appropriate shoes & clothing
  • Power Banks (Outdoor Recreation cannot guarantee charging potential on 3rd party contracted busses)
  • Credit/Debit card or Euro
  • Military ID and Passport

Departure: 6 p.m. from Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation, Pulaski Barracks, bldg. 2905

Return: Around 10 p.m.

Registration Information

All reservations must be made through Army Outdoor Recreation. Sign up today by contacting:

Army Outdoor Recreation, Kaiserslautern Community
Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2905

Cancellation Terms: 

  • 10% cancellation fee for all cancellations made on or prior Friday, April 19
  • 35% cancellation fee for all cancellations made on or after Saturday, April 20
  • 55% cancellation fee for all cancellations made on or after Thursday, May 2
  • 70% cancellation fee for all cancellations made on or after Thursday, May 9
  • 100% cancellation fee for all cancellations made on or after Thursday, May 16

In the event that a customer cancellation results in a fee charged to Outdoor Recreation, regardless of the date of or reason for that cancellation, the total sum of those fees will be passed along to the customer.