Tuesday, March 15, 2011

COSTA BRAVA: CALONGE

After visiting the old city of Calonge and the castle, we spent a good time in Tea Shop Sa Pubilla (Plaça Major 4). With a delicious tea served with some pastries we enjoyed the relaxing music and the peaceful and cozy ambience of this tea shop. Perfect for a rest! And there is also a lovely small courtyard ideal for summer.


Castle of Calonge in La Costa BravaAfter walking along the Carrer Major of Calonge we arrived at the castle


Castle of Calonge in La Costa BravaCalonge castle is well preserved and it's a nice place to visit


Castle of Calonge in La Costa BravaA tower of Calonge castle


Plaça Major of Calonge in La Costa BravaPlaça Major of Calonge in La Costa Brava


Plaça Major of Calonge in La Costa BravaTypical building of the old city of Calonge in La Costa Brava. In the ground floor of this building there is a nice Tea Shop perfect for a rest

Tea Shop Sa Pubilla in CalongeOverview of the Tea Shop Sa Pubilla in Calonge. The decoration is quite warm


Tea Shop Sa Pubilla in CalongeHere we were just about to taste our tea


Tea Shop Sa Pubilla in CalongePlants and flowers together with relaxing music are important elements to create the warm ambience of this tea shop




If you liked this pictures, clicking on the next links you will find more pictures of another fantastic beaches in La Costa Brava, like:



From Camins de Ronda in Costa Brava you can also enjoy fantastic views of Costa Brava and its beaches:



Moreover if you like beaches, below you have other beautiful beaches in Catalonia:

- Costa Daurada beaches

Barcelona Beaches


Besides, in La Costa Brava you can visit the fantastic old city of Gironamany lovely villages and interesting places, like:



Clicking on the next link, you will find links to other beautiful villages and places in Catalonia.

Monday, March 14, 2011

COSTA BRAVA: L'ESCALA AND L'ESTARTIT

During the three days we spent in la Costa Brava, we stayed at L'Escala Resort, where we enjoyed a lovely apartment and the gardens and swiming pools next to it. In this post I would like to show you some pictures of this resort and of L'Escala and L'Estartit, two nice fishing villages of la Costa Brava.

L'Escala - Montgó Beach

Montgó beach in L' EscalaOverview of Montgó beach in L'Escala, a beautiful beach of La Costa Brava


Cala Montgó in L'Escala
Another picture of Cala Montgó in L'Escala. I really like the clear water of the beaches in La Costa Brava

L'Escala Resort


L'Escala Resort in Costa BravaThis swimming pool was next to our apartment


L'Escala Resort in Costa BravaThe garden we had in front of our apartment


L'Escala Resort in Costa BravaOur apartment with the swimming pool in the foreground


L'Escala Resort in Costa BravaAnother overview of the gardens


L'Escala Resort in Costa BravaWe didn't use this deck chair because it wasn't hot



L'Escala


Little beach in L'EscalaAn small beach in L'Escala


Sunset in L'EscalaSunset in L'Escala



L'Estartit


Illes Medes from L'Estartit beach
Illes Medes (Medes Islands) from L'Estartit beach


One of the hotels in L'EstartitOne of the hotels in L'Estartit




If you liked this pictures, clicking on the next links you will find more pictures of another fantastic beaches in La Costa Brava, like:

Moreover if you like beaches, below you have other beautiful beaches in Catalonia:

- Costa Daurada beaches

Barcelona Beaches


Besides, in La Costa Brava you can visit the fantastic old city of Gironamany lovely villages and interesting places, like:



Finally, clicking on the next link you will find links to more beautiful villages in Catalonia.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

COSTA BRAVA: CALELLA DE PALAFRUGELL AND LLAFRANC BEACHES


Like Begur, Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell are two lovely seaside villages of La Costa Brava. Their beaches, their typical nice white houses, the Ronda Way between them and the wonderful views of these two villages from San Sebastian Lighthouse are enough reasons to spent one day, or even a weekend, enjoying their beauty.

Llafranc


Llafranc Beach in La Costa Brava
Llafranc Beach and the marina appears also in the background


Llafranc Beach in La Costa Brava
View of the Llafranc beach and some typical white houses of this seaside village in La Costa Brava


Llafranc Beach in La Costa Brava
View of Llafranc from the Ronda Way, which links Llafranc with Calella de Palafrugell


Camí de Ronda (Ronda Way)



Ronda Way between Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell
Ronda way is a lovely path along the Costa Brava which links many villages of this coast. The views from Ronda Way are always fantastic



Calella de Palafrugell


Calella de Palafrugell in La Costa Brava
Promenade of Calella de Palafrugell


Calella de Palafrugell in La Costa Brava
There are houses built really near the beach in Calella de Palafrugell, so the promenade goes under them when necessary 

Port Bo beach in Calella de Palafrugell
Port Bo beach in Calella de Palafrugell through one of these white archs


Fishing boats on the beach of Calella de Palafrugell
Typical fishing boats on the beach of Calella de Palafrugell


