Villa Mariposas
Great things to do near Villa Mariposas
Take one of the paths down to the rocky inlets
of Aigua Xelida and enjoy snorkelling in the crystal clear waters.

Visit the Sunday morning Market at Palafrugell
and soak up the atmosphere with a drink in the main square. Later visit the magnificent wine store of Jordi Grau and enjoy a glass of wine with a "tapa".

Take a boat trip with "Paco Boats" in Tamariu
(Tel 607 29 25 78) and visit the famous cave "Cova d'en Gispert". Afterwards, relax on the beach and enjoy the snorkelling off the rocks on either side of the bay.

Take the children and spend a day at the Aquadiver water park in Platja d'Aro.
Afterwards go into the centre of the town and enjoy an ice cream from one of the Italian ice cream parlours.

Take a packed lunch and follow one of the coastal pathways that skirt the rugged coastline between Calella and Sa Tuna,
stopping every now and then at one of the many hidden coves to swim and snorkel.

Take the mini tourist train from Calella,
through Llafranc and up to the 15th century hermitage and lighthouse of Sant Sebastià and enjoy the breathtaking views out across the Mediterranean.

Walk amongst all kinds of exotic Mediterranean flora at the Botanical Gardens
where you get magnificent panoramic views of the coastline that stretches from Calella to the cliffs of Cap Roig.

Rent a kayak from the beach at Llafranc.
Afterwards have a wander around the marina and enjoy a drink in one of the seafront bars and enjoy the view of the fabulous bay.

Visit the medieval castle of Begur
and admire the far reaching views, including the Medes Isles, long ago a refuge for pirates and smugglers, although today they are famous as a marine nature reserve. Then have an evening stroll around the old quarter and explore the many stalls selling jewellery and handicrafts.

Take a stroll beneath the beamed archways "Voltes"
situated along the front of Port bo beach in Calella. Enjoy an evening drink on the terrace of Tony's Bar and watch the twinkling lights of the fishing boats out at sea.

Enjoy an evening meal in one of the fine seafront fish restaurants
in the unspoilt fishing village of Tamariu. Soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere as local artisans set up their stalls to sell their wares, a juggler might perform and waiters serve platters of grilled fish.

Visit the Museum dedicated to fishing at Palamós
then watch the fishing fleet come in at 5pm when the fish auction commences. Why not round off the evening with a night cruise under the stars on a traditional Latin rigged Catalan fishing boat.

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 beautiful sandy beach of Aigua Blava
and enjoy a lunch of freshly caught grilled fish at one of the beach restaurants while enjoying the view of this spectacularly pretty bay.

Visit the old Jewish Quarter of Girona,
the Arab baths and the Cathedral. Recharge your batteries with some fine tapas and then hit the many great shops for some retail therapy!

Visit the pottery town of La Bisbal
and purchase some handmade ceramics to take back home. There are some excellent antique shops where many a bargain can be found. Go on a Friday and include a visit to the colourful weekly market.

Visit the beautiful virgin beach of Platja Castell
and visit the Pre-Roman settlement that rises above it on a rocky headland.

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 over 8 mts ! and is said to be over 1000 years old.

Visit the main Square in Palafrugell
in the evening - dance to local bands. Suitable for all ages !

Visit the Sobrestany Wildlife Park
and drive through and feed the many different animals that include llamas, deer, goats etc.

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.

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