Far from the big cities and just an hour away from Barcelona, the Costa Brava and Pyrenees of Girona have positioned themselves as one of the best destinations in the country for business tourism. There are many reasons to choose this destination as the ideal venue for holding congresses, meetings, and incentive trips.
1. Strategic location and good connections
The Costa Brava and Pyrenees of Girona are located between Barcelona and the French border. Event attendees can now easily access the destination thanks to excellent infrastructure, such as the airport, the Girona and Figueres AVE stations, the highway, and a good network of highways that connect with the interior.
The authenticity of its land and its people, with a genuine character that will undoubtedly leave an impression on visitors. An exceptional cultural and artistic heritage that includes archaeological remains from Greeks and Romans or the figure of the great Salvador Dalí. Tradition, culture, and creativity that will offer you unique experiences that will endure in your memory forever.
3. Congress centers for all types of events
One of the most important reasons is the presence of congress centers prepared for all types of events, distributed in different towns in the province. Cities like Girona, which has the largest center in the province; Lloret de Mar, where the largest offer of business tourism is concentrated; Olot in the interior, ideal for small-scale events; or also Roses, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Platja d’Aro, Torroella de Montgrí, and l’Escala.
4. Ideal setting and climate for incentive activities
An ideal landscape and climate year-round for all types of incentive activities by land, sea, and air. Beyond work, fostering team spirit, in the province of Girona, you will find a wide range of activities as a complement to a convention, work session, or congress. The experiences, offered by companies with extensive professional experience, are limitless: flights in small planes, hot air balloon rides, skydiving, kayaking or sailing trips, and a great variety of incentive activities.
Another reason has a lot to do with the destination’s know-how. Service companies have extensive experience in event organization. They are characterized by their dedication and flexibility towards the client.
6. An incomparable natural setting
The Costa Brava boasts 220 km of Mediterranean coastline, merging with the Pyrenees at Cape Creus. The great natural diversity of the province of Girona has led to 33 percent of its territory being protected. Beaches, volcanoes, lakes, high mountains… A diversity of landscapes that make the area a unique space to harmonize work and leisure.
7. Gastronomy and the Empordà Wine Route
The province of Girona offers an excellent gastronomic offering. It has eighteen Michelin stars distributed among thirteen restaurants, one of which, El Celler de Can Roca, is recognized as one of the best in the world. A meeting point for lovers of high-quality cuisine, the province offers a good number of restaurants where the quality of their cuisine satisfies the most discerning palates, not to mention the exceptional wines from the twenty-one wineries that are part of the Empordà Wine Route.
8. Unique spaces for special events
The Costa Brava and the Pyrenees of Girona offer a wide variety of unique, exclusive, and exceptional venues to organize corporate events in iconic locations such as castles, monasteries, gardens, country houses, wineries, beaches, and museums.
9. Diversity in accommodation offerings
The Costa Brava and the Pyrenees of Girona have an extensive and diverse range of accommodations specialized in business tourism, whether in urban, rural, coastal, or mountain settings. Prestigious hotel chains such as Hilton, Melià, Marriott, Accord, and Silken have a presence in the province. Inland accommodations in Empordà, La Selva, or La Garrotxa, as well as resorts like PGA Golf Catalunya and Peralada, complement the lodging options.
The destination offers highly attractive prices compared to other nearby business tourism locations. At the same time, flexibility and excellence in service are a guarantee of added value. The reward for all the efforts made is reflected in the recognition received, such as the one given by National Geographic Traveller magazine, which selected the Costa Brava as one of the best tourist destinations, or the recognition by the American magazine Frommer’s, which chose Girona as one of the best cities to visit.
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