In the northeast of Catalonia, the Costa Brava is the tourist name given to the Catalan coast of the province of Girona. Stretching between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees, this highly touristic destination in Spain during the summer, is empty in the low season. Its magnificent coves, including those of Begur and Palafrugell, are appreciated, alternating cliffs, light sand and lush vegetation on clear waters. The Costa Brava offers much more than just its seaside pleasures. You will have to visit the medieval cities of Tossa de Mar, Púbol and Pals, and the ruins of Empúries, follow in Salvador Dali's footsteps and discover the Jewish quarter of Girona. Natural resources are not to be outdone. The Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park offers a mosaic of ecosystems, ponds, marshes, beaches and pastures. You can observe more than 300 species of birds including the stork, kingfisher or summer teal, symbol of the park. Discover the botanical gardens in green and blue, the Marimurtra garden in Blanes, the tropical garden of Pinya de Rosa and the gardens of Santa Clotilde in Lloret de Mar. Plant lovers will not miss those of Cap Roig, in Calella de Palafrugell, a magical setting that hosts the famous Festival Jardins de Cap Roig. But it is the seven islets of the protected Medes archipelago, less than a kilometre from the coast, that offer the most spectacular landscapes. It is a paradise for divers who come to observe corals, Posidonia meadows and fish. From here we reach the castle of Montgrí and its viewpoint.