In the town of La Jonquera, located in the Alt Empordà and right on the border with France, you can find very authentic holiday cottages and ideal tourist accommodation to enjoy this town in the Albera mountain range. A fantastic town for lovers of active tourism and hiking who, at the same time, want to know a little more about the history of Catalonia and the Spanish Civil War.

What can I do in La Jonquera and its holiday cottages?

It is Europe's gateway to Catalonia, a town in the north of the Alt Empordà and in the middle of the Albera mountain range. La Jonquera is, however, much more than a passing place. It is a town with an important architectural heritage that, above all, will fascinate lovers of history and active tourism.

The history of La Jonquera and its surroundings

From the 13th century to the middle of the 19th century, La Jonquera was owned by the Rocabertí family. The Treaty of the Pyrenees, from 1659, placed the new border between the Spanish and French monarchies in the Sierra de l'Albera. A fact that obviously marked the subsequent history of La Jonquera, which has become a strategic enclave due to its border position.

What to do during your stay at a tourist accommodation in La Jonquera

Stroll through its alleys and get to know its heritage

La Jonquera is full of must-sees. At the entrance, the parish church of Santa Maria , from the 18th century, which has a Gothic facade and is surrounded by houses from the same period or older. On the north side of the town, we find vestiges of the old wall and the popular Requesens castle , of neo-medieval style, located to the south of Puig Neulós. Totally essential.

Know its history

In 1939, at the end of the Spanish Civil War, La Jonquera was the scene of the republican exile, of hundreds and hundreds of people fleeing the Francoist troops and marching to France. A reality that you can see at the Exile Memorial Museum, which also hosts very interesting temporary exhibitions.

Route through Albera and the Jonquera area

If you want to walk for a while, you can enjoy the higher, green, leafy and forested Albera. You can do the lake route and see the Gros lake, the Baix lake or the Ullastres lake, or opt for the Requesens megalithic route and discover the different dolmens and menhirs in the area or, simply, go hiking and enjoy the landscape of Albera.

Latest opinions from our guests staying near La Jonquera

9.6

Average grade at La Jonquera

Opinions are 100% real and written by people like you.
We do not expect all of them to be perfect, we prefer them to be authentic.
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17/06/2024

MontserratEl Portaló de Cantallops - Couple

A very quiet and comfortable stay.

Everything perfect. The house is very beautiful and with everything you need. The perfect beds, good mattresses and comfortable rooms. The kitchen utensils are very new and well maintained, even though we didn't cook, it's very nice to see it like this. To improve, the Nespresso, we are a lot of coffee drinkers and it hasn't worked too well. Thank you for your management.
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19/04/2024

Maria AngelsEl Portaló de Cantallops - With the family

Weekend in El Portaló de Cantallops

Ideal house to enjoy with the family! Ideal location and beautiful views of the Empordà!
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29/07/2023

SilviaCal Pingu - With the family

Rest and disconnect. Comfort, to REPEAT.

The house is fully equipped, very comfortable and convenient to enjoy it. In a quiet environment, but integrated into Capmany, so pleasant walks and good local food. Nuria has always been aware that everything was to our liking, solving our doubts and providing valuable information for other occasions. We have spent a few days accompanied by our children (25 and 22 years old) and their partners, and the stay has been comfortable for everyone. We will certainly repeat.
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02/06/2023

MartaEl Portaló de Cantallops - With the family

Family space that lets you breathe

We repeated! The space allows the family to be together but everyone has a space and you don't feel overwhelmed. The environment is also exceptional. Kids have everything to keep them entertained, both inside and outside. The only improvement I would hope for is to change the curtains which are not black out and too short (especially in the outer room of four and the moon wakes up young and old too early); also change some auxiliary tables and lamps that are too simple (with little investment it would raise the feeling of luxury).

