The Garrotxa is located in northern Catalonia, on the upper reaches of the river Fluvià, the headwaters of the Muga and the boardwalk and Llémena Amer.
In this region we see two totally different types of landscape. For the southern half extending over 40 volcanoes and various lava flows, forming a landscape soft, very undulating, protected by Natural Park of Volcanic Zone of the Garrotxa north the landscape is more rugged and steep with abundant cliffs and gorges.
The climate is Mediterranean mountain. Rainfall is abundant throughout the year and winter is the driest season. Frequent rains generate fresh summers, while the influence of the Pyrenees makes the winters are cold.
The soil and climate provide a variety of vegetation, often lush with oak and beech forests of exceptional scenic value.
In the Natural Park of Volcanic Zone of the Garrotxa there are 28 routes that pass through the sights of Nature
Hotels in Garrotxa
Les Planes d'Hostoles, Garrotxa, Girona
Hotel Can Garay is an Art Nouveau hotel built in 1906 and is listed as an architectural heritage site being declared as a “Hotel-Monument” by the Catalan government in 2007.
It is a family-run hotel with 6 double rooms and a family suite . All the rooms look out onto the large, centenary gardens and feature all modern-day comforts. The hotel is located just 100 meters from the Greenway (Vías Verdes) bike trail, which runs from Olot to Girona and has a secure bike parking space equipped with tools and cleaning facilities.
The hotel is situated in the village of Les Planes d’Hostoles on the edge of the Volcanic Park of La Garrotxa and the Park of Special Natural Interest, Collsacabra. Visiting this unknown part of La Garrotxa, you will discover the pleasure of walking through the magnificent oak and beech forests and stopping off to contemplate the Brugent river, its beautiful natural pools, spectacular waterfalls and the wonderful array of the colours of the forest...
Good food "garrotxina" for breakfast and dinner.
Besalú, Garrotxa, Girona
Olot, Garrotxa, Girona
Situated in the city of Olot, within the National Park of La Garrotxa. The family-run-hotel, with great experience and up-to-date equipment, guarantees a stay in a welcoming and quite atmosphere. At a short distance from the springs, from the volcanoes, from several sports centres, as well as the city centre, it is an ideal place to enjoy your holidays.
Santa Pau, Garrotxa, Girona
Located in front of the Medieval Castle of Santa Pau, this property is ideal for exploring the old town and enjoy beautiful landscapes.
The bedrooms at Cal Sastre, decorated in a traditional style with antique furniture. are the result of an elaborated and technical renovation of two cozy houses from the XV Century. It has been maintained a perfect harmony between the architecture and the exceptional environment of Sant Pau’s old town. All the rooms are exterior with views of the “Santa Margarita” and “Puig de Mar” volcano, as well as views of the “Sant Julia” Mountains or of the Santa Paula medieval Castle from the 13th century.
In the region of the Garrotxa you can practice outdoor activities discovering volcanic scenery and the natural park.