Girona-Blanes Train

Rodalies de Catalunya, Catalonia’s commuter train service, has introduced a number of new train services.

Important for tourists staying in Blanes is the new RG1 line, which allows people to travel by train from Mataro to Figueres — with stops in Blanes and Girona — without having to transfer at Maçanet/Massanes.

Parliament of Catalonia OKs tourist tax

The Government of Catalonia has approved, belately, the autonomous community’s budget proposal for 2012 — which includes a provision to introduce a tourist tax.

While the tourist sector has reacted furiously, the Government points out that many other tourists destinations, such as Paris, New York or Tokyo, already tax visitors