Once a Fishing Village

woman contemplating the sea framed by an arch"

Coastal Hikes in Spain A Fishing Village along the Cami de Ronda

Cannes, Portofino, Benidorm – nearly all of the famous Mediterranean beach resorts, whether classy or downmarket, were once humble fishing villages.

In some parts of the Mediterranean, there is nothing that could remind the visitor of this tradition – in others, there may still be people standing on the quayside every morning selling fish, but the whole scene feels

Once a Fishing Village

S’Alguer – A Fishing Village along the Cami de Ronda

"S'Alguer along the Cami de Ronda"

Coastal Hikes in Spain An Old Fishing Village on the Cami de Ronda

Spain’s Costa Brava and the French Riviera may be two of Europe’s most famous and most visited coastal holiday regions, but that’s where the similarity ends.

Whereas the French Riviera, at least its “core section” between Cannes and Menton on the Italian border, is just one continuous stretch of homes, hotels and commercial developments, the Costa Brava –

S’Alguer – A Fishing Village along the Cami de Ronda

The Picture Pretty Trail of La Fosca

"A scenic view of the La Fosca trail along the Cami de Ronda seen through a picture frame"

Coastal Hikes in Spain Along the Cami de Ronda This is easily one of the most scenic views from our recent hike on the Costa Brava between the Catalonian beach resorts of La Fosca and Palafrugell: with the three classical features of the Mediterranean coastline – the plants that grow out of the arid slopes and cliffs, the vast expanse of the ocean, the combination of beaches and human settlements – neatly arranged in the

The Picture Pretty Trail of La Fosca

The Real Costa Brava

"A cove by the beach along the Cami de Ronda in the Costa Brava"

Coastal Hikes in Spain This is the real Costa Brava Forget everything you have always thought you knew about the Costa Brava: the holiday factories, the hordes of Viking tourists, the overcrowded beaches….

Sure, the Costa Brava has all of that, but certainly not on the stretch between Palamos and Palafrugell – an area that will remind you, in fact, of what attracted the international tourism industry to this part of the Iberian

The Real Costa Brava