If you want to discover in detail the Catalan region of Empordà, relaxing in the evening and enjoying of a quiet and warm environment, being accommodated in the cottage Can Bayre is an excellent choice. It’s about a farm house from 16th Century, categorized by “la Generalitat de Catalunya” (the Catalan government), which was rebuilt mixing the classical and the modern style. The room has different architectonic recovered elements, such as wooden beams in the ceiling, a traditional hydraulic floor and an original “volta catalana” in the reception, an architectural feature that was very popular time ago. The result is a welcoming establishment, roomy and relaxing.
Can Bayre has 5 double rooms with a private bathroom, shower included, and it offers accommodation with breakfast. It also includes an independent four people rural apartment which consists in two double rooms with private bathroom, shower and fully equipped kitchen.
Can Bayre’s team express its commitment with the environment and sustainability, that’s why they contribute and take some measures to produce the minimal impact into the environment. The cottage takes energy saving measures and natural resources, the waste is recycled, the breakfast’s products are local and the windows in the establishment are double in order to guarantee a better thermal isolation.
Can Bayre is located in the square named as “Plaça de l’Esglesia de Fortià”, in a village with an extensive agricultural tradition located a few kilometers from the Nature Reserve of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà, one of the nature reserves in Catalonia where you can observe a wide variety of animal species, especially, birds.
In this environment, more than 300 species of birds inhabit, many of them are protected. During the migration periods (february-june and july-october), thousands of birds make use of this wetlands to rest and feed themselves.
From Fortià you can also visit villages and medieval cities as Castelló d’Empúries, Peralada, Sant Llorenç de la Muga and Sant Martí d’Empúries, to discover the picturesque village of Cadaqués and the nature reserve of Cap de Creus, the Salvador Dali’s museum theatre from Figueres, the Greek and Roman ruins from Empúries to l’Escala, as well as Albera’s natural spot.