WHAT YOU CAN'T MISS...
It is located in the municipality of Forallac, in Baix Empordà. Crossing the arch of the entrance to its walled enclosure, you will immediately realize that Peratallada is a medieval town with a great edge, and that it maintains great harmony in its rural architecture, and invites you to lose yourself in its alleys , towers and walls. It is a pretty tourist town where there are restaurants and artisan shops.
It is the most unique town in La Garrotxa. The combination of culture, tradition, gastronomy and nature have made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Spain. The bridge of medieval origin is the image par excellence of the city. Built in the 12th century, it crosses the Fluvià river and is a must see. The views from above the bridge are fantastic.
Pals has become one of the most admired towns on the Costa Brava, and a visit is a must. When you walk, you will find the Plaza Mayor, the Visigothic tombs, the church, the castle, the Les Hores tower, the wall and the Josep Pla viewpoint, from where you can contemplate the beauty of the Empordà plain, dominated by the Montgrí massif. with the Medes islands in the background.
Castellfollit de la Roca
This singular town is located at 296 m of altitude and rises on a basaltic ridge as a consequence of the erosive action of the Fluvià and Toronell rivers on the volcanic remains of thousands of years ago. With less than a square kilometer, it is one of the smallest municipalities in Catalonia. You have to climb the bell tower, from where you will see spectacular views, as well as cross the walkway to see the view of the town from the river
The walled enclosure is a very good example of the urban layout of an old medieval nucleus. To access you have to cross the Torre de Les Hores, and throughout the town you can still see the remains of the walls and the structure of the streets.
From the main square, the Sant Jaume I square you have to go wandering through the streets surrounded by arches and stones and you will travel suddenly to the 12th century.
Medieval town with a long wine tradition. The town is known in part for the golf course, and the exceptional casino, and also for its wineries. Its symbol is the Peralada Castle, with two towers, a very remarkable battlement and gardens with ancient trees. This old residence of the counts of Peralada was built during the 14th century in Alt Empordà.
L'Escala - Sant Martí d'Empúries
Famous for its anchovies, L'Escala is one of the most important fishing villages in Catalonia. Tradition, tramontana and gastronomy are its main characteristics. Located south of the Golf de Roses, l'Escala offers quality tourism, family friendly and quiet. It is a more natural area and less massified. Next to L'Escala, is Empúries where the Greeks arrived in the Iberian Peninsula thousands of years ago. Even today the ancient Greek pier where they first docked is preserved. From L'Escala there is a beautiful and easy walk (you can go with bikes) that goes to Sant Martí d'Empúries. Right in Sant Martí d'Empúries is the Hostal Spa Empúries, a fabulous and quiet hotel in front of Cala del Portitxol, recently considered one of the best in Catalonia; Fine sand, shallow depth, with a pine forest very close to enjoy the shade and no car traffic in the surroundings.
Calella de palafrugell
Located on a rocky coast, dotted with small coves. Picturesque village, which still preserves, the ancient charm of the fishing villages. We can also visit the interesting botanical garden of cap de Roig, for its flora and location
Charming fishing village, located next to Calella de Palafrugell. It's a good place to go to dinner on a summer night. In Llafranc something highly recommended is to drive up to the Far de Sant Sebastia, a lighthouse with splendid views and a very good restaurant. The road climbs a mountain and includes several curves, but it's worth it.
Sant Feliu de Guíxols
Located in a bay with its fine sandy beaches, and its marina. S'Agaró, with its large mythical cove of the Costa Brava with the colorful houses, is a very nice area.
A town located about 4 km inland, which enjoys streets and medieval architecture. to the north, between Aiguablava and Sa Sierra are the most beautiful coves with crystal clear waters. Aiguablava is considered one of the most beautiful places on the Coast Brava. The Cave d'en Gispert, which is possible to visit it on a boat, will leave you a fantastic sensation. Platja Fonda is a small cove that, as the name suggests (in Catalan), is very deep. That's why it's not a good option if you go with kids, older people or those who don't know how to swim well. There's a good pull of stairs to go down to the beach, and that makes fewer people want to go. Water very fresh and transparent because it is not a sandy beach, is with small stones.
Medieval villa with charming corners, located in the interior. The village of Pals is a must on any getaway to the Costa Brava. Small and medieval, you will fall in love with Pals right away. De-baseball leave the car downstairs and climb the old town walking through its alleys full of flowers and arches. Pals is a good place to have an ice cream or rest on a small terrace.
La Bisbal d'Empordà
Located inside. Highlights include its castle, where there is the Castell d'Empord hotel, where it is recommended to go for a drink or a meal and enjoy the magnificent view of the Emporda flat.
One of the best ports, quiet and safe. In front we have the Me-das Islands National Park. A natural paradise to explore its seabed. Here is the restaurant la Sal that I understand to make the best paella on the Costa Brava.
This picturesque village is located in Cape Creus. This town has a special charm and recognized fame, since Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Gabriel Garcia Márquez lived here and for their position the famous painter Salvador Dalí, whose museum house can be visited in Port Lligat (next to Cada-qués) but you have to make reservations by interest. Highly recommended to see a sunset on the cap of Creus. It is a place full of magic and with a force that seems to come out of the bottom of the earth. From the same place that came the black rocks that shape this unique place, the eastern end of the Iberian peninsula. Next to the lighthouse is the bohemian air restaurant, an old carabinieri house and where you can eat a fantastic do-fishing curry or a cold beer. Indescribable views.
PORT DE LA SELVA
A small fishing village located in a round bay. At 6 km inside is the Monastir San Pere de Rodes Benedictine of the tenth century, the view from this place is fascinating.
Usual summer place of the inhabitants of the province of Girona and Barcelona. There are small coves hidden along the road that are little indicated but if you look closely you see the accesses from the wagon, and but you just have to look where there are several cars parked. They are usually coves that are accessed by stairs from the road and you have to go down to them. There are several, but for example Cala Belladona or the cove del pi are small but beautiful, there are also the extensive sandy beaches to play volleybol, shovel or lie down with space. If you go, both in Platja D'Aro and Empuriabrava you will find many discotheques, bars, ice cream shops and all kinds of shops.