Local tourism in La Garrotxa
Local tourism in La Garrotxa
La Garrotxa is one of the counties in Catalonia with the most interesting natural places to visit, since we find the Natural Park of the volcanic area of La Garrotxa. In autumn it is an ideal destination for a weekend getaway and discover one of the most special natural environments in all of Catalonia..
In this park we can find a total of 10 craters and more than 20 volcanic cones, which make it one of the best volcanic areas in Spain. Also as volcanoes carry more inactive than 100.000 years there is a lot of fauna and vegetation.
The most interesting locations in this natural area are the Santa Margarida Volcano, which is the most visited and most accessible of all. We also find the Croscat Volcano, which is one of the most peculiar, and not just because of its rupture on the northwest side caused by lava flows, but because it is the youngest and highest volcano in the whole of the Iberian Peninsula. Another very interesting point to visit would be the Beech in Jordan, a large beech forest that is annually visited by Spanish and foreign tourists.
Conservation of the natural space of the volcanic area of La Garrotxa
To ensure the conservation of this incredible natural park, it is necessary to be aware of the impact that leaving waste in the vicinity can have.. Inside the park there is picnic-enabled areas where there are bins, fonts i lavabos. Despite this, it is recommended to carry a bag where to leave all the waste, and this will prevent them from being thrown to the ground and polluting the environment.
How to get to the Natural Park of the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone
To get to the Natural Park of La Garrotxa we can always go by car, because there are parking lots. This car park is not very big due to the number of people who usually go there on non-working days, that is why many tourists park their vehicle on the sidewalks of the road.
The public transport is a way to get to this area highly recommended. We think it is much better and more comfortable, since you won’t have to worry about finding a place to park. Travel on bus lines that you can easily find in Olot and Santa Pau. In addition, prices hover between in 3 and 5 € per person depending on where you take the public transport.
Accommodation in the volcanic area of La Garrotxa
If you want to spend a few days to disconnect and enjoy all this nature you will find in La Garrotxa, you can always go to a hotel or hostel in La Garrotxa, but we believe that the best option would be to book a place at a nearby campsite.
The campsite that is closest to all is the Lava Camping. This campsite is located in a total of 9 kilometers and along the way you will find the Fageda d’en Jordà. The Lava campsite has plots·those for caravans and, has the best bungalows and lodges in La Garrotxa. It is also a campsite for children, where they will not be bored and will be able to do activities.
Tourist activities in La Garrotxa
Luckily, there are many leisure activities in La Garrotxa. If you visit the web d’Activities Garrotxa you will be able to find out much better. The activities they organize are as follows:
- Carriage ride through the Fageda d’en Jordà
- Train ride through the volcanic area of La Garrotxa
- Pony ride for young children
- Interactive farm where you can be with the animals
- Segway ride
- Walk along a route in 4×4
- Visit to the Astrol Farm
You see, la Garrotxa is a very special place and it is very close to us. Si no l’heu visitat mai us convidem a passar un dia amb la vostra família o amics per descobrir tota aquesta vida que desprèn. Però ens agradaria tornar a recalcar que sempre hem de respectar els entorns naturals, ja que són hàbitats on moltes espècies vegetals i animals conviuen.