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Walking stealthily along the shores of a glacial lake so that you don't disturb a family of roe deer who are quietly grazing nearby, observing from a viewpoint the sleek figures of flamingos as they stand on one leg in salt marshes, or following the course of a river by kayak so that you can really see its inhabitant plant and animal life. These are some of the surprises in store for you when you enjoy some ecotourism in Catalonia.

To really make the most of them, you can book a nature guide or a local guide who will be able to unlock mysteries and provide you with fascinating information, but also enhance your safety in the natural environment and ensure that your visit is in no way harmful to the surroundings

The organisations and enterprises who bear the Ecotourism label from the Catalan Tourism Board (ACT) use these guides and organise activities which respect the environment. In order to achieve this label, companies need to meet sustainability requirements as established by the ACT and, in many cases, they are also certified at a European level through the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism.

We all work together to protect nature

Catalonia has 18 natural parks containing a variety of ecosystems. The preservation of these protected spaces is a way to promote responsible enjoyment, to defend practises which respect the environment and to guarantee that these natural resources are left in the best possible condition for future generations.

Mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, plants... they have no problem with you visiting their natural habitats and admiring their beauty. Anybody is welcome to visit so long as they behave in a respectful manner. By exploring nature in Catalonia, you are contributing to its conservation, because people become aware of its existence and of the importance of preserving it.
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Practise ecotourism in Catalonia in the professional hands of experts in respecting our surroundings.

Specialists in ecotourism
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If respecting the environment is something of real importance to you when you are travelling, choose the companies which echo this sentiment in what they do. Here is a list for you to choose from. These companies bear the ACT Ecotourism label, and some are also certified by the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism.
Riverside woodland in Montseny (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Naturalwalks
Naturalwalks es una pequeña agencia independiente formada por un surtido grupo de profesionales de diferentes ámbitos de trabajo (hostelería y restauración, salud, ecoturismo, biología y medio ambiente), con unos valores en común: el compromiso con el territorio y la conservación de su patrimonio natural y humano.
Grupo realizando una actividad de Ports Experience        (© Ports Experience  High Fidelity Collective High Fidelity Collective)
Ports Experience
Ports Experience es una empresa que organiza actividades en el Parc Natural dels Ports y apuesta por el ecoturismo. Dos guías expertos en salidas en grupo y senderismo realizan rutas en un entorno natural privilegiado. El objetivo de esta agencia es la experiencia de la consciencia mediante la conexión con uno mismo en la naturaleza.
Rural tourism. Casa Leonardo. (© Oriol Clavera)
Casa Leonardo
Casa Leonardo hotel tradition dates back to the 1920s, when it provided lodging for the numerous carriers and vendors who travelled between La Conca de Tremp and Pallaresa mountain.
Fachada del hotel Monte & Spa.      (© Hotel Muntanya&Spa Prullans High Fidelity Collective)
Muntanya&Spa
The Muntanya Hotel&Spa in Prullans offers panoramic views of the Cadí-Moixeró Nature Reserve.
MónNatura Pirineus
MónNatura Pirineus
Environmental education is the base of this project by MónNatura Pirineus, which is located at 1,530 metres above sea level, near the town of Son. The hostel has a centre devoted to the fauna of the area, an astronomical observatory and a library specialised in environmental topics.
Grupo de personas en una actividad de MónNatura Delta de l'Ebre.      (© Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera High Fidelity Collective)
MónNatura Delta de l'Ebre
MónNatura Delta de l'Ebre es un centro diseñado para comprender el Delta. Con este objetivo organiza actividades dedicadas a las escuelas, que pivotan alrededor de las aves, la sal y la pesca. También ofrece visitas personalizadas y cheques regalo.
Bridge over the river Ebro    (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Ajuntament d'Amposta
El Ayuntamiento de Amposta, la capital del Montsià, está situado en un edificio de mediados del siglo XX. Esta población destaca por ofercer numerosos atractivos naturales y monumentales.
Where?Ex. Barcelona, Gelida
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Can Burguès - la CasetaCan Burguès - la Caseta
Can Burguès - la Caseta
Santa Eulàlia de Ronçana / Costa Barcelona
#Can Burguèss/nSanta Eulàlia de Ronçana08187

Can Burguès is a 13th-century country house in Santa Eulàlia de Ronçana, in Vallès Oriental. Its main features include a barbecue and heated swimming pool, and the use of renewable energy. It has a three "Espigas" (ears of wheat) category: very comfortable.

