Santa Càndia – Waterfall bathing experience
The nearby stream has washed deep basins into the rocks at a distance of less than fifteen minutes by car – or two hours of relaxed hiking – from Can Gramunt. The narrow road leads you to the small deserted village of Santa Càndia, where you can park the car right next to the church. The path that leads you alongside the castle of Orpí and up the river to the waterfalls is a bit adventurous and not ideal for people that are afraid of heights.
The Costa Daurada (golden coast) starts at the Garraf Massif south of Barcelona, stretching down to the Province capital Tarragona and on until the Ebro delta in southern Catalonia. The coast offers long sandy beaches and shallow, clear water, but also a few almost untouched coves flanked by rocky cliffs and pine trees. It’s not the Caribbean, but ideal for relaxing, sunbathing and snorkeling. The nearest beach towns that can be reached from Can Gramunt in half an hours’ drive are Sitges and Vilanova i la Geltrú. The more secluded beaches close to Tarragona are slightly further away.
Hiking in the Montserrat Nature Park
The Montserrat Mountain, with its Benedictine monastery, is only half an hours’ drive away from Can Gramunt. The massif forms part of the beautiful views from your holiday home, and with every kilometre that you approach, the sight of the 1,236 meter high Mountain becomes increasingly impressive. The monastery can be reached either by road or by cable car, from which you can ascend further by funicular or you can put on your boots right there, to continue the hike on the marked paths of the nature park. Once you get to the top, your efforts will be rewarded with overwhelming views over Catalonia.