The Barcelona Beach was great. The positives are: Great sand, wave tall enough to boogie board, nice people. Negatives: cigarette buds everywhere, poor beach service at the W Hotel. This last thing could be a positive or negative depending on your point of view: 10% of the people on the beach are butt naked! About 25% of the women are topless. As a family our kids did not pay attention to it after the initial cultural shock. I took it as a positive!