Horta de Sant Joan is a tiny village at the edge of Catalonia. It takes you 2-3 hours by car to get here, and you can slide down a river canyon.
When it comes to activities around Catalonia, of course, there are as well lots of cool sports activities to join, no surprise, right?!
Update: We received the question on where you can find a company to book the Canyoning in Horta de Sant Joan. You can directly contact https://www.montsport.es/barranquismo. Send them an email or call them. Our guide spoke English although our tour was in Spanish. But make sure you get an English-Speaking guide if needed.
That is important for the safety instructions.
Here is our video from the canyoning experience in Horta de Sant Joan:
7. Girona (“you know nothing, John Snow”)
Game of Thrones anyone?
Anyway, Gerona is the small hidden pearl up in the north of Barcelona.
It is a medieval town to visit, and absolutely worth it. You can get lost in the old town, visit chic cafés, and eat very, very well!
Whilst we are exploring the coast for excursions from Barcelona, we should say something general here.
Costa Brava is an incredibly beautiful coast line in the North of Catalonia.
The best part: Only a few parts are loaded with tourists, and that only in July and August.
The very firsts town of the magical Costa Brava is only a 1-hour ride from Barcelona. It is the city of Blanes. The Costa Brava has everything from touristic hot-spots, adventurous activities, diving, skydiving, kayaking, cliff jumping…or simply getting a nice color at the beach!
When you arrive with the train in Blanes, you will need to take a bus or taxi to the village itself. You can also walk, which takes around 20 minutes.
It has a beautiful old town and a wonderful beach to hang out. The coastline itself is unique as they have a small peninsula.
For a view all over the town, you can go up all the way to the old castle. It’s quite a way to get up here, but certainly worth it.
11. Lloret de Mar (for Nightlife)
Feel like partying?
Lloret de Mar is famous for being a party town on a budget.
Many schools organize their very last students trip to Lloret de Mar. So if you are looking for organizing a hen party, stag party or simple want to party, go to Lorret de Mar!
But don’t be fooled, there is more than its nightlife.
Although it can get really busy here and quite crazy, the beaches around the city are gorgeous. Just keep walking either south or north – it will be worth it.
Truth the told: Lloret de Mar itself is not really as beautiful as Tossa de Mar or other spots. Seriously, it is not.
If you prefer a scenic, beautiful village on the coast, hop over to Pals or Tossa de Mar.
12. Aquatic Park in Lloret de Mar
The old fisher town of Lloret de Mar also has its own water park.
I went here the first time when I was 12, I had a blast. It is a great day trip fro families, and friends alike.
For a booking, we recommend checking out their website at Water World. There they offer many different types of promotions.
13. Tossa de Mar
A beauty, I already mentioned it.
And many people refer it as the most beautiful town at the Costa Brava. The beach is quite small. So keep walking and climb up the steep way to the tower. There are many small(er) beaches around Tossa de Mar.
People say Tossa de Mar is a very romantic city. I agree here.
Take into account that Tossa de Mar is a small village. In August and high season it feels really packed.