10 REASONS TO CHOOSE THE COSTA BRAVA AND GIRONA PYRENEES AS YOUR EVENT DESTINATION
Far from the hustle and bustle of big cities and just an hour from Barcelona, the Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees is today one of the country’s leading destinations for business, conventions and incentive travel. There are a host of reasons to choose this destination as the ideal venue for conferences, meetings and incentive trips.
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STRATEGIC, WELL-CONNECTED LOCATION
The Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees are located between Barcelona and the French border. Excellent infrastructures that include an airport, AVE (high-speed train) stations in Girona and Figueres, major motorways and a first-rate dual carriageway network that connects the area to destinations further inland.
CONFERENCE CENTRES FOR ALL KINDS OF EVENTS
One of the most important reasons to organise your event here is the incredible range of conference centres that dot the region, perfect for all kinds of events. Cities like Girona, home to the largest conference centre in the province, Lloret de Mar, which offers the most extensive selection of business tourism options, Olot, located inland and ideal for small events, as well as Roses, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Platja d’Aro, Torroella de Montgrí and L’Escala.
Another reason is the destination’s know-how. The region offers its expertise through complementary service suppliers with extensive experience in event organisation. These companies provide outstanding customer service that focuses on commitment and flexibility.
GASTRONOMY AND THE DO EMPORDÀ WINE ROUTE
The province of Girona is known for its world-renowned cuisine. Thirteen Girona restaurants boast a combined eighteen coveted Michelin stars, and the famed El Celler de Can Roca is ranked among the world’s best. An epicentre for gourmet food lovers, the province is home to a list of haute-cuisine restaurants to satisfy even the most demanding palates, where mouth-watering dishes are paired with the finest wines from the 28 wineries on the region’s DO Empordà Wine Route.
WIDE RANGE OF ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
The Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees offer an extensive range of accommodation options that specialise in business tourism in urban, rural, coastal and mountain areas. Visitors can choose from a number of prestigious hotel chains like Hilton, Melia, Marriott, Acord and Silken. Accommodation is also offered further inland in Empordà, La Selva and La Garrotxa at resorts like PGA Golf Catalunya and Peralada Wine Spa & Golf.
The region’s authenticity and the genuine character of its people are guaranteed to leave an impression on visitors. A remarkable cultural and artistic heritage includes Greek and Roman ruins and internationally renowned artist Salvador Dalí. A unique blend of tradition, culture and creativity that offers one-of-a-kind, unforgettable experiences.
UNBEATABLE SETTING AND CLIMATE FOR INCENTIVE ACTIVITIES
The region’s landscape and climate make it an unbeatable destination for year-round incentive activities by land, sea and air. Work comes first, but boosting team spirit is a priority, and the province of Girona provides a host of activities to complement any convention, conference or work meeting. Companies with years of specialisation offer unlimited experiences for your team to enjoy, from flights in light aircraft and hot air balloon rides to skydiving, kayaking and sailing.
A STUNNING NATURAL BACKDROP
The Costa Brava stretches along 220 km of Mediterranean coast, ending where the Pyrenees plunge into the sea at Cap de Creus. Because of its incredible natural diversity, 33% of the province of Girona is protected land. Beaches, volcanoes, lakes, mountains…a diversity of landscapes that make the area a unique place for combining business with pleasure.
UNIQUE VENUES FOR SPECIAL EVENTS
The Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees offer a wide variety of exclusive unique venues for organising business events in iconic settings like castles, monasteries, gardens, farms, wineries, beaches and museums.
The destination offers extremely attractive prices compared to other nearby business tourism destinations, as well as the flexibility and outstanding service that guarantee an added value for any event. The region’s efforts in this regard have been reflected in a number of accolades, including National Geographic Traveller ranking the Costa Brava as one of the world’s best tourist destinations and American magazine Frommer’s choosing Girona as one of the best cities in the world to visit.