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Casa Leonardo
Senterada / Pyrenees
AvenueLa Bedoga2Senterada25514
Casa Leonardo hotel tradition dates back to the 1920s, when it provided lodging for the numerous carriers and vendors who travelled between La Conca de Tremp and Pallaresa mountain.
El Xalet De Prades El Xalet De Prades
El Xalet De Prades
Prades / Costa Daurada
Located in the Espai d’Interès Natural de les Muntanyes de Prades, the Xalet de Prades is a rural aparthotel comprising a set of wooden houses and a large house.
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Hostal Cling 43
Deltebre / Terres de l'Ebre
AvenueColom43Deltebre43580
Bed and breakfast located in a typical Deltebre townhouse in the neighbourhood of Jesús i Maria. It was completely renovated in 2014 to improve its facilities while maintaining its charm and warmth.
Hotel Mas la FerreriaHotel Mas la Ferreria
Hotel Mas la Ferreria
Vall de Bianya, la / Pyrenees
Mas la FerreriasnVall de Bianya (La)17813
Located in a building constructed at the end of the 14th century within the grounds of the parish church of Santa Margarida de Bianya, this hotel combines all of today's modern comforts with the charm of the past.
Mas Ramades
Torroella de Montgrí / Costa Brava
AvenueRipollès145Torroella de Montgrí17257
A rural tourism house located halfway between Torroella de Montgrí and L'Estartit, in the Empordà region. This is a pre-18th-century country house that has been fully restored respecting the original structure.
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Masia Spa Can Pascol Casa Rural Ecologica
Pontons / Costa Barcelona
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Rural home in a nice house from 1800, which has been restored according to environmental criteria and works with sustainable, renewable green energy. Guests can go hiking and visit the cellars of the Penedès.

Moli del MigMoli del Mig
Moli del Mig
Torroella de Montgrí / Costa Brava
PathMolí de Migs/nTorroella de Montgrí17257
Stay in a Fifteenth-century mill restored by the architect Josep M. Deulofeu, a hotel concept which combines avant-garde facilities and the historical value and charm of the Empordà landscape. They are committed to a life and work philosophy which grows around sustainable and environmentally friendly values.
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MónNatura Pirineus
Alt Àneu / Pyrenees
AreaLes Planes de Sons/nAlt Àneu25589
Environmental education is the base of this project by MónNatura Pirineus, which is located at 1,530 metres above sea level, near the town of Son. The hostel has a centre devoted to the fauna of the area, an astronomical observatory and a library specialised in environmental topics.
Ornis
Sant Carles de la Ràpita / Terres de l'Ebre
   
