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Activities on land

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Family fun for everyone

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Culture and museums

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Visit Girona

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Activities at sea

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Beaches of the Baix Empordà

MAS PINELL

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Costa Brava Gastronomy

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Shops and markets

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Useful addresses

This magazine is published by:
Reservas Mas Pinell
Holiday rentals Costa Brava
C/ Platja de Pals km. 4
17256 Pals (Girona)

Copyright February 2016

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Events and festivals

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Visit Barcelona

MAS PINELL

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BEGUR

Begur is characterised by its beautiful bays: Agua Blava, Aigua Freda y Sa Riera. Small coves with cristal clear water, some with sand beaches, others with pebble beaches. In summer, get there early if you want a parking space.

MAS PINELL

The beach of Mas Pinell is a long stretch of fine sand with views on the Medas Islands. It is situated between Pals and Estartit and is not crowded even in summer. It has a beach bar and a surf/catamaran school in summer.

BEACHES of the Baix Empordà

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WHY VISIT THE COSTA BRAVA?                             There are many reasons, but this is definitely among them:

  • Breathtaking bays
  • Cristal clear water
  • Beaches of fine sand

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L'ESTARTIT

This beach is perfect for children because the water is shallow for a long stretch and there are lots of facilities. At the end of the beach, near the river Ter, there is a pet friendly zone called La Platera, one of very few in the area.

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BEACHES of the Baix Empordà

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Es Castell Beach is practically the last virgin beach on the Costa Brava. Here you can reminisce or imagine how the coast used to be. It is usually easy to park, although the influx in summer is high. There are lifeguards, sunbeds for hire...

The mesmerizing Tamariu bay, surrounded by pine trees, is definitely worth a visit. Its promenade surrounded by low-rise white buildings gives it a typical mediterranean touch.It has a sandy beach, facilities and restaurants.

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The cove of Aiguablava (blue water) has a fine sandy beach with shallow water of a dashing turquoise hue. There are lifeguards and other facilities. There is (few) parking and access ramps for the disabled. In summer it has a beach bar.

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There are many options for water sports, at all levels and for all ages and tastes: from (catamaran) sailing, snorkeling, windsurfing, kite surfing, diving and much more. See the seabed from another perspective in the glass bottom boat that sails from l'Estartit.

WATER sports

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Surfera Gironina
Surf and catamaran school and rental at  Mas Pinell.
Telf. 608 133 455
www.lasurferagironina.com 

Windsurf Pals
Surf school at Platja
de Pals
Telf. 972 668 098
Telf. 620 704 580
www.windsurfpals.es 

Club de Vela Pals
Platja del Grau, Pals
Telf. 607 202 296   www.clubvelapals.com

Capgirell
School in Pals. They
 organize kite- and windsurf courses, etc.  Telf. 629 881 216 www.capgirell.net

Club Nautic Estartit   At the harbour of Estartit.
Telf. 972 751 402 www.cnestartit.es

Medaqua Estartit
Variety of activities in the water for all levels:
kayak, snorkel, etc.
Telf. 972 752 043
www.medaqua.com

Lassdive
Variety of activities: Flyboard, water-scooters, human hamster balls, paddlesurf...

Mas Pinell beach - Camping El Delfín Verde
Telf. 630 705 815
www.lassdive.com

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ACTIVITIES on land

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Surround yourself with rural landscapes and medieval villages touring the many routes in the area, suitable for cycling or walking. If you have not brought one, rent a bike (or ask for a burricleta: rural electric bike). Routes are marked according to difficulty and duration.

Hiking and cycling

DOWN-LOAD ROUTES:

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Rural Bike Empordà
Parlavà - Telf. 661 901 101
www.ruralbikemporda.com

Bicicletes David
Torroella de Montgrí
Telf. 972 759 625
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Cicles J.K.
Palafrugell - Telf 972 760 313
www.ciclesjk.com

Ocitania
Gualta - Telf 972 755 082
www.ocitania.cat

Rent a bicycle

Rent + excursion:

Route to the Montgrí Castle

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Paintball Empordà
Torrent
Telf. 639 333 282 www.paintballemporda.com

Live Tour
Masos de Pals
Telf. 696 447 761
www.livetour.cat

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You could be the one in the picture above ;)

Hípica Begur
Ctra. Regencós a Begur
Telf. 650 323 849
www.hipicabegur.com

Hipica Mas Paguina
Camí de la Gola 43, l'Estartit
Telf. 972 751 472
www.hipicamaspaguina.com

GOLF and more

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Do you like to play golf? You're in luck! There are various golf courses nearby:

Golf Platja de Pals
Camí del Golf s/n - Pals
Telf. 972 667 739
www.golfplatjadepals.com

Empordà Golf Club
Ctra Torroella a Palafrugell
Gualta - Telf. 972 760 450
www.empordagolf.com

Pitch&Putt Gualta
Ctra. Torroella a Parlavà
Telf. 972 760 338
www.gualta.com

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Change your perspective!

