Walk down to the beach at Llafranc
and then spend the day relaxing in this gorgeous bay and perhaps rent a kayak or try snorkelling off the rocks at the side of the bay.
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.
Enjoy a visit to 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.
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.
Take a boat trip with "Paco Boats" in Tamariu
and visit the famous cave "Cova d'en Gispert". Aferwards go snorkelling off the rocks along the side of the beach. Tel: 607 29 25 78
Drive to the beautiful virgin beach of Platja Castell
and visit the Pre-Roman settlement that rises above it on a rocky headland.
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 splendid ice cream parlours.
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.
Drive a few miles inland and visit the many ancient stone villages that make up
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.
Take a stroll beneath the beamed archways "Voltes"
situated along the front of Port bo beach in Calella. The terrace of Tony's bar provides the perfect backdrop to sit and watch the twinkling lights of the fishing boats out at sea.
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 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 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 old Jewish Quarter of Girona
Also worth seeing are the Arab baths, the cathedral and the museums. As well as the fabulous shops, why not check out Cacao Sampaka, C/Santa Clara, 45 to indulge in the finest products using chocolate - cakes, drinks, spreads, ice cream to name a few!
Visit the pottery town of La Bisbal
and purchase some handmade ceramics to take back home. There is a colourful and exciting market held each Friday, so that is a good day to go.
Visit the Sobrestany Wildlife Park
and drive through and feed the many different animals that include llamas, deer, goats etc.
Drive to the unspoilt fishing village of Tamariu
and enjoy an evening meal in one of the fine seafront fish restaurants. Soak up the truly Mediterranean atmosphere as local artisans set up their stalls or jugglers and violinists perform.
Learn to windsurf or rent a catamaran
at Pals beach.
Visit the medieval castle of Begur
then have an evening stroll around the old quarter and explore the many stalls selling jewellery and handicrafts.
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.
Have you visited Casa Aillada?
Click here to suggest a Great Thing you've done nearby ...