The surroundings of Camping Rodas

Once you have settled into the campsite, whether it is a pitch, mobile home or lodge tent, you will need to let yourself be carried away by the moment. Camping Rodas is a space of relaxation. However, do you know what the surrounding area has to offer if you leave the campsite?

Roses is a town in unique natural surroundings, it isn’t just nestled in the heart of the bay, but is also at the entrance to the Cap de Creus Natural Park and is located very near to the Aiguamolls Natural Park. The seafaring tradition of Roses combines with tourism and history.


Beaches for all tastes

You will find the beach very near to the Campsite. Just 500 metres from the campsite is Santa Margarida beach, an accessible space which is ideal for families (it has a lifeguard service), with shallow waters and perfect for children. Right next to it, you can stroll along the lovely seafront promenade, which is always full of people, day and night.

Playa Nueva fine sandy beach is the largest in the bay, stretching 450m; it has many services to offer. Very nearby, you will also discover Canyelles Pequeñas Beach a beautiful cove protected from the tramontana (northern wind). Although it is a little further away, it has services including a bar, restaurants and scooter hire. For those visiting with dogs, you will find Rubina beach in Empuriabrava which is pet friendly.

If you like to discover the surroundings by walking, the ‘camino de ronda’ trail follows the coastline, offering different coves such as Cala Montjoi or Cala Jòncols. The trip transports you to another world of landscapes with shrubs and rocks that have inspired artists like Dalí, Pitxot or Martínez Lozano.


A stroll through history

Those who are curious about the history of Roses will be able to discover the fortress (Ciudadela) of Roses. In summer it becomes a key part of musical culture, welcoming concerts from various festivals, but it can be visited at any time. The Renaissance fortification has been declared a (Cultural Asset of National Interest) and contains archaeological remains that are under continuous investigation, promising new discoveries that will help to unveil the history of the ancient Greek colony of Rhode.

Without leaving Roses, Trinidad Castle offers a privileged view of the town and they bay. It is a military fortification which dates back to 1544.

The region of Alt Empordà is lucky enough to retain a priceless archaeological legacy, the Empúries Greco-Roman archaeological site. Empúries is the only archaeological site in the Iberian Peninsula where the remains of a Greek city, Emporion, exist alongside those of a Roman city, Emporiae. It is also the gateway to classical culture: ten centuries of history transformed forever by the ancient Iberian people that once lived in them.

The journey through history takes us to the Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery. It is a Benedictine monastery from the 9th century which has been very well preserved and which, on both sides of the Verdera mountains, offers some of the best views of the Empordà plain.

Activities with children

Camping Rodas has a play area for children. At Camping Rodas, there are also spaces for the youngest members of the family and there is also a water park and karting centre very nearby. The region also has facilities for children and there is a cultural offer aimed at them all year round. Children are bound to enjoy a boat trip around the Empuriabrava canals.


Active tourism

Adventure lovers will also find plenty of options near to the campsite. Nearby there are two world-renowned centres for skydiving and flying in a wind tunnel. Lovers of underwater flora and fauna will also have an exciting time doing underwater activities.

For families, there are dozens of trails around the campsite to enjoy nature.

To enjoy nature and the outdoors

UOne of the leading writers from Alt Empordà, Maria Àngels Anglada, described one of the other places which is very near to Camping Rodas: The Aiguamolls de l 'Empordà natural park. This is a large wetland area which has been preserved without any development since it is the refuge of hundreds of animal species.

Cap de Creus and Sierra de Verdera are also beautiful spots to enjoy the flora and fauna, very near to Roses. A little further afield, we can find the natural site of Albera and, further still, the Montgrí Natural Park, Medas Islands and Baix Ter.


Options for hiking and cycling lovers

The surroundings lend themselves to hiking, there are dozens of routes to suit all abilities that will enable you to discover coves and forests, in addition to the entire cultural and architectonic heritage they are home to. The most daring amongst you can find specialist routes, although there is a network of signposted trails covering the whole of Alt Empordà and which is interconnected with the neighbouring regions.

However, these routes are also equipped to travel along them by bike. The vast rural road network is a chance to discover another side of the landscape, towns and people of Empordà.


A region full of activities

If you want to see these landscapes through the privileged eyes of an all-round genius, you will need to visit Figueres and the Dalí Theatre and Museum - one of the legs of the "Dalinian Triangle”. The capital of the region is a hub of cultural activity, but also commercial. In Figueres, you will also be able to find more museums such as The Toy Museum of Catalonia, or Sant Ferran Castle, the second largest fortress in Europe.

Cadaqués shines in its own right; it was a source of inspiration for Salvador Dalí and preserves a truly authentic architecture and streets that will transport you to a fishing village with centuries of history.

The region’s cultural and tourism offer is endless. The proximity of the region to the border caused it to become a place of transit during the exile from the Spanish Civil War, something reflected in the Exile Museum in Jonquera. Figueres preserves several air-raid shelters, one of them can be visited, and a series of defensive elements situated by the sea (some in Roses) and other border crossing points of the Sierra de la Albera mountain range.

Roses and Figueres have an enormous commercial appeal, with all types of shops. There are also clothing markets, with a variety of clothing and at excellent prices.