Gastronomy & shopping

The multifaceted Costa Brava always has something to offer – enjoy it!

Wine tasting and visits to wineries

The wine route of the DO Empordà offers the visitor an unforgettable opportunity to discover the wine-making tradition that is deeply rooted in this land and that goes back to the Roman era. Discover the secrets of the whites, rosés and reds of the DO Empordà.

  • Coll de Roses
    The winery “Coll de Roses” has an idyllic setting among three natural parks. The “Wine Family Museum” project, founded in 2010, allows visitors to discover the world of wine through a unique experience.
  • La Vinyeta
    It is worth a walk through the vineyards of this winery, where fabulous wine is produced. Sense the aroma of the barrels and enjoy the family atmosphere of this winery and its excellent wines.
  • Celler Arché Pagès
    A family winery run by the fifth generation of wine makers who take care of all the processes, from pruning to selling. A visit to the facilities and the vines reveals a modern and dynamic atmosphere. An ideal place to discover the Empordà countryside in a glass.
  • Empordàlia
    The cooperative “Empordàlia” is located in the heart of Empordà and offers the opportunity to visit the old mill and the present-day winery. To discover first hand the culture of wine and olive oil, apart from the wine tastings, they also offer guided visits and activities for all the family.
  • Oliveda
    Driven by a passion for wine making, José Oliveda founded a collection of taps and wine-making machinery in the old part of the winery where he created a museum, which can be visited for free.

Regional cuisine and fairs

Catalan cuisine, which is distinguished by its great variety of tastes and contrasts, calls itself “sea and mountain” cooking, the result of mixing all the products of the region: the sea with its excellent fish and shellfish, the plains with their fruit and vegetables and the mountain with its meat and dairy products.

  • Lladó – Craft Cheese Fair
    This traditional cheese fair offers the chance to discover local products, like cheeses, honey, cured meats, desserts and breads. You will also have to opportunity to enjoy a cultural and musical programme. It is worth visiting the church and the monastery of Santa María.
  • Ventalló – Oil fair
    The nearby town of Ventalló celebrates its annual olive oil fair with an open air market. In this fair they display all types of local specialities, various crafts and of course olive oil. Ventalló is well-known for its high-quality olive oil, Don’t miss the chance to try it!
  • Traditional Easter sweets
    During Easter several markets and craft fairs offer the chance to taste different sweets from the counties of Girona. In places like Sant Feliu de Guixols, Boadella d’Empordà, Figueres and Garriguella you will find fritters for all tastes while Bàscara is known for its cake market

Shopping

Their proximity makes Figueres and Girona ideal places to spend an afternoon shopping. The camp site is approximately 25 minutes by car from Figueres and 45 minutes from Girona. Barcelona, with its wide offer of shopping centres and shops in the city centre is a little further away. This variety means that it is worth spending the day in Barcelona.

  • Roses
    In summer many of the shops in Roses open until late at night. Here you will find local products, international fashions, souvenir shops and, after 6 pm, fresh fish from the harbour.
  • Figueras
    Figueras was one of the first cities with a pedestrian zone, which the locals called “rovell l’ou” (the egg yolk). Today, the entire old town of Figueras is a shopping area that invites you to take a walk and go shopping.
  • Girona
    Most of the shops in Girona are around Plaza Cataluña, “Carrer Nou” and calle Santa Clara.
  • Barcelona
    The biggest department store in Catalonia is El Corte Inglés on Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona and it is just a few metres from the many shops in the Gothic Quarter and the luxurious Paseo de Gracia.
  • La Roca Village
    La Roca Village is home to luxury fashion and lifestyle stores. Here you can go shopping in outlets from the main fashion brands.
  • Weekly markets
    The popular weekly markets that take place every day in different towns of the region also invite you to walk around and see the typical products of the region. You can find more information at:
    http://www.campingaquarius.es/en/entorn/mercado.html