Exploring Costa Brava

July, 2019

We decided to swap the hustle and bustle of Barcelona for a long weekend exploring Costa Brava. I had been wanting to visit Tossa de Mar for a while, so we decided to spend 2 nights in the beautiful costal town.

Without overthinking it, we booked the quirkiest little pension right in the old town, behind the castle, and we were able to enjoy these views from our very small room. It was magic.

Tossa de Mar

We left Barcelona on Friday after work. Barcelonians love their summers and many companies have reduced hours on a Friday, which means the weekend starts at 3 pm!

Friday night we settled in and went for dinner at ‘Da Giovanni‘. Fresh seafood, huge portions, great location and friendly staff. We were off to a good start to our weekend exploring Costa Brava.

Camino de Ronda

On Saturday we decided to reach Cala Pola, one of the most beautiful bays of Costa Brava, by foot. One of the best ways of exploring Costa Brava is to walk ‘el Camino de Ronda‘, a footpath originally built in the 19th century to control smuggling.

We walked in our flip flops, for some crazy reason, but we didn’t have a big problem doing so. The walk is gorgeous and I saw bright yellow butterflies, which blew my mind away.

Exploring Costa Brava

Cala Pola

Cala Pola had really clear emerald-green waters and we enjoyed a bit of snorkeling. However, it was absolutely packed. I guess I should not be surprised as it is a very hot spot, specially in summer.

Exploring Costa Brava

On Saturday evening we had a few craft beers before a delicious dinner at Can Pini.

Exploring Costa Brava

Paddle Surf & Caves’ Tour in Tossa de Mar

It is while having drinks of course, that we decided to book a Paddle Surf – Caves Tour with ActivaT and I am so happy we did so as it was one of the best adventures of my life!

For more ideas on weekend away from Barcelona, have a look at my post here 🙂


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