5 magical viewpoints in the Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees

26 de September de 2020

If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know that at the Campsites of Girona, we’re in love with the Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees. The jaw-droppingly beautiful scenery all around us never ceases to amaze.

We all like heading inland and visiting the small villages, but if you really want to get your head around why the Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees are two such popular destinations then stop, take a deep breath, look out from a magical viewpoint and drink in the stunning views of the Girona region. Then you’ll understand.

Want to find out which are the region’s most magical viewpoints? Stay tuned!

  1. The Costa Brava Balcony – Viewpoint

Starting in the mountains and at over 2,500 metres above sea level in the heart of the Girona Pyrenees, there is the Costa Brava Balcony – Viewpoint. This beautiful spot, located at the highest point of the Vallter 2000 ski resort, offers visitors sweeping views from Ripollès to the Gulf of Roses and Cap de Creus. If you’re planning a visit, access is either on foot from the resort or via ski lift. Don’t miss this stunning show!

  1. Castellfollit de la Roca Footbridge-Viewpoint

Not all viewpoints are at high altitude. Castellfollit de la Roca is a fine example. This quintessential village’s most impressive vistas come from a footbridge crossing the River Fluvià. Here, you can marvel at the magnificent picture comprising the vast basaltic wall almost a kilometre long and more than 50 metres high, and the scattered houses making up the village. Don’t miss the small hamlet and its wonderful charm. The town also features another viewpoint, Josep Pla, offering spectacular views of La Garrotxa.

Mirador Garrotxa

  1. Torre Gironella Viewpoint

You’ll love Girona and here’s just one more reason to fall for this fantastic city. If you’ve never visited, first stroll around the Jewish quarter, visit the cathedral, take pictures of the colourful houses on the Onyar river and wander around its magical streets. After discovering its historical charm, it’s time for a different view. Visit the Wall (currently closed) or the Torre Gironella, offering stunning, panoramic views of the whole city. In the evening, enjoy marvellous sunsets over the city.

  1. Montgrí Castle

If you go to Torroella de Montgrí, don’t forget to head up to Montgrí. Why? Because this excursion has a nice reward at the end. At the summit, you’ll come across a major 13th century castle. If you’ve still got some energy left, climb the castle towers for spectacular views of the sweeping Alt and Baix Empordà plains with the Mediterranean beyond.

  1. Sant Sebastià Viewpoint

To round off our viewpoint selection, head to Llafranc, specifically the San Sebastian viewpoint. This spot, 169 metres above sea level, offers classic Costa Brava views with striking landscape and architecture on display. As the name suggests, this is home to one of the most impressive lighthouses on the Catalan coastline and nearby, the Iberian site of San Sebastian de la Guarda. This idyllic setting offers great views of the sea and the villages of Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell.

Far de Llafranc

These are our favourite charming viewpoints in the Costa Brava and the Girona Pyrenees. As mentioned at the beginning, looking at things with perspective offers a broader view on any subject. In this case, we gain a more complete image of a spellbinding region.

So, we recommend exploring more charming viewpoints and sharing them with us to continue discovering and witnessing more spectacular scenery.

See you soon.

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