Enjoy an evening meal
in one of the fine seafront fish restaurants in the unspoilt fishing village of Tamariu. Soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere in the evening as dusk falls and waiters start serving platters of grilled fish and local artisans set up their stalls to sell their wares, while a violinist plays - all against the backdrop of the Mediterranean gently lapping on the shoreline!
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
and admire the far reaching views, the most noteworthy being towards the marine nature reserve of the Medes Isles, once a refuge for pirates and smugglers Then have an evening stroll around the old quarter and explore the many stalls selling jewellery and handicrafts.
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.
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.
Take the children and spend a day at the Aquadiver
water park in Platja d'Aro. Afterwards go into the town for an ice cream at one of the Italian ice cream parlours.
Take the mini tourist train from Calella,
through Llafranc and up to the 15th Century hermitage and lighthouse of Sant Sebastia and enjoy the breathtaking views out across the Mediterranean.
Take a trip with "Paco Boats"
(Tel 607 29 25 78) in Tamariu and visit the famous cave "Cova d'en Gispert".
Visit the beautiful virgin beach of Platja Castell
and visit the Pre-Roman settlement that rises above it on a rocky headland.
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 Sobrestany Wildlife Park
and drive through and feed the many different animals that include llamas, deer, goats etc.
Take a stroll beneath the beamed archways "Voltes"
situated along the front of Port-bo beach in Calella. Enjoy an evening drink on the terrace of Tony's Bar and watch the twinkling lights of the fishing boats out at sea.
Walk amongst the vineyards belonging to the Celler Can Sais
in Vall Llobrega and visit the 'l'olivera mil-enaria' or millennium olive tree which has a circumference of over 8 mts! and is said to be 1000 years old.
Visit the museum dedicated to fishing at Palamos
and 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?
Visit the pottery town of La Bisbal
and purchase some handmade ceramics to take back home. Friday is a good day to go to experience the colourful weekly market.
Visit the spectacular Greek and Roman settlement of Empuries.
Enjoy a lunch of fresh anchovies at L'Escala - they are a local speciality. If you have any energy,while you are in the area, climb up to the castle of Montgri just outside Torroella de Montgri and admire the views of the Pyrenees in one direction and the Mediterranean coastline in the other.
Rent a kayak from the beach at Llafranc.
Afterwards go snorkelling off the rocks at the side of the bay and then relax on the golden sands.
Learn to windsurf or rent a catamaran at Pals beach
Visit the old Jewish Quarter of Girona,
the Arab baths and the cathedral. Afterwards indulge in some retail therapy in the many, great shops!
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 housebook.
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