Stroll down and enjoy an evening meal in one of the fine seafront fish restaurants
situated along the pedestrianised promenade in the unspoilt fishing village of Tamariu. Evening is a truly Mediterranean experience! As dusk falls local artisans set up stalls and jugglers and violinists set their pitch. Waiters start serving platters of grilled fish as the Mediterranean laps gently on 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'.
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.
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.
Rent a kayak from the beach at Llafranc.
Relax and spend some time on the lovely beach here.
Beach Playground at Palamos
If you have children, make the short drive to Palamos and visit one of the playgrounds right next to the beach, then wander into the town for coffee and pastries.
Visit the medieval castle of Begur
then have an evening stroll around the old quarter and explore the many stalls selling jewellery and handicrafts.
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.
Learn to windsurf or rent a catamaran at Pals beach.
Catavent: Tel 972 61 22 48. 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 piroutettes and high speeds.
Visit the beautiful virgin beach of Platja Castell
and visit the Pre-Roman settlement that rises above it on a rocky headland.
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 metres and is said to be over 1000 years old.
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 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.
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.
Visit the pottery town of La Bisbal
and purchase some handmade ceramics to take back home. Friday is a good day to go and experience the weekly, colourful market.
Visit the spectacular Greek and Roman settlement of Empuries.
Enjoy a lunch of fresh anchovies in L'Escala as they are a local speciality. On the way back, climb up to the Castell de Montgri near Torroella de Mongtri and enjoy the spectacular views of both the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees.
Visit the fabulous city of Girona,
and explore the Old Jewish quarter, the Arab baths and cathedral, along with the many museums. Afterwards, indulge in some retail therapy in some of the great shops in the city.
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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