In Pla de l'Estany you can find many of the rural houses of the province of Girona, as it has a large expanse of forests and meadows, and among them you can find the different towns that make up the region and its regional capital, Banyoles Over time, many of these houses have been renovated and adapted to be used as holiday rentals, but maintaining the essence of authentic rural houses, you can find many of them on our website, enjoy!

What can I do in Pla de l'Estany region and in its charming houses?

The Pla de l'Estany region is made up of 11 municipalities since 1988. Its lands rich in water, are made up of a unique and privileged country environment where you can enjoy nature and fauna, as well as sports, gastronomy and hiking among many other things.

Each municipality of the Pla de l'Estany area has some secret to discover, such as the Dolmen del Turó de Sant Dalmau, in Palol de Revardit; the Banyoles Estany or little lake, the Dolmen de les Closes, in Porqueres, and La Draga Neolithic Park or the prehistoric caves in Serinyà, the two cultural heritage of the region. You will also discover distributed throughout the territory more than fifty churches and hermitages, also castles, country and farm houses, some of them transformed into little accommodations. Whet travelling from onw town to the other, we recommend that you stop along the way, as there are many places that form a landscape that will simply make you stop and contemplate.

10 ideas to enjoy the Pla de l'Estany

  • Banyoles Lake
  • The prehistoric caves of Serinyà
  • Archaeological Museum of Banyoles
  • La Draga Neolithic Park
  • Darder Museum
  • Route of the Salamina Soldiers
  • Martís area and waterfall
  • The Castle of Palol de Revardit
  • Gastronomy
  • Sport

Banyoles Lake and Pla de Martís

With an area of 112 ha is the largest natural lake in Catalonia, which is "fed" from the subsoil through aquifers that come from Alta Garrotxa area, and also receives a small amount of water through from some small streams that lead to it. It is a real show to sit on a bench and watch the great diversity of flora and fauna living in the lake. You can also go around it running, walking or by bicycle, it's a flat terrain and well-groomed to do it as a family, it longs approximately 6 kilometres. You can also sail in La Tirona boat or in a rowboat and go at your own pace.

Around the rural environment of Pla de l'Estany you can visit the Pla de Martís. As a curiosity of this place, it was that at the time of the civil war, between 1938 and 39, the Republican army used it as a field of aviation and later, on the year 1944, it was recovered by the pro-Franco government, until about 1960, that due to the change in the world political order, the fields were returned to their owners, curiously, there is the Pla de l'Estany Aeromodelling Club. Apart from wars, it is a place where you will enjoy magnificent views and if you like landscape photography, it is a recommended stop. Many astronomy enthusiasts also frequent this area because, due to their low light pollution, it is an idyllic place to practice this hobby.

During a clear day you will see perfectly the Pyrenees with the mountain of Canigó as the main protagonist and near the same area you will find the Espolla Lake, known for triops, and the Martís Waterfall, about 60 meters high that if it has been raining, it descends very intensely.

4 different spaces to learn a bit of history

The prehistoric caves of Serinyà

One of the best deposits in Western Europe, an indispensable space where kids and adults will discover how humanity lived in Prehistory, since in it, almost 200,000 years ago, they used to live pre-Neanderthal humans, and later on, about 50,000 years ago, the Neanderthals. In the different excavations there have been different pieces of historical interest that have helped to know who lived there and how for so many years in this territory.

La Draga Neolithic village

A place where you can experience how they lived in the Neolithic era, as you will discover a reconstructed town, just next to the lake. It is where the farmers of the area lived in that period. Thanks to the humidity that was due to the location of the site, organic remains and part of the wood of the huts that formed the town where now is located in the capital of Pla de l'Estany were surprisingly conserved.

The Archaeological Museum

In this museum you will find different remains of the wildlife of the caves of Serinyà and remains of La Draga Neolithic town, which will be the perfect closing to end this interesting route to one of the most distant past of our history.

The Darder Museum

A museum where different pieces of natural history reside thanks to the Francesc Darder i Llimona legacy. Also known because it was the museum were the well-known "El Negro from Banyoles" was exposed for so long, today it has exhibited a great variety of animals and pieces related to nature.

Route of the Salamina Soldiers

It is made up of 3 different hiking trails that start at Palol de Revardit and continue through Sant Miquel de Campmajor, Cornellà del Terri and the Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Collell. Which brings us closer to what was experienced at the end of the Spanish Civil War and makes you an exercise of historical memory of how the war was lived in the Pla de l'Estany region and will show you the routes and hiding places that were used by a lot of people at that time, and which were made popular by Javier Cercas with his famous novel "Soldiers of Salamina".

