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COSTA BRAVA & BARCELONA
 
 
INTRODUCTION
Situated in the North-East of the Iberian peninsula, we have an important number of possibilities of offer you such incredible holidays in the Mediterranean, with an impressive variety of catamaran, sailing boats, monohull, motor boats and yachts to rent during your holidays in the Costa Brava.
To rent a ship, yacht or a catamaran in the Costa Brava is not complicated, you can do it with or without skipper, sailing and enjoying the sea, practising scuba diving, sports fishing, or sunbathing in deck. 
 
Enjoy your holidays on the high seas and your excursions in land across wonderful villages, discovering:
 
35 kilometres away from the Capital of the province is Tossa del Mar, villa of Roman origin, linked for several centuries to Ripoll's Monastery.
25 kilometres away Guixols's Sant Feliu appears, located in the low Ampurdan, in a geographical environment full of contrasts and nature. A popular visit in this place has to be the Monastery of Rodes's Sant Peres, an example of the Romanesque architecture, and one of the best preserved of Europe. 
Another place would be Palamós with his auction of fish in The Pösito of the Fishermen. Also you will be able to enjoy the walks along his paved streets or of the lunch in his taverns and restaurants.
Maybe one of the most beautiful places of the Costa Brava is El'Startit (Big Tower). With exits to the rocky sea and under the protection of a beautiful mountainous and rough environment, beaten by the waves.
 
And know Barcelona, of Roman origin, with its long history that has provided to it an impressive culture: in the conservation of its rich historical - artistic patrimony and in the promotion of the most new artistic events. A great cultural activity will discover museums, exhibitions, outdoors sculptures... and a programming of music, theatre and dance.
 
 
CLIMATE
To speak about the climate is to speak about a soft climate, without extreme temperatures, proper about the Mediterranean. The winters are cold and the summers are warm but not compared to those in the south of Spain.
 
 
SHOPPING
Between the typical products you will be able to acquire a great variety of ceramics in Pals, to buy excellent wine, like: the New wine of Ampurdán very Know in the zone (though still it has not been exported); red sweet wine Garnatxa, elaborated following the method vin of paille, it is excellent; or whites produced only of white grapes, though also with a mixture of Robe together with a minority of white grapes to produce wines with very much body … definitively an infinity of domestic products that you will be able to acquire for your enjoyment.
 
In Barcelona you will find a great variety of shopping zones or simply go out to see shop windows, it is a tourist attraction, and in Barcelona this activity takes a special meaning, presenting the best brands, the best designers, articles and exclusive designs.
Also there are a variety of small places called "street markets" which offer different varieties of objects, like food (cheeses, sausages, conserves, vegetables etc.), beautiful crafts ….
 
 
GASTRONOMY
The gastronomy of the Costa Brava is based principally on the Mediterranean gastronomy, a rich diet on meat and fish flavoured by vegetables. The sea and the mountain provide the spices necessary for an excellent diet.
Try: the anchovies of L'Escala, the ranxo of the Pescadores (with a great variety of fishes), Palamos's shrimps, the rice-fields of Pals's surroundings, the different types of Butifarra, a good bread with tomato … The pastry is very developed: bisbalencs (pastry of puff-pastry and citron preserve, typical of the Bisbal), buns …