Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees: land of contrasts

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Nestled between the French border and Barcelona, the Costa Brava and Girona Pyrenees region is home to a unique diversity of landscapes within an hour’s drive:
over two hundred kilometres of coastline where quiet beaches and small coves alternate with rocky landscapes that the sea has sculpted to form caves and singular shapes. The Pyrenees plunge into the sea and nature in all its forms holds a surprise around every corner, offering genuinely beautiful landscapes: volcanic, marshes, forests and plains, medieval villages…

This stunning backdrop is paired with a mild Mediterranean climate that makes it the perfect place for combining work and pleasure with experiences that bring people together and have a high emotional impact. The companies that belong to the Costa Brava Girona Convention Bureau provide unique and authentic options tailored to the needs of each group: dinner in the crater of a volcano, flying a plane over the sea, exploring nature, discovering the secrets of the great Salvador Dalí or being part of a human castle.

Many ancient cultures have left their mark on the region over the years, leaving behind a rich heritage that include the Greco-Roman city of Empúries, Romanesque and Modernisme architecture and the legacy of artists like Salvador Dalí. The Costa Brava Girona Convention Bureau offers a range of singular venues –from historical buildings to centuries-old estates– that make any event or meeting a unique and unforgettable experience.

Local cuisine is a blend of tradition and modernity, transforming the meals at your event into a truly gourmet experience. Based on local seasonal products, the cuisine reflects the region’s contrasts and diversity and is on a meteoric rise, with sixteen restaurants boasting twenty-one Michelin stars between them and one, El Celler de Can Roca, rated the world’s best restaurant.

Our wine culture can be traced back to Roman times and forms part of the region’s cultural and culinary identity. The DO Empordà wine route is a journey to discover the secrets of the wine by visiting the region and the people who produce its innovative wine, backed by a centuries-old legacy.

A good place to do business

The Costa Brava Girona Convention Bureau offers over a hundred forty companies specialised in providing a host of business tourism services: accommodation that ranges from international chains to small boutique hotels, convention centres spread throughout the territory, food, transportation, incentive activities…

Convention centres

Separated by a mere 35 km, the region is home to three venues that offer a perfect match:

Olot, a town in the heart of a uniquely stunning volcanic zone, features historical sites perfects for meetings in small groups.

Girona is the capital of the province: an ancient city that hides amazing treasures for visitors and is home to the largest conference centre in the region.

The largest concentration of business tourism on the Costa Brava is located in Lloret de Mar, a city with everything needed to host major events, including three modern conference centres within walking distance of the main hotels.

Roses, Torroella de Montgrí, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Platja d’Aro and Palamós also have centrally located conference centres with all the services your need for any type of meeting and event.