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Girona - Beach Holiday

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Girona - Beach Holiday

Im thinking of flying to Girona and renting a car.

I have never been to Spain. I dont really want to travel any further than 45minutes in the car from the airport.

Im after a beach holiday, but would like a peacful holiday - so a little village on the coast would be nice. Big enough establishment for nights out in restaurants, bars etc... but not worried about clubbing etc...

I'd have a car, so would also be interested in days out for places to see.

If you have any ideas or hotel recommendations I'd be grateful. Also any websites for me to view?

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1. Re: Girona - Beach Holiday

Begur is the first name that comes to my mind. Tamariu, Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell are also worth looking at. Search for these places in the forums here, there are loads of posts with plenty of advice from ex-pats.

All these places are around 45 min drive from Girona airport. I did not find it a problem to drive in Spain. However, if you arrive late, you may prefer to stay overnight near the airport and drive in the morning: local roads are narrow and bendy. I would not fancy driving them at night first time in the country. (We stayed in Novotel Girona, which is just five minutes from the airport by car). See


Two places are a must to see: Pals with wonderful old town and Salvador Dali's castle in Pubol.

Hope it helps

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2. Re: Girona - Beach Holiday

Hotel Cassamar Llafranc would probably suit you perfectly but all the other places igro01 mentioned are pretty good. We'll be there from next week and I can't wait, loads of information on this site if you care to do a bit of digging. Have a great time. Roger

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3. Re: Girona - Beach Holiday

I agree, Begur, Tamariu and Llafranc will all suit your needs, all have lovely beaches and good bars and restaurants. If you haven't yet found accommodation,have a look on www.holiday-rentals.co.uk. Good hotels in Begur are the Rosa and the Aguiaclara, both in the town, read reviews on this site.

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