Today was the day we spent lazing around on the beach.
We were at Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava.
It is your typical seaside place, with stores and restaurants galore, a beautiful castle overlooking the sea, and gorgeous sand.
There are three beaches here, two that are adjacent and out in the open, and one that is sheltered within the castle walls (this is a beach not most people are able to find, but it is beautiful while the sun lasts, because it's smaller, like a cove and almost no one goes there). The beaches outside the castle are topless beaches, and have a lifeguard sitting right out front.
All of them are wonderful locations for sunbathing, taking pictures and so on. We actually observed a number of couples getting their wedding shoots done here!
Nothing more you can ask for against such a gorgeous backdrop!
Climbing up to the castle also leads to the Vila Vella, or the old town, with its narrow winding paths and quaint houses. Quite a beautiful place.
There is also a place with a statue of Ava Gardner, chronicling the tempestuous Spanish love affair between her and Frank Sinatra.
Two of our group decided to go on a deep water diving experience. It cost 54€ per head, and they seemed to quite enjoy it as it was their first experience with deep sea diving.
The other two of us spent the day sunbathing, and getting some much needed R&R after the past few hectic days. We have already been diving in places like the Philippines and in the Andaman & Nicobar islands, and by comparison, the sea at Tossa did not have anything new to offer. It's a good thing for a first timer, but possibly not something an experienced person would enjoy, so make sure you book accordingly.
The town is littered with bars and restaurants on almost every corner, and tourists will be spoilt for choice. The quality of food is good, and most of the people there this time of year are tourists from neighbouring countries.
This was our official last day in Spain, as the next day only involved the journey back home.
Overall, I spent roughly 250€, including regular dining out, shopping, travel, and stay.
Barcelona is so incredibly beautiful, I think the expenditure was absolutely worthwhile!
I hope my readers enjoy this write-up, and I would be happy to receive feedback. As this is my first travel write-up, I expect there is a lot of room for improvement, and I hope to improve such that I can further benefit and inspire fellow travellers to pack their bags and head on out!
Have a great trip, everyone!