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There’s something about Catalonia (or Catalunya depending on who you’re speaking to)... something intriguing and different, we can’t quite put our finger on it. Perhaps it’s the fierce pride and independent strength of the people, or the multitude of converging landscapes from mountains to beaches, or the intoxicating wine and food, or maybe just the old-fashioned fun of decoding the language especially if you’re a Spanish-speaker. Whatever it is, it’s enough to draw us back again and again. It’s easy to get drawn in by Barcelona’s wonders, but on your next visit, consider moving a bit into the interior and discovering two unique boutique hotels that both define a true Catalunyan experience.

Love wine? Well then you’ll find a home in Can Bonsastre Wine Resort- famous for their Winestyle and location in a most perfect vineyard paradise. Your only job here is to allow them to help you lavish in the true essence of wine culture, which is easy in this 16-th century country estate-turned-luxe-boutique, the near-perfect weather, a restaurant devoted to overwhelming the five senses, and wine activities a-plenty from tastings, pairing lessons, vineyard visits and beyond.

If you’re more the gourmand type, ABaC Restaurant & Hotel a bit further inland .....
It’s all about the fabulous food here, spearheaded by their own in –house 2 Star Michelin restaurant that allows you into this culinary palace for a peek, and an opportunity to select your wine from over 800 varieties. During any times where you’re not sampling the sumptuous cuisine (which may not be many), you have your choice of one of 15 exclusively lavish rooms bestowing upon you the finest linens, soothing cream colored decor, extreme technology, Hermes bath amenities and privacy. Discover this sultry side of Spain, easy to add on to any city stay.

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Book a stay at ABaC Restaurant & Hotel receive late check-in or early check-out and a special cocktail at the Lounge Bar. Book a stay at Can Bonastre and receive late check-in or early check-out, Sunset cocktail with views of Montserrat Mountain and a special gift from the wine cellar. Click HERE for more information and as always, be sure & tell ‘em The Explorateur sent you!