We welcome photographer & traveller, Julia Fischer, back to The Digest. Julia shares her travel guide to Costa Brava, Spain. Steeped in natural beauty and nostalgic old town charm - add this European seaside escape to your itinerary. 

Where to swim

Costa Brava has many different types of beaches and landscapes with special lights, shapes and colours. Among my favourites are:

  • Cala Sa Tuna
  • Cala Aiguablava
  • The beaches around Calella de Palafrugell.

Where to eat

My dreamy dinners happen on an outdoor terrace or garden surrounded by my loved ones.

  • A special spot for a chilled snack & drinks I can  recommend the Ultramar Beach Restaurant in Begur.
  • Typical Mediterranean dishes along with seafood can be found pretty much anywhere on this coast. My personal pick would be La Blava Calella.
  • In Calella de Palafrugell you will find many options with magical sea views.

Where to stay

Cadaqués and Calella de Palafrugell for picturesque white towns with unique surroundings. I usually stay in local hotels or Airbnbs. 

Where to have sunset drinks

Really can’t think of a better place other than the lighthouse bar in Cap de Creus 

What to pack

  • Your favourite swimsuit
  • Travel sarong 
  • A good book to read while listening to the sound of the sea.

Must do 

  • Wake up early to see the sun rise over the sea. 
  • Check on local artisans for ceramics and food markets.

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