The Cami de Ronda

This section of the Cami de Ronda goes from Palamós to Calella de Palafrugell.

Hiking the high Pyrenees at Vallter

It’s Spring, the temperatures are rising on the Costa Brava and at altitude, the snows are melting. May to mid-June and mid-September to the end of October are perfect for hiking the high Pyrenees. One of our favourite hikes is to Vallter, a ski resort during the winter months and whose name originates from “Ter…

Let’s Ski…..

One of the great things about living here is that we are not that far from the snow. The gateway to the high Pyrenees starts at the town of Ripoll just over an hour away and from there you have a choice of four Spanish resorts to the east of Andorra or crossing over into…

Rocacorba – Fantastic views and where to find them….

It’s Easter, the clocks have changed, the equinox has passed and the first blush of heat tempts us with the promise of summer. I love this time of year. The high Pyrenees is still full of snow which keeps the skiers very happy and provides lovely views of the mountains, but at lower levels, it’s…

Fantastic food and medieval villages of Baix Empordá

    Pals, Monells, Peretallada and Palau Sator. Four little perfectly preserved villages close to the Villa. I love these places. Even in the midst of the high season, being a few kms away from the beaches, they are not totally overrun by tourists. But for me at least, the best time to come is…

It’s a beach day….

Casa Cal Domino sits on a small hill overlooking the 11th Century castle and the medieval village of Calonge just 3 km from the Costa Brava. Here’s our top dozen photos of fantastic beaches to go to soak up the sun all within 20 km of the villa.                …

The Cami de Ronda

This section of the Cami de Ronda goes from Torre Valentina to Platja d’Aro.

Hiking the Nuria Valley, Catalan Pyrenees

Of course, when most people think of Catalunya in North East Spain, they think of the Costa Brava, secluded coves, long lazy lunches by the sea and the stereotypical Spanish summer holiday. Fair enough….. we have all of the above. However, there is another side to Catalunya and during the summer months, the mountains of…