Ryan air starts flying between Newquay and Barcelona (Girona) on the first of April 2008. Its worth mentioning that Girona or Gerona airport is actually 64 miles from Barcelona.
Girona is often spelt as Gerona. Both spellings are correct, it’s just that one is Spanish and the other Catalan. To get from Girona airport to the city of Barcelona it is probably best to take the shuttle bus which runs in line with the Ryan air flights though is not operated by Ryan air. The shuttle bus will take you to the Estacio d’ Autobusos Barcelona Nord which is Barcelona’s main bus terminal and from here you can easily take the metro to get to your hotel.
However Girona airport is actually closer to the resorts of Tossa de Mar, Malgrat de Mar Santa Susanna or Pineda Calella Lloret de Mar and Blanes so these resorts are well worth considering if you are away for a short break
For any of the above resorts you can pre book your Gerona airport transfer from DHR.com
If you fancy staying in Tossa de Mar then DHR.com has a selection of hotels in the city to suit every budget. http://www.dhr.com/cities/tossa_de_mar.htm
In Tossa de Mar you will find the main beach Platja Gran which has blue flag status and plenty of facilities and water sports.
Just out of the town you can find plenty of pretty rocky coves and smaller beaches. The coastal paths make for pleasant walks to and from the coves and as an added bonus you get to enjoy some pretty spectacular views south of the lighthouse and the old town.
The Old Town (Villa Vena) is a most attractive part of the city and you will find the Roman walls are still intact and from the top you will get some great views. The narrow cobbled streets of this area and the buildings are truly unique and very attractive. It’s a painters and photographers paradise.
If you are looking for something to bring back home, then the old Town (Villa Vena )and new Town of Tossa de mar are both great for shopping and here you will find many brands a lot cheaper than in the UK.
Tossa de Mar is a great little picturesque resort and well worth a visit.