The charming village of Begur is a wonderful weekend getaway spot, ideally located for exploring some of the most beautiful calas the Costa Brava has to offer. Read more

Weekend away


Cala d'Aiguablava near Begur. Photo by Myriam Thyes (CC-BY-SA-4.0).

In the second installment of our 12 favorite coves along the Costa Brava, we share six unmissable coves starting at Palamós and work our way up the coast to to the wild and remote Cala Taballera near Port de la Selva. Read more



Cala Pola, Toss del Mar, photo by VRoig (CC BY 2.0).

From the easily accessible to the remote and secluded, we share our 12 favorite coves along the Costa Brava. In the first installment this week we share six unmissable coves starting at Blanes and work our way up the coast to Sant Antoni de Calonge. Read more



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There’s really something for everyone on Barcelona’s beaches, from early morning yoga, water sports and volleyball, to trendy beachside bars and traditional restaurants for a hearty paella. Read more

Best of Barcelona


Platja de Gavà. Photo by Ferran Pestaña (Flickr).

Gavà Mar is a beautiful town with plenty of things to keep you occupied on a weekend away: beautiful beaches, a fascinating promenade, and amazing restaurants who serve up delicious local food. Read more

Day Trips

Get the most out of your metro ticket. Read more

Things To Do

New in Town: Bar Limón

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With the sea breeze floating in through large windows and a menu to rival the city’s best bites to eat, this newly opened restaurant believes that everyday is a brunch day. Read more

New in Town


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A peaceful escape is closer than you think. Read more


There are plenty more beaches to track down outside the city. Read more


Reports of rising jellyfish numbers this summer cause concern for Barcelona’s beach-goers and holidaymakers. Read more

In the City

This small corner of France carries plenty of Catalan spirit. Read more


One of the city’s favourite tourist spots is under threat. Read more

In the City

Popular with locals and tourists alike, explore the beautiful Mediterranean shores of the Costa Brava. Read more


The Costa Daurada stretches south from Sitges to beyond Tarragona, and is named after its golden sandy beaches. Read more


The Maresme coast is known for its long, sandy beaches, all within an easy train journey of the city. Read more

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Escape the sunbathing crowds in Barcelona by heading to one of these out-of-town beaches. Read more

Things To Do

Barraca folk branch out to bring beachfront bliss to Castelldefels. Read more

Restaurant Reviews

Beat the crowds to the coast this month and experience the Costa Brava from another perspective, as Carol Moran leads us down a lesser-known, but well-beaten track. Read more

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Festival al Cel

Turn your eyes to the skies and check out the spectacular displays by planes in what is the biggest aerial show of its kind in the Mediterranean area (it says here) Read more


From the archive: The law against treasure hunting in Spain goes unenforced on the city’s beaches Read more


  • Platja de Gavà

    Photo by J.M. Izquierdo.

    Platja de Gavà

  • Platja de Montgat

    Platja de Montgat

  • New in Town: Bar Limón

    Photo courtesy of Bar Limón.

    New in Town: Bar Limón

  • Surfing in Barcleona

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