Adventure-a-Day/ Europe/ Spain

Moonlight on the Costa Brava: Adventure-a-Day #21

At the Museum of the History of Catalonia in Barcelona, I learned a little about the presence of the Greeks and Romans on the Costa Brava, and in particular at the settlement of Empuries. Sadly, I couldn’t see the ancient ruins in the dark, but the beautiful beach helped me get over it.

Night time, moon shining, silhouettes of trees, beach sand in foreground, no people

Night-time at the beach in front of Hostal Empuries (Photo credit Jill Browne)

One of TBEX’s major conference sponsors, Expedia, hosted an evening party at the Hostal Empuries. This is an environmentally responsible hotel (LEED Gold certified) with an upscale tone and a picturesque location right on the beach.

It was nearly dark when we arrived, but still light enough to go and stick my toes in the water. Then back up to the hotel for a lot of food, drink, and chat.

From what I saw of this place, the location would be charming for a quiet getaway. And by day, you could explore the famous Roman and Greek ruins.

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