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La Selva

La Selva

La Selva, also known as the region of waters..

La Selva is the southernmost of Girona's regions and is characterised by its abundant water resources.

 

The contrast between the salt and fresh water is at the heart of one of the region's most exceptional attractions: the Santa Clotilde, Pinya de Rosa and Marimurtra botanical gardens.

 

But one cannot leave the Selva region without first discovering the magic of the castle and the Vila Vella or old quarter of Tossa de Mar. 

 

 Our selection of places for you to visit going down the coast:

 

 

 

Tossa de Mar - Town

Tossa de Mar is a beautiful town with cobbled streets, a magnificent ancient castle and a beautiful mountainous hinterland with lush green valleys, gorges and natural springs. There's a bustling beach life in this attractive resort that appeals to couples and families rather than all night revellers.

Medieval Tossa dates back to the year 966 and in 1187 the castle was built on the headland to defend the town against sea borne invaders. Today it's invaded by foreign tourists who delight in the sense of history and wonderful views from the highest point of this ancient town.

 

 

Municipal Museum Tossa de Mar - Museum

The Museum of Tossa de Mar

At the Municipal Museum in Tossa de Mar you can admire the objects that were found in a 1st Century BC Roman city, when Tossa was called Turista.

Address : Plaça Pintor Roig i Soler, 1
Opening hours : Open from 9 to 21h in summer. Closed on Mondays
Phone : 972 34 07 09

 

 

Lloret de Mar - Town

Lloret de Mar is a coastal town where we will find mass tourism. You will find neon lights, night clubs, lots of people walking day and night and very full beaches. Young people love this place.

 

 

El Trull - Restaurant

El Trull in Lloret is famous for its lobsters

Address : Cala Canyelles
Opening hours : open every day
Phone : 972 36 49 28

 

 

Petxines - Restaurant

At Lloret seafront

At the Petxines restaurant in Lloret you can eat bacalao with yogurt, curry and dried fruits.

Address : Passeig Mossen Jacint Verdaguer, 16
Opening hours : Open everyday except Mondays
Phone : 972 36 41 37

 

 

Water World - Sightseeing

Water World is one of the best water parks in La Costa Brava. A day to have fun for the little ones and not so little. Giant slides, rapid rivers, minigolf, restaurants?

Address : Ruta de Vidreres
Opening hours : Open from May to September.
Phone : 972 36 86 13

 

 

Blanes - Town

Blanes is a place where you will find mass tourism. If you want a little intimacy you should go to "las Calas": Cala San Francesc, Playa de Santa Cristina or Boadella.

 

 

Marimurtra - Sightseeing

A unique garden

Jardi Botanic Marimurta

The Botanical

Jardi Botanic Marimurta

Jardi Botanic Marimurta

 Garden Marimurtra was found in 1921 by the German scientist Kart Faust. It is one of the most important biological stations in the Mediterranean Sea. The garden contents more than 3.000 different Mediterranean exotic plants. Marvellous.

Address : Passeig Kart Faust,10
Opening hours : Open everyday from 9 to 18h.
Phone : 972 33 08 26

 

 

Pinya Rosa - Sightseeing

Cactus botanic garden

Pinya Rosa cactus park is a beautiful park where you can find more than 7.000 cactus.

Address : In the B682 road going to the Hermita Santa Cristina
Opening hours : Open everyday from 9 to 18h.

 

 

Breda - Town

Breda si a little village is famous for its "ollas" (Ceramic pottery). A tradition that goes back to the XVI Century. It is essential to own one if you want to prepare "suquets". A small souvenir that is not expensive.

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