Who wants a getaway to the Costa Brava? In Somrurals you will find a lot of rural houses for rent on the Costa Brava so that you feel comfortable discovering its beaches and charming towns.
If you like small beaches and heavenly coves, you will love the Costa Brava area of Begur. Take a towel and good shoes and walk the coastal paths to discover the best coves of the Costa Brava: Aiguablava, Sa Tuna, S’Alguer, Cala Estreta, Calella de Palafrugell, Tamariu, Llafranc ...
If you prefer larger and longer beaches, discover Tossa de Mar, Lloret, L’Estartit, L’Escala, Empuriabrava, Roses.
To make a route through the Costa Brava, sign up for two other essentials to visit: Cadaqués (where Dalí found his surrealist inspiration) and Figueres (Dalí museum).
Beach in the morning and charming towns in the afternoon. If you go to the Costa Brava, don't forget to visit the medieval towns of Pals, Peratallada, Madremanya, Monells ... This inland area of the Costa Brava is called Empordanet and it is a real gem!
Is there something to visit in Girona besides the Costa Brava and the Pyrenees? Yes, of course! In the interior of Girona, in the most rural area, there are plenty of charming villages, lakes and beautiful landscapes for a rural tourism getaway.
It is a very popular area to rent a rural house for the weekend and it has a very wide range of activities and excursions. You will not get bored, on the contrary!
For example, you can visit Banyoles and its lake, great for hiking and water sports. It is a very flat area, ideal for walking and cycling.
In the surroundings of the city of Girona is the Vall del Llémena, a rural area with a lot of charm and without crowds. It is still a little known tourist area, but full of roads, pools and forests to discover. Don't miss the Sant Martí de Llémena area.
A little more mountainous is La Garrotxa, a region known for its Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone, its lush and green forests (La Fageda d'en Jordà and many more) and charming medieval towns such as: Besalú, Castellfollit de la Roca, Hostalets d'en Bas ...
In La Garrotxa there is also a greenway for cycling or walking. It reaches Girona through Vall d'en Bas, Planes d’Hostoles, Amer ....
In the region of La Selva, near Santa Coloma de Farners, you will find hot springs. If you want a relaxing rural getaway, you will love Magma, a thermal center in Santa Coloma.
The best thing about the Catalan Pyrenees is that there are things to do throughout the year!
In summer, it is a great place to escape the heat and crowds on the beach. If you like the idea of bathing in a river or pool, sleeping cool at night and having picnics in nature, your ideal plan is to spend your holidays in a rural house in the Catalan Pyrenees.
In winter, Cerdanya and Ripollés are a great place to rent a rural house for the weekend, with family or friends, to go skiing, play in the snow or go sledding. You will find rural houses in Alp, Camprodon, Puigcerdà, Bellver, Ribes de Freser, Valle de Núria ...
In spring and autumn, the Catalan Pyrenees is an ideal place to go on excursions, practice adventure sports or simply connect with nature and leave stress and routine behind.
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In the same way that Girona has a great diversity of territory, it also has a very rich gastronomy. Each area has its typical products that are used to make the most traditional elaborations, in the part of the Costa Brava and the Empordà, with a clear marine influence, fish and shellfish are typical, such as anchovies from L'Escala or prawns from Palamós.
The farther inland, the stronger the dishes, for example in the case of Girona city "Xuxo" is typical, a sweet with cream and sugar. In the part of La Garrotxa and the Pyrenees, meat and vegetables take center stage and dishes such as trinxat de la Cerdanya, escudella, or sausages stand out, which you can taste next to the fireplace in a Girona rural house.
Without forgetting the delicious wines that are produced in the Empordà vineyards!