Walk amongst the vineyards of the Celler Can Sais in Vall Llobrega. It is a small, family run bodega dating back to the 17th century. The total distance is 6 kilometres and you do not need to ask for permission. At the end you can taste and purchase the wines.
Take a packed lunch
and follow the coastal pathway that skirts the rugged coastline between Palamós and Platja Castell, 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
Visit the Tuesday morning Market at Palamós.
Select from the wonderful fresh produce displayed and prepare a delicious lunch, followed by a siesta beside the pool!
Scenic greenway between Palamós and Palafrugell
Follow this 6 kilometre stretch of scenic greenway, which is ideal for both walkers and bikers. Mountain bikers will love the many opportunities to deviate into the forest which hugs the spectacular coastline here. Mountain bikes can be hired for 15 Euros per day and delivered to the house, enabling you to take full advantage of this stunning location.
Visit the Museum dedicated to fishing at Palamós harbour,
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? Tel: 972 60 04 24
Go Dolphin spotting!
Pods of bottle nosed dolphins have been spotted feeding in the bays around Cala Estreta. You might be lucky enough to witness this amazing spectacle.
Drive up into the nearby Gavarra mountain range
and visit the ancient stone burial site 'Cova d'en Daina'. Stop for lunch at the medieval stone hamlet of Romanyà de la Selva.
'Visit the pre Roman Iberian settlement
on the headland to the left of the virgin El Castell beach. Walk among ancient stone walls and enjoy the spectacular views out to the Isles Formigues, where bottle nosed dolphins have often been spotted feeding. '
Experience the thrill of go karting in Vall Llobrega.
Tel: 696 58 91 01
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 many Italian ice cream parlours.
Visit 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 market day, which is colourful and lively.
Visit the spectacular Greek and Roman settlement of Empuries.
On the way back climb up to the Castle of Montgri at Torroella de Montgri and enjoy the fabulous views of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean.
Take the Tuesday sea excursion
from Palamós-L'Estartit (round trip) on the Marina Princess.
Try Scuba diving at the Dive Centre in Palamós.
Tel: 972 31 62 49
Go on a Tuna fishing trip from Port Marina Palamós.
Afterwards, dine in one of the seafront restaurants and sample the famous 'prawns from the Bay of Palamós'.
Visit the old Jewish Quarter of Girona
Also 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!
Wander around the cobbled back streets of Palamós
and visit the numerous 'Tapas' bars.
Take a guided tour on foot and by sea
following the footsteps of the Turkish Pirate 'Barbarosa' who ransacked the town of Palamós in 1543.
Enjoy an evening stroll along the seafront promenade that connects Palamós with Sant Antoni.
Stop at a café to enjoy a drink and 'people watch.'
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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