I returned from a little European getaway last week.
And with a tan, may I add! Me and three of my other girl friends travelled the short journey to Girona, near Barcelona and then headed to my friend’s house in the small, quaint location of L’Escala.
I have been to Spain many times before and so because of this I must admit that before this getaway I thought I had already seen what Spain has to offer me. However, I was proven wrong!
The weather was scorching when we arrived, even though it was still early June. The area really did have a good mix of English and Spanish – I have previously visited other Spanish locations such as Majorca, which although is still a lovely place, I don’t feel there is as much culture there!
Although it was still a tourist area, L’Escala really was the perfect little Spanish getaway for 4 girls like us.
On the first full day we drove to see late Salvador Dali’s wife’s old home which was really worthwhile and the scenery surrounding the place was stunning. It cost us just under 10 euros each for the entry.
For the rest of our getaway we really did just spend most of our time relaxing on the beach, walking to the ‘old town’ and eating our weight in Spanish tapas! The food may I add, is brilliant for money and we managed to eat out every day.
Although the area was pretty quiet, apparently it really picks up and becomes busy in July and August. However I think I actually preferred it being nice and quiet really, I actually mostly prefer having chilled days and relaxed nights sometimes!
The surroundings were also really green which reminded me slightly of Italy, and mountains lined the backdrop of the sea.
So, if you’re looking for an easy, relaxed getaway – check out this place and its surrounding areas before you decide to dismiss Spain as a country you have already seen.
Lots of love,