Explore: Costa Brava, Spain

With finishing university and having to grow up and get a job and all that kind of stuff, I haven’t had the time or money to have a proper holiday abroad. But finally, I got sorted and found a great bargain online to the Costa Brava in Spain. If you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful break in the sun I really recommend the area we went to: Calella de Palafrugell. About 1.5hrs drive from Barcelona it has quiet, clean beaches, quaint  restaurants and of course, sunshine!

This isn’t a place to go if you want loads of things to do, it’s a place to relax, sleep and chill out which is exactly what I needed!

We did break away from the beach on a slightly cooler day and go up to the Jardin Botanic del Cap Roig (botanical gardens for those who don’t speak Spanish!) which were beautiful and had amazing views over the Mediterranean sea.

As we were at a small town by the sea we mainly ate fish and seafood. This was a regular sight at dinner time:

Now I’ve got a tan and have spent a week sitting down I feel so much more relaxed and healthy. Hopefully it won’t be two years until the next one!