Banyoles Lake

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 ...


The Costa Brava from Blanes to Portbou is a hodgepodge of really charming impressions. The focal point here is nature with the Cap de Creus Nature Park, the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park and the Montgrí Natural Park, Medes Islands and Baix Ter. These three very different scenarios form three biologically particularly valuable natural spaces. Also our coast will charm you with beautiful, high-quality beaches and wonderful bays. Some bays guard, hidden between steep slopes, a paradisiacal idyll. This is accompanied by the distinctive Mediterranean character of many places such as Cadaqués or Calella de Palafrugell. Also, remember some of the truly unique destinations, such as the Bay of Roses, Lake Banyoles and the botanical gardens of Santa Clotilde, Pinya de Rosa, Marimurtra and Cap Roig. The Costa Brava also offers a wide range of cultural activities. These include the great legacy of the artist Salvador Dalí in the Empordà, the monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes and the castle of Peratallada, medieval urban centers such as in Tossa de Mar, Púbol or Pals, the ruins of Empúries as exceptional evidence of Greek and Roman civilizations , the pottery tradition in La Bisbal and the old town of Girona with a historic jewel of ...

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