around the area of Setcases which means the “seven houses”, the river Ter is
just above the town it’s a wonderful place for walking and a picnic with family
and friends. If you have the opportunity to visit the Benedictine Monastery of
Sant Pere de Camprodon it will be well worth your time. The interior is simple
yet atmospheric, with arched windows and rustic, authentic architecture, the
roof is a pointed arch which houses the bell tower.
Take a break for a coffee or tapas snack at one of the small cafes in the area and enjoy local delicacies from the Pyrenees region as you plan your next move.
your coffee break, take a short drive to Mollo Park. Located in a forest and
surrounded by incredible flora and fauna, this park allows visitors to get up
close and personal with a myriad of animal species. Here you will be able to
see bears, deer, donkeys, wolves, eagles and marmots in large enclosures in a
picturesque, forest environment. There’s an interactive map which can be
downloaded so that you can plan your route around the nature park prior to your
visit, that way you won’t miss seeing any of your favourite furry friends!
If you plan ahead prepare a snack in your Spain vacation rental, there are many picnic areas in the forest where you can relax overlooking the river and the valley. The park allows visitors to bring sandwiches and fruit in their rucksacks – anymore and the animals may be tempted! There is however a café which services pizza, sandwiches and hamburgers if you don’t wish to bring your own.
Mollo park is open almost all year round apart from major holidays, however the café is only opening during the summer months. It’s a wonderful day trip combined with a walk in the foothills of the Pyrenees, something for all of the family in a stunning area of Catalonia.
Although it may not be the largest town on the Costa Brava coastline, Tossa del Mar is arguably one of the most majestic and impressive. Not only is it home to three beautiful beaches, but it also has a dominating castle, quaint old town and an altogether relaxed vibe.
The old town is known as Vila Vella,
and is the only fully surviving Medieval fortified town in along the coast of
Costa Brava. Plus, it boasts stunning views of the sea below. Stepping through
the walls you will find yourself in a maze of cobbled alleys, with many bars
and restaurants to enjoy.
Castillo de Tossa del mar
The castle that stands perched on the hill is the town’s most impressive feature. You will need to climb a winding path to reach the summit, but when you do you will be rewarded with some beautiful views of the beaches and town. If you don’t fancy the climb, you can always hop on the little land train to take you to the top.
Located just a short walk outside of
the town lies the Tossa del Mar animal shelter, and you will certainly hear
when you are getting close thanks to the chorus of barking! The shelter is
always looked for people to help walk their pooches, and the surrounding area
is a great place to go for a stroll with a rescued dog by your side.
Although Tossa del Mar is a sleepy
little town most of the time, it certainly has its fair share of water sports.
Adrenaline seekers can hop on the back of a banana boat, while those that fancy
something a little more relaxing can hire a kayak or take to the water on a
glass bottom boat.
Lloret de Mar is big and brash in summer, quieter in winter. This is one of the classic Costa Brava resorts that offers something for everyone. It is ideally located for trips to the medieval costal town of Tossa de Mar, the historic city of Girona and the glorious countryside of the interior of Girona Province.