- The property
- The surroundings
- El Ventós sky
Hotel El Ventós property borders with the villages of Santa Pau, Sant Feliu de Pallerols and Les Planes d’Hostoles.
The hotel stands 840 meters above sea level facing the South West, this location provides many hours of sunshine. In front of Sierra Medes, can be seen and in and in the background highlights Massif Collsacabra, which separes Osona county. on the right there are Pyrenees mountains and on the left there is the Mediterranean sea, wich is illuminated during the night.
The property is surrounded, in a walking distance, by numerous volcanic craters, the latest of which erupted 11.000 years ago. Santa Pau borders are the Serres de Sant Jordi, where there is a chapel where you can see a beautiful view of the neighboring valley, and in the Serra de Finestres, there are the remains of the castle and Santa Maria's church.
Staying at the Hotel El Ventos is synonymous of being surrounded by a wide range of possibilities to plan trips or excursions: Olot city, capital of the region with an active commercial services; the Castellfollit de la Roca columns, a town known for its situation following the cliff; or the visit to the medieval Besalú, is a must for history lovers.
Guests who are looking for peace and quiet or wanto to know and visit the Garrotxa, with the family, friends or couple, in a few kilometers from the hotel are very emblematic places. The main important places to visit are Santa Pau square and its surrounding streets, Sant Feliu de Pallerols and its curious square, or the excursions that leave from Vall d'Hostoles, with Serra de Finestres as a guardian of an area of great natural beauty. Some essential places to discover the real volcanic soil can be discovered by walking through Fageda d’en Jordà and the Croscat and Santa Margarida volcanoes.
Garrotxa is a land of nature and its variety of flora and fauna is extraordinary. The high level precipitation, the wide variety of substrates and the differences of altitude and direction of their saws are the reason of why in such a small space we can find from the most typical Mediterranean vegetation to central Europe vegetation type.
In the 400 hectares are there can be found oaks and majestic beeches, often within beech forests. In these type of forests grow mushrooms such as Amanita caesarea and Hygrophorus russula.
Regarding to wildlife, we distinguish
the wild boar and the roe deer, typical oak forests mammals , and the fox, the mole or the hare. in relation to the birds, there can be found common owls, quails, doves and cuckoos, without forgetting the appreciated common swift. With a little patience and attention, you can also find some animals with are difficult to be seen such as the genet
or the squirrels.
In all seasons, night views from the Hotel El Ventos are special. Observe the moon and the stars far from the noise and pollution, it brings a peace peaceful feeling nearly impossible to find elsewhere.
Guests have the possibility to enjoy this natural spectacle from one of the terraces of the hotel or restaurant, and from the room terrace. And if you have the aid of binoculars, the possibilities to observe in detail the constant movement of the Milky Way turn this experience into a magic weekend.