These days the heat in Barcelona is almost... unbearable for Norwegian me. I don’t seem to get used to what I would call extreme heat. Sleeping in 30 degrees C with a humity of close to 80% is just too much! And don’t even get me started on daytime temperatures! Air condition is not very usual in rented Barcelona homes and my home is not exception, so all I have is a fan. But the fan just blows the hot air around and it doesn’t always help a lot.
So I did what many people in Barcelona and around Catalunya do in summer when the city heat just gets too much- I escaped some days to Costa Brava, and it was wonderful!
Costa Brava is the Coast north of Barcelona starting from Blanes (about 60 km. from Barelona) and going up to the French border. It’s filled with idyllic old white sea side towns and beautiful smaller and larger calas, which I think would translate to coves. The nature is truly beautiful and the sleepy seaside towns are so charming. It feels like walking around in one of those beautiful postcard-images!
I also visited a couple places on Costa Brava last year, for instance Port Lligat and Cadaqués, both towns where Salvador Dalí lived and spent a lot of time. (In Port Lligat you can visit Dalí's house, where he lived from 1904 till he died in 1989. I did and it was a great experience!)
|From Dalí's garden in Port Lligat|
This time I explored the areas around Playta d’Aro and Sant Feliu de Guíxols and although these towns are bigger and more touristic (and thus lacking a little of that very charming personality), the calas around there are breathtakingly beautiful!
|Platja Cap Roig|