Whichever direction you head in when leaving the resort, there’s plenty to discover. Visit the medieval city of Girona – only 10 minutes from the resort – with its rich mosaic of historic buildings and bridges. Just 20 minutes away on the iconic Costa Brava are some of the best beaches on the Mediterranean. Also within easy reach are picturesque medieval villages, or the ski slopes of the Pyrenees. And we’re just an hour from the centre of sophisticated, vibrant Barcelona.
Just ten minutes from Hotel Camiral lies the historic city of Girona. Dominated by its impressive cathedral, Girona’s colourful old town is filled with historical treasures. Wend your way through the maze of medieval streets and cross the Onya river for beautiful views of the old quarter. Renowned for its rich culture and architecture, Girona is also internationally famous for its cuisine. Combine gourmet opportunities with excellent shopping and a great atmosphere… and you’ll definitely come back for more.
Vibrant Barcelona combines the best attributes of a Mediterranean city with sophistication and style. Nestled between mountains and sea, the Catalan capital’s unbeatable climate, relaxed atmosphere and rich culture attract visitors from around the world.
With its cosmopolitan look and feel, Barcelona is a city of endless possibilities. Start the day with a stroll around the Gaudí-designed Park Güell, then wander down the iconic Rambla for superb views of the Mediterranean and the port. Or take in the shops on elegant Passeig de Gracia before exploring the medieval streets and churches of the Barri Gótic.
Watch legendary local team FC Barcelona in action at the Camp Nou stadium – or choose to escape the crowds in one of the city’s palm tree-filled urban parks.
Gourmets too are spoilt for choice, with restaurants ranging from Michelin-starred establishments to cosy tapas bars. And round off the day by sampling the designer bars and clubs that are a prominent part of Barcelona’s exuberant nightlife.
Tucked along the rugged coastline from the French border down to Blanes, the beaches of the Costa Brava are perhaps the most picturesque in the peninsula. The calas, or coves, are caressed by the crystal-clear Mediterranean and interspersed with pretty coastal towns and fishing villages. The Costa Brava boasts spectacular nature reserves and an impressive range of activities, including cycling, hiking, diving, sailing and fishing.
Only 100 km from Hotel Camiral, the Catalan Pyrenees are the perfect place to embark on a sporting or cultural adventure. From mountain peaks and valleys, to medieval villages and natural parks, the Pyrenees offer spectacular scenery to explore, and a wealth of activities. Visit the picturesque villages of Besalú, Ripoll or Castellfollit de la Roca. Go hiking in La Garrotxa Volcanic Natural Park or the Fageda d’en Jorda beech forest. Or head for one of the four ski resorts in the Catalan Pyrenees: La Molina, Masella, Vallter 2000 or Vall de Núria.