The Alluring Coast of Costa Brava Luxurious Hotels, Michelin Star Restaurants and more
About one hour from Barcelona is the beautiful coast of Costa Brava, a true oasis with crystal blue waters and green hills as a backdrop. The true beauty lies in the unspoiled and elegant horseshoe bays, charming seaside towns and mouth-dropping sceneries.
Within this untouched scenery, there are some real gems such as the PGA Catalunya about 20 minutes from Costa Brava beaches and 10 minutes from well-preserved medieval town of Girona. A mesmerizing complex it incorporates two hotels a luxurious 5-star hotel, Camiral Hotel and a contemporary hotel, Lavida Hotel, two championship golf courses, three unique restaurants, two bars. Several meeting rooms, catering up to 450 people and endless outdoor spaces; could easily be a perfect location for a car launch. A more exclusive and smaller property, perfect for a buyout, is Sants Metges Hotel, with its 15 rooms housed in a former military site from XIX century, featuring a delightful restaurant from renowned chef Jordi Cruz, owner of the 3 Michelin Star restaurant ABaC in Barcelona, and DOR museum, an art centre and museum specializing in jewellery.
However, this region also offers charming hotels within the famous Pyrenees Mountains; Hotel Fontanals a modern yet rustic 4-star hotel located in Soriguerola. The property features spacious rooms, indoor and outdoor pool, a Basque gourmet restaurant and two flexible meeting rooms, a golf course within the property with 18 holes and endless mountain trails – perfect location for active sporty groups. Not too far, a more classical stylish hotel, Villa Paulita, located by the astonishing lake Puigcerda and surrounded by the Schierbeck forest. With an early-20th century façade, it consists of three separate buildings surrounded by beautiful gardens and rooms tastefully decorated. It features a well-equipped fitness area, two meeting rooms and an elegant restaurant overlooking the lake.
This region has one of the highest concentrations of Michelin-starred chefs in Spain, so prepare your palate for a delightful and rich Mediterranean and seafood gastronomy experience, which would never be complete without the superb full-bodied, well-structured and harmonious regional wine of “Empordà”.
For those looking for cultural sight-seeing, Costa Brava will surprisingly amaze you with the well-preserved medieval centre of Girona, the archaeological site of Empúries featuring one of the most important Greek ruins in Spain and the famous Teatre-Museu Dalí (Dali’s Museum) in Figueres. Those seeking a sporty appeal, the options go from an incredible diving experience in the protected area of Illes Medes, to paddle, windsurfing and sailing. Inland activities, the mountain offers incredible hiking trails, and unique paths for mountain biking or horse riding.