143. Banyoles, Costa Brava Spain

 

Why

This is a quiet place in northern Catalunya to ride bicycles, enjoy tapas and wine with its centerpiece Lago Banolas.

Banyoles Costa Brava, Spain

Banyoles Costa Brava, Spain

 

Where

Banyoles is located north of Girona in the Costa Brava region of Catalunya.

 

How To Get Here

There are a few ways to get here, lets look at them:

By Bus

There are national and local city buses in Spain to get you around. In this area the bus company is Moventis. Check online for their schedules for routes within Costa Brava to/from Girona.

The Sagales bus service will take you from the Barcelona airport to the Girona area then you can get a bus to Banyoles.

By Train

The Spanish rail service, Renfe serves Girona. From there you can take the bus to Banyoles.

By Plane

The closest airport is Gerona, Spain (GRO). There is bus service from the airport to the city.

Gerona Airport (GRO)

Gerona Airport (GRO)

The airlines serving Girona are:

Jet2.com (LS), Ryanair (FR), Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium (HQ) and Transavia (HV).

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Shared Ride

You can use ridesharing service BlaBlaCar.

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Where To Stay

Banyoles has a number of different properties available including hostels.

You can also checkout a site called Naturaki, which is a local company that provides property searches.

 

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

 

Where To Eat

Just walk around the town, you’ll find lots to eat and drink :-).

Girona, Costa Brava Spain - Anchovies

Banyoles, Costa Brava Spain – Anchovies

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here

What To Do

The best thing to to do is to rent a bike from www.burricleta.com and ride around the area. There’s also a train that will take you around as well. There are also caves in Serinyà called the Cova d’Arbreda.

Banyoles, Costa Brava, Spain - Cova d'Arbreda

Banyoles, Costa Brava, Spain – Cova d’Arbreda

 

Banyoles Costa Brava, Spain - Church

Banyoles Costa Brava, Spain – Church

 

Banyoles Costa Brava, Spain

Banyoles Costa Brava, Spain

 

Banyoles Costa Brava, Spain - Bikes from burricleta.com

Banyoles Costa Brava, Spain – Bikes from burricleta.com

==>>Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>>You may also check Viator for additional things to do in Girona and the Costa Brava region.

==>> Information and Guide Books for the region from Lonely Planet.

 

Additional Information

Language: Catalan, Spanish

Currency: EUR

Costa Brava Tourism Board

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Banyoles Costa Brava, Spain - Church

Banyoles Costa Brava, Spain – Church

 

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