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The Empordanet, a paradise for authentic experiences near the Costa Brava

The Empordanet is a “Creative Friendly destination”, located in the province of Girona, on the Costa Brava – Catalonia, and is formed by the municipalities of La Bisbal d’Empordà, Forallac, Cruïlles, Monells i Sant Sadurni de l’Heura, Corçà and Ullastret.

These charming villages seduce the visitor with their authenticity and relaxed atmosphere, as well as their cultural dynamism, which is reflected in the activities organised throughout the year in events and festivals that have become international attractions.

The region also offers a wide range of nature and gastronomic experiences to be discovered in these small villages with their marked medieval charm.

Handicrafts and ceramics are among the main activities (with a tradition of over three centuries). There is the greatest concentration of craftsmen on the Costa Brava and many artists inspired by the breathtaking scenery.
Tourists looking for different experiences can participate in a wide range of creative workshops with friendly local craftsmen and artists: create their own piece of pottery or silver jewellery inspired by nature, make chocolate lollipops with local products, make their own cheese on the farm, design a natural decoration in the Empordanet style or enjoy traditional Catalan festivals, to name but a few.

The Empordanet is also a model of sustainable, regenerative and creative development. Although internationally recognised, it retains its authenticity thanks to its appeal to the population, generating friendly exchanges between local and foreign travellers throughout the year.

In terms of services, travellers can choose from more than 50 restaurants to discover the local gastronomy and more than 100 tourist accommodations of different types and categories, including 15 hotels – including two 4-star hotels – 27 rural houses and 70 flats for tourist use.