From Mediterranean forests to small beaches hidden around coastal towns, l’Empordà and la Costa Brava have become an idyllic setting throughout the year. Cradle of Catalan international artists such as Dalí, this area has a historical and cultural legacy that seduces all of its visitors. With a wide range of activities, we have offers that include a balloon ride for the most adventurous ones, those who search for a haute cuisine experience will enjoy a dinner at the best restaurant in the world and art lovers will discover the most famous Dalí works guided by an expert. The wide range of services offered by the area makes it the ideal setting to let yourself go for a few days. But why should you choose Premium Traveler Barcelona to book your activities? Because we regularly visit the area and can show you all the secrets hidden in this unique environment.
In addition to spending a dream vacation, how would you like the idea of staying in a Catalan Masia with the best services? Here’s our selection of our top five hotel selection in la Costa Brava.
Mas de Torrent
With a privileged location in l’Empordà, this legendary luxury hotel is a great choice for your stay. It is part of the Relais & Chateaux group and the name is a tribute to its Masia (Catalan farmhouse). Built in the eighteenth century, there is a highlight that captures everyones attention: the garden and the spectacular views that glimpse medieval villages a few kilometers away. Rooms are spacious and feature traditional but elegant decoration, some of them have a private pool and others a terrace. The restaurant is also one of the claims of this hotel as it offers a tasting menu with dishes of traditional Catalan cuisine together with an extensive wine list of the region. Anyone who stays in Mas de Torrent can also enjoy the Spa, which features a sauna, a steam room, an indoor pool and a fitness area as well as a wide selection of beauty treatments to unwind in during the entire trip.
The magic of this ancient castle lies in its 38 rooms. Decorated with pieces bought by its owners on their trips, the cozy atmosphere makes the guests feel like home during their stay. With stunning views of the area, it is a place to sit down, relax and enjoy. Common areas include an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers, an extensive olive grove and a restaurant with tables facing the landscape. The delicious gastronomical proposal includes traditional dishes with fresh, local and seasonal products.
Located next to the ancient Greco-Roman ruins in Empuries, Hostal Empuries offers a responsible, ecological and sustainable stay. Rooms have either sea or garden views and other facilities designed to offer a personalized service all day long. Indeed, the SPA is one of the cornerstones of the mind&body philosophy the owners are looking for. It has a fitness center and a water area with treatments according to holistic health. As for the cuisine, responsible consumption is also fulfilled in their two restaurants. Despite offering two different culinary proposals, both have a common denominator: the quality of local products with an ecological basis.
Hotel El Teatre
This rural hotel in the medieval village of Regencós is integrated in a centennial house of the eighteenth century which has been recently renovated by a French-Swiss couple who fell in love with l’Empordà. With only seven rooms, all very cozy, it reminds us of a village house without sacrificing the warmth and light that the area offers. “Calendula” is the restaurant located right in front of the hotel, inside the ancient theater of the town and where formerly films were projected back in the days. The owners say their cuisine is a mirror of l’Empordà’s landscape and is fully based on “slow food” as the chef chooses ingredients such as flowers and herbs around the area when designing the menu.
Can Bassa is a rural hotel open to all kinds of customers but with a unique purpose, to offer a warm welcome to its guests. There are three charming rooms for a romantic getaway and five houses to rent intended for families with children or groups of friends. The area in which it is located is also the ideal place to get in contact with nature by choosing activities in the sea, like kayaking and scuba diving or in the mountain area like cycling and trekking.
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