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Barcelona and which other destination?

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Hello! We are two couples (30s) planning a two week trip in August around the primary destination of Barcelona. We are wondering which other destination to add to Barcelona. We like culture & food, picturesque countryside/small remote villages, and pristine sandy beaches. Our perfect vacation would include the majority of time in a major city such as Barcelona, a few days at a beautiful world-class beach or romantic port town, and several days lazily wandering the quiet countryside villages. We are looking for something to both contrast yet complement the Barcelona experience, & are looking also for relaxation. We do not want to pack too much into the two week period and do not want to be in more than 2-3 hotels max. It is our first trip to Spain & Coastal Spain, but we have been to both South of France & French Riviera before.

Please tell me which you suggest and why, or any general concerns regarding these options. (i.e. crowds, weather, time). Also how much of the two weeks would you allot to Barcelona, and then to the second destination?

1. Barcelona/Catalunya and drive north to Costa Brava
2. Barcelona and drive (or train/bus) 5.5hrs to San Sebastian/Basque region
3. Barcelona and fly to either Mallorca, Menorca, or Ibiza
4. Other suggestions????

Thank you very much for your help!

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