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Natural Areas in the Empordà

The Hotel Vistabella is surrounded by an incomparable setting in the northern Costa Brava, a territory of enormous natural and cultural wealth. There is so much to see beyond the beach!

Here you can find out more about leisure possibilities that Roses or the surrounding areas have to offer, here is some important information about the tourist attractions of the Alt Empordà: natural spaces, cultural proposals, sporting activities, charming towns, etc., an endless number of opportunities to discover this little piece of paradise.

From the Vistabella we will be able to provide you with all the information you may need, in more detail, about the tourism offer of Roses and our surroundings, adapted to your situation, your preferences and those of your companions so that, if you wish, you can discover our closest heritage.


NATURAL SPACES

Outdoors and nature lovers will find a gold mine in Roses! We are surrounded by natural parks of incredible beauty, maritime and terrestrial, with an incredible attraction and easy access. From the Hotel Vistabella and with a short journey you have the opportunity to discover a natural environment of great value.

Here are some of the most important natural attractions of our territory:

Cap de Creus

Cap de Creus (30.4km) is a peninsula located at the far NE of Catalonia and therefore the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula. In 1998 this area was declared Natural Park because of its extraordinary landscape. It is a wind beaten and very rocky region, with almost no trees, in contrast to a rich seaside and deep blue sea waters.

Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Aiguamolls de l'Empordà (18.3km) is a natural park on the Bay of Roses, the second largest wetland in Catalonia. Lying between the rivers Fluvià and Muga. During the 19th century much of the marsh was drained as canals transforming the land for agriculture. As of 1980 it has been declared natural park because of the remaining marsh and sand dunes. It is also home to more than 320 different species of flora and fauna.

Illes Medes

Illes Medes (58km) is a small archipelago located in the heart of the Costa Brava. It consists of seven islands which are characterized by a rich marine ecosystem. The proximity of the coast and the delta of the river Ter provides a great amount of organic material allowing an extensive variety of flora and fauna. Examples are the colonies of gulls, the peculiar terrestrial vegetation, the Sea grass or the coral colonies.

Serra de les Alberes

The Serra de les Alberes is a place of natural interest which includes de towns of La Jonquera, Rabós d’Empordà, Espolla, Cantallops, Vilamaniscle, Garriguella, Mollet de Peralada, and Sant Climent de Sescebes. This landscape coexists with one of the most important concentrations of megalithic monuments In Catalonia, and small Romanesque churches that make this area one of the richest in historical monuments. The vegetation of this region is a well mix of mountain vegetation and Mediterranean vegetation.