Known as the gateway to Costa Brava, Blanes is home to more than just beachfront properties and a boat-brimming marina. It’s also where you’ll find one of Europe’s best and oldest botanical gardens, called Marimurtra. Perched atop the cliffs of this Costa Brava enclave, Marimurtra spans 16 hectares of land filled with some 4,000 plant […]
Costa Brava lures visitors to its shores for a handful of reasons, among which landscape is certainly at the top. Whether you love the sea and beaches, or hillsides lush with trees, this northeastern part of Spain has got it all. And perhaps there’s no better way to experience it than by putting on your […]
“Land’s End” is considered the edge of the westernmost point of Spain, known since the medieval ages as Finisterre and translated to mean “the end of the earth.” There’s yet another nickname for the rugged coastline as well, a macabre sounding moniker given by Spanish locals for the rocky Galician seascape bordering Finisterre called “Costa da Morte,” aka “Coast of Death,” named for sharp rocks, ship wrecks and lost fishermen to the temperamental ocean beyond. Foreboding, to say the least.
It’s a fact: Costa Brava brims with adorable little villages. So prepare to add yet another to your list of must-see towns, because today we’re talking about Banyoles; the lakeside village that ticks all the perfect-pueblo boxes. Situated just 18 kilometers from the city of Girona, Banyoles is home to a handful of delightful sights. […]
Tucked away on a cliff-lined coast, you’ll fine the sweet village of Begur. Castle-topped and cove-filled, its a Catalan town that you’ll want to add to your Costa Brava itinerary. Begur is a tiny pueblo – well, at least in theory it is. Residents count among the thousands, but come summertime the actual town capacity […]
Few places in Spain will throw your Spanish expectations for a loop like the northwestern region of Galicia: it’s green and rugged, often cold and rainy, and can easily feel more Celtic than anything Iberian. A Little Background Galicia probably feels Celtic for a reason, though, and not just because of its landscape and climate. […]