Leisure, Culture and Sports
Roses is a town with a wide range of activities throughout the year. From the wide range of summer activities, which have their peak in August, to the Carnival in winter, when gangs and spectators enjoy a real colourful parade with music and fun. These two poles are linked by a string of cultural events, sports and leisure activities.
For those who are more active, the sports offer is highly varied. The Sailing School at the marina and several sailing organizations and companies offer the possibility of year-round water sports: sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, beach volleyball, beach football, rowing, sailing cruises, fishing competitions, underwater photography and video, diving, jet skis,…
Numerous world, national and Catalan championships of different types of nautical activities and sports in general are held in Roses due undoubtedly to the excellent characteristics of the bay, the mild climate and the quality of the hotels and complementary services. Success is guaranteed by volunteering and the high degree of professionalism of the people involved in these projects.
The swimming pool has a wide range of swimming and supervised activities: two swimming pools, supervised activities room, gymnasium, sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzis, solarium, programmed outdoor activities…
Numerous companies make a variety of activities to suit all needs: water park, kart racing, tourist train or bus excursions, boat trips, boat rentals…in the links section of this site (links) you will find numerous companies divided according to category.
The cultural offer is well represented in Roses, with well-equipped spaces and facilities, among which the Teatre Municipal -Municipal Theatre, La Ciutadella - The Citadel, El Castell de la Trinitat - The Castle of the Holy Trinity, where plays are performed, and concerts, exhibitions , talks and many other activities are held.
The Estació Nàutica Roses-Cap de Creus promotes numerous events throughout the year. Businesspeople from all sectors coordinate efforts through the Estació Nàutica, to facilitate both the stay of all visitors and to hold all kinds of activities.
The cuisine of Roses is certainly one of its most precious assets, led by Ferran Adrià and his restaurant “El Bulli” followed by an extensive presence of all types of cuisines: experimental cuisine , regional cuisine , sea cuisine, international cuisine , beach cuisine…which makes the quality of our premium produce such as fish, meat, oil, wine (DO Empordà) available to everyone.
The region of Alt Empordà is well equipped with all kind of offers, from golf courses, casinos, skydiving centres, iconic museums like Dali Museum, historic monuments like the ruins of Empúries, Castelló d’Empúries the town of counts, the monasteries of Sant Pere de Rodes and Vilabertran, castles like Castell de la Trinitat , Sant Ferran in Figueres or Quermançó.
Natural Parks are unique and spectacularly beautiful. Roses is surrounded by three natural parks; Parc Natural del Cap de Creus, Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l’Empodà and Paratge d’Interès Natural de l’Albera, true paradises for hikers and nature lovers.