Destination guide

Girona: go beyond the city to explore this diverse province

This autonomous part of Catalonia has a unique culture, unlike anywhere else in Spain. The heart is Girona, a treasure trove of museums and pretty church-flanked plazas, connected by a network of narrow cobbled streets. Beyond the city lies the Costa Brava, a long-time beachy hot spot for Northern Europeans looking to escape their bleak summers. For outdoors adventures, booking a Province of Girona vacation rental in the Pyrenees might be best. During the summers you can ramble or horseback ride along the trails, while in winter you can strap on your skis to hurtle down the challenging pistes.

Things to do

Delve into the life of Salvador Dali in Girona

If you're a fan of surrealist painter Salvador Dali, you're in luck. The province is home to 3 museums dedicated to his life and work, including the Pubol Castle, Portlligat House Museum and the Dali Theatre-Museum. Perhaps you can discover Dali's inspiration at the Jardin Botanico Marimurtra, whose exotic flora come from all over the world. If you drive up to the Pyrenees, there's a long list of serene old mountain towns where things tick along at their own pace and siestas are mandatory. Alternatively, delve into Catalonia's mouth-watering food scene, with Michelin-star restaurants like the now closed El Bulli having lead the way.


3 distinct areas, myriad outdoor adventures in Girona

Girona can be roughly split into 3 distinct areas – the soaring Girona Pyrenees, tumbling down to fertile countryside and woodland which leads on to the Costa Brava. The activities are very much dependent on where you nab your Province of Girona vacation rental. During the summer, the mountain's allure is the network of hiking trails and rock climbing faces, while winter sees a blanket of snow which can be skied. If you're into water sports, make a beeline for the Costa Brava, where you do everything from kayaking to jet skiing. It's also a great place to work on your tan.


Late spring and early fall are perfect in Girona

Like most parts of Spain, the Province of Girona vacation rentals are busiest during the summer months, when families leave their cities en masse and head for the cooler hills or breezy beaches. With almost guaranteed sunshine and an enviable temperature, it's no wonder the hordes arrive in such numbers. For a more peaceful getaway, consider booking up a rental earlier on in the spring, or later in fall, when the prices have dropped and the throngs of travelers have all but disappeared. The climate might not be as hot but can often be warm enough for the beaches and particularly pleasant for outdoor adventures.

Natural features

Close encounters with Catalonia's wildlife in Girona

The wild Pyrenees is one of Spain's best wildlife viewing spots. If you've scored a Province of Girona vacation rental in the mountains, you can look out for the "Big Five of Iberian wildlife", which includes the wolf, brown bear, Iberian lynx, bearded vulture and imperial eagle. Protected national parks and reserves have, in part, helped to allow the wildlife here to thrive. If you're a birdwatcher you can start ticking off many of the country's 560 recorded bird species both in the mountains and the shorebirds that live along the Costa Brava.

Where to stay around Province of Girona?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 16,474 vacation rentals near Province of Girona. From 3,469 Houses to 3,312 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Province of Girona for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Province of Girona?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Province of Girona. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Costa Brava: 18,438 vacation rentals
  • Girona: 644 vacation rentals
  • Begur: 5,302 vacation rentals
  • Lloret de Mar: 3,694 vacation rentals
  • Calella de Palafrugell: 4,347 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Province of Girona! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Province of Girona?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Province of Girona:

  • Girona: 644 rentals
  • Begur: 5,302 rentals
  • Lloret de Mar: 3,694 rentals
  • Calella de Palafrugell: 4,347 rentals
  • Llafranc: 4,189 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Province of Girona?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Province of Girona are:

  • Girona Airport (GRO): 5,549 vacation rentals
  • Barcelona Airport (BCN): 5,175 vacation rentals
  • Andorra la Vella (ALV-Andorra la Vella Heliport): 456 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Province of Girona?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Province of Girona. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Girona (GIA-Girona Train Station): 5,840 rentals
  • Port de la Selva Beach: 6,276 rentals
  • Lloret de Mar Beach: 5,627 rentals
  • Tossa de Mar Beach: 6,332 rentals
  • Pals Beach: 10,444 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Province of Girona listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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