Places to visit in Catalonia: Seven sea and mountain destinations

The cold is turning to heat. Spring and a warm summer are expected, which you will enjoy to the fullest with these destinations we offer you in Catalonia. In this article we have compiled seven destinations, both beach and mountain, so that you can make the most of the rise in temperatures. Prepare your suitcase coz we are leaving!


A vacation in Catalonia offers everything that any tourist needs for enjoy taking a trip. Here you can find both the most fascinating natural mountain parks, as well as the most refreshing beaches and coves with golden sand and crystalline waters. We are going now to show you three beach destinations, three mountain destinations and our favorite destination at the very end of this article.

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Places to visit in Catalonia – Some mountain destinations to visit in

  • The Núria Valley 

It is undoubtedly one of the most charming valleys of mountain destinations. A holiday in Catalonia that leaves no one indifferent. You can reach the heart of the valley with the Cremallera-Railway and enjoy a spectacular landscape where there are no cars.

Popular in the Middle Ages, thanks to the image of a Romanesque virgin, today it is an ideal destination at any time of the year to disconnect and rest. Due to its isolation, it is the perfect place to spot golden eagles, chamois and marmots.

  • The Arán Valley 

Located on the northern slope of the Catalan Pyrenees, this valley is surrounded by mountains that exceed 2,000 meters in height. It is a perfect destination for a holiday in Catalonia if you like hiking. For adrenaline lovers, there are also more adventurous excursions such as the one that takes you to the Artiga de Lin waterfalls.

  • The Boí Valley 

This other valley of the Pyrenees is usually described as a landscape from a fairy tale. Its towns, which tell their history through beautiful churches and hermitages, are surrounded by authentic jewels of nature with the Aigüestortes National Park at the forefront.

Places to visit in Catalonia – Some beach destinations

  • The north of the Costa Brava

Particularly in the Natural Park of Cap de Creus, there you will discover impressive rocky coves in which to take a bath. Its calm and crystalline waters contrast with the surrounding wild landscape.

On the Girona coast, we recommend you visit Tossa de Mar, probably the most beautiful walled town in Spain. Walking through its streets immediately takes you back to remote times when the lookouts alerted the presence of pirates from the impressive castle that rises over the sea. Undoubtedly one of the best destinations for a holiday in Catalonia.

  • Barcelona City

We include the city of Barcelona among the beach destinations for its wide metropolitan beaches. It is a coastal destination that also allows you to live a cosmopolitan and cultural experience that might even seem exhausting.

The urban beaches of Barcelona attract thousands of tourists every year. Especially to the Barceloneta Beach that always has a very lively atmosphere thanks to its many beach bars. Be sure to visit other nearby beaches such as the Bogatell Beach, the Nova Icària Beach or the Somorrostro Beach.

  • Costa Dorada

Salou is probably the best beach destination for a break. Full of family beaches, it is also a place that is enjoyable for all. With a large promenade for walking at sunset, it also offers smaller coves where you can enjoy the most beautiful sunsets on the Catalan coast, such as Llenguadets cove. It only has 125 meters, and you can only access it on foot. A destination further south, but with similar characteristics to Salou, is Cambrils, where you can practice different water sports.

Places to visit in Catalonia

Undoubtedly, for us, the best destination is La Cerdanya. Crown jewel! In our fascinating valley, despite being in the heart of the Pyrenees, we have splendid sunny days in which you can fully enjoy life in the mountains. At the Cerdanya EcoResort we want to offer you the best vacation throughout Catalonia. Whether you come alone or with your family, wanting adrenaline or some quality time, find a hotel, campsite, apartments, bungalows, or even glamping in the heart of La Cerdanya. We will wait for you!

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