Tuesday 19 September 2017

Need to know

Nicola Brady

Getting there



Ryanair (0818 303 030; ryanair.com) flies direct to Girona from Dublin, Knock and Cork.

Places to stay

Hotel Carlemany (0034 972 211 212; carlemany.es) is in the newer part of Girona, but well-placed for a jaunt to the old town. It also houses an exceptional restaurant and serves a great breakfast. Doubles from €75.

Hostal Satuna (0034 972 622 198; hostalsatuna.com) has five double rooms, with balconies overlooking the bay. Stagger up the stairs after a beautiful meal and wake to the sound of the ocean below.

Double rooms from €120, with breakfast.

On the beach of Escala, the Hostal Spa Empuries (0034 972 770 207; hostalempuries.com) has stunning rooms, a world-class spa and a truly green ethos Double rooms from €107.

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