Enjoy an evening meal
in one of the fine seafront fish restaurants in the unspoilt fishing village of Tamariu. Evening is a truly Mediterranean experience! As dusk falls local artisans set up stalls, jugglers or violinists set their pitch, waiters serve platters of grilled fish - and the Mediterranean laps gently on the shoreline close by.
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".
Visit the beautiful sandy beach of Aigua Blava
and enjoy a lunch of freshly caught and grilled fish at one of the beachside restaurants while enjoying the view of this spectacular bay.
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 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.
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 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 Italian ice cream parlours.
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
Go and see the spectacular Greek and Roman settlement of Empuries.
Then enjoy a lunch of fresh anchovies from L'Escala - a local speciality. On the way back, visit the pre-roman Iberian settlement of Ullastret.
Drive across to Girona and visit the old Jewish Quarter,
the Arab baths, the cathedral, the museums! So much to see! Afterwards 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. The colourful market on a Friday is worth a visit and a wander among the many interesting stalls is fascinating.
Visit the Sobrestany Wildlife Park
and drive through and feed the many different animals that include llamas, deer, goats etc.
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 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.
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.
Take a boat trip with "Paco Boats" in Tamariu
and visit the famous cave "Cova d'en Gispert". (Tel: 607 29 25 78)
Rent a kayak from the beach at Llafranc.
Spend some time on the lovely beach here and have a go at snorkelling from the rocks at the side of the bay.
Take a stroll beneath the beamed archways "Voltes"
situated along the front of Port bo beach in Calella.
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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