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Located in the north of Catalonia, and bathed by the warm waters of the Mediterranean, Girona province is a varied land full of contrasts. Its spectacular coastline, named Costa Brava due to its steep cliffs in which the waves break, is conserved in many areas practically untouched. The small beaches flanked by slender pine trees are one of the reasons why every year thousands of tourists choose Girona province as their vacation spot.
In Girona province there are natural areas of great ecological value, such as the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa, the Natural Parks of Aigüamolls de L'Empordà and the Cap de Creus, with historical monuments and festivals with a long cultural tradition. From the city of Girona stands its medieval constructions and the old Jewish quarter. It is especially attractive in spring when the "Temps de Flors" festival is held, during which streets and buildings are decorated with flowers.
Towns such as Besalú with its fascinating bridge, Peralada, Castelló d'Empúries or Tossa de Mar are also famous for their medieval past. However, if there is something that really distinguishes Girona province is the so-called Dalinian triangle.
Formed by the three most important museums dedicated to the work of the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí: the Theater-Museum of Figueres, the Castle of Púbol and the House-Museum of Portlligat in Cadaqués.
Girona has the privilege of having award-winning restaurants run by internationally renowned chefs, such as the Celler de Can Roca, or the Restaurant de Sant Pau run by Carme Ruscalleda. There are also bars and restaurants with lower prices, for all budgets, where you can taste the most typical dishes of the region. The gastronomy of the province of Girona is typically Mediterranean, but also combines flavors of French and Sephardic cuisine. If eating well is a motive that drives you to travel, in Girona province you can taste the famous anchovies of the Escala accompanied by bread with tomatoes, cazuelitas that combine meat and vegetables with mastery, or tasty stews in which the seafood and fresh fish are the protagonists. As for pastries, the cream fillings are one of the most characteristic products.
In the province of Girona, in addition to a privileged coast where you can practice a variety of water sports and enjoy the sun, there are many charming villages such as Palamós, Cadaqués or Besalú. Overflowing with history and surrounded by landscapes that cover different tones of green, these small villages are ideal to disconnect from the routine and merge with the surroundings.
There are many things to do with children in Girona province. Spending the day on one of its fantastic beaches is an assured success, but it also holds water parks such as Water World, Aquabrava or Aquadiver in which you can change the sand for slides and the sea for pools of all kinds. If what we are looking for is an amusement park, in Lloret de Mar we have Gnomo Park, with circuits of adventure, mini golf, playground and games for the whole family.
Another activity that usually enchants the little ones is to go on a tour by the Medas Islands in a boat of transparent background, thus you can see the fishes and the fantastic marine below. Mountain walks, round walks along the coast or adventure sports is another option for enjoying the best family holidays.
During the summer, the beaches are the mandatory place to relax. During this time of year, towns like Roses, Empuriabrava or Lloret de Mar are also known for their wide range of leisure and nightlife.
Girona province is very well connected both nationally and internationally. You can arrive by plane to Girona airport or to Barcelona airport. It has an AVE station, for high-speed trains, which connect it with France, Barcelona, Madrid and other Spanish cities. It also has local and medium distance stations in the different towns. By land, there is a solid network of roads connecting the coast and the interior. In addition it has numerous marinas that allow to arrive by boat.
Girona province has a wide variety of accommodation possibilities for travelers, but one of the best options is the rental of holiday apartments in Girona province, as it allows to have greater independence and much more private space. The offer of tourist accommodation is very wide and depending on the destination you choose, you will find more availability of one or another type of apartment. Whether you are traveling as a family, as a couple or with a group of friends, the tourist accommodations are a more affordable option than the hotels, with the advantage that you can enjoy your holidays without limits of schedules and get immersed better in the local culture.