Tuesday, March 8, 2011

CATALONIA - COSTA BRAVA: BEACHES AND VILLAGES


In the end I have visited some villages and beaches of La Costa Brava like Pals, Begur (and their coves), Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell. These villages are really beautiful. I could walk eternally along their narrow and charming streets. I could spend a whole day in each one of their coves. I could walk for hours along their Ronda Ways. For sure, these villages are some of the most charming ones of Catalonia.


Sa Riera beach in La Costa Brava
I really liked Sa Riera beach in Begur, one of the most beautiful beaches in La Costa Brava and in Catalonia


During these days, we stayed at the apartments L'Escala Resort, which I strongly recommend. These lovely apartments are located in L'Escala. For further information, you can vist the website www.lescalaresort.com. Besides, clicking on the next link, you can see some pictures of L'Escala Resort apartments.

Next, all the interesting villages, beaches and coves I visited:

Day 1

Day 2


Day 3



Day 1

Pals



City Hall of Pals in La Costa BravaCity hall of Pals


Carrer Major in PalsCarrer Major in Pals

Peratallada


Medieval village of Peratallada in La Costa BravaTypical stone buildings of Peratallada


Plaça de les Voltes in PeratalladaPlaça de les Voltes, Peratallada

L'Escala


Sunset in L' EscalaSunset in L'Escala. In the background, on the left, the marina


Sailing between seagulls near L'Escala


Day 2

Begur


Carrer del Castell in BegurCarrer del Castell. This nice street leads to the castle of Begur


Pals Beach and the Illes Medes from the castle of BegurView of Pals Beach and the Illes Medes from the castle of Begur


The Castle of BegurThe remains of the Castle of Begur with the Catalan Flag, the Senyera


Begur - Sa Tuna beach


Sa Tuna beach in BegurSa Tuna is a peaceful beach really charming


Sa Riera beach in BegurOverview of Sa Tuna Beach in Begur


Begur - Sa Riera beach


Sa Riera beach in BegurSa Riera beach from the Ronda Way in Begur



Begur - Camí de Ronda (Ronda Way)


Camí de Ronda in BegurThe Ronda Way led us from Sa Riera beach to Aiguafreda cove

L'Estartit


Marina of L'Estartit
Sailing and fishing boats in the Marina of L'Estartit with the Illes Medes in the background



Day 3


Llafranc


Llafranc and the Ronda Way in Costa BravaOverview of Llafranc and its beach from the Ronda Way


Camí de Ronda from Llafranc to Calella de Palafrugell


Ronda Way in LlafrancThe Ronda Way from Llafranc to Calella de Palafrugell is really nice


La Costa Brava in Llafrancand the views of the coast and the turquoise blue water are wonderful


La Costa Brava near Calella de PalafrugellA small viewpoint in the Ronda Way


Calella de Palafrugell


Calella de Palafrugell in La Costa BravaOverview of El Canadell beach, Calella de Palafrugell, from the Ronda Way


Beach of Calella de Palafrugell in La Costa BravaCalella de Palafrugell is a typical nice fishing village of La Costa Brava


Beach of Calella de Palafrugell in La Costa BravaTypical white buildings next to Port Bo beach in Calella de Palafrugell


Llafranc - Far de San Sebastià


San Sebastià lighthouse in LlafrancLighthouse of San Sebastià, in Llafranc. From this point the views of Llafranc are fantastic


Calonge


Castle of CalongeCastle of Calonge


Calonge - Teteria Sa Pubilla


The Tea Shop Sa Pubilla, next to the Tourism Office of Calonge, is a cozy place to have a rest. The decoration is friendly and colourful and the relaxing music is perfect to get one's strength back (Address: Plaça Major 4, Calonge)



Some months later I visit the beautiful village of Tamariu, also in La Costa Brava, and its lovely beach, as you can see in the following picture:



Beautiful beach of Tamariu in La Costa Brava


Other nice villages of La Costa Brava are Tossa de Mar, which I visited two years ago:



Castle and beach of Tossa de Mar in La Costa Brava


and Blanes:



S'Abanell beach in La Costa Brava
S'Abanell beach in Blanes, another beautiful beach in La Costa Brava




and Sant Feliu de Guíxols:



Cala Jonca in Sant Feliu de Guixols
Cala Jonca in Sant Feliu de Guíxols


and Platja d'Aro:



Cala Rovira in Platja d'Aro
Camí de Ronda (Ronda Way) beside Cala Rovira in Platja d'Aro


and Palamós:



La Fosca beach in Palamos
La Fosca beach in Palamós from Camí de Ronda


I also recommend spending a weekend in Cadaquès, Portlligat and Empuriabrava, three charming villages located in the north of La Costa Brava, as I did in 2009.

Of course, in addition to its almost heavenly beaches of turquoise water, Costa Brava offers many cultural activities. Among them, I would recommend visiting the following places:



and enjoying Camins de Ronda in Costa Brava, from where you can enjoy fantastic views of Costa Brava and its beaches:




However, If you especially like beaches, below you have other beautiful beaches in Catalonia:


- 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 places and villages in Catalonia.

3 comments:

Calella villas said...

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jose manuel said...

I like to spend my vacations on beautiful Costa Brava wih my friends. It is really an exciting place for enjoying.
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Alfonso Sanchez said...

Best places in east Spain.