Excursions in the area

Visits to medieval villages: We highlight the charming towns of Pals, Peratallada and Monells. Pals is a medieval town, conserving part of the original walls and set on a hill where you can enjoy an extraordinary panoramic view of the plain of the Empordà. The village of Monells includes the remains of Roman walls and towers surrounding the ancient castle and town, with gothic windows, and arches in the squares and streets. Peratallada, which was declared an historical and artistic location in 1975, is a medieval walled town built directly on rock foundations.

Charming coastal towns: Cadaqués, L'Escala, Begur and the coves of Sa Tuna and Sa Riera, and Calella and Llafranc which are attractive fishing villages.

Visit the capital of the province, Girona: Girona is known for its outstanding old town, the Jewish Quarter, the Gothic Cathedral, and the colourful houses along the river Onyar. We should also mention its commercial and entertainment area.

MUSEUMS:

Salvador Dalí Foundation: World-known painter born in the Empordà.www.dali-state.org

  • Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres: Tel: 972 677500
  • Gala Dalí Castle House in Púbol. Tel: 972 488655
  • Salvador Dalí House-Museum in Portlligat. Tel: 972 251015

Cinema Museum in Girona. Tel: 972 412777

History of Toys Museum in Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Tel. 972 822249 www.museudelajoguina.com

Cork Museum in Palafrugell: Tel. 972 307825

Josep Pla Foundation in Palafrugell: Josep Pla was a famous Catalan writer who devoted part of his work to describe the area of the Empordà and its traditions. Tel. 972 305577

Museum "Ca la Pruna" in Pals. Tel. 972 636833.

Palau Solterra Painting Museum in Torroella de Montgrí: Tel. 972 761976

Rural Museum in Palau Sator: Exhibition of agricultural equipment and with rural atmosphere. Tel. 972 761976

MARKET DAYS:

  • Monday: Torroella de Montgrí, Cadaqués, Blanes
  • Tuesday: Pals, Palamós, Lloret de Mar.
  • Wednesday: Begur, Banyoles, Llançà, Sant Pere Pescador.
  • Thursday: L'Estartit, Tossa de Mar, Figueres.
  • Friday: La Bisbal, d'Empordà, Platja D'Aro.
  • Saturday: Girona, Castelló d'Empúries.
  • Sunday: Palafrugell, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Roses, L'Escala.

OTHERS:

Ruins of Ullastret: Iberian archaeological remains from the Sixth Century BC. Tel. 972 179 058.

Ruins of Empúries, in L'Escala: Important archaeological remains of Greek and Roman times. Tel. 972 770 208.

Ceramics in La Bisbal: The town of La Bisbal d'Empordà, capital of the region of the Baix Empordà is known for its pottery tradition. Its streets are full of shops specializing in ceramic products.

Fish Market in Palamós: The fish auction in Palamós on the arrival of the fishing boats is of particular interest. The auction takes place early in the afternoon and the sale of the fish is about an hour later.

Medes Islands Marine Reserve: The Medes Islands protected area in Estartit has a seabed full of life, which you can see from a glass-bottomed boat.
Estació Nàutica de l'Estartit Tel. 972 750 699.

Nautilus: Glass-bottomed boat trips. Tel. 972 751489 (Tickets available at the Golf Beach reception).

Marina Princess, in Estartit: Cruise boat covering routes along the Costa Brava, with dinner included. Tel. 972 750 643. (Tickets available at the Golf Beach reception)

Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls: (Wetlands natural park), in Castelló d'Empúries. Tel. 972 454 222. aiguamolls@aiguamolls.org

Les Basses d'en Coll: Nature area in Platja de Pals. Tel. 699 949289

Marineland, in Palafolls: Aquatic animal park with dolphin show. Tel. 93 7654802. (Tickets available at the Golf Beach reception).

Leisure and shopping in Platja d'Aro: Oscar multiplex: 8 cinema screens, in front of the seaport.

Coqui Park: Amusement Park in Palafrugell. Tel. 972 305914

For more information about the region visit the Costa Brava Tourism website: www.costabrava.org