Banyoles Lake is one of the great treasures you can find in the Girona regions.
Strolling around this natural lake, the largest one in Catalonia, is a pleasure at any time of the day.
Today, the lake is a large open space for everyone who wishes to relax, run, ride a bicycle, go out in a boat or practice water sports, such as canoeing, rowing or waterskiing.
If you like finding out about things, you can also enjoy a prehistoric experience at the Draga Neolithic Park, a site with exceptional archaeological value. You can visit the replicas of their huts and travel back more than 7,000 years in time, discovering what life was like in this settlement near the lake.
Gastronomy – Michelin – starred restaurants
Michelin stars do not fall from the sky. The Girona region’s blend of traditional cuisine and innovative spirit has led to a veritable constellation of extraordinary restaurants. This is Michelin-star territory, with a total of 18 Michelin stars awarded to 14 restaurants that offer unforgettable dining experiences.
Ca l`Arpa – Banyoles
Ca l`Enric – La Vall de Bianya
Casamar – Llafranc
Castell Peralada - Peralada
Els Brancs – Roses
Els Tinars – Llagostera
Empòrium Hotel – Castelló d`Empuries
La Cuina de Can Simón – Tossa de Mar
La Fonda Xesc – Gombrèn
Les Cols – Olot
Les Magnòlies – Arbúcies
Massana – Girona
Miramar – Llancà
Restaurant El Bò. TIC – Corcà
Restaurant El Celler de Can Roca – Girona
Terra by Paco Pérez – Sant Feliu de Guixols
Hotels on the Costa Brava or in the Girona Pyrenees
If you prefer the comforts of hotels for your stay on the Costa Brava or in the Girona Pyrenees, you have a world of options at your fingertips. Charming small hotels, seafront apart-hotels, mountain hotels for getting away from it all, welcoming family guest houses, accommodation in historical buildings... and all the categories from basic one-star hotels to five-star luxury hotels. Some hotels also hold tourism quality or environmental quality seals.
You can ski to your heart's content in the Girona Pyrenees where you've got five ski resorts at your fingertips
You can ski to your heart's content in the Girona Pyrenees where you've got five ski resorts at your fingertips: four Alpine ski resorts (La Molina, Masella, Vall de Núria and Vallter 2000) and one Nordic ski resort (Guils-Fontanera). For a start you’ve got the Alp 2500 area, one of the largest skiing areas in the Pyrenees, linking La Molina and Masella. What's more, in the summer the ski resorts become mountain activity and leisure resorts, where you can enjoy sports such as hiking, climbing, mountain biking and horse riding, among others.
Castelló d’Empúries: Hotel Emporium keeps Michelin star
CASTELLÓ / CATALONIA / SPAIN: The Hotel Emporium at the entrance to Castelló, which has been in existence for over 50 years, has once again been awarded a Michelin star. Chef Salvador Jordà remarked that they always tried to get a good kitchen and felt committed to the products of the area.The operators of the Hotel-Restaurant Emporium were delighted to receive the award, but at the same time said that they were also "new commitments".
Where the land comes to an end: the Cap de Creus
ROSES / CATALONIA / SPAIN: The easternmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula has always inspired the imagination of the people here. Salvador Dalí, who had a good view of the Cap de Creus from his house in Port Lligat, is quoted as saying that he is the first person on the Iberian Peninsula who sees the sun every morning. The landscape of the peninsula is the most beautiful, what Catalonia and the Costa Brava have to offer. However, they are not pretty, the rocks of Cap de Creus, rather harsh and wild. The eternal wind and the stony ground prevent more than a few isolated trees from settling. The vegetation is rather unspectacular and consists mainly of low bushes and grasses. However, it contributes an olfactory component that shapes the impression of the wanderer. It smells everywhere: juniper and Schopflavendel, rosemary and various Zistrosenarten - this landscape can be experienced with all senses. The geology at Cap de Creus is complicated and varied (which is why you can see student groups clawing around in the area with geological hammers - not recommended for imitation, you need an extra permit from the park management!). For millions of years, volcanoes and the forces of plate tectonics have created a landscape of wild, rugged bizarre rock formations that are only ...