Enjoy the holiday cottages in the province of Girona
The province of Girona
, located in the north-east of Catalonia, consists of a set of eight counties, each with a special charm, which make them an ideal place for your getaway to a rural house and for a holiday that will certainly be unforgettable
, since in this Catalan province, many activities can be found, for all ages.
In this province you can find many activities to do outdoors
, such as hiking trails
, where you can discover impressive mountains like Puigmal (2,913 m) located in Ripollès
, or the highest peak in the whole province: Puigpedrós (2,915 m), which is located between the municipalities of Ger, Meranges and Porta Catalunya del Norte, but also very beautiful family routes to walk with the whole family
, such as the Banyoles' lake
, discovering the volcanoes of Garrotxa
, the route of the little prince of l'Escala or enjoy all the wildlife you can see in the Aiguamolls (wetlands) of Emporordà
, among many others.
What is the best beach area in the province of Girona?
The province of Girona
is fortunate to have one of the most beautiful natural wonders, the Costa Brava, an ideal place to spend your holidays and enjoy the best rural accommodations
in the area. This coast, known all over the world , is one of the treasures of the province, which makes it very crowded at the height of summer. In it, you can also find routes such as the coastal footpaths
. Ideally it is better to do it off season, to avoid getting a sunstroke. If you decide to do it during the summer, don't forget to wet your head as you walk. Among the most notable beaches, you can find the area of Begur, Platja de Aro and Pals, which are in the southern part of Costa Brava
, but if you want the “wildest” beaches, you cannot miss the area of Llançà, Port de la Selva
or Cadaqués, the pearl of the Costa Brava
If you're a mountain lover, this is a route for you
El Ripollès, La Garrotxa and La Cerdanya
One of the strong points of the province is also the entire northern part
of it, where the high peaks are: Ripollès, Cerdanya and Garrotxa. This area is made up of three counties, where you can enjoy everything from the well-known traditional biscuits
, such as those of Ca l'Enric, to the ski slopes of La Molina and La Masella
, or the volcanic area of La Garrotxa, or the Fageda d'en Jordà
where you can also enjoy a visit to see where they make some of the best yogurts in the country. Right here, you will also find hiking trails, BTT, natural pools
and many more experiences to enjoy
What are the best cities to visit near holiday cottages in the province?
The city of Girona
Well, if you like cities and villages
, there are also many places to visit, such as its capital, Girona
, one of the most romantic capitals of Catalonia,
where the narrow streets of the Old Town
, or the bridges that cross the river Onyar will take you to know a unique city, with a population of approximately 100,000 inhabitants and with emblematic places like, el culo de la leona (the butt of the lioness), the Devesa,
or the Cathedral or the church of Sant Fèlix, getting lost in its streets is a great option. You can consult our guided tour of Girona
to find out more.
The medieval towns
Also within the province you can find the medieval towns of Girona
, which are many, such as Peratallada with its film-like centre, Besalú, with its medieval bridge, Castelló d'Empúries, Castellfollit de la Roca, Peralada or Monells are some of them.
As for Girona's gastronomy
, if it is already known all over the world thanks to the Roca brothers,
it is a pleasure that in this province, it goes far beyond that surname. There are many quality restaurants
with affordable prices, with traditional Catalan cuisine as a flag, even so, scattered throughout the province, there are all kinds of cuisine
, from the most exotic, to the most sophisticated, such as restaurants in Girona with a Michelin star
, or more affordable restaurants, but not less tasty, where you can have a good menu for less than 15 euros, and where you will also eat wonderfully well! Immerse into Girona's cuisine
to discover the province of Girona