With the approach of the beginning of the new school year we would like to wrap up our weirdest summer vacations to date with the last two Staycation posts of 2020.
This year I’ve had 3-week summer holidays, but I call them my semi-vacations because I’ve been partially working for a few days each week. In addition, during the first week I took some tests and checked with my doctor, which doesn’t seem like the nicest start of holidays, right? *wink*
For the second and third week Daniel joined me for the holidays and we planned three different 1-day getaways. They had to comply the following: doable in one day, so we would get back home with Juno, and choose only places where social distancing was possible. I was craving for the sea, so of course 2 of the three would be at my beloved Costa Brava.
Costa Brava is how the Mediterranean coast is called from the town of Blanes until the very end on the French border in the north. It’s specially known for its coves, cliffs and beaches, that are connected through a hiking walk that crosses several parks alongside the coast (which protect the area from massive construction). The towns are also specially lovely too, I would certainly mention Cadaqués as a prime example, in case you want to Google it. During the last years together with Daniel we have already visited several parts of the coast, and I’ve even started to make a list of all the most famous coves & beaches so we can always visit new ones.
Let’s dress with our most summery outfits, take your swimsuit because we are going to the beach!
For the first outing we chose S’Agaró, which we already visited two years ago (check our post here!) but this time we drove with my mom and we walked in the opposite direction until Sa Conca beach. This hike is one of the easiest and to be frank also one of the best, you have amazing views all the time, you stumble upon very interesting architecture features and you walk alongside the flat broadwalk instead of hiking up the mountain. This was a really wise choice to do with my mom, in the middle of the walk we found a pebble beach with very few people swimming (perfect for social distancing) and a very clear water, where we spent most of the day.
I recommend parking at Sant Pol beach (4 hours cost 2.65€ which is completely affordable) and then make a round trip to Sa Conca. I also love Sant Pol beach itself, but this year was too busy.
For the second beach outing we chose another new to us area, Platja Castell (Castell Beach) in Palamós. The walk this time was way heavier, double milage and three times more difficult, although perfectly doable for non-trained people like us with beach shoes (not flip-flops though).
We were able to meet up with our friends Lucila, Eduard and tiny Ireneu to do the hike, with social distance and masks at all times, which was super weird but nice to see friendly faces in person. We saw ducks at the beach (cute), jumped big waves, and had a good catch-up chat with our friends.