Viajes en Globo Empordà
Telf. 620 846 742
www.globusemporda.com

SEGWAY & PAINTBALL

HORSE RIDING

AIR BALLOON TRIP

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Siéntete como un auténtico piloto de Fórmula 1

Karts Estartit (solo verano)
Crtra. Torroella  km. 2 
Telf. 972 757 215 
www.kartsescala.com

Go-Karts l'Escala
Telf. 972 771 957
www.kartsescala.com

Aquadiver Platja d'Aro
Telf. 972 828 283
www.aquadiver.com

Aquabrava Roses
Telf. 972 254 344
www.aquabrava.com

Waterworld
Lloret Mar
Telf. 972 828 283
www.waterworld.es

FAMILY FUN for everyone

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Jocs l'Estartit
Telf. 972 751 006
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Coqui Parc Palafrugell
Telf. 972 305 914
www.coqui.cat

Mini Golf, trampolines.. Pals. Telf. 696 447 761  www.livetour.cat

WATER PARKS

GO KARTS

CHILDREN'S PARKS

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MARINELAND
3in1: Water park, dolphinarium and zoomarine
www.marineland.es

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Butterfly Park
A tropical garden near Empuriabrava where you discover the fascinating world of butterflies, parrots and exotic animals.

C/ Sta. Clara, s/n
Castelló d'Empúries
Telf. 972 450 761 www.butterflypark.es

Parque de l'Albera
An unforgettable experience for young and old. Learn all about turtles, big and small, in the turtle breeding centre.

Sanctuary of Mare de Deu del Camp - GarriguellaTel. 972 552 245
www.tortugues.cat

FAMILY FUN for everyone

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Xiulet de Pals
Passing through the rice fields and the historic town.
C/ de la Font, 3, Pals     Telf. 628 597 972
www.elxiuletdepals.com

There is also a tourist train in Girona and in L'Estartit if you feel like seeing the highlights of those towns.

TURTLES

BUTTERFLIES

TOURIST TRAIN

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ADVENTURE PARK
More than 50 activities
in between the pine trees
costabravaparcaventura.com

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This museum is different from all others, and leaves no one indifferent. Even though there might be a line at the entrance in summer, it is definitely worth the wait. Lovers of Dalí will also like to visit his wife Gala's castle in Púbol and their summer house in Portlligat.

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Teatro-Museo Dalí
Figueres
Telf. 972 677 500

Castillo de Gala

Púbol
Telf. 972 488 655

Casa-Museo Salvador Dalí
Portlligat - Cadaqués
Telf. 972 251 015
www.salvador-dali.org

MUSEUMS and culture

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Besalú, known for its historic centre with winding streets and patios, will bring you back to another era.

Especially the last weekend of August, during the medeival festival you can imagine what it was like in the middle ages.

The Sant Ferran Castle, considered Europe's largest bastion fortress, impresses with its dimensions and subterranean canals.

In 1939 the last meeting of the Republican Spanish Court took place here.

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What did the Iberian towns of our ancestors look like? Find out in Ullastret, the largest town in Catalonia.

Then came the Greeks and Romans with their advanced cultures. Empúries was the first place where they landed.

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Film museum

A journey through the history of cinema from its beginnings to the present. www.museudelcinema.cat
Telf. 972 412 777

GIRONA: let it surprise you

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The Onyar river, with its houses in bright colors along it, and its 4 bridges crossing it, is the most emblematic image of Girona.

Game of Thrones filmed scenes for the series in 2015, putting it on the international map.

Mandatory visit

Sparkling city

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Girona is a vibrant and authentic city full of historic buildings, classy people and shops, but it is also a student city. Everyone comes together on the small squares in the old town to have a drink or a meal on a hot day.

The centre is divided in two by the river. On the one hand is the old Jewish part of town with the cathedral and other historic buildings, and lots of nice boutique shops. The other side of the river is the commercial centre with lots of shops.

Throughout the year, Girona hosts a wide variety of fairs and outdoor markets, which makes Girona active and full of life: www.girona.cat

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Its Cathedral has the widest Gothic nave. The cathedral prones over the old part of town with the Arab baths and extraordinarily well-preserved Jewish quarter.

Next to the Cathedral is the "Lioness of Girona", from the twelfth century. It is said that if you kiss the bum of the monkey, you will return to Girona. So you know what to do ;)

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BARCELONA wins everyone's heart

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We don't need to convince anyone that Barcelona is worth a visit. Here's how you can get there:

Get there by train from Flaçà, or Girona for the high-speed train:
www.renfe.com 

There are also buses that stop in the main towns along the Costa Brava that will take you:
www.sarfa.com

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These are some of the festivals held in summer:

Festival Jazz, l'Estartit
www.festivaldetorroella.cat

Classical music festival, Torroella de Montgrí
www.festivaldetorroella.cat

International festival of the Porta Ferrada, Sant Feliu de Guíxols
www.festivalportaferrada.cat

FESTIVALS and events

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There are many festivals and events held here in the summer. We will highlight some of the most popular ones in the nearby area.

