The union of tradition and tourism in the region of Selva
Location: The Selva region is located between the province of Girona and Barcelona in the autonomous community of Catalonia, more specifically to the Northwest of the Iberian peninsula.
Municipalities: Within the region enter a score of municipalities of all sizes. The capital of the region is Santa Coloma de Farnés while most important peoples are those of Lloret de Mar and Blanes. The area join rural tradition with a coastline that attracts many tourists.
What to see? In the coastal area, you will find many options to spend your holidays. There are many coves where practically no one especially in winter. You can develop many water sports. The Interior life is quieter and will have the option to walk through very beautiful villages.
What to eat? The cuisine of the region of Selva is very influenced by fishing in that area and the types of crops that occur on farms.
Where to stay? You won't have any problem to find a hotel to stay during your vacation. You have the option of renting an apartment on the coast or a house in the area of interior.
How to get? The national 340 is the highway that connects the municipalities of the coast and the Interior will have other very valid options. The public bus and the vicinity are the other two means of transport most commonly used in the region of Selva.
Costa Brava, only a step away from the Pyrenees
The Costa Brava is the part of the Mediterranean area in Spain which, further to the North, is, on the one hand already has the border with France while the other reached the municipality of Blanes. All this is included within the province of Girona.
Lovers of the trips to the mountain and the quiet days on the beach should choose this area of Catalonia. You have the possibility of visiting the Pyrenees, the mountainous border between France and Spain and spend the day at Portbou, small town with a great tradition of fishing and a wide variety of aquatic activities like scuba diving.
The Costa Brava tourist tradition began at the beginning of the 20th century when the first visitors joined with fishermen and farmers, who were the trades who is involved in the local people. With the passing of the years the tourist boom was further opening area to the arrival of outsiders.
Throughout its history has always been a place of passage of numerous peoples who arrived in the Iberian peninsula so there are numerous remains that bear witness to many cultures. Found utensils from residents who lived in the Paleolithic.
The Costa Brava has very good connections by road to cities like Barcelona which is located 100 kilometers from the capital of this area is Girona. The border with France is also just 62 kilometers.
One of the municipalities with more tourist attraction is Lloret de Mar, which stands out because it has numerous coves to spend a good day beach and night take their nightlife options. In addition it has an Iberian settlement named Puig de Castellet.