A travel guide to Hospitalet de L'Infant and the Vall de Llors

Combining blue flagged beaches and beautiful mountains, Hospitalet de L'Infant, a small coastal town on the Costa Dorada is just perfect for a fun family holiday. Check our recommendations below. We are here to help you plan!

All you need to know for a fantastic holiday in Hospitalet de L'Infant

Fancy a hike?

No doubt about it! Hiking is fun! Especially in the mountains of Vandellòs and l’Hospitalet de l’Infant. Crisscrossed with tracks and hiking trails for you to enjoy. Exercise and nature in a privileged setting.

Stretch your legs by the sea following the Camí de Ronda or Coastal path. Head south towards the Torn Beach, with dunes and vegetation, perfect for nature and naturism lovers. Check the bunkers from the Spanish Civil War at the Cala Bea, final destination.

Discover the modern hermitage of San Roc, situated about 5 km from Hospitalet de L'Infant in the Serres del Mistral mountain range. Just 200 meters above sea level, this modern construction offers spectacular sea views. 

Some time by the sea?

If the weather is nice, why not try some nautical sports. The Arenal beach is perfect for families: blue flag, clear waters and fine sand. It's a great place for volleyball, football or any water sport like kayak, windsurf or paddle surfboard, all offered by the Estació Nautica (water sports centre). We can highly recommend a visit to the mysterious Cova del Llop. A cave where pirates used to hide their treasures! It can only be reached by sea.

Check out the local flora and fauna at the Punta del Riu Beach. The river mouth of the Llastres river is a wet Mediterranean area with plenty of migratory birds and fish. Why not an evening walk to Miami Playa, the neighbouring village crossing the wooden walkway? 

The Hospitalet de l'Infant Marina is just a short stroll away. Internationally renowned for sailing and regatta competitions. Definitely the place to be for sea and water sport lovers! 

Time to get to know the inland!

Only about 10 km from town are the inland villages, Masboquera, Masriudoms and Vandellòs forming the “Vall de Llors". All 3 of them are worth a visit.  

  • Ca La Torre: situated in Vandellòs. Originally this was a local defence tower, used to spot and protect the locals from pirate attacks! Later on it was transformed (together with it's neighbour manor home of the Gil-Vernet family) into a cultural asset of national interest.
  • Delve into the world of olive oil at the Oil Interpretation Centre in Vandellòs. Learn about the whole process with an audio guide: from the collection of the olives to the taste on your plate. At the end of the visit, we recommend you to buy (if you can of course) a bottle of the purest gold of the Vall de Llors. 
  • In Masriudoms, spot the 13th-century defensive tower, which today is a bell and clock tower. Also worth a visit are the Plaça de la Font and the old public laundries where locals used to wash their clothes.  

Interesting Facts about Hospitalet de L'Infant:

You might be wondering where the name of the town comes from. According to historians, in 1344, King Jaume II (and his children - infants) ordered the building of a hospital to treat travellers going between Barcelona and Valencia. This Gotic Hospital was declared a cultural asset of national interest and is now a visitors centre (Coll de Balaguer). Put yourself in the shoes of a medieval traveller, walk around and visit the defence tower. 

On Sunday morning, head to the local market on the Passeig Maritim. Local produce, fresh vegetables and fruit on sale. Stimulate local trade and enjoy the burst of colors, lights and smells. 

Enjoy Hospitalet de L'Infant! 

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