Take a boat trip with "Paco Boats" in Tamariu
and visit the famous cave "Cova d'en Gispert". Tel: 607 29 25 78.
Take a stroll beneath the beamed archways "Voltes"
situated along the front of Port bo beach in Calella. Dine on the terrace of one of the sea front restaurants and admire the twinkling lights of the fishing boats out in the bay.
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.
Go to the beautiful virgin beach of Platja Castell
and visit the Pre-Roman settlement that rises above it on a rocky headland.
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.
Visit 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 and see how life was 2,500 years ago compared to today's world!
Take a trip to the pottery town of La Bisbal
and purchase some handmade ceramics to take back home. Friday is a good day to go as it is also market day - a colourful and exciting spectacle.
Wander round the old Jewish Quarter of Girona
Also well worth seeing are the Arab baths, the cathedral and the museums. Indulge in some retail therapy in the many shops that this fine city has to offer!
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.
Enjoy an evening meal in one of the fine seafront fish restaurants in the unspoilt fishing village of Tamariu.
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.
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 medieval castle of Begur
then have an evening stroll around the old quarter and explore the many stalls selling jewellery and handicrafts.
Visit the Sobrestany Wildlife Park
and drive through and feed the many different animals that include llamas, deer, goats etc.
Learn to windsurf or rent a catamaran
at Pals beach
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.
Rent a kayak from the beach at Llafranc.
Afterwards enjoy snorkelling around the rocks on the side of the bay.
Walk amongst all kinds of exotic Mediterranean flora at the Botanical Gardens
where you get magnificent panoramic views of the coastline that stretches from Calella to the cliffs of Cap Roig.
Take the children and spend a day at the Aquadiver water park
in Platja d'Aro. Afterwards venture into the town and enjoy a splendid ice cream at one of the many ice cream parlours!
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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