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Holiday in the Costa Brava

Holiday in the Costa Brava

Just a couple hours north of Barcelona is the Costa Brava – translating to “Rugged Coast”. This region is absolutely beautiful and has long stretches of beach and resorts.  My dad who is from Barcelona booked us in at the SIlken Park Hotel San Jorge: not far from beach town – Platja D’Aro.  The walked down the cliffside stairway to the beach and spent many hours here.  From our hotel, with baby Hudson in the carrier: we also explored the gorgeous coastline by walking the coastal footpath.This was our favorite spot to enjoy breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.Hudson napping on the hotel bed while we took a break from the beach and the sun.I thought I would give the local fish specialty a try at lunch.  Without an English menu translation, I went with my gut on this one.  Both Hudson and I were a little surprised at everything else that was included with the fish!Steps from our hotel on the Costa Brava – the water was crystal blue and perfect for snorkeling.Instead of Paella, for dinner one night I tried the “Fideua” – which is basically Paella (but instead of Rice its with Noodles).  It kind of reminded me of good ol’ Rice-a-Roni – but much tastier and with seafood fresh from the Sea!  This specialty was one of my favorites! I will have to find a recipe for this one that I can try at home!Enjoying the beautiful Sea Views from our hotel.  The grounds were lovely!In the region of Catalonia, everyone eats “Pan con Tomate” which is simply tomatoes rubbed on crusty bread – with olive oil and salt.  This was included with our breakfast and I loved to pair my pan con tomate with Spanish Ham and Manchego Cheese! I even make this at home sometimes – So Yummy!Afternoon sun break by the pool with my little man!Hudson absolutely LOVES the water and what better place to play and splash around than the Mediterranean Sea!View from the Hotel Terrace!  This lil beach is a hidden gem.  Close to Platja d’Aro but not located on most maps!The best little travel buddy in the world.About an hour+ drive from Platja D’Aro is this small fishing hamlet called “Sa Tuna” – It was so windy this day so we didn’t swim, but the views were spectacular!  We also had a lovely lunch of local mussels overlooking this exact spot!I can’t wait to go back to the Costa Brava and explore further North (perhaps closer to France).  There really is so much to do and it was a great holiday spot with a baby!  Definitely need a beach umbrella, and next time I would bring a snorkel!  Have you visited the Costa Brava?  Any favorite spots? – Comment Below 🙂

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