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The re­gion is also in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised for its gas­tron­omy. As you might ex­pect, au­then­tic Costa Brava cui­sine is a com­bi­na­tion of pro­duce from the sea and land – some spe­cial­i­ties in­clude black rice with seafood and meat, chicken with king prawns, fish stew, and sea cu­cum­bers and sea urchins for the more ad­ven­tur­ous din­ers. There are a to­tal of 19 Miche­lin stars awarded to 15 restau­rants in the area, and the three Miche­lin­starred El Celler de Can

Roca in Girona was named the best restau­rant in the world by the pres­ti­gious Restau­rant Mag­a­zine. You can also get high­qual­ity meals at more af­ford­able prices else­where, though. Wher­ever you are in the re­gion you’re never far away from a seafood restau­rant of­fer­ing the fresh­est pro­duce you can imag­ine cooked to or­der, or a qual­ity tapas restau­rant that will pro­vide enough food to fill even the hun­gri­est of post-round golfers for around €10 per head.

In terms of nightlife, you’ll want to stick to the larger towns like Girona or Figueres, or head into Barcelona if you’re look­ing for some lively en­ter­tain­ment and a few more drinks after din­ner.

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