Luxury hotels of the Costa Brava are pleased with the summer season 2019 - two from Roses


The "Costa Brava Hotels de Luxe" brand, which includes most of the region's 4 and 5-star hotels, is pleased with this year's summer season. The hoteliers revealed that they had an average occupancy rate of more than 90% in July and more than 95% in August. Occupancy increased by 5% in the first half of the year despite the weather-related weak April and May.

The autumn is also well received and recorded in addition to residential customers and corporate groups, weddings and other festivals.

That it works so well has to do with a great deal of excellent service that people in these price categories expect and receive.

Alt Empordà has three five-star hotels, two of which are in Roses, Vistabella and Terraza, plus the hotel in Peralada.


The art route program in Castelló d'Empúries on 11, 12 and 13 October

CASTELLÓ / CATALONIA / SPAIN: As we have already said, on the 11th, 12th and 13th of October, the 12th Ruta de l'Art (Art Route) will be held in Castelló d'Empúries, alongside works by more than 100 artists In nine different places can visit, also an interesting supporting program has been created. Here is the complete program: Friday, October 11th 16.00: Opening of the art route by officials in front of the flour museum. 8 pm: Official opening act in the Basilica of Santa Maria with the performance of Pol (guitar) and Auxi (violin). Then in front of the Basilica Firewalk of the "Senyors del Foc" (Lords of Fire) and Batucada. We recommend! The whole day: DJ Nora at the Sala Municipal (City Hall) and at the art market - "ruTast" with tasting of wines from the Empordà - "La Shirley" with tasting of "Empanadilles" (filled dumplings from Argentina). Saturday, October 12th 11.00 - 21.00: Art Route and Art Market 11.00: guided route to the most important historical buildings in Castelló and explanation of the works of art that are in them. Languages: Spanish, French. At 11.30 in Catalan. Price: 3 euros. 4.00 pm: Guided tour to the most important historic buildings in Castelló and an explanation of the works of art in them. Languages: ...

On 11, 12 and 13 October "beer festival with live music" in Roses

On 11, 12 and 13 October "beer festival with live music" in Roses ROSES / CATALONIA / SPAIN: For the second time in Roses, the "Fira de la Cervesa Artesana & Music", the "beer festival with music", will be held next weekend from Friday to Sunday. The meeting was deliberately set at the end of the season to offer a nice party to the citizens of the city, who work in the tourism sector. All others, also from other places, are of course also cordially invited. The festival will take place on the "Plaça de l'Illa d'Ítaca" (more simply on the large square opposite the cinemas, very close to the Mossos d'Esquadra guard) in a specially constructed marquee. The special feature of this beer festival is that, for once, you will not get the beers of the big brands, but you will be offered handmade craft beer from various regional small breweries. Of course, there are also drinks without alcohol and small snacks. The participating breweries are: La Selvaseria, Limbik and Co., Santa Pau, Terra Aspra and Vicbrewery. So that the beer flows properly in a good mood, live concerts of local bands are offered on all three days. The process of the festival: Friday, October 11th 4:00 pm Opening of the beer festival and the stands 8 pm Concert with the "d Gremlins" (Rock ...

15 participants participated in plastic picking at Muga embankment

EMPURIABRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: What was successfully started in the spring was also positively continued last Sunday: the collection of plastic on the embankment of the Muga River. A total of 15 people followed the call of the civic association "Bienestar Empuria" and the group was strengthened by members of the new association "Canalitzem Empuriabrava".It could be collected many bags of ugly rubbish that not quite so responsible people just lie and did not care about the environment.At this point, a very big "thank you" to Bienestar, who have now for the third time - in addition to other actions - their part to protect a piece Empuriabrava to protect and put in order - Greta Thunberg would be ...

From Tuesday no blue zones in Roses

ROSES / CATALONIA / SPAIN: Done! What has been valid in Empuriabrava for two weeks now becomes reality in Roses: there are no active Blue Zones left this year, so ticket machines are being dismantled and you can park your car for free in these parking lots until next summer.The three areas you had to pay in the past were the section of Avinguda de Rhode between Lluís Companys and Avinguda Jaume (Zone 1); Jaume I, Frederic Rahola square and part of the Avinguda de la Mare de Déu de Montserrat (zone 2) and the covered parking lot (zone 3).Not all parking lots in Roses are toll free and you still have to pay at the harbor and the sea. Registered residents of Roses, who have paid their car tax, can spend three hours a day free of charge with their vehicles in the public and paid parking lots, plus the entire ...

Empuriabrava once again had one of the best beaches on the Costa Brava in summer


As always, it has just been announced that in the summer Empuriabrava, together with a few other places, received a very big honor: the beach was named one of the best on the Costa Brava. Currently, there are four different guidelines for determining the quality of a beach and apparently Empuriabrava has received all this year. There is the "Q" for tourism quality, which i.a. the safety, life-saving, information, cleanliness and garbage disposal, maintenance of existing facilities, access sanitation and leisure activities valued. This "Q" with its flag has received only a few places on the Costa Brava. The most famous feature is the "Blue Flag", which contains a total of 27 criteria and focuses mainly on the quality and cleanliness of the water. Then there are the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards, in which independent specialists examine the quality of the water and sand and also evaluate the condition of the installations and the waste situation. And then there is the most prestigious award, the "emas" awarded by the European Union, and to get it there are loads of regulations and more to pay attention to.

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