Drive down to the unspoilt fishing village of Tamariu
and enjoy an evening meal in one of the fine seafront fish restaurants. Evening in a truly Mediterranean experience! As dusk falls local artisans set up stalls, jugglers, a violinist and perhaps a local artist set their pitch, while the Mediterranean laps gently on the shoreline.
Drive up through the pine trees
to the 15th century hermitage and lighthouse of Sant Sebastià which sits above the delightful bay of Llafranc and enjoy the breathtaking views out across the Mediterranean. The restaurant here, 'El Far' has an excellent reputation for serving fine, local cuisine.
Take a packed lunch and follow the coastal pathway down
to the nearby bay of La Pedrosa. Have a swim or snorkel in this hidden cove. You can then return along the stunning coastal path via Tamariu and so back to the house.
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".
Hire Mountain bikes
and explore the rugged terrain in the vicinity of the house. There are marked trails to explore in the woods nearby. Bikes can be hired and delivered to the house, enabling you to take full advantage of this superb location.
Visit the nearby bay of Llafranc
and enjoy a day on the beach here - perhaps hire a kayak. Enjoy a drink at one of the seafront bars and soak up the atmosphere and the fabulous views of the bay.
Take a boat trip with "Paco Boats" in Tamariu
(tel 607 29 25 79)and visit the famous cave "Cova d'en Gispert". Stop off at La Pedrosa bay and snorkel in the crystal clear waters.
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 medieval castle of Begur
from where there are far reaching views. The most noteworthy are those towards the Medes Islands, long ago a refuge for pirates and smugglers, although today they are famous as a marine nature reserve. Afterwards enjoy an evening stroll around the old quarter and explore the many stalls selling jewellery and handicrafts.
Walk amongst all kinds of exotic Mediterranean flora
at the Botanical Gardens of Cap Roig where you get magnificent panoramic views of the coastline that stretches from Calella to the cliffs of Cap Roig.
Pesca Fenix can offer courses, guided fishing trips, or fishing tackle for rent. C/Ample 14, 17200 Palafrugell. Tel : (00 34) 972 30 13 23. Infopescafenix@gmail.com. www.pesca-fenix.com
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 admire the breathtaking views of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean. Enjoy a lunch of fresh anchovies at L'Escala - they are a local speciality.
Visit the fabulous city of Girona,
taking in the Old Jewish Quarter, the Arab baths, the cathedral and the museums. After all that, indulge in some retail therapy in the many great shops.
Visit the pottery town of La Bisbal
and purchase some handmade ceramics to take back home, or have a wander around the many antique shops and seek out a bargain. Friday is a good day to go as this is when the weekly colourful market is held.
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
Explore the nearby Cala del Ruso, close to Calella de Palafrugell,
named after the Russian Colonel Woevowsky, who lived there with his aristocratic English wife, Dorothy Webster. Together they built the Botanical Gardens and small Castle at Cap Roig and used to swim daily at the cala.
Fun for all of the family in this forestry adventure park. There are 50 different activities ranging from jungle jumps, nets, bridges, zip wires, tree-hiking and more than 300 m of aerial runways. Situated in Camí del Bernegar, Masos de Pals. Tel: (00 34) 972 113 443. www.costabravaparcaventura.com. Open all year round and in July and August it is open on Wednesday nights from 10pm until 1am.
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.
Visit the beautiful virgin beach of Platja Castell
and visit the Pre-Roman Iberian settlement that rises above it on a rocky headland. Walk among ancient stone walls and enjoy the spectacular views out to the Isles Formigues, where bottle nosed dolphins have often been spotted feeding.
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.
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