WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT GIJÓN?
There are few traveling pleasures that surpass visiting a corner blessed by nature. If we add a singular identity and a seductive lifestyle to this, we have the perfect plan: a getaway to the Costa Brava. Not forgetting that in a cove near Rosas, in Cala Montjoi, the most powerful culinary revolution of the contemporary era was forged, thanks to the work carried out at elBulli by Ferran Adrià and his team.
Medieval villages, cliff-side beaches, freshly caught fish, and rich flavors get lost in Catalonia’s rugged countryside along Spain’s northeastern coast.
1. Biking festival: the winding GI 682, which is probably the most beautiful coastal road in all of Catalonia. From Tossa de Mar to Sant Feliu de Guíxols, this section is a journey in itself as it passes through unique landscapes and centuries-old towns. It is advisable to have the camera at hand: the views, of heart attack, are really unique.
2. Hiking along Camí de Ronda: This famous route takes up the long coastal path, very useful for fishermen and to monitor smuggling, today it is, in sections, one of the emblematic routes to travel on foot while in the Costa Brava. Or hiking in Cap de Creus Natural Park, the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula, Cap de Creus is the place where the Pyrenees end up in the Mediterranean in an exceptional union between land and sea.
FOOD & WINE
The province of Girona (northern Barcelona, where Costa Brava is nestled) can be considered the Sillicon Valley of gastronomy. From Ferràn Adrià to El Celler de Can Roca, the region is inhabited by some of the most creative minds culinary speaking. The well-rooted cuisine recipes, the access to best produce and the French influence make from Costa Brava a real gourmet gem, and these are some of the must-have-a-bite specialties:
✧ FOODS NOT TO MISS
- Red shrimp from Palamós the gamba roja is one of the most select ingredients of any dish of Mediterranean gastronomy. Controlled fishing, and also protocolized, the sea has endowed the red prawn with a unique flavor and texture, it is one of the most famous foods.
✧ WINES REGIONS AROUND
The island cultivates vines since…
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WHERE TO STAY?
Top: Hotel Palacio de Luces, Relais & Châteaux | Bottom: Le Môderne Urban & Unique Hotel.
For a chic urban stay we suggest El Môderne Urban & Unique hotel, an elegant four stars establishment set in an historical Art Déco building combining modernity and great comfort with the finesse from the Asturian society in the 30’s. For those who prefer staying away from the city, the Relais & Châteaux Palacio de Luces is a dream spot. Between the sea and the mountains, surrounded by 13,000 sqm of gardens, this palace from the 16th century transmits…