Sites à visiter
Pour l’histoire, Jean Ier d'Aragon, le Roi chasseur, mourut en 1396 au cours d’une chasse dans les environs du château médiéval de Foixà. Une croix sur la route du château de Foixà rappelle cet événement.
Púbol, situé 5 minutes, accueille le musée Gala-Dalí, où Salvador Dalí et sa femme Gala ont résidé à plusieurs reprises.
L’emplacement est assurément privilégié, puisqu’il se trouve à une dizaine de minutes de La Bisbal d’Empordà et à environ 20 minutes des célèbres plages de la Costa Brava et de Gérone.
Vers le nord, les ruines d’Ampurias et ses plages attrayantes sont très proches. Vers le sud, trois beaux villages de pêcheurs n’attendent que vous : Calella de Palafrugell, Llafranc et Tamariu.
Depuis ce site paisible, vous pourrez également visiter des villages médiévaux tels que Rupià, Monells, Cruïlles, Peratallada et Pals.
Pour résumer, l’endroit est idéal pour des vacances ou une escapade de fin de semaine.
Hello, I'm Rosa, the manager responsible for ensuring that your vacations or weekend getaways are as comfortable as possible.
As you already know, Mas Darovie is a rural house for 10 guests, and what many of you may not know is that we opened recently, specifically on April 1, 2023. It is an honor for me that the owners of the house trusted me to embark on this new adventure.
In this blog, I will talk to you about gastronomy, undoubtedly an essential part of your getaways with family or friends. The Mediterranean diet is well known worldwide, and here I will talk about restaurants or places that may be to your liking or interest. The location of the house is fantastic for exploring the Costa Brava, the Baix Empordà, the Alt Empordà, and the Gironés. We are surrounded by places that we can recommend to all our guests, so in addition to having a unique rural accommodation, you can have an interesting gastronomic experience.
We will start with places closest to our rural house and then gradually move further away, in case you'd like to visit some nearby medieval towns or discover some of the wonderful beaches that surround us.
The neighboring town of Rupià is just a five-minute drive away, and there you can find Dos Kiwis Brewery, where craft beer enthusiasts can enjoy various flavors and colors of this refreshing beverage. You can also taste it alongside dishes prepared at their Food Truck and sometimes even with live music.
Continuing on our route, we come to the town of Púbol, well-known for being part of the Dalinian triangle. Here, I can recommend two places: on one hand, the Can Bosch Restaurant, where you can savor a high-quality daily menu, as they call it here, "pagès" style. It is located in front of the Gala-Dalí House Museum. On the other hand, there's the És! Carxofa restaurant, located in the town's main square. It's sure to captivate you. Aside from various dishes, I recommend trying their exquisite paellas. They work a lot with seasonal produce, so the menu changes depending on the time of year.
Heading towards La Bisbal d’Empordà to discover all kinds of ceramics, we come across a place called L’Illa. Its appearance might not be very attractive, but it's one of the best places for a traditional "fork and knife" lunch with options like fish and meat.
As we reach Corçà, right at the entrance, we find two restaurants for the most discerning palates: La Bòbila and Bo·tic, the latter having been awarded two Michelin stars. However, here, reservations should be made in advance, and be prepared to open your wallet for a unique dining experience. At the exit of the same municipality, we find La Vil·la de Corcà, a menu restaurant with slightly higher prices than usual but with more elaborate cuisine. You can also order à la carte, and it has a playground if you're traveling with children.
Now we're in Bisbal d’Empordà, strolling and marveling at its ceramic offerings. If you want something different, like sushi, you can go to Can Kai Taro. Apart from enjoying their dishes on-site, you can take the food back to our house and enjoy it there. Or perhaps you want something more casual. There's El Passeig, where you can enjoy tapas or the typical "espardenya" (pizza-like dish) of the municipality while observing the passage of time in this unique place.
Returning to our rural house, we head to the Costa Brava. Just a 10-minute drive away, we find a typical Catalan farmhouse where you can take the kids to visit an animal farm and then enjoy a typical menu, right there at the farm. The specific place is called Can Casadellà, in Serra de D’Aró.
Continuing our journey, we will enjoy the pleasant promenade of L'Estartit. There you can find different restaurants. We recommend the Santa Clara Restaurant, near the promenade, which offers delicious seafood tapas, or Gelatone pizzeria, also highly recommended.
Let's explore some of the beaches of the Costa Brava. For example, in summer, it's very typical to go to Pollos de Pals, a restaurant where you can taste roasted chicken and a good sangria upon returning from the beach.
We continue and arrive in Palamós, where a plethora of restaurants can exceed your expectations. In this case, we recommend Bar Petit, located at the port by the beach. Or El Celler de la Planassa, near the fishing port, and La Gamba. Remember that Palamós is well-known for its red prawns, which are undoubtedly exquisite.
We return to our starting point, our rural house, and this time, instead of heading to Baix Empordà, we'll go to Alt Empordà.
Just 7 minutes from the house, you'll find Mas Pi at the entrance of Verges, a place where you can relax in the inner courtyard, have a drink, enjoy live concerts, and choose from a wide variety of dishes from the menu or à la carte.
We head to L’Escala, well-known for its anchovies, a delicacy you shouldn't miss in this magnificent setting. Els Pescadors restaurant and Marisquería Miryam are also places that may fit your visit to this town.
Today, you plan to visit Alt Empordà, specifically to visit Ampuriabrava, our Catalan Venice, where you can dine at various places. In this case, we recommend Enjoy, located on the promenade, or Pura Brasa.
Cadaqués: many of our guests tell us they intend to spend the day there, so we'll recommend two places. When you arrive by car at the main beach of the town and turn left, you'll explore various hidden coves and eventually reach a point where you'll find two beach bars with spectacular views. Either of the two beach bars is highly recommended, though I personally like La Sal Es Xiringuito Ses Oliveres. We also encourage you to try els Taps de Cadaqués, sweets you can find in the town's bakeries.
We try to make the most of our family vacations, exploring everything around us. Today, we've decided to visit Girona, where I recommend the El Provocador restaurant (for meat, fish, and more...). If you want something different, try the Mexican 1810 Tacos and Tapas. I especially recommend their mango Margaritas. Of course, I can't fail to recommend one of the most famous and sought-after restaurants in the Girones: El Celler de Can Roca, for the most exquisite palates.
We hope this blog is to your liking and helpful for your getaways to Mas Darovie!