Selva del Mar
Great things to do near Selva del Mar
Enjoy an evening meal in one of the fine seafront restaurants
in the unspoilt fishing village of Tamariu. Evening is a truly Mediterranean experience! As dusk falls local artisans set up stalls. Jugglers, a violinist and perhaps a local artist set their pitch. Waiters start serving platters of grilled fish, whilst the Mediterranean laps gently on the shoreline

Take one of the paths down to the rocky inlets of Aigua Xelida
and enjoy snorkelling in the crystal clear waters. Take a fishing line and while away some time on the rocks trying to catch the evening's supper!

Take a boat trip with 'Paco Boats' in Tamariu,
(tel 607 29 25 78) and visit the famous cave 'Cova d'en Gispert'. Aferwards go snorkelling off the rocks along the side of the beach.

Drive up through the pine trees to the 15th century hermitage
and lighthouse of Sant Sebastià which sits above the delightful, majestic bay of Llafranc and enjoy the breathtaking views out across the Mediterranean.

Go for a day trip to Figueres and visit the Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres
and enjoy the wacky experience, which will appeal to all members of the family. It is a lot of fun and well worth braving the queues! Afterwards, pay a visit to the lesser known Museu del Joguet de Catalunya (toy museum), also in Figueres. Tel: 972 504 585

For the motor sport enthusiasts visit the Circuit de Catalunya,
just off Exit 13 of the AP7. Guided tours are available to include entry to the paddock, the control tower, the podium, for example. Maybe the ladies could indulge in some retail therapy at the same time at the nearby outlet shopping centre La Roca Village.

Visit the spectacular Greek and Roman settlement of Empuries.
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!

Visit the fabulous city of Girona for the day,
taking in the beautifully restored Jewish Quarter, the Arab Baths, the cathedral, its museums and the many shops. Why not pay a visit to Cacao Sampaka, C/Santa Clara, 45 to indulge in the finest products using chocolate - cakes, drinks, spreads, ice creams to name a few!

The protected Marine Reserve of Ses Negres is very close by,
between the bays of Aigua Freda and Sa Riera. From the coastal path there are some ideal spots for fantastic snorkelling.

Drive to Begur and climb up to the castle
from where there are far reaching views. The most noteworthy are those towards the Medes Islands, long ago a refuge for pirates and smugglers, although today they are famous as a marine nature reserve.

Visit the Sunday morning market in 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"

Learn to windsurf or rent a catamaran at Pals beach.
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 pirouettes and high speeds.

Enjoy a day out in Barcelona
and soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant and exciting city! Take the open topped tourist bus and hop on and off at the many tourist sights. Remember to allow some time to do some shopping in the amazing selection of fantastic shops!

Take the children and spend the day at Aquadiver
in Platja d'Aro. Afterwards go into the town and enjoy an ice cream from one of the Italian ice cream parlours.

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

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 beautiful virgin beach of Platja d'en Castell
and visit the Pre-Roman settlement that rises above it on a rocky headland.

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.

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.

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.

Go Karting at Regencos
Great Go-Karting track for Dads or Teens just through Begur - be Fernando Alonso for the day!

Visit the Castell Gala Dali
Visit the amazing castle which Salvador Dali bought for his wife Gala at nearby Pubol. Beautiful setting and views and interesting statues in the garden. Plus check out his Cadillac still parked in the garage.

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