Where to see the best sunset in Barcelona?

Where to see the best sunset in Barcelona?

It doesn’t matter if you are from Barcelona, or if you’re just here on vacation or on a business trip, the thing we all have in common is the desire to enjoy the city and its views, and of course the best view to see the sunset!

Looking for the most beautiful places to enjoy the best sunsets is something we all do when we are visiting a city, and Barcelona has many amazing spots for that!
The sunset is a particular moment of the day, a moment between day and night, when the light and the colors change every second and when the atmosphere is so unique! Barcelona has something peculiar that makes it different from other places when it comes to watch the sunset. Here, you can enjoy so many different perspectives of the sunset, behind the city, between the mountains or above the sea.
We strongly recommend seeing the sunset from the sea, on our Barcelona Sailing Experience, enjoying the sea breeze and a drink while watching some of the most beautiful moments of your stay in Barcelona!
There are also other ways to watch stunning sunset in Barcelona, here are some :
Strolling along the Promenade
Walking around Montjuic
Spending the day at the Tibidabo park
In the Mirador del Turó de la Rovira, better known as the Bunkers
From the Mirador of the National Museum of Catalonia
From the Telefericó de la Barcelona

Of course, if the weather allows it, the best sunset in Barcelona will always be the one you decide to live and from where you want to see it.

Ecological sun cream

Ecological sun cream

The good weather has arrived, yay! And with this the desire to spend all day under the sun, enjoy the rays of the sun, the terraces, the long days, the beach and the heat that we waited a long time ..
We were all looking forward to spending time on the beach, enjoying the sea, participating in outdoor activities, always outdoors.

We have always taken care of our guests to make the most of their holidays but we have also always been concerned about the environment.
Year after year, we wanted to reduce our environmental impact and help nature take its rightful place.

In our kayak and snorkeling tours we like to enjoy the coast, the sea, the vegetation and wildlife, but always with respect and taking care of not just ourselves, but also on the nature that we are enjoying.

That’s why during our visits, we always focus on outdoor activities, but we also take care of our health and find the best way to take care of the environment.
One of the best ways is to start by using environmentally friendly sunscreens with low environmental impact.
Although it seems that the ecological trend is becoming more and more obvious, we must be very clear about the fact that not always being ecological can protect or be more efficient, so it is very important to know how to maintain your protection and always, read the reviews about ecological sunscreens to find out which one is best for us and it is better adapted to your skin type.

In summer and during our kayak tour, it is very important to protect ourselves because we are exposed to the sun for a long time and the skin can suffer. For this reason, we want to share with you a list of ecological sunscreens that will protect you and will not dirty the sea.

Eco Friendly Cream SPF 30 Go Organic, + Farma Dorsch
Cells Sun Gel SPF 50+ PA+++, Lagom
Classic Sunscreen SPF 50, Coola
Plant Stem Cell Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 30, Mádara
Crema solar facial SPF 50, Mimitika

And you, will you start using environmentally friendly sunscreens ?

Pet friendly beaches near Barcelona

Pet friendly beaches near Barcelona

All those who have pets know that these furry animals once enter our lives begin to be part of our family and share our daily life.

For this reason, when you decide to go on a trip, your furry best friend can also go on vacation with you. Barcelona is a pet friendly city, more and more hotels and accomodations are adapted to pets, whether cats or dogs, which make it much easier for pet owners, especially during the summer.

We all like to go to the beach during summer time and enjoy the sun, but sometimes it’s not that easy to spend a day at the beach when you have a dog since a lot of beaches do not accept them. But don’t worry, if you are planning to come to Barcelona with your pets, you will find many beaches for dogs.

A little further away from the city center of Barcelona, there is the Levante Beach (Platja de Llevant). This beach was inaugurated in 2016 with a warm welcome since it allowed all beach lovers to come there with their pets. Of course, in order to enjoy the beach without problems there are some requirements that you must meet to maintain order and respect for everyone.

  • Your dog has to have a chip.
  • Your dog has to be registered in the census
  • Bring the updated vaccination record book
  • Your dog needs to wear a muzzle and a leash if he is of a dangerous breed. In this case, these breeds can not be in charge of minors (under 18 years old)
  • You are in charge of their excrement in order to keep the beach clean and nice for everyone
  • And above all, respect the other bathers

Other pet friendly beaches near Barcelona :

  • La Musclera: Located to the west of the town of Arenys de Mar.
  • Les Salines: In the town of Cubelles.
  • Cala Vallcarca: Near Barcelona in the town of Sitges.
  • Les Banyeretes: In Sant Pol de Mar

More and more are becoming pet friendly and are adapting facilities so everyone can enjoy the city.

If you like to go camping during your holidays, here are some of the best on the Costa Brava.

And you, do you travel with pets?

Clothes for summer traveling

Clothes for summer traveling

Are you thinking of traveling to Barcelona this summer?
Many think that traveling in summer is better not just because of getting that holiday tan, but also with the heat you wear less clothes and you can take less luggage in your suitcase.
But you also have to think that as every human being in summer is hot and normally that body heat is transformed into sweat (yuk eh), so you’ll have to think of comfortable clothes, perfect for summer but also breathable.

Now we have some tips so you can enjoy your vacation without having to take all of your closet with you.

