28 May 2019
Catalunya. A tourist tour from the sea to the mountain.
A wide and varied offer of group activities, in family or individually.
All along the coast of Catalonia, there are plenty of places where you can play, have fun and practice sport as a family. But if what you want is to relax in the sun and charge your batteries for the rest of the year, here you’ll find the best coves where you can cast your anchor and beaches with all amenities for you and your children.
Catalonia is privileged to have swelled the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites with architectural works by Antoni Gaudí and Domènech i Montaner, the archaeological site of Tarragona, Santa Maria de Poblet Monastery and the Romanesque churches in Vall de Boí, among others.
All of these places have been selected for their exceptional qualities and because they exemplify the cultural or natural heritage that they represent.
According to UNESCO, what makes the concept of world heritage exceptional is its universal application.
The World Heritage List draws the international community’s attention to the richness and diversity of the planet’s cultural and natural heritage.
In Catalonia, the Patum de Berga festival and the Castells – the long-standing tradition of forming human towers – have also been declared examples of Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. In addition, the Montseny Nature Reserve forms part of the Global Network of Biosphere Reserves
El litoral de Catalunya es un lugar donde jugar, divertirse y hacer deporte en familia. Pero si lo que te gusta es el relax y los baños de sol para recargar las pilas que te permitan aguantar todo el año, encontrarás las mejores calas y playas
Wine is part of our history. Every glass contains a tiny piece of our heritage. The Greeks brought it to L’Empordà and the Romans turned it into a trade. And together, they taught us to savour and pair it. Vineyards are a part of the Mediterranean landscape of Catalonia and can be found on the coast, inland and even in the mountains.
If your thing is natural parks and fresh air, then you must come to Catalonia. More than 30% of the territory is protected to preserve natural ecosystems. One of the most spectacular protected areas is Aigüestortes and Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, with more than 200 lakes and majestic mountains. Winter or summer, any season is a perfect time to visit it. But if you want to bathe in the lakes, you’ll have to wait until the snow has melted and the sun has warmed up the water.
Some of the almost 9,000 kilometres of long and short-distance paths pass through Aigüestortes. You can cross Catalonia from north to south and from west to east. If your goal is to put your boots on and walk in unspoilt nature, here you’ll find itineraries that are just right for you or your family.
Catalonia has a long cycling tradition. Some of the big names in professional cycling have come from Catalonia, but there are also many amateur cyclists who go out on weekends for a ride with friends. Mountain biking is also very popular.
And if you’d like to practice adventure sports, the Catalan Pyrenees are one of the best places. Equip yourself and go canyoning down one of the many gorges. During the spring thaw, the Noguera Pallaresa River becomes a white water paradise for rafting.
AGROTOURISM.- Tourist experiences to travel as a family
El agroturismo, muy vinculado al turismo rural, exige una cierta implicación y una actitud proactiva por parte del turista. Muchas de las actividades asociadas al agroturismo se desarrollan en impresionantes espacios naturales protegidos como los Parques Nacionales.
Agroturism – Farm stay or rural tourism as it is often called it means getting away from it all and staying in a rural area. Agrotourism gives you a chance to get acquainted with the process and life on a farm or in a small village; you can even get involved with the agricultural processes yourself. This popularity hasn’t just come from outside tourists but from the Spanish themselves who want to reconnect with this rural side to the country.
Its popularity for agritourism comes in part from the produce on offer.
Catalonia offers countless options for rural tourism. It is an area where authenticity and friendliness are the most outstanding of the natural features. Experience rural tourism in the heart of a village or an isolated existence in rural areas by staying in the beautiful farmhouses. Catalonia has a thriving organic farming community where you can really get back to nature. Catalonia also produces excellent beef, anchovies and rice and seeing any of these in production is a real treat not to be missed.
Other parks.- Another way to recognize the land and the work of the field.
In south of Country, is the Parque Nacional Coto de Doñana, a semi wilderness of marshes and forests that is a breeding ground for a huge range of bird species; Flamingos, herons, geese, ducks and some extremely rare and protected Imperial eagles to name but a few.
The interior of Andalucia region, though is generally the opposite with more discerning travelers heading to, or remaining, inland to get a feel for a more traditional south of Spain. It has three historically very important cities; Seville, Cordoba and Granada which still today, in their historical cores anyway, retain an old, almost medieval atmosphere.
The heart of Spain and almost its geographical centre is the vibrant city of Madrid. It dominates the country and naturally enough dominates the central region. The provinces of Castilla y Leon, Castilla La Mancha and Extremadura have important histories, this is the region where the foundations of the country we now know as Spain were laid, but are all still mainly rural areas that have a variety of interesting landscapes and a slow pace of life.
The climate here is amongst the toughest in the whole of Europe. The baking hot, dry summers and freezing cold winters put a lot of people off touring anything but the main cities and tourist towns; Madrid of course and the likes of Burgos, Cuenca, Merida, the university city of Salamanca and Caceres the perhaps under visited, quietly charming capital of Extremadura.