Discover Girona and the Costa Brava hand in hand with some lovers of this land.

The 12 best board games for a rainy weekend

The 12 best board games for a rainy weekend

On October 10, 2019

Board games Board games are one of the most successful entertainments over the years. In times when technology was not yet the star of our day to day life, it was the perfect entertainment to spend both a rainy winter afternoon and a hot summer siesta time among friends or family, and as you know, everything is back! We love the social net created by the board games, the smiles, the complicity, the nerves of knowing you are almost the winner, the good taste that you have left after a good game in…
Forest bathing: the therapy of nature

Forest bathing: the therapy of nature

On September 9, 2019

Forest bathing (Shinrin-yoku) is based on a technique recovered from ancient times, which basically consists in reconnecting with the purest nature offered by forests, thus causing numerous benefits to the health of those who practice it. This concept of a forest bathing was incorporated for the first time in Japan, where for years they have explored the mature forests and the benefits that these show about the people who walk quietly and slowly in them. We already know that Japanese people…

The 10 best beaches on the Costa Brava where you can practice snorkeling and scuba diving

On August 8, 2019

We are in love with Costa Brava. We are in love with its landscape, its gastronomy, its beaches... but beyond that, Costa Brava offers us a whole world under water! If you like to contemplate the seabed, with the mask, the tube and the fins, or with the diving tank, we leave you the top 10 Costa Brava seabeds where you can practice snorkeling and scuba diving! 1. Cova de la Sal [img] 397 [/img] The Cova de la Sal is located on the coast of Torroella de Montgrí , between Cala…

10 mistakes to avoid during the summer Costa Brava holidays

On June 6, 2019

The holidays are here, you have been waiting for them all year and the day has finally arrived: prepared car, suitcases ready and house reserved for a few weeks of summer holidays on the Costa Brava! A dream which could be broken down if you do not follow these 10 tips that we recommend... We closely  know Costa Brava and we are in love with this region, that is why this time we want to give you a hand with 10 errors to avoid to make your stay more pleasant and so that you can take the best…

Sant Llorenç de la Muga and Albanyà. Between Alta Garrotxa and Alt Empordà regions

On May 5, 2019

Sant Llorenç de la Muga and Albanyà are two of the most beautiful villages in Catalonia, located within a unique and magnificent natural environment in the Alt Empordà region, next to Alta Garrotxa area. Within these towns of medieval origin you will find a very pleasant place to escape from the city, as they are bordered by nature, mountains and rivers. Sant Llorenç de la Muga and Albanyà offer a perfect disconnection, since its people go at a different rhythm,…

10 aromatic plants for cooking that you’ll find in Girona

On March 3, 2019

Aromatic plants are part of the popular culture throughout the Mediterranean shore. Today we wanted to remind you that many of them we have at a step and they play a great role in the kitchen. If you want to give your recipes a unique and special touch and enhance the flavor of each food in a natural way, read, imagine, innovate and creat delicious dishes! 1. Rosemary [img] 338 [/img] We can find it indistinctly along the Mediterranean coast and up to 1,500 meters above sea level. Rosemary is…

10 medieval movie towns in Girona

On February 2, 2019

In Girona we have places that look like a postcard. Medieval towns that will transport you in time and where you can lose yourself among its stones. Some of them have been the scene of movies or series, thanks to their ease to set them in time. Are you ready to step on the cobbled streets of some of the oldest towns in Girona? 1. Peratallada [img] 333 [/img] It is located in the municipality of Forallac, in the Baix Empordà region. Crossing the arch of the entrance to its walled enclosure…

How to light a fire without stress?

On January 1, 2019

The fire: an essential during the winter in the vast majority of our homes. It gives us warmth, hypnotizes us and relaxes us… It can create a romantic atmosphere if we want it or an atmosphere of endless conversations next to the fire with family and friends. It nourishes our soul and gives us life, and that is why today we want to offer you some advice and indispensable recommendations to be able to light the fire without stressing! Sometimes it’s hard to light it and keep the…

Where does the Tió de Nadal and Caganer tradition come from?

On December 12, 2018

The Tió de Nadal or Cagatió is one of the traditions most deeply rooted in Catalan Christmas. Together with the figure of the Caganer in the manger scene, the Tió de Nadal (meaning in English “Christmas Log”) chairs numerous homes when this time of year arrives. Have you ever wondered why we have such scatological traditions in our land? We are not surprised that a lot of people coming from outside are stunned seeing us beating the Tió…

The 6 essentials of la Garrotxa Volcanic Area

On November 11, 2018

The Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of La Garrotxa is the best exponent of the volcanic landscape of the Iberian Peninsula, and we’re lucky to have it near to some of our houses! It has about 40 volcanic cones, 10 craters, 23 well preserved cones and more than 20 lava flows. It is a lunar landscape of colors of dark sand, black, red, green and purple. The geographic location of the volcanic zone is highly attractive both due to its proximity to the sea, on the coast of the Alt Empordà,…

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