Santa Pau lays on the southeast of the plain of Olot, in a fully-volcanic area, in the middle of the valley between the mountain ranges of Sant Julià del Mont and Santa María de Finestres and 496 m above sea level. It has a single means of communication: the road from Olot to Banyoles, and is located at a distance of 150 km from Barcelona, 50 km from Girona and 9 km from Olot.
81% of the area is part of the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa, and within this place there are special points of interest such as the Volcano of Santa Margarita, the volcano Croscat and the volcanic clay, Fageda d'en Jordà or the waterfalls of Can Batlle.
Traditions and culture
La Fesolada: the feast of beans, shortly after San Antonio.
Festival of Santa Pau: mid-August.
Living nativity scene: December 25 and 26.