Impressive Landscapes

La Garrotxa is located in the north of Catalonia, in the upper basin of the Fluvià river, the headwaters of the Muga and the Amer and Llémena streams

The contrast of landscapes in the same place

While for much of the southern half there are more than 40 volcanoes and several lava flows, forming a smooth landscape without too many slopes, protected by the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of the Garrotxa, from the Fluvià river valley to the north the landscape changes radically, becoming more abrupt and steep with many cliffs and gorges. It is the Alta Garrotxa, an area declared a Natural Interest Area

Natura 2000 Network

These areas, along with others, such as the Fluvià river, are part of the Natura 2000 Network, a network of protected areas in the European Union (EU) established with the aim of conserving biodiversity and ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources.

the Natura 2000 Network is composed of Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) designated under the Habitats Directive and Special Protection Areas (SPA) designated under the Birds Directive. These areas are chosen on the basis of their ecological importance and the presence of rare, threatened or endemic species and habitats.

The climate of the Garrotxa

Mediterranean of average mountain. Rainfall is abundant throughout the year, with winter being the driest season. Frequent rainfall generates cool summers, while the influence of the Pyrenees makes winters cold.

The vegetation is a reflection of the climate. While in the Alta Garrotxa and in the east of the region there is a sector of Mediterranean vegetation, the rest of the region is covered by sub-Mediterranean vegetation that becomes Atlantic in the wettest areas, as in the Vall de Bianya. Holm oak is characteristic of the sunny slopes of the eastern sector, with relatively dry and hot summers, oak woodland is the predominant forest in the rest of the areas, and beech is the forest found in the most humid sectors. On the Olot site, the most characteristic natural species is the sessile oak, although today its presence has been reduced to small forests located around the city.

Nearby Activities

You can go horseback riding or drive to Camprodón, Setcases and Nuria, organize outings to the sea and to the cities of Olot, Besalú, Figueras, Gerona and Perpignan (Fr), as well as short trips by car throughout the region, enjoying the excellent local gastronomy in the small and cozy restaurants


It is the center of the Garrotxa region and is located in the middle of one of the largest volcanic areas in Europe.

Santa Pau

It is a Medieval village that deserves to be visited, it is right in the middle of the park of the volcanic area of the Garrotxa.


is one of the most important medieval towns of Gerona. It has a center with many squares and an impressive medieval bridge.


The Bañolas lake was the site of the Olympics and is an ideal place for a swim or a boat trip


Capital of the province, it has a very old and beautiful center, with its cathedral, churches, city walls, Roman baths, gardens, museums, Jewish center, etc. A city with a very interesting history and architecture