Travel to Costa Brava, Spain – Episode 339

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Sherry Ott about Costa Brava Spain. Costa Brava is in Catalonia north of Barcelona on the rugged coastline of Spain. It also extends as far inland as the Pyrenees and includes farming country and medieval towns.

“It has a lot of surprises. I am going to say that it is the next Tuscany. The region itself has a variety that rivals anything Italy has to offer but yet it is relatively unknown to international travelers and especially Americans.You have got these beautiful landscapes, culture, food, beaches, farms, mountains, medieval towns, castles all to yourself in a way. There is a lot of tourism there but it is more Spanish tourism or European tourism a bit too. You have got room to roam.

I recommend you try and see it all actually. That means you plop yourself down in the middle in that farm land in those small villages, you rent yourself a villa if you are traveling with a family or a number of people. Then go to the coast, hit some beaches for a day and then the next day you can go to the Pyrenees and do hiking. Then spend a couple of days in some of the villages that surround the area and might be known for wine or cava. I personally like the variety that you can get there.”

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Show Notes

Solo Travel as a Woman – Episode 107
Travel to Lebanon – Episode 273
Sherry Ott Official Website
Hiking Costa Brava Photoset
Villa Rentals
Costa Brava Tourism
On “Tapa” the world at Costa Brava (travel blog)
Pa Amb Tomaquet (Traditional Spanish Breakfast)
Valle de Nuria
Rack Railway
Pyrnees Ski Resorts
Under the Catalan Sun
Google Translate
Meet, Plan, Go


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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

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