The Castle of Palol de Revardit

The first references that we have of this castle are from the year 1074, later, on the seventeenth century, it became a charming house accommodation. At that time, a large part of its characteristic wall was demolished. However, now the main tower has been preserved thanks to its recent rehabilitation.

Gastronomy

The gastronomy in the Pla de l'Estany region is one of its main attractions. You can find both a restaurant with Michelin star and also traditonal kitchen restaurants. Some of them are in Banyoles, but many others are scattered throughout the territory. 

Practice sports

Many people relate the Pla de l'Estany area with the sport, and it is like this. For years, this area is very closely linked to those sports which use to be done in the water or outside. There are numerous sport events related to running, mountain bikes and road bikes. But if you are one of those who do not compete, nothing can happen, you can also enjoy low-level hiking trails so you can walk on foot quietly and enjoy a rural environment surrounded by nature.

Latest opinions from our guests staying in Pla de l'Estany

9.6

Average grade at Pla de l'Estany

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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05/07/2024

JordiCan Costa - With friends

Excellent and highly recommended

House recently renovated and very well equipped, with a swimming pool and an attached dining room ideal for barbecues. It is located in a quiet place and close to several points of interest and beach and mountain. A very easy and pleasant deal with the owner. It has met expectations. 100% recommended.
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29/06/2024

Jean-bertrandCan Pardal - With the family

Holiday objective 100% successful in Can Pardal!

Summer kitchen area to be made operational for 150% success. Mercè, the owner, is caring and facilitates the best stay.
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25/06/2024

Anna Maria Leiva SanchezMas Salleras - With the family

Place of lush vegetation, fantastic house and treatment of the landlady as well.

Place of lush vegetation, fantastic house and treatment of the landlady as well.
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14/06/2024

SilviaCan Pardal - With the family

ALREADY A TRADITION.....CAN PARDAL

This is our seventh consecutive year that we go to Can Pardal, I think that having said that, there is nothing more to say. The unbeatable treatment. The host, Mercé, as always charming. Without a doubt, we will repeat!
10
07/06/2024

FrancescMas Frigola - With the family

An ideal house to enjoy with the family

We have been to Mas Frigola for the third year, and we have found, as always, the attentions of Jaume, who is always waiting to make sure everything is fine and for anything you may need. All out of 10! We will be back!
10
24/05/2024

JudithHostal Vilafreser - With friends

A very relaxed weekend with friends

The house is very comfortable and we really liked it. We were 10 friends with two small children and we were able to enjoy the garden and the pool all day. As a suggestion, I would put something for mosquitos and flies on the windows and especially the dining room window as there were a lot of bugs and a very cute little bird that kept sneaking into the house.

Naturaki respond: Thank you very much, Judith, for your opinion and rating. We are glad to hear that you found comfort in the house and that you enjoyed your stay. We take note of your suggestions to evaluate them. Thanks for the visit.

Frequently asked questions about rural accommodation in Pla de l'Estany

What is the usual price of a rural house in Pla de l'Estany?

On average, booking a rural house in Pla de l'Estany for a weekend costs between 39€ and 51€ per person per night and for a full week between 23€ and 41€ 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 Pla de l'Estany?

Our rural houses in Pla de l'Estany have an average rating of 9.6 (out of 10) based on 5.461 real Naturaki guest reviews. Nothing more reliable than the opinions of our most demanding customers.

How many dog friendly villas do you have in Pla de l'Estany?

In Pla de l'Estany, 11 of our houses accept dogs, with a maximum of 2 dogs per booking and a supplement of 40€ per dog. Check the available houses that accept dogs in Pla de l'Estany on our website.

How many houses with a pool do you have in Pla de l'Estany?

In Pla de l'Estany we have 31 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 Pla de l'Estany?

In Pla de l'Estany we have 31 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 Pla de l'Estany on our website.

How far from Pla de l'Estany is the nearest beach?

The nearest beaches are just 27 km away from Pla de l'Estany in a straight line. Discover the best beaches of the Catalan coast from our rural houses.

How far from Barcelona is Pla de l'Estany?

Pla de l'Estany is only 99 km away from Barcelona as the crow flies. Our charming houses await you there!

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