Visiting Roses for a weekend? We’ve got you covered! We have come up with a perfect guide of how to enjoy your weekend here to the fullest. Be sure to check out our vacation rentals in Roses, to pick a place that will be a great fit for you.
Let’s begin with a place that is up there in the beautiful mountains of Cap de Creus, with scenic views and filled with history.
1. Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery
Enjoy one of the best views of Cap de Creus from the Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, one of the most emblematic buildings of Catalan Romanesque architecture. From the 11th to the 14th century it was the main spiritual center of the county of Empúries and its splendor can be seen in the sheer size of the monastery complex.
The monastery, one of the essential monuments to visit in this part of the Costa Brava, is made up of the church, the bell tower, the cloister, the sacristies, the conventional living quarters and the Abbot's palace.
Next, to the sea, explore the amazing secret coves of the Costa Brava with turquoise waters and diverse sea life.
2. SK Kayak
Take your family on the kayaking tour with SK Kayak. They organize a family kayaking tour to the caves where you will discover spectacular panoramic views of the wildest parts of the Costa Brava, from the point of Cap de Creus to Cap de Cervera. They are passionate about sustaining the marine and natural environment and aim to boost ecotourism in order to Increase the value of the historical, cultural, social and marine heritage. Be sure to check out an exciting “ornithokayak” tour, where you will have an opportunity to observe local birds and paddle at the same time!
Just a car ride away is the famous town of Cadaqués, which holds many unique places of interest.
3. House Museum Salvador Dalí
The current House-Museum of Portlligat was the only stable home of Salvador Dalí, the place where he lived and worked regularly until 1982, with the death of his wife Gala, he took up residence in the Castle of Púbol. This house museum, unique in the world, opens its doors for you to discover the artistic and everyday universe of the brilliant Catalan painter who spent the best years of his life in this magical corner of the Costa Brava.
The house, which was built on different fishermen's huts that Dalí bought in Portlligat, has a labyrinthine structure with three different parts: the couple's private areas, the painter's workshop and the outdoor area.
A great wat to explore the coastline of Costa Brava is by boat, especially one where you can see everything that’s underneath, the marine life if breathtaking.
4. Els Blaus de Roses
Book a family boat tour and enjoy the views of Cap de Creus Nature Park! El Blaus de Roses have various tours, where you can relax and immerse with beautiful seascapes on the deck and even observe the seabed on the boats with the submarine vision. “Aquarium II” allows you to see between 8 and 12 meters deep due to the angle of inclination of the windows of the viewing rooms and they are also equipped with a long bench for seating - and air conditioning. A great opportunity for the whole family!
After all the activities, you must be hungry! We have prepared our recommendations for you, where you will definitely find something for your liking.
5. Enjoy the local restaurants
Having great food during a weekend getaway is very important, to ensure that the vacation is successful. Be sure to check out out blog, where we prepared a list of the 5 best restaurants in Roses.
We hope that you have a great weekend in Roses and make sure to let us know about your adventures on our Instagram!