Beach of Calella de Palafrugell in La Costa Brava
In march water is still quite cold, so there isn't many people on the beach of Calella de Palafrugell


Calella de Palafrugell beach in La Costa Brava
Overview of Calella de Palafrugell beach under a lovely day


Calella de Palafrugell beach in La Costa Brava
As in Llafranc, typical houses are also white in Calella de Palafrugell

Calella de Palafrugell beach in La Costa Brava
Water of the Mediterranean Sea was really clear


Calella de Palafrugell in La Costa Brava
Typical narrow street of Calella de Palafrugell



Ronda Way



Coming back to Llafranc, we enjoyed again of a 15min walk along the Ronda Way



San Sebastià Lighthouse


San Sebastian Lighthouse in LlafrancSan Sebastian Lighthouse in Llafranc

Llafranc from San Sebastian lighthouse in La Costa Brava
The views of Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell from San Sebastian lighthouse were wonderful 

Llafranc from San Sebastian lighthouse in La Costa Brava
I enjoyed a lot the time we spent in this peaceful viewpoint admiring impressive views of Llafranc and La Costa Brava like this one



After enjoying this views of Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell, we went to Calonge, where we walked along the streets of the old city and visited the castle.


Besides, If you have enough time, I strongly recommend visiting the nearby village of Tamariu, another beautiful place in La Costa Brava as you can see in the next picture. Another lovely seaside villages of la Costa Brava is Tossa de Mar, with beautiful beaches and an old city really nice. 


Tamariu beach in La Costa Brava
Nice overview of the beach of Tamariu, another beautiful village in la Costa Brava near Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell

Summarizing, these are some of the most beautiful beaches you can enjoy in La Costa Brava and in La Costa Daurada:

Costa Brava
From Camins de Ronda in Costa Brava you can also enjoy fantastic views of Costa Brava and its beaches:



- Costa Daurada


Besides, in La Costa Brava you can visit the fantastic old city of Gironamany lovely villages and interesting places, like:



Other fantastic beaches I have visited in Spain and Portugal are:



Finally, clicking on the next link, you will find links to other beautiful villages and places in Catalonia.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

COSTA BRAVA - BEGUR: SA TUNA AND SA RIERA BEACHES

After walking along the nice streets of Begur and enjoying the fantastic views of La Costa Brava from the Begur Castle, we went to Sa Tuna beach, our starting point of our route along the wonderful beaches and coves of Begur. Probably, the most beautiful beaches in Catalonia.


Begur - Sa Tuna Beach



Sa Tuna beach in Begur
Overview of Sa Tuna beach in Begur. Probably, the beach of La Costa Brava I liked the most


Colourful houses near Sa Tuna beach in BegurColourful houses near Sa Tuna beach


Sa Tuna beach in La Costa BravaSa Tuna beach has little sand as it can be seen in this picture. Instead, there are small rounded stones

Turquoise water os Sa Tuna beach in Begur
The water of Sa Tuna beach in La Costa Brava has a beautiful turquoise blue color


Sa Tuna beach in La Costa BravaWe were lucky because the day was incredibly lovely, what increases the beauty of Sa Tuna beach


Aiguafreda beach in La Costa Brava
After walking 10min along the Ronda Way, we enjoyed this view of Aiguafreda cove in La Costa Brava


Begur - Sa Riera Beach


Sa Riera beach in Begur
Overview of Sa Riera beach in Begur, also a fantastic beach


Sa Riera beach in La Costa Brava From Sa Riera beach in Begur you can see Les Illes Medes, which appear on the horizon


Clear water of Sa Riera beach in La Costa Brava
This staircase leads straight to the clear water of Sa Riera beach in La Costa Brava


Sa Riera beach from the Ronda Way
View of Sa Riera beach and its transparent water from the Ronda Way


Turquoise blue water of La Costa Brava
Walking along the Ronda Way between Sa Riera and Illa Roja beaches we could enjoy this wonderful view of the Costa Brava and it turquoise blue water


Begur - Illa Roja beach


Illa Roja Cove in Begur
Illa Roja Cove is almost a heavenly place you can enjoy in La Costa Brava


Begur - Illa Roja, Raco and Pals beaches


Beaches of Illa Roja and Pals in La Costa Brava
Illa Roja beach in the foreground and, in the background, Pals beach. On the right Illes Medes could be seen


Begur - Aiguablava Beach


Aiguablava beach in Begur
View of Aiguablava cove in the afternoon


After walking along these fantastic beaches, the following day we could enjoy a fantastic day visiting the beaches of Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell.

Besides, clicking on the next links, you will find more information about the beaches and coves of Begur and other activities you can do in this wonderful village of la Costa Brava.


If you like beaches, below you have links of some of the most beautiful beaches in Catalonia:

- Costa Brava beaches
Costa Daurada beaches

- Barcelona Beaches


Other fantastic beaches I have visited in Spain and Portugal are:



Finally, clicking on the next link, you will find links to other beautiful villages and places in Catalonia.