Good to know about Catalonia
Catalonia is a small country of seven million inhabitants but it has more than a thousand years of history and a culture and language of its own which have forged a very distinct character. It is an Autonomous Community within Spain and occupies an area of 31,930 square kilometres.
Catalonia is situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees and offers stunning landscapes and a superb range of facilities to the visitor – We would like to highlight some of them:
One of the most visited cities in Europe due to its culture, history, fashion, conventions and large number of international exhibitions. The city is a very popular “shopping destination” with all the international brands represented in the city centre and in the unique and famous shopping village “La Roca”. Barcelona has also grown to be the 2nd largest cruise port worldwide which brings a lot of new visitors to the city. Visitors are normally seduced by the “personality” of the city and want to come back again. This is one of the reasons for the locations of the CH holidays homes which are all situated in beautiful settings outside Barcelona however the city can in most cases be reached by car or train within 30-45 minutes.
Long Mediterranean sand beaches and crystal clear water are some of the ingredients that make “our coasts” the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday close to Barcelona. Almost all the beaches are “Blue-flagged” guaranteeing high quality conditions and services.
Tourism can have a calm and peaceful side based on rest, relaxation and leisure activities. Catalonia offers numerous opportunities for enjoying experiences full of peace and pleasant sensations. You will find and enjoy the tranquillity in our holiday homes located in all the best spots along the Catalan coastline. These charming villages invite you to discover some of the richest areas of Catalonia and get to know their amicable people and the outstanding landscapes and share their attractive cultural life.
The region offers you a very attractive climate all year around with mild winters where you can enjoy the sun and obtain plenty of the light and the energy needed by our body and mind.
Several restaurants such as Can Roca (Girona – elected as the World’s BEST Restaurant in 2015) and Sant Pau (Sant Pol de Mar) have been granted 3 MICHELIN stars and represent the best of the Catalan and Spanish kitchen. You may consider visiting the region only to try their exquisite dishes and wines. No other region in Spain offers an equivalent high concentration of Michelin restaurants – so come and enjoy!
You will find everything from 18 holes golf courses with views to the sea to nautical sports offered in the different ports of the area or walking and BTT routes in the mountain in the natural park of Montseny, one of natural jewels of Catalonia and included in the world network of biosphere reserves by UNESCO in 1978.
Total relax near the sea applying treatments based on high temperature therapeutic waters that emerge from the Earth. In the different Spas you will be able to enjoy the benefits of the water. Take care of your body and come to try new sensations of pure pleasure like covering your entire body with chocolate.
Its history and tradition make Catalonia one of the richest tourist destinations in terms of cultural resources, with a rich, attractive monumental heritage offering visitors endless opportunities to enjoy art from many different periods.
Nature-lovers will discover not only a pleasant, temperate Mediterranean climate, but also a wealth of landscapes and rich diversity in Catalonia. From steep, rocky coasts to gently sloping sandy beaches, from inland plains and wooded mountains to deep Pyrenean valleys and snow-capped peaks, the opportunities to enjoy nature are endless here.
All our holiday homes are easily reachable due to the highly developed infrastructures in and around Barcelona and Girona. You can arrive to the airports of Barcelona, Girona and Reus. The motorways are excellent (A7/C32 and the N-II) and there are several fast and reliable trains connecting the airports and all major cities with the towns and villages situated along the coast and in the inland of Catalonia. Should you arrive by sea a number of well equipped ports are available such as the ports of Barcelona, Tarragona, Masnou, Mataró, Llavaneres (Puerto Balís), Arenys de Mar and Blanes.
The rest of CATALONIA
should not be forgotten – Although the large majority of our holiday homes are located on the “Costa Barcelona” and the “Costa Brava”, we also do have 1st class properties situated in picturesque villages in the interior part of Catalonia, unknown to a lot of people who will doubtlessly be delighted by its beauty.
We warmly welcome you to CATALONIA – Enjoy your stay!