Watersports activities in Barcelona – Escaping but not leaving the city

Watersports activities in Barcelona – Escaping but not leaving the city

As we announced a few days ago, with the restrictions many centers and companies have had to close, and unfortunately they have stopped exercising their professions and being able to offer a little leisure to people living in or around Barcelona.

Some of us have been more fortunate and we remain open with our Barcelona watersports tours.
Barcelona has many limitations due to COVID, but in terms of health and safety, we follow all the recommendations and regulations to give you some safe fun.
We want to specify that the reason that we can, even while in Barcelona, ​​give our services and offer a sailing tour along the coast of Barcelona, ​​is because maritime laws are not the same as land laws and to date nothing has been prohibited in the high seas.
Even so, we follow all the regulations, masks, distance, open air, limitation of people, cleanliness and everything to offer you not only a good time, but all the safety for you and your friends and family.

Now back to the interesting topic …
We offer sailing tours suitable for everyone. As with our kayak and snorkel tours on the Costa Brava, we wanted to lower our prices as much as possible, so that everyone can enjoy not only the sea and the views of Barcelona, ​​but also the fresh air, a moment of relaxation and tranquility, a “break” from the routine, being able to swim in the high seas and enjoy the sea breeze.

We do Barcelona sailing tours, ​​with open and private groups, so you can choose more or less privacy, with a maximum of 8 people in an open group and 9 people in a private group.
The truth is that people like it so much that most of our clients have already repeated it several times and that is why now we want to send this information to you, so that you do not miss this activity in Barcelona and you can go out and browse the Barcelona coast.

The only restriction we have is that we cannot offer drinks as we did in previous years but it is not forbidden to bring them on board, so you can bring whatever you want during your sailing tour. From drinks to snacks, yes, remember to always respect the sea and never get it dirty or throw anything in it.

Once you have remembered everything, do not forget to enter our website and reserve your place because as I have already said, this year with these discounts that we have, places are quickly sold out. For this I am going to leave you the direct link so that you can book your sailing tour in Barcelona with a single click.

We will wait for you!

What to do this summer in Barcelona -2020? Day Trips from Barcelona

What to do this summer in Barcelona -2020? Day Trips from Barcelona

After so many comings and goings, with the restrictions and new health and safety regulations, we are all super confused, we no longer know what we can do, where we can go and with whom we can get together. However, we are keeping up to date with everything, so please keep reading.

If you are in Barcelona or nearby we want to share this information with you.
We are a company based in Barcelona, ​​and every day we are updated with all the news and rules to be able to provide the correct, legal and safe services and always offering peace of mind to all our friends and clients.

Looking for a discount for a kayak tour?

This year we have lowered the prices of all our tours, now more than ever you have to think about the whole world, that’s why we are working hard to be able to reduce prices and make these discounts in order to offer you a fun and different summer, without the worry of costs stopping you from having a good time.

We are Excursions Barcelona and we want to share with you and all your friends and family the opportunity to take our day trip to La Costa Brava to enjoy a day of sun, sea and lots of kayaking and snorkeling and an affordable way to try your hand at sailing a 12 meter sailboat along the coast of Barcelona which you can read about in our next blog – Watersports within Barcelona – Escaping but not leaving the city.

All our tours are outside on the open sea where we can breathe the fresh air without needing masks and of course that all important dip into the Mediterranean to cool off from the summer heat.

From Barcelona Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Our Kayaking and Snorkeling Tour excursion to the Costa Brava leaves from Barcelona every morning at 10:00. W​e take you with a private and fully equipped van and follow the current health and safety regulations. For your part, you will only have to come with your mask and follow the guidelines that will be indicated at all times.
We will go to a small village in La Costa Brava, once there the adventure begins with our kayaks and between paddling, we snorkel, explore, laugh, get wet, we can jump from rocks, look at the seabed, hopefully find that octopus and have a great time. Always supervised by our professional and certified guides who will guide you and teach you not only kayaking tricks but show you incredibly beautiful places and corners.

After the main activity (kayaking and snorkeling) we will return to the beach, to our open area to eat sandwiches with fresh ingredients purchased every morning before starting the tour.
For all those who are not familiar with kayaking, we must remember that no one is born knowing how to kayak … however, kayaking is an easy activity suitable for everyone. In addition, our guides will teach you everything you need to have a great time. Basically, if kayaking is on your bucket list, this is your chance to tick that off.

Does the kayak and snorkel tour include food and drinks?

Once the huge sandwich is finished you can relax on the beach, explore the coastal area or have a coffee or a soft drink or cocktail at the beach bar next to our nautical center… because we chose our places very wisely 🙂

We include lunch after the activity but not drinks so don’t forget to bring plenty of water with you. Don’t worry, when you make the reservation, within seconds you receive a confirmation email with all the necessary information to keep in mind, along with the itinerary and meeting map.

But if you do still have any questions then we are available.
We will wait for you!

How I can help my community during coronavirus

How I can help my community during coronavirus

How I can help my community during coronavirus

Difficult times have come for everyone, the world is still alive but we have had to adapt to events in ways we could never have imagined.. Most of us are the lucky ones who live and observe all this from our windows, waiting for better times to come back. 

The one certainty is that we, all over the world, are all in this together. Our hearts and thoughts go out to all those more severely affected by this.

Support local businesses 

Perhaps you are one of those who are at home reflecting, thinking about how to help others, first of all, the easiest way is to stay home, follow your local social distancing guidelines and have a positive mind to face everything that comes our way. But within being at home, there are also many ways to contribute to society. If you are one of those who have always been interested in collaborating with an NGO you can also sign up now.

With so much time to reconsider, to reflect, to think about others and to develop empathy, what better than putting it into practice.