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Rectoria de Sant Miquel de Pineda
Sant Feliu de Pallerols / Pyrenees
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Located between the Parc Natural de la Zona Volcànica de la Garrotxa and Espai d'Interès Natural del Collsacabra, this rural property offers accommodation and a restaurant service in surroundings full of possibilities for active tourism.
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Rull
Deltebre / Terres de l'Ebre
Rull hotel is perched on a landscape of rice paddies, in the heart of the town of Deltebre. The building, with a glass and brick facade, was built in 2001.
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Somlom Salut
Sant Esteve de Palautordera / Costa Barcelona
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In the Parc Natural del Montseny, Somlom Salut is a hotel with health centre services, offering a wide range of therapies and treatments.
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Trainera
Esterri d'Àneu / Pyrenees
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The Trainera is the first aparthotel with spa in the Vall d'Àneu, in the heart of the Lleida Pyrenees. Just 15 minutes from Baqueira-Beret and 10 minutes from Parc Nacional d'Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici, it has a cosy and friendly atmosphere.
Where?Ex. Barcelona, Gelida
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Estancia Vive el Pirineo
Alt Àneu / Pyrenees
MónNatura Pirineus, centro de naturaleza con base en Alt Àneu, ofrece una estancia de una noche en los Pirineos con un completo programa especialmente pensado para cualquier fin de semana del año.
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Estancia a tu aire
Alt Àneu / Pyrenees
MónNatura Pirineos propone una estancia para descubrir sus distintas actividades y disfrutar del Pirineo con libertad. La oferta cuenta con alojamiento, ya sea en pareja, familia o amigos. La oportunidad perfecta para conocer uno de los lugares mejor conservados de los Pirineos.
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Fin de semana. Vive la Naturaleza
Alt Àneu / Pyrenees
MónNatura Pirineos ofrece un programa de fin de semana con el que disfrutar de una completa estancia en uno de los lugares mejor conservados de los Pirineos y conocer sus atractivos naturales, sociales y culturales.
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Visita guiada MónNatura Delta
Amposta / Terres de l'Ebre
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El espacio de divulgación MónNatura ofrece una serie de visitas guiadas a su centro del Delta en las que el visitante podrá conocer la cultura, medio y biodiversidad de este espacio natural único y frágil.
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#PirineosNatura
Alt Àneu / Pyrenees
#PirineusNatura es un paseo por la naturaleza y el entorno de los Pirineos que permitirá a los asistentes descubrir la vida salvaje y natural de la alta montaña por medio de una actividad lúdica y amena.
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Agencia de Desarrollo del Berguedà
Berga / Pyrenees
La Agencia de Desarrollo del Berguedà promociona el turismo y el comercio de la comarca. Desde 2001 ha trabajado para dar a conocer a los visitantes nacionales e internacionales los encantos de la comarca, ya sean de carácter natural, como cultural o gastronómico.
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Ajuntament d'Amposta
Amposta / Terres de l'Ebre
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El Ayuntamiento de Amposta, la capital del Montsià, está situado en un edificio de mediados del siglo XX. Esta población destaca por ofercer numerosos atractivos naturales y monumentales.
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Ajuntament de Torroella de Montgrí
Torroella de Montgrí / Costa Brava
Dentro del municipio de Torroella de Montgrí encontramos el pueblo de L'Estartit y las islas Medes. El Ayuntamiento se encuentra en una casa renacentista edificada durante el siglo XVI, aunque ha sido remodelada en varias ocasiones.
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Anigami Experiències
Esquirol, l' / Paisatges Barcelona
RoadC-153 km 18,7Esquirol, l'08511
Anigami Aventura is a leisure service company committed to respect for the environment that offers a wide variety of activities and experiences for all people in the natural surroundings of the Osona district.
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Aparthotel de Salut l'Om
Sant Esteve de Palautordera / Costa Barcelona
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This accommodation on Montseny is designed for peace and relaxation. Built in natural woods, it is maintained with renewable energies. It has a wellness centre with sauna, acupuncture, osteopathy, zero balancing, shiatsu, massages, holistic homeopathy, physiotherapy and psychotherapy. All of the therapies are applied by qualified experts.
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Aran Natura Convention Bureau
Naut Aran, Vielha e Mijaran / Val d'Aran
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La Val d'Aran is an area where, in a natural environment throughout the four seasons, you can find every type of leisure activity that a mountain destination can offer...
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Can Burguès
Palau-solità i Plegamans / Costa Barcelona
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Restaurante de cocina catalana tradicional ubicado en una gran masía perfectamente restaurada y rehabilitada, pero que conserva un aire rústico encantador. Dispone de grandes espacios y comedores privados para fiestas y celebraciones.
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Can Burguès - la Caseta
Santa Eulàlia de Ronçana / Costa Barcelona
#Can Burguèss/nSanta Eulàlia de Ronçana08187

Can Burguès is a 13th-century country house in Santa Eulàlia de Ronçana, in Vallès Oriental. Its main features include a barbecue and heated swimming pool, and the use of renewable energy. It has a three "Espigas" (ears of wheat) category: very comfortable.

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Casa Leonardo
Senterada / Pyrenees
AvenueLa Bedoga2Senterada25514
Casa Leonardo hotel tradition dates back to the 1920s, when it provided lodging for the numerous carriers and vendors who travelled between La Conca de Tremp and Pallaresa mountain.
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Centre de la Cultura de l'Oli
Granadella, la / Terres de Lleida
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Este centro ofrece toda la información para conocer la cultura del aceite asociada a este territorio y una gran variedad de actividades.
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Comederos para pájaros
Alt Àneu / Pyrenees
Propuesta del centro de naturaleza MónNatura Pirineus para conocer las aves que se esconden en las regiones pirenaicas y sus hábitos alimenticios a través de los comederos y construir uno propio.
Consell Comarcal del SolsonèsConsell Comarcal del Solsonès
Consell Comarcal del Solsonès
Solsona / Pyrenees
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El Consell Comarcal es el organismo encargado de promocionar y divulgar el potencial turístico de El Solsonès. Gestiona la oficina comarcal de turismo de Solsona, donde también se halla el dinámico Centre d'Interpretació Turística del Solsonès.
Delta Polet
Deltebre / Terres de l'Ebre
A company which offers tourism services in the Ebro delta and is guided by the principles of sustainable tourism. It specialises in cultural and traditional activities such as observing flora and fauna and cultivating rice.