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Costa Brava

Listed under Coastlines in Costa Brava, Spain.

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Costa Brava means the Wild Coast – but it’s way more than just a beautiful coastline. The region actually sits within Catalonia, and is considered to include the northeast coast of Spain (north of Barcelona) and it extends from the shoreline inland to the Pyrenees covering farming country, and medieval towns in addition to beaches.

The region’s variety rivals anything Italy has to offer – landscapes, culture, food, beaches, farms, medieval towns, castles…a bit of everything!

Villages are tiny and peppered about every 4 km. And in them you’ll find a church, some old people, cobblestone streets, and amazing little restaurants maintained and run with such great care. Life runs at a different pace in these places – there’s a beauty about that which you seldom get any longer. In my little nearby village of Pontos was Yollanda who ran the restaurant Can Cassolete. I walked in to hear Nora Roberts filling the intimate little room with stone archways. Yollanda’s daughter was on hand to help with English translating, and Yollanda’s partner was chef running the kitchen – a true family affair. I enjoyed mushroom croquettes, and their house specialty – fish cassolete with tender fish in a flavorful butter sauce. A wonderful meal in a laid back atmosphere.

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Written by  Sherry Ott.

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