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Trip List by Camera-Clicker

Take a Brava New Look

May 6, 2006  Seen it in the sunshine, still loved it in the rain.Truly lovely in Spring
4.5 of 5 stars based on 4 votes

7 places that will change your view of a Spanish Costa

  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Never been before, Beachgoers
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Families with small children, Seniors, Tourists
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Calella de Palafrugell

    A lively but unspoilt village fishing boats share the beaches with visitors,Great waters for snorkelling,great views for painting.Good restaurants on the waterfront and an icecream parlour to die for

  • 2. LLafranc

    A lovely sweep of bay adjoining Calella. Take the path through the pines joining the two villages, the views are amazing.

  • 3. Empuries

    Set out early to visit the Roman & Greek ruins at Empuries.You'll have them almost to yourself, before the trippers arrive.If, like me, your not a great history fan, you can't help but be amazed when you see cartwheel ruts in the stone in what was a 3rd century shopping mall

  • 4. Sant Marti d'Empuries

    After a dip into history at the ruins, have lunch at this teeny weeny village.The little square has a selection of good restaurants

  • 5. Monestir de Sant Pere de Rodes

    Former Benedictine monastery near Cap de Creus. We went on a morning when the mists were swirling around its great towers. Spooky or what ! Further up the hill are the ruins of the castle of Sant Salvador, a bit of a treck but wow factor views

  • 6. La Bisbal

    If you want to take home a souvenir of your trip ( and you have space in your bags) this town is end to end ceramic shops. Stroll along the main street and you will have the choice of hundreds of brightly painted pots, planters, cookware and tableware. You'll even see some of them being made. Hardest part is decision making

  • 7. palafrugell

    Lively market town a few miles inland from Calella. This will give you a real flavour of life that includes tourists (and welcomes them) but doesn't exist solely for that purpose.Early evening is a great time to sit in the square with a drink and watch life happen.The biggest market is on Sunday..go early and buy your picnic to take back to the coast