The village enjoys a privileged location halfway between two different regions: La Garrotxa, a land of sleeping volcanoes and silent fores and l’Alt Empordà, where the Pyrenees meet the sea with the most captivating coast in the Northern Costa Brava. Thanks to this strategic location between the sea and the mountains, you can enjoy different activities and landscapes in any month of the year.
Mountainous massifs with beauty spots wherever you turn. Lakes, rivers and wetlands full of fauna. Beaches, coves and vertiginous cliffs. Ancient volcanoes covered in woodland. Botanical gardens full of sensations. Coastal footpaths stretching right along the coastline. And plenty of other wonders. One third of the territory formed by the counties of Girona is classified as protected area of natural interest.
A diverse and well-preserved heritage: historical monuments, medieval villages, castles and fortresses, romanesque architecture.
Dalí’s museum in Figueres is a 15 minutes drive and you can find out more about the life and work of Salvador Dalí by visiting the famous “triangle” of the painter from the Empordà region.
If you are interested in different sensations we have a few ideas: hot air balloon flights over the volcanoes of the Garrotxa or the coast, parachute jumps, kayak excursions, horse riding, adventure parks…
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Below you’ll find more information and pictures about some of the places you can visit.
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Only a short drive and you’ll find a great offer of beaches: from small secluded coves to long sandy beaches and charming fishermen villages which make the visitors’ delights. Following is our selection but of course there are many more.
The famous Cadaques, one of the best preserved Spanish fishing villages, a pleasure to visit, a lot to see. Sant Pere Pescador offers a seemingly endless expanse of fine sand and dunes. Probably the only wild long sandy beach in Spain thanks to the Nature Park which is part of it. Sant Marti d’Empuries is a medieval village on the coast with sandy beaches and typical costa brava rock formations, both sight seeing and beach activities can be enjoyed here. L’Escala – Llançà – Colera, all have sandy and stony beaches, and many activities for the visitor, windsurfing, paddle-board, kayaking and sailing lessons. Over forty different beaches, some more accessible than others.
Medieval Towns and Villages
If you like to discover and wander through the narrow streets of old towns and villages here you’ll find Medieval villages, picturesque high mountain towns, municipalities located in charming natural settings, historical, cultural jewels of Romanesque architecture and historical monuments. Have a look at our selection
Four Nature Parks and Nature Reserve converge here. From the extra special rock formations of Cap de Creus, where the Pyrenees meet the sea, to the wild Volcanic Garrotxa a region with volcanoes and silent forest that will surprise any visitor who encounters them. And from the marshland of Aiguamolls de L’Empordà, important for wildlife, to the wooded mountainous area of the Alberes which provides some beautiful walks and impressive views.
Rivers and Lakes
If you like water here is a selection of rivers and lakes that you can visit, go hiking and swim in their waters. To some of them you don’t even have to take the car, others you can drive 15 minutes and you’re there but if you like hiking and discovering we’ll tell you how discovers some of our secret jewels.