'Visit the pre Roman Iberian settlement
on the headland to the left of the virgin El Castell beach. Walk among ancient stone walls and enjoy the spectacular views out to the Isles Formigues, where bottle nosed dolphins have often been spotted feeding. '
Scenic greenway between Palamós and Palafrugell
Follow this 6 kilometre stretch of scenic greenway, which is ideal for both walkers and bikers. Mountain bikers will love the many opportunities to deviate into the forest which hugs the spectacular coastline here. Mountain bikes can be hired for 15 Euros per day and delivered to the house, enabling you to take full advantage of this stunning location.
Walk amongst the vineyards of the Celler Can Sais in Vall Llobrega. It is a small, family run bodega dating back to the 17th century. The total distance is 6 kilometres and you do not need to ask for permission. At the end you can taste and purchase the wines.
Visit the Museum dedicated to fishing at Palamós harbour
then watch the fishing fleet come in at 5pm when the fish auction commences. Why not round off the evening with night cruise under the stars on a traditional Latin rigged Catalan fishing boat.
Wander around the cobbled back streets of Palamós
and visit the numerous "Tapas" bars.
Go Dolphin spotting!
Pods of bottle nosed dolphins have been spotted feeding in the bays around Cala Estreta. You might be lucky enough to witness this amazing spectacle.
Go on a Tuna fishing trip from Port Marina Palamós.
Afterwards, dine in one of the seafront restaurants and sample the famous 'prawns from the Bay of Palamós'.
Take a packed lunch and follow the coastal pathway
that skirts the rugged coastline between Palamós and Platja Castell, stopping every now and then at one of the many hidden coves to swim and snorkel.
Take a guided tour on foot and by sea
following the footsteps of the Turkish Pirate "Barbarosa" who ransacked the town of Palamós in 1543.
Enjoy an evening stroll along the seafront promenade
that connects Palamós with Sant Antoni. Stop at a café to enjoy a drink and 'people watch'.
Walk amongst the vineyards belonging to the Celler Can Sais
in Vall Llobrega and visit the "l'olivera mil-enària" or millennium olive tree which has a circumference of ver 8 mts ! and is said to be over 1000 years old.
Try go karting in Vall Llobrega.
Tel 696 58 91 01. The adults might also enjoy Quad bikes on the Quad Track in Calonge. (Tel: 626 20 27 28
Drive up into the nearby Gavarra mountain range
and visit the ancient stone burial site "Cova d'en Daina". Stop for lunch at the medieval stone hamlet of Romanya de la Selva.
Take the Tuesday sea excursion
from Palamós-L'Estartit (round trip) on the Marina Princess.
Drive a few miles inland and visit the many ancient stone villages
that make up what is known as the "Golden Triangle". Stop for lunch at the Restaurant L'Arc Vell in Peratallada and enjoy a meal in the confines of its peaceful walled courtyard. After lunch visit the fascinating farm museum in the tiny village of Palau Sator
Visit the old Jewish Quarter of Girona,
the Arab baths, the cathedral and the museums. The city has some great shops so save some energy for them, and recharge your batteries in the Cacao Sampaka, C/Santa Clara, 45 to indulge in the finest products using chocolate - cakes, drinks, ice creams to name a few!
Visit the spectacular Greek and Roman settlement of Empuries.
On the way back climb up to the Castle of Montgri at Torroella de Montgri and enjoy the fabulous views of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean.
Try Scuba diving at the Dive Centre in Palamós.
Nautilus Sub - Tel 972 31 62 49. Or for those who prefer to stay on top of the water - hire a pedalo for half an hour!
Take the children and spend a day at the Aquadiver water park
in Platja d'Aro. Afterwards go into the town and enjoy an ice cream at one of the many Italian ice cream parlours.
Visit the pottery town of La Bisbal
and purchase some handmade ceramics to take back home.
Visit the Tuesday morning Market at Palamós.
Select from the wonderful fresh produce displayed and prepare a delicious lunch, followed by a siesta beside the pool!
Relax at the villa and try your hand at preparing your own "tapas"
by following the local recipes you will find in the "FOOD AND DRINK" section of your house book.
Visit the Iberic ruins at Ullastret
Dating from the 6th century BC, the "Poblat Iberic" ruined citadel is amazingly large, well-preserved and fascinating. There is good information in English and great views from the hill-top.
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