The highlight of every village is the "Fiesta Mayor", a weekend or even a week full of music, events and workshops for adults and children. You can find a list of dates and towns here: www.visitemporda.com

For the agenda of all events in the area, you can visit:
costabrava.org

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The festival Jardins de Cap Roig is without a doubt the most prestigious and popular festival. Each year a variety of famous national and international stars give there best open-air show.
www.caproigfestival.com

HIP(PY) MARKET

CLASSIC & JAZZ

White Summer, Pals
Night market held in August with a great ambiance.
www.whitesummer.es

Piratas, l'Estartit
Held in September, learn about pirates that occupied the area in the 15th century. www.visitestarit.com

Street Circus
Each year in July, the streets of La Bisbal are filled with acrobats, clowns, and jugglers.
www.firadecirc.org

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INTERNATIONAL

Recommended local produce: rice from Pals, apples, pears and meat from the farms in the Girona province and of course the DO Emporda wine is increasingly popular.

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Romantic dinners in unique places like the Sa Tuna cove, or between historic walls of medeival towns like Peratallada, Palau Sator..

Intimate restaurants with great gastronomy... all ingredients for an unforgettable evening.

TUCK IN! mmmmmmm

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It will be hard to choose between so many good restaurants. Most serve lunch menus at a reasonable price. The coast is rich in fish and seafood restaurants. More inland, you'll find great restaurants that offer grilled meat. l'Estartit has a wider variety of international cuisine.
Typical dishes of the area include "arros de Pals" - catalan style paella made of rice that comes from Pals.

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El Celler de Can Roca
Celebrated as one of the best restaurants in the world by the Michelin Guide. Click here for more * restaurants

LOCAL PRODUCE

ROMANTICS

C'EST CHIC

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Boutiques
The town centres of Torroella de Montgrí, Begur, Palafrugell, Platja d'Aro, Palamós and Girona offer all kinds of small shops and chain stores. La Bisbal is known for its ceramic shops.

Shopping spree
Go to the shopping Mall Girona: CC Espai Gironés, and if you like high range brands at low prices, go to one of the outlet centres:
Outlet de La Roca (direction Bcna) &
Gran Jonquera (dir. France). 

SHOP till you drop

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Fairs and 2nd hand
There lots of fairs during the year. There are 2nd hand markets weekly in Celrà, Verges and Pals, as well as specialised markets for cheese, wine or medieval products.
Click here for a list.

WEEKLY MARKETS
Fruits, vegetables and clothing. There's always a  market somewhere in the area.

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ADDRESSES you might need

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RENT A CAR

Record Go Sol-Mar
Goldcar Hertz

 TAXI'S TORROELLA

  Taxi Alex 24h
  Telf: +34 659 550 550

  Taxi Carltos
  Telf: +34 600 863 230

  Costa Brava Taxis

  Telf: +34 972 963 322

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MEDICAL SERVICES

Medical centre 24h
Centro Asistencia Primaria (CAP) 24 h
c/ Dr Molinas  - Torroella Telf: +34 972 761 101

Hospital of Palamós
C/ Hospital - Palamós
Telf: +34 972 600 160
 
Medical emergencies
Telf: 061

VETERINARIANS

Clínica Vet. Costa Brava
Lluís Companys, 6-10 Palafrugell                           Telf: +34 972 303 647

Clínica Serveis Veterinaris C/ Figueres 8 - Torroella
Telf:  +34 972 760 185  

Clínica Anipals
C/ Abeurador 7  - Pals
Telf: +34 972 667 402

EMERGENCIES

Local police
C/ Torroella 104 -Torroella
Telf: +34 972 750 149
Plaça de Catalunya - Pals
Telf: +34 972 667 777  

Police (Mossos)
Telf. 088  

Fire depart.: 085  

All emergencies: 112

AIRPORTS

Girona-Costa Brava
Situated at 55km from the coast, just to the south of Girona. Frequented by low-cost airlines, it offers easy check-in and parking.

Barcelona Airport
El Prat de Llobregat
About 155km from our area. International airport where most if not all airlines fly to.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Bus transport: Sarfa offers bus transport in the whole Girona province. They also do transfers to the airports.

AVE: In Girona or Figueras you can take the high speed train that will take you to Barcelona in 40min.

Train: Flaçà station is the closest if you want to go anywhere by train. More information on: Renfe.

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We hope to have given you an idea of what our beautiful coast has to offer.

Are you intrigued? What are you waiting for!
Pack your bags and come to visit us!

LA COSTA BRAVA

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Reservas Mas Pinell
Holiday rentals on the Costa Brava


Main office:
Crtra. Platja de Pals km. 4
17256 Pals (Girona)

Tlf: 972 636 360

Reception Mas Pinell:
C/ de la Cardina, nº 14-16
Urbanización Mas Pinell
17257 Torroella de Montgrí