So the summer season is drawing to a close and most of the tourists have gone – but not all of them! This month of October is prime time for those who love to get out on the golf course. At this time of year the weather tends to be ideal for playing a round (not “playing around” – although maybe a bit of that too!). So without further ado, let’s introduce you to the golf courses of the Costa Brava, starting south and working our way northwards towards the French border. Continue reading “Golfing in the Empordà”
The Costa Brava is, of course, famed for its many beautiful beaches (and we’ll come back to those in more detail at a later date) but for today we’re going to focus on one of the lovely villages in the region that makes for a lovely day trip: Pals. In future blogs, we will cover other local hamlets, so this is just chapter one!
Situated just a few kilometres inland from the sea, Pals is a well preserved medieval village that traces its origins back to, at least, the 7th century. In fact, its name suggests possible ancient Roman origins as “Pals” derives from “Palus” which meant ‘swampy place’ in Latin. The first documentary evidence relating to the castle of Pals dates back to 889 and the second to 994.