Naturaki respond: Thank you, Marta, for your review and thank you for repeating El Portaló de Cantallops. We love that our guests enjoy and perceive the diversity of spaces to enjoy that the house has. In relation to what you are commenting on, we appreciate your comments, they always help us to improve. Just this summer we plan to change the blackout curtains, so we will take into account your comments about the blackout. As for the lamps, you will have seen that there are different models and each one fulfills a different function... but we appreciate your constructive comments, and will take them into account for future changes and improvements. Thanks again for your honesty, Eliana.
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26/05/2023

BegoEl Portaló de Cantallops - With friends

Charming place that invites you to relax zen

We loved the house, comfortable, and pool area. We were a group of friends and we spent an unforgettable weekend. Nice place for walks. It has everything you need to spend a very pleasant stay.
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03/12/2021

María AntoniaEl Portaló de Cantallops - With the family

A very nice and cozy little house

The house is very spacious, beautiful and cozy. Everything was super clean. The heating and the two fireplaces warm up very well. Hot water without problems in the showers. The truth has not lacked anything.

Frequently asked questions about rural accommodations near La Jonquera

What is the usual price of a rural house in La Jonquera?

On average, booking a rural house in La Jonquera for a weekend costs between 38€ and 54€ per person per night and for a full week between 26€ and 47€ per person per night, depending on the season and the capacity of the house. You can check the available houses with the price and availability 100% updated on our website.

What is the average score of rural houses in La Jonquera?

Our rural houses in La Jonquera have an average rating of 9.6 (out of 10) based on 341 real Naturaki guest reviews. Nothing more reliable than the opinions of our most demanding customers.

How many houses with a pool do you have in La Jonquera?

In La Jonquera we have 3 rural houses with swimming pools of all sizes and colours. The outdoor swimming pools in our houses are open from Easter or from April 1st until the end of October. See here the [link_search_piscina] houses with pool in [place_name] available on our website.[fi_link_search_piscina]

How many villas with fireplaces do you have in La Jonquera?

In La Jonquera we have 3 charming houses with fireplaces. From October to April we will leave 20 kg of firewood for free next to the fireplace. Check here the houses with fireplaces available in La Jonquera on our website.

How far from La Jonquera is the nearest beach?

The nearest beaches are just 23 km away from La Jonquera in a straight line. Discover the best beaches of the Catalan coast from our rural houses.

How far from Barcelona is La Jonquera?

La Jonquera is only 129 km away from Barcelona as the crow flies. Our charming houses await you there!

Services and proposals near La Jonquera

* All distances are calculated in a straight line. Actual distance may vary. Check the exact directions to get to each place using the icon

Nearby locations

Barcelona

Sagrada familia, La Pedrera, La Rambla, Camp Nou...
129 km

Girona

The Cathedral, the Rambla, the Stone Bridge, the old quarter, the houses of the Onyar
49 km

Peralada

The Castle, medieval town, the wines
17 km

Figueres

Dalí Museum, La Rambla, Castillo de San Fernando, Plaza Mayor
18 km

Closest beaches

Garbet beach

23 km

Barques beach (dogs are admited)

23 km

Portbou Beach

24 km

Sant Jordi beach in Llançà (dogs are admitted)

24 km

Nearby restaurants

Great Buffet

2.4 km

Can Pau

3.4 km

Can Tomàs

4.2 km

La LLar de Pagès

6.1 km

Supermarkets

El Sol

La Jonquera
2.1 km

Esclat

La Jonquera
2.4 km

Proxim

Sant Climent Sescebes
10 km

Spar Peralada

Peralada
16 km

Other services

Bakery

Josep Segura Bonet
10 km

Basic store

El Rebost de Cantallops
4.4 km

Butcher shop

Pelai
10 km

Fish shop

Fish shop
151 m

Pharmacy

Pharmacy
147 m

Nearest hospital

Figueres Hospital
18 km

Reference hospital

Doctor Josep Trueta Hospital
47 km

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At Naturaki we do not book more than 12 months in advance.

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