Our Team

Catalunya Casas would not be what it is without a hard-working team dedicated to providing the best vacation villas in Spain!  Allow us to introduce our heads of departments whose only job is to ensure your holiday is the best yet!


Maria – Reservations and Customer Service Manager

Name: María Fernanda Panza
From:  Barranquilla (Colombia)
Speaks: Spanish, English, little French and little Catalan 😉

What is your role at Catalunya Casas? – Reservations manager.

How long have you worked at Catalunya Casas? – since May 2013

What do you like best about working at Catalunya Casas? Our work team is the best… but I also have to say that being in contact with all the guests and different cultures is great.

Where is your favorite place to visit on holiday? That’s Barranquilla… sorry.

What is your favorite thing to do in Barcelona/Catalonia? Discovering the gastronomy of the area and the local festivities: wherever there are “castellers” (human castles) I want to be and if there is cava & fuet I’m the happiest woman on earth!


Fun family activities during your Spain holiday

While on holiday with family and friends, children can get restless, and sometimes the beach isn’t enough to compete with their tireless spirits. Parents, you are in luck! We are providing a list of activities that both children and the adults can enjoy together. It is like watching one of the 7 wonders of the world.

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Amusement Parks are obvious entertainment options that offer kilometers of thrilling attractions. One of the notable amusement parks in Catalonia is PortAventura. This adventure park in Salou, Costa Dorada, is both a theme park and a water park, all in one. At the Costa Caribe Aquatic Park in PortAventura, you can go water rafting, slip and slide downs water slides, or spend the day lounging by the water. Its one-hour distance from Barcelona makes it an accessible day trip destination.

 

If you´re keen to explore other water parks to keep cool under the Spanish sun, you might consider Aquopolis Costa Dorada or Water World in Lloret de Mar. Both parks have various rides and attractions for all ages and offer ultimate refreshment during the hot summer days.

 

Lovers of the outdoors will enjoy Arbre Aventura Park and Gnomo Park. For children with adventurous spirits, Arbre Aventura Park has zip lines, suspension bridges, balance logs, and networks connecting between trees to challenge your athleticism. Gnomo Park is a movie-themed park set in a pine forest with obstacle courses, indoor playgrounds, and even film screenings.

 

For calmer days, the city of Barcelona has abundant attractions that will bring out children´s curiosity and wonderment.

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The Barcelona Aquarium and the Barcelona Zoo are perfect for exploring and snapping photos with the animals. Those with a sweet tooth and imaginative spirit will delight in the Chocolate Museum. If the history of chocolate is not educational enough for you, there is also CosmoCaixa Barcelona, a hands-on science museum that features exhibits like the “Flooded Forest” and the “Room of Matter.

 

Regardless of what you choose to do, take advantage of this precious time with your family as you create memories that will last a lifetime!

 


More than a holiday home: Private home rentals for your corporate needs

Renting a home for your family holiday is a growing trend as the evidentiary benefits of private rentals outweigh cumbersome and expensive hotel stays. However, another reason for renting private homes is swiftly gaining popularity: corporate long-term stays.

Corporate extended-stay rentals are on the rise as companies learn about the advantages of cheaper and more convenient lodging options for their staff events or relocating employees.

 

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Corporate housing allows you to feel more comfortable during your retreats with the options to prepare your own home-cooked meals, save money on dining out at expensive restaurants, and even bring along the family if the stay needs to be extended.

Rather than crowd into one room with your colleagues, spread out into separate bedrooms—maybe even with your own bathroom!—for privacy if you have pressing assignments.

Avoiding large hotel chains takes away the stress of booking and organizing, dealing with impersonal staff who are responsible for thousands of reservations, and having to rely on predetermined times to enjoy your morning coffee or room service. Instead, receive personal and friendly communication from your corporate housing rental agent and work at your own pace with snack and coffee breaks at your leisure.

 

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The remoteness of some of these private homes ensures that you will really get to know the town your are visiting. Hotels like to be located in the middle of tourist heaven, but home stays can put you up close and personal with the real local scene. You’ll have the opportunity to learn what everyday life would be like if you plan to relocate in the future. You may even make some local friends who can help you learn the language or show you the town’s best restaurants!

The next time you’re in charge of reserving housing for your business conference in or near Barcelona, Spain, or if you’re looking for temporary housing while transitioning to a new career, consider contacting Catalunya Casas for an out-of-town stay that feels just like home.

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