Water sports


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



Photo by Vidar Nordli Mathisen.

Interest in open-water swimming is on the rise and Catalunya offers some unique opportunities to take the plunge. 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

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Sailing, surfing and sand ... Catalunya is celebrated for its beautiful beaches, but it offers so much more. Discover five of our favorite places to kayak in the region and where to go to get on the water. Read more


Located just a mile off the coast from L’Estartit, the Medes Islands archipelago consists of seven islets and forms part of the Montgrí. Read more

Day Trips

Known for its picturesque beaches and beautiful blue-green coves, Catalonia’s coast is ideal for sunbathing and swimming, but people have ALSO been surfing here since the late eighties Read more


Exhilarating and energetic, this popular adventure sport is the best way to find out what lies within Catalunya’s mountainous landscape. Read more


The best watersports to help you make a splash. Read more

Things To Do

Catalunya is home to some of Spain’s best whitewater rafting. Read more


Here’s a quick roundup of species you’re likely to spot whilst diving in the Illes Medes or Illes Columbretes. Read more


Get your fix of fun on the water in and around Barcelona. Read more

Things To Do

The Noguera Pallaresa river is one of Spain’s top whitewater destinations. Read more

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Canyoning is an extreme sport that goes by many names around the world, and that the Pyrenees are an excellent place to practise it Read more

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