We can all make a positive difference.

Contribute to local social help groups

You can search for information about help groups in your neighborhood, in your locality, on the websites of your region and / or country. Contribute to health and food delivery groups. 

Here in Barcelona we have the Comer Contigo initiative (where many companies have joined to give food to those in need, you can contact them through their email), health contributions, animal health, teach online classes, help digitally to whoever needs it or just chat online with other people who are alone. We will never know how rewarding it is to help others, until we try it, and this will also help ourselves in putting our situation into perspective.

And not forgetting the not-for-profits (NGOs)

All this without forgetting the NGOs (non-governmental organization) that continue to teach and help. Because sometimes it is not necessary to go to a poorer country to volunteer, there are times when your help is welcome without almost having to move from the neighborhood or even your own living room. 

In Barcelona there are many NGO’s with all kinds of different purposes. You will surely find the one that best suits you and your skills. 

In each of these Barcelona NGOs, you can help a certain sector of society, or contribute to improving the quality of life of other people, or share your time with people who will thank you for life. There are also animal NGOs, projects with other countries … and I repeat, you choose the place where you will best fit in to help others.

With this link you will find all the NGOs in Barcelona and Spain. Forget about purposes that will never be fulfilled and start little by little, step by step.

I also want to remind you that if you wish you can work in these NGOs or contributing companies. For that you can also access the job search websites. They are always looking for part or full work workers. It can be a good start if you want to enter this type of platform, NGO, association, company, project … etc.

Reach out to family and friends

Last but not least, reconnected with our families and friends has never been more important. Most of us at Excursions Barcelona are expats from numerous different countries and we have taken to digital communications in the form of zoom or whats app video etc. to chat with our loved ones back home. Loneliness and feeling lost and confused is tough for everyone, whether it’s for emotional support of just a chat, we now have the time to reach out, for others and ourselves. 

Closer to home we are playing daily games and trivia with each other, all online of course using whatever virtual tools we have at our disposal. 

Open your mind and share your time, it will always be productive if you compare it with the lost hours that we are used to living without knowing what to do with our time or our life.

Babysitter in Barcelona

Babysitter in Barcelona

Babysitter in Barcelona

Many are those who travel with children, but that does not mean that they do not want a little time just for two, to allow themselves a few hours just together, leaving their children in good hands.
In Barcelona, ​​there are several options for traveling with children while having some time for the couple. There are also many romantic options to do as a couple when visiting the city and surrounding areas of the Catalan capital.

Even looking for a babysitter is surprising and practical today. In this case, faced with the need to find a babysitter in Barcelona, ​​applications and companies that offer this service have appeared in a much more visual and close manner.
Now, thanks to your mobile, you can choose and see the references of the babysitters.

For example, this application allows you to create a profile as a parent, to choose your preferences, your language, your hobbies, your price and at any time you can vary your filters to find the babysitter who best suits your needs. Click here to find out more.

Another way to find a babysitter in Barcelona is to go through an agency. An agency that will allow you to make a brief preliminary interview and / or help you select the nanny best suited to your needs. In this case, this agency in Barcelona, ​​already has several babysitters selected with references and who will have passed a personality test with the agency.
Depending on your needs and interests, you can find the best babysitter for your children and thus allow you to discover the city as a couple or simply spend time alone.

What to wear for a day in the snow?

What to wear for a day in the snow?

What to wear for a day in the snow?

Are you thinking about getting a snow sneak? You have already seen the place, the prices, the tour, how to get there … but you need to know what to take. If it is your first time it is normal that you have many doubts of what to wear and what not.
As we have all been through this same moment, it is best to share our experiences, information and advice with you.

Going to the snow is always a moment of leisure, of fun, but you have to keep in mind that it will always be colder in the mountains than in the city. Whatever mountain you go skiing or spend the day, it will always be colder than in a city. That’s why you always have to keep in mind that you have to take …

– Warm jackets, sports jackets better, since most will have more impermeability than a normal city jacket. Remember that you are going to snow and wet snow.

-Practices or not skiing, at some point you will be in contact with the snow and step on it, so good footwear is very important. Waterproof shoes or gore tex will help you not to be cold or to get wet, but some sneakers, you can do well. Do not go with high heels, dancers or sandals.

-Thick socks. The cold begins with the feet, so pamper them and take care that they do not go cold. If you are going to ski the best thing will be a thick and tall sock, so you will avoid chafing with the ski boot.

-Snow / winter accessories. Gloves and caps. and sunglasses, are essential accessories. The hat covers the head the gloves the hands, and to be able to be snow gloves better than wool, the wool lets the cold and the humidity of the snow pass. And very important sunglasses. White snow bounces sunlight and burns a lot, your eyes must be protected from the sun, sunny or not, there will always be very strong and dangerous sunlight for your eyes. Sometimes people suffer more from eye pain from exposure to light in the snow than to cold.

-Sun creams. As we have just said, the sun is much stronger than it seems. Many believe that as it is cold or the sun is almost not visible by the clouds it does not burn, but they are wrong, the sun in the snow burns a lot.

-If you are going to practice skiing, be sure to go well equipped, if you do not have ski pants, ski gloves, or jacket, you can usually rent it in ski equipment stores. You can also ask family or friends if they lend you. It is always good to be well equipped to enjoy the day well.

-Snacks. If you go skiing it is best to take a snack to kill hunger, something that gives you extra energy and fills your body with heat.

Once you have shared these tips to go to the snow, it is best to enjoy the mountain of nature and respect all the facilities, since they are still part of the mountain and you have to respect it and protect it from plastics and garbage that many times We forget or throw away.
It will only be your turn to enjoy your escape to the snow, but always with caution.