If you’re celebrating the official start of summer with the midsummer solstice, getting all religious at the Fiesta de San Juan (Sant Joan in Catalan) or just out to enjoy a good party, the Costa Brava is an excellent location for the festivities leading up to some great fireworks on 23 June. For those that are unaware, San Juan is a Christian holiday – popular here in Spain – that celebrates the birth of St John the Baptist who, according to one popular publication, was bor
Just to the north of Casa Cal Domino and close to the old Roman walled city of Girona, lies the biggest natural fresh water lake in the Catalan region of Spain. Banyoles has been declared a Space of National Interest and is on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance. The lake is near the town of Banyoles with some 19,000 inhabitants and although there are some nice older parts to the town such as a central square dotted with bars and cafés, it’s not really wor
Welcome to the Costa Brava ! From the town of Blanes all the way to the French border in north-east Spain, 214 kilometres of rugged cliffs punctuated by small sandy bays and crystal clear water. This stretch of the Spanish coastline boasts a total of 28 blue-flagged beaches which are testament to the health of the marine ecosystem. The Costa Brava also hosts 2 national park marine reserves, one at the Cap de Creus in the north and the other by L’Esartit at the Illes de Medes.