Things to do in Spring

Because we have very local connections, we can tip you off about what is happening when and also give you advice about how to get the most from your holiday in Sant Feliu de Guixols in Spring.

And don’t forget to go to the page which gives you a summary of all the things you can do whilst staying at Marona and Sant Feliu de Guixols.

 

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Ah, the joys of Spring!

The pine woods are beautiful in Spring with wild fennel and asparagus to be found by those of you with sharp eyes.

It is a great joy to meander in the woods taking in the peace and the deep pine forest perfumes.

There are many walks along the coast which are unbeatable and the signposting is very good indeed.

 

 

 

 

 

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In Spring the weather is warm – warm enough to eat al fresco, the skies are blue and the surrounding countryside is very lush and very green.

It’s a wonderful time of year to explore the architecture, art and gastronomy of Catalunya with very little competition from mass tourism.

In our guest only areas we give you ideas for places to vsist and explore…

 

 

 

 

 

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It may even be be swimmable – the photo here was  taken in April… along with the photos above.

It is usually great for sunbathing, even if the water proves to be too cold…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And look at these friends we came across one March, along the coast road in the woods, having a forage. Their owner must have grazing rights!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Almond trees may well be begining to fruit (from about March) as well as other local flowers which come out to play very early in the season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clearly, Easter is a big festival here with lots of celebrations.

For example, in Girona on Good Friday there is “the procession of the Burial of Christ”, featuring legions of Ancient Roman soldiers (manaies).

 

 

 

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On 1/2/3 March 2014 we have Carnival! Floats, singing, dancing, you name it! It is a fabulous time.

 

 

 

Also in early March 2014 there is a grand horse parade and show in Peralada with lots of acrobatics and people dressing up in the traditional style.

Later on in April we have Sant Jordi in Sant Feliu de Guixols, with hot chocolate to share, sardanes, parades of giants and goodness knows what else!

 

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Also in Sant Feliu de Guixols in March/April we have the festival of these delicious sweet pastries on the left. There are lots of cultural activities as well as tastings. A must for anyone with a sweet tooth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you fancy a trip further afield, we can highly recommend the pea festival in Sant Andreu de Llamaneres which is apparently the place for peas in Catalunya!

You can see by the photo that you have to get there early if you want to taste the scrummy dishes the local restauranteurs make with the fresh and juicy peas.

The card in the photo belongs to one of our favourite restaurants. If you want real Catalan coastal food, this is the place!

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