Drive around visiting the neighbouring 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 colourful Friday market in La Bisbal
and afterwards check out the numerous antique shops. La Bisbal is the centre of the ceramics industry in Catalunya and there are numerous shops selling a dazzling array of brighly coloured wares.
Take a stroll beneath the archways "Voltes"
situated along the main high street of La Bisbal and visit the renowned cake shop "Sans" and buy one of its famous delicious"Bisbalenc"cakes.
Visit the wine cellar of Mas Oller
(on the outskirts of Torrent) for a wine tasting. Take your purchases back and sit in the shade of the tree in the courtyard and enjoy a glass of chilled white!
Climb up to the medieval castle of Montgri
(just outside Torroella de Montgri) and enjoy the spectacular views that stretch from the Mediterranean to the Pyrenees. For lunch go up to L'Escala and try fresh anchovies - they are a local speciality.
Visit the pre-roman Iberian settlement of Ullastret
and see how life was 2,500 years ago.
Drive down to the coast and enjoy lunch
in one of the many fine seafront fish restaurants to be found in unspoilt fishing villages such as Tamariu, Sa Riera and Sa Tuna or have a special meal at the famous Hotel Aiguablava.
Take one of the cycle tours around the countryside of La Bisbal,
especially along the banks of the river Daro.
Learn to windsurf or rent a catamaran at Pals beach.
If you are up for a challenge, have a go at kitesurfing - a new sport where a small kite is attached to a surfboard allowing spectacular pirouettes and high speeds.
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"
Go horse riding
in the nearby village of Canapost, Cavalls de Forallac - tel: 649 43 14 80, or excursions on horseback from Excursions Torrents: Tel: 62600 27 26.
Visit the Botanical Gardens at Cap Roig
(Calella de Palafrugell) and walk amongst all kinds of exotic Mediterranean flora where you get magnificent panoramic views of the coastline that stretches from Calella to the cliffs of Cap Roig.
Pay a visit to the coastal town of Palamós
and visit the Museum dedicated to fishing at 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 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 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.
Play a round of Golf!
There are several excellent courses nearby including Gualta (972 76 04 50), Golf Playa de Pals, (Tel: 972 66 77 39),Golf Serres de Pals (972 63 73 75). www.empordagolf.es.
Visit the Peralada Castle Museum
and see how cava is traditionally made. Sample this or the delicious red or white wines which are equally famous.
Visit the fabulous city of Girona and
take in the Jewish Quarter, the Arab baths, the cathedral and the museums. Recharge your batteries in the famous chocolate shop, Cacao Sampaka, C/Santa Clara, 45 and sample some of their delights and then hit some of the great shops to indulge in retail therapy.
Take the train from Flaça and go to Barcelona
for at least one day. Take the tourist bus around the city and hop on and off at the different sights. This exciting and vibrant city has so much to offer that you might wish to return at least once more!
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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