Take a drive around the neighbouring ancient stone villages that make up the so-called '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 or check out the numerous antique shops you will find there. You will surely come away with a purchase or two!
Take a stroll beneath the archways 'Voltes' situated along the main high street of La Bisbal.
Pop into 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. Pop into the village and pay a visit to the Jam Museum in the Plaça Major. Tel 972 30 47 44.
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 Pyrénées.
Visit the pre-roman Iberian settlement
of Ullastret and see how life was 2,500 years ago compared to today's world!
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 Daró. Bike hire is available from the Tourist Office in La Bisbal. www.visitlabisbal.cat.
Learn to windsurf
or rent a catamaran at Pals beach.
Visit the Sunday morning Market at Palafrugell
and soak up the atmosphere with a drink in the main square. Afterwards, visit the magnificent wine store of Jordi Grau and enjoy a glass of wine with a 'tapa', in true Catalan style.
Go horse riding
in the nearby village of Canapost. Cavalls de Forallac - Tel: 649 43 14 80.
Visit the Botanical Gardens at Cap Roig
(Calella de Palafrugell) and walk amongst all kinds of exotic Mediterranean flora at 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. 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 Aguadiver water park
in Platja d'Aro - lots of fun waterslides to keep the kids amused. To make them even happier, treat them to an ice cream from one of the Italian ice cream parlours in the town itself.
Visit the Sobrestany Wildlife Park.
Take your car through the park and feed the many different animals such as llamas, deer, goats to name but a few.
Go quad biking in the village of Gualta
or maybe enjoy a round of golf instead.
Visit the Peralada Castle Museum
and see how the famous Catalan sparkling wine cava is traditionally made. Sample this or the delicious red or white wines which are equally famous.
Visit the old Jewish Quarter of Girona
Also, the Arab baths, the cathedral and the museums are well worth seeing. Indulge in some retail therapy in the many shops this fine city has to offer!
Visit the spectacular Greek and Roman settlement of Empuries.
On the way back climb up the Castle of Montgri in Torroella de Montgri and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean.
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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