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The sea urchin season is open in restaurants of Palafrugel

Spring is just around the corner which means that the sea urchin season is open on Costa Brava, specifically in Palafrugell (just 25 km from our hotel) and its surrounding area. Here this season is called garoinada. Traditionally, annual gastronomic campaign is held from January 14 to March 27. This year 11 restaurants, including 5 hotel restaurants, will participate in the celebration. They will prepare special menus where the sea urchin will be the “star” course.

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Julia Chesnokova for Hotel Alabriga

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Costa Brava beaches

Costa Brava is all about sea breeze, turquoise lagoons, crystal clear waters and sun-drenched beaches. Most of those beaches are annually awarded with Blue Flag for their perfect quality and cleanliness. Sant Pol beach that is 350 m away from ALÀBRIGA is one of them. Here you can enjoy all kinds of nautical activities – sailing, kayaking, rowing, jet skiing, diving etc. – as well as experience excellent gastronomy and wine offers from numerous beach front restaurants.

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Girona Flower Festival “Temps de Flors”

Do you know that May is the best time to visit Girona? After all, it is in May that the Temps de Flors flower festival takes place here, which has been held annually since 1955.

At this time, narrow streets, medieval squares, numerous bridges and historical and cultural monuments of the city are decorated with installations of flowering plants. Flowers are everywhere and the air is filled with the scent of spring! The whole city is rejoicing, and restaurants and cafes are developing a special “flower menu”.

This is truly the most colourful festival in Catalonia! This year it will take place from 8 to 16 May. Be sure to include it in your “must visit list”! We, from the Hotel, can arrange your guided visit!

by Aliya Sati
photo by Olga Kalinovskaya