Walk down to the seafront
and enjoy an evening meal in one of the fine fish restaurants that line the pedestrianised promenade in the unspoilt fishing village of Tamariu. Evening is a truly Mediterranean experience! As dusk falls local artisans set up stalls, jugglers, a violinst or perhaps a local artist set their pitch.....while the Mediterranean laps gently on the shoreline.
Take a stroll beneath the beamed archways "Voltes"
situated along the front of Port bo beach in Calella. Enjoy a drink on the terrace of Tony's Bar and watch the twinkling lights of the fishing boats out at sea.
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.
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.
Try the go karting
at Regencos. (Tel 670 27 41 05)
Visit the medieval castle of Begur
then have an evening stroll around the old quarter and explore the many stalls selling jewellery and handicrafts.
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.
Take the children and spend a day at the Aquadiver water park in Platja d'Aro.
Afterwards go into the town and enjoy a delicious ice cream from one of the Italian ice cream parlours.
Visit the Sobrestany Wildlife Park
and drive through and feed the many different animals that include llamas, deer, goats etc.
Rent a kayak from the beach at Llafranc.
Spend some time on the beach and perhaps snorkel from the rocks at the side of the bay.
Take a boat trip with "Paco Boats" in Tamariu
(tel 607 29 25 78)and visit the famous cave "Cova d'en Gispert". Afterwards go snorkelling off the rocks along the side of the beach.
Visit the beautiful virgin beach of Platja Castell
and visit the Pre-Roman settlement that rises above it on a rocky headland.
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.
Visit the pottery town of La Bisbal
and purchase some handmade ceramics to take back home. Experience the colourful market held each Friday and snap up some bargains!
Visit the fabulous city of Girona,
taking in the Old Jewish Quarter, the Arab baths, the cathedral and the museums. Afterwards,check out the many great shops and indulge in some retail therapy!
Visit the spectacular Greek and Roman settlement of Empuries.
Enjoy a lunch of fresh anchovies at L'Escala - they are a local speciality. On the way back, climb up to the Castell de Montgri,close to Torroella,and enjoy the spectacular views of both the Pyrenees and the sparkling Mediterranean.
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 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".
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
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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