The Costa Brava and the Pirineu de Girona: an incredible area to be experienced intensely
Calella de Palafrugell. ACT. Image courtesy of the Costa Brava Girona Tourism Board Image Archive
The Costa Brava and the Pirineu de Girona have all the necessary elements to make them a destination to be discovered, rediscovered and experienced intensely.
A land of creative individuals such as Salvador Dalí and Ferran Adrià, it captivates visitors’ senses with artistic and culinary creations. A must-see for travellers to the area is the Dalí Triangle, composed of the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, the Salvador Dalí House-Museum in Portlligat, close to Cadaqués, and the Gala Dalí House-Museum-Castle in Púbol. Cap de Creus is another unmissable stop-off.
The Costa Brava, known by many for its wide beaches and coves surrounded by vegetation and rocky cliffs, stretches from Portbou to Blanes, generously displaying a collection of natural, historical, gastronomic and cultural treasures that require all five senses to be fully appreciated. The Mediterranean light of towns like Cadaqués, Begur or Sant Feliu de Guíxols, the coastal landscape, the sea and mountain flavours of Girona’s traditional and signature cuisine, leisure tourism towns like Roses, Platja d’Aro and Lloret de Mar, the blue and green hues of the waters in the Medes Islands marine reserve, the mediaeval towns of Peralada, Castelló d’Empúries, Pals and Peratallada, Dalí’s works, authentic ancient traditions and more contemporary cultural events … This is the best way to discover an area in all its diversity, to capture its essence and to discover the character of people who live there, choosing the best available options according to the time of year.
Fageda d’en Jordà. Itinerànnia. Image courtesy of the Costa Brava Girona Tourism Board Image Archive
The Pirineu de Girona, almost brushing the coast, is covered in snow in December and its ski resorts are operating at full capacity. Further inland, visitors can discover a unique natural space, the Natural Park of the Volcanic Area of La Garrotxa, along with towns steeped in history, like Besalú, Ripoll, Camprodon and Llívia, making the eastern Catalan Pyrenees especially attractive.
Without doubt, the Costa Brava and the Pirineu de Girona offer an array of possibilities to visitors attracted to the area by its climate, nature, cuisine, leisure, activities and the hospitality of its people. The wide range of tourism products on offer (nautical tourism, hiking, cycle touring, golf, health and wellness, culture, conferences, sun and sand, wonderful gastronomy currently boasting 20 Michelin stars) and the many types of accommodation available (with modern facilities and top-quality services) mean that the destination can be enjoyed all year round.