The Essence of the Mediterranean
We had the most amazing day along the Costa Brava! Jonathan and his team put together a thoughtful set of experiences for our family of 4 that we'll remember for a long time to come.
From culture, art history and the most beautiful landscapes, there was truly something for everyone - our kids even had time to swim. Cap de Creus was an unexpected highlight and our fresh seafood lunch in front of the sea in Cadaqués made us feel like true locals. Highly recommended to all -
Medieval monasteries, white washed
fishing villages & seaside lunch -
the essence of the Med
Spain's proud answer to La Côte d'Azur, for more than a century the rugged cliffs and white washed fishing villages along La Costa Brava have served as inspiration for poets, artists and romantics alike. This famed stretch of wild coastline between Barcelona and the French border weds art & architecture, cuisine & culture, land & sea - its stunning natural beauty is quintessentially Mediterranean.
What to expect ?
The day begins with a visit to the 10th century Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery, a Romanesque and Gothic era masterpiece which dominates over the sea. Next we wind our way through pine forest to Cadaqués, the Pearl of the Costa Brava. Set against a deep blue sea, Cadaqués boasts a stunning collection of vernacular and Modernist architecture, once home to Picasso, Dalí, Lorca and Juan Gris. Where church bells still ring at high noon and fishermen bring in their daily catch, time seems to have all but stopped. After exploring its cobblestoned streets we pause for a seaside lunch.
The afternoon takes us to Cap de Creus Nature Reserve, the eastern most point in peninsular Spain, its unique rock formations made famous in Salvador Dalí's surrealist landscapes. Perched at the tip of Cap de Creus sits a lighthouse, both a symbol and reminder of the vast sea below. Its tiny café allows for one last sweeping vista before we depart.
The Costa Brava is 2 hours north of Barcelona. Due to its inaccessibility this experience is only available with private transportation. Lunch included.