NATURE COSTA BRAVA-STYLE

THE AMAZING WILDERNESS NEARBY ROSES

At the Hotel Monterrey you can enjoy the seaside and the mountains, all at the same place. Visit our beaches and relax in front of the sea. Go for a hike at the Cap de Creusa Nature Reserve or follow your inquisitive side and discover the animals that inhabit the wetlands of Empordà. You can embark on all of these activities, and many more, from our hotel in Roses, where you'll find all the leisure choices the Costa Brava has to offer so you can spend an unforgettable holiday by the sea!

Excursions and itineraries

Roses have incredible walking routes to offer—all kinds of excursions, for every level of difficulty and age group: from easy-going itineraries for families with children, to challenging hikes for true nature lovers. The different itineraries that criss-cross the Roses area are quite diverse, ranging from short walks along the fishing port to routes taking you past megaliths, plus wine-tasting tours and excursions along the coves nearby Roses; there's something to please everyone who comes to explore the northern Costa Brava.

Beaches

The stay at the Hotel Monterrey is suitable for all those who love a lifestyle based on relaxing on the beach, whether looking for sandy beaches and shallow sea as if they prefer most solitary rocky coves and crystalline waters with the exceptional sea of the Costa Brava.

Cap de Creus

It constitutes the last spur of the Pyrenees and the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula. The coast is rough and rugged with impressive cliffs and isolated coves. The Cap de Creus Natural Park was created in 1998 and protects the Cap de Creus peninsula and its marine environment. It constitutes the first natural park in the country to cover both sea and land and stretches over 13,886 ha. The land area includes three natural sites of national interest (PNIN): the Cap Gros-Cap de Creus in the north; the Punta Falconera-Cap Norfeu in the south and the Rodes mountain range in the west. Furthermore, all the islands and islets in the Natural Park's marine environment are also covered by this classification.
The towns and villages within the influence area of the park are: Cadaqués, Llançà, Palau-saverdera, Pau, El Port de la Selva, Roses, La Selva de Mar and Vilajuïga.

Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

This is the second wetland area in Catalonia. It is made up by a number of ponds, swamps and flood plains in the confluence of the rivers Muga and Fluvià. It constitutes a privileged habitat for fauna and especially for wetland birds. In 1983, the place was declared a National Interest Natural Site in terms of its wide-ranging zoological and botanic reserves. It covers an area of 4866 ha . The creation of this reserve was the result of an intense and long defence campaign that began in 1976 to halt an urban development project whose aim was to create a residential marina for 60,000 people in the lake area located in the estuary of the Muga and Fluvià rivers.
The towns and villages within the influence area of the park are: L'Armentera, Castelló d'Empúries, L'Escala, Palau-saverdera, Pau, Pedret i Marzà, Peralada, Roses and Sant Pere Pescador.

L'Albera

This natural site is located on the southern slope of the L'Albera massif and is comprised of two very different areas: the western part in the Requesens-Baussitges area which features Central European vegetation, with wet beech woods and oak groves; and the eastern part in the Sant Quirze de Colera area which is more Mediterranean, featuring a vegetation of cork oak and undergrowth, inhabited by the last colonies of the Mediterranean tortoise. The Site was created in 1986 and covers an area of 4108 ha . It stands within the municipal areas of La Jonquera, Espolla and Rabós. Its areas of influence are the towns and villages of Llançà, Colera, Portbou, Cantallops, Vilamaniscle and Garriguella.