To begin with, you have to focus on your destiny. If you travel to Barcelona, ​​you will wear a type of clothing that you would not wear in the desert, so be realistic and do not start loading the suitcase just in case…

A good advice is to wear garments that are combinable with each other. For example, if you wear one-color pants, they will be easier to wear and combine with more shirts, blouses or tops, even if they are printed.
When you travel it is also important to wear comfortable clothes, so try not to take your favorite heels because maybe you don’t even have the opportunity to put them on.
Even if you travel in summer, you always have to wear a warm jacket or sweater, because you can perfectly cool off at night or you can find one of the typical summer rains during the hottest months.
Equally important not to forget the swimsuit or bikini to not miss a good day at the beach or a dip in the pool.
A comfortable footwear to walk hours and hours and visit Barcelona, ​​and some sandals to avoid heat.
Depending on the time of your stay in the city, it is best to wear a T-shirt or top per day and some extra arranged for a special occasion.
Pants or skirts that will depend on your tastes
Accessories, always when you travel the most comfortable is a small backpack that will follow you and accompany you in all your adventures, and in it do not forget the sunscreen, all your documentation and a little water or isotonic drinks to withstand the hottest days in Barcelona.

Once you have all your suitcase ready and with everything you think you need for your trip to Barcelona, ​​you just need to remember to enjoy the city and spend some great days in this city that can offer you, culture, gastronomy, a lot of history, fun and entertainment suitable for everyone and for all ages.

For you, what is indispensable in your suitcase when you travel?

Do you know the basics of sailing?

Do you know the basics of sailing?

Sailing is one of the first means of transport created by humans. Used for sea fishing and for traveling, sailing has allowed humans to discover new regions, countries, civilizations and continents.

At the time, you could only sail thanks to the wind, which was not always easy, because without wind it was impossible to move. But since then, the Industrial Revolution has passed by and today many sailboats are equipped with engines, making navigation easier.

Sailing is not an easy activity, but it’s not impossible either! Some basic notions need to be learned, and if you don’t know the region and the sea, let the captain guide you! During our sailing excursions, we offer the opportunity to handle and drive the boat with the captain. Whether it’s your first time or not, sailing is always a privileged and unique moment!

If you want to know more about the different ways of sailing and also about the vocabulary of the navigation’s world, here are some basic concepts that can be helpful before going on a sailing excursion.

– Bow/Stern: The bow is the front of the boat, the stern is the back.
– Point of Sail: The boat’s direction relative to the wind
– Heeling: This is the term for when a sailboat leans over in the water, pushed by the wind.
– To tack: to tack is to change direction by turning the bow of the boat through the wind.

If you are interested in sailing, or if you want to learn more about this fascinating world, we strongly invite you to book an excursion aboard our sailboat. We will be happy to tell you more about the sailboats, while spending an exceptional moment all together!

Off the beaten track BARCELONA

Off the beaten track BARCELONA

Perspective can change depending on who is looking at it. This article is more for people who do not know the city, at you, who are planning your holidays in Barcelona or who are already in the city and want to see more than tourist areas, filled with selfie taking foreigners.

If you are in any of these situations, keep reading as these tips will make a great trip to Barcelona.
Often, when we choose to travel to a particular place, we like to see and know better how people live, what they eat, how they move, where they party, how they meet … And of course, in travel guides or other tourist blogs, you don’t find much on the most “intimate” part of the city.
So if you want to learn more, if you want to see more than the 4 monuments and typical museums, here are some places to know and really live Barcelona.
First of all, the Montjuic mountain is very beautiful, its visits are incredible and did you know that right next to the telecommunication tower or the Calatrava tower in Montjuic, there is a park where you can relax, do yoga , walk your dog with great views?

The Forum, or also known as the Fórum Park, is an area where many music festivals are held, but you can go skating or biking there because it offers very fun descents and there is plenty of space. There is also an area on the coast in the Park del Fórum itself, where in summer you can swim as if you were in saltwater pools. In summer, there are few tourists because the area is quite difficult to reach if you do not know where it is.

Nearby is the Rambla de PobleNou. Walking on this Rambla is like walking in a small town, it seems you have left the big city. It is also very close to the beach and the atmosphere is very pleasant in summer.

Let’s go back to Montjuic, in the neighborhood of Poble Sec, a neighborhood that has grown the last few years, not at the level of construction, but at the level of the atmosphere. Many young people have decided to live here to give a new look at the neighborhood. If you like tapas and pinchos, the best thing is to go to Blai Street (Carrer Blai), walk through the terraces and bars and enjoy not only the food but also the atmosphere.

If you want a little more of Barcelona, ​​I recommend you to get lost in the neighborhood of Gracia. Many people arrive in the first streets of the neighborhood and are delighted with the environment, but I recommend you to continue, lose yourself in these streets, because the only thing you will not find is boredom. You can walk on the Plaça de la Virreina, the Revolució, visit art galleries, multidisciplinary spaces, lose yourself with the thousand options of bars and restaurants that are there. Many Barcelonans move to this neighborhood.

And finally, one of the places where you will find more people from all walks of life but living temporarily or indefinitely in the city is undoubtedly the Ciutadella Park. A place where on weekends, more Sunday than Saturday, young and old gather to walk, meet friends, exercise, play ball, have a picnic or listen to music. It’s a great place to socialize, make new friends and have a great time outdoors.

I hope these places off the beaten track allow you to know and enrich your stay in Barcelona. Many people visit the city, fall in love and settle there.

Do you know some other off the beaten Barcelona secrets ?