This is the best part of my Barcelona trip ; BEACH! I’m sure you know by now that I love the beach and I visit the beach whenever I get a chance to so how could I say no to lounging at La Barceloneta with my girls and a glass of sangria?? We only had one day at the beach so we decided to go to the one that most tourists go to, La Barceloneta. It was very packed but I didn’t feel annoyed at all. In fact, the crowd actually kinda made it nice. Everyone was just tanning, drinking wine, playing water sports etc, so chill! A local recommended us to Barraca for the best paella in Barcelona and I gotta say it’s really good! Not to mention, we had the best lunch view ever. Hit the beach right after lunch! Some photos from my phone!We also chanced upon a super good gelato ice cream shop near the beach. It’s called Vioko and it’s very famous for its wide range of gelato flavours! I love it so much and I bagged home chocolates and macarons from there too hehe. We were so tired from our beach day so we headed back to our apartment to rest and boy am I thankful for such a cosy apartment to go back to!
As you guys know, I’m a fan of apartment living so this time I decided to book an apartment through Roomorama.
Roomorama provides short-term vacation rentals worldwide with over 300,000 stunning accommodations and they work with only verified hosts so no worries about staying in a dodgy apartment.
Here are some photos of my 2-bedroom apartment located in Gracia!
This is one of the rooms and that’s my bedroom! Super cosy, clean and chic! There were so many cool movie posters in the house but I forgot to take pics of them :/ Vera’s and Ange’s shared bedroom!A fully equipped kitchen which we utilised almost every day! There was also a washing machine and a dryer which came in so handy for the wet beach clothes. I really love having a washing machine during long trips so I can wash my clothes and re-wear them hehe.
There was a neighbourhood party going on during our stay and it was so timely! The streets were decorated very creatively and colourfully by the residents and the party didn’t stop till 4 am. Every night, the residents and even people from all over Barcelona will come over to sing, drink and make merry! Such an eye-opener! So glad our stay was so timely and we could see how locals really lived and partied.
Morning in my en-suite balcony! We also got quite a lot of food recommendations from the residents around and here are some!Churros from Xurreria Trebol! I really liked the original one!! Unfortunately, I don’t remember the names of the restaurants but we had a super good meal in Gracia before we left Barcelona. There are so many good restaurants in that area and I wish we had more time to explore! Oh how I love spanish food!
I really enjoyed my stay with Roomorama. The apartment was clean, spacious and conveniently located plus we got to party at a neighbourhood party (so rare don’t you think!!). Thanks to staying with them, we got lots of restaurants recommendations and tried lots of good food. Definitely a one of a kind experience you don’t get in hotels! It’s always a happy feeling to go back to a cosy home after a long day out!
Sign up with Roomorama using this link – https://www.roomorama.com/users/sophiachong/invite and you get $50USD credit in your account! Can definitely use this for your upcoming trip (:
Thank you Roomorama and the wonderful hosts for putting me up!
Ending this post with some shots from our kayaking/snorkeling trip in Costa Brava!