10 Things To Do In And Around L'Estartit, Spain

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L’Estartit was once a small fishing village but due to its dual benefit of gorgeous rocky coastline in conjunction with one of the finest and longest golden sandy beaches on the Costa Brava, L’Estartit has redeveloped itself after careful planning, subsequently turning itself into a delightful resort location that takes complete advantage of its gorgeous coastal position and beautiful scenic views. If you are considering a trip to this wonderful place, we bring to you the top 10 things you can do in and around L’Estartit.

1. Go camping at the Bungalows in L'Estartit

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The Bungalows in l’Estartit by Camp Emporda are the simplest way to have fun at a campsite. The campsite is available from June to August and the organizers arrange an entertainment plan to be enjoyed by all ages on the campsite. Apart from these months the activities are dependent on the schedule. The actual campsite is a 10 minute walk from the beach and the village of L’Estartit and the bungalows offer all amenities required to make life simpler. These are fully functional spaces that one can avail on a campsite without having to sacrifice on the daily necessities. If you don’t have a caravan or tent, these bungalows are the best possibility for you to enjoy nature using their facilities.

Go camping at the Bungalows in L'Estartit

Email: [email protected]

Website: Camping Emporda

2. Spend some quality time at L'Estartit Beach

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Visitors coming to L’Estartit will obviously visit this beach. One can view the Medes Island and Roca Maura from this place which is filled with many establishments that offer cruises, deep water activities and boating options for the visitors. The peaceful beach is a 5 km (3 mi) stretch of fine sand and fronted with shallow waters which is the best place to be, if you are visiting this place with your family.

L'Estartit Beach

Address: Passeig Marítim, S/N, 17258 L'Estartit, Girona, Spain

3. Gaze through the underwater as you cruise along the Medes

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This is an activity you should not miss if you are in L’Estartit. Mainly because of the awesome feature that the ride possesses. The two-hour long trip will offer spectacular views of coastline and clear waters. A predetermined spot, the ushers will guide and assist you to the best place to snorkel. If you are not the thrill seeker kind, check out the marine flora and fauna from the comfort of the boat. The whole family gets to enjoy the inflatable water slide, and floating sunbeds, thereafter relaxing with their alcohol-free Sangria and fresh fruit. On the way back, cruise around the beautiful Medas Island to conclude this one-of-a-kind boat trip you and your family will enjoy.


Address: Passeig Marítim, 23, 17258 L'Estartit, Girona, Spain

Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (all days)

Phone: +34 972751489

Website: Nautilus

4. Stroll back in time in the old town of Torroella de Montgrí

Spain, Catalonia, Torroella de Montgrí (1), Plaça de la Vila
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Torroella holds the appearances of the old town with great cultural treasures one can discover in its streets. Take an interesting trip and learn about the locality as you visit the markets, finding a wide assortment of indigenous products like the fuet, longanizas and embutidos (these are all different types of sausages), cheeses, local vegetables and fruits. Inhale the vibe of the market while you taste and buy the high quality local produce at rational rates. The markets are opened from 8 am to 2 pm every Monday so you can time your trip accordingly.

Torroella de Montgrí

Address: 17257 Torroella de Montgrí (El Baix Empordà)

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: Visit Estartit

5. Rent a motor boat and enjoy the best activities on the Costa Brava

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Discover the preserved location of the nature park at your individual pace. Rent from a host of motor boats that suit your requirements and discover L’Estartit through the unseen corners on the Costa Brava whilst enjoying a day of recreation paced at your own free will. Admire the Nature Park and the Medes Islands with a sense of relief that the motor boats are fully equipped for the safety of your group, should that cross your mind.

Club Nàutic Estartit

Address: Passeig Marítim, S/N, 17258 L'Estartit, Girona, Spain

Hours: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm (Monday to Saturday); 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (Sunday)

Phone: +34 972751402

Website: Club Nàutic Estartit

6. Admire the Renaissance and Noucentista arts at Palau Solterra

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The Palau Solterra is a 15th-century palace that contains the Museum of Contemporary Photography of the Vila Casas Foundation that hosts National and International artworks. Located in the town of Torroella de Montgrí in Empordà, this museum was established in the year 2000. It currently shows approximately 200 contemporary photographs by artists from all over the world. A double whammy of sorts for people interested in arts. Walk at your own pace admiring the architectural design of this grand palace which is balanced by the photography exhibition giving you a museum experience that doesn’t subdue your senses.

Museo Palau Solterra

Address: Carrer de l'Església, 10, 17257 Torroella de Montgrí, Girona, Spain

Phone: +34 972761976

Website: Museo Palau Solterra

7. Take a memorable trip to a sub aquatic paradise, the Medes Islands

Spain, Catalonia, Illes Medes (Medes Islands)
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The Medes Islands are indisputably the climax of your trip to L’Estartit. This small group of islands formed by the seven islets is a mere mile (1.6 km) from the coast of L’Estartit. The Medes Islands are one of the most significant marine reservations in the Mediterranean and fascinate thousands of visitors every year. The options for nautical and sub aquatic activities bring joy to the tourists and locals alike who respect the safeguarded area.

Take a memorable trip to the Medes Islands

Address: Carrer de la Platja, 10, 17258 Torroella de Montgrí, Girona, Spain

Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Saturday)

Phone: +34 972750699

Website: Estació Nàutica

8. Soar high up in the air and get a bird’s eye view of L'Estartit

Bahía de l'Estartit
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Take advantage of the panoramic flights offered by the operators of the same name. You get an option of flight times from 20 minutes to an hour of flight experience where the instructor will escort you on a guided tour from the air covering Baix Empordá and the Costa Brava. Unearth places which would have been inconceivable to anticipate from your regular and ordinary ground trip.

Panoramic Flights

Address: Ctra. de Pals a Torroella de Montgrí, Km 4, 17257 Torroella de Montgrí, Province of Girona, Spain

Phone: +34 625746742

Website: Aero Empordà

9. Give scuba diving a try and enjoy the marine life of L'Estartit

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One of the events not to be missed especially by those who have a deep love for the sea and nature is scuba diving. The activity commences with a video summary of the fauna and flora and handling of the equipment. Following that a boat ride will take the participants to one of the three reserved areas on the marine reserve.

While snorkeling at the Medes Islands one can perceive a large amount of flora and fauna, guided to learn and identify their forms. During the activity the guide will help you to identify and recognize these impressive life forms. After, you can relax on board of the boat which is completely prepared with a bar, bathroom facilities, and seating areas.

Diving Center - La Sirena

Address: Address: Passeig Marítim, 2 Local 2, 17258 L'Estartit, Girona, Spain

Hours: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm (all days)

Phone: +34 972750954

Website: Diving Center - La Sirena

10. Admire the Pedrosa and Ferroiol caves passing through the Medes Islands

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Sail north following the cliffs and the chaste bays of the Montgrí coast on your way to the 3 caves. Throughout the expedition, you will traverse tranquil places, for instance the Pedrosa and Ferriol coves or the remarkable Foradada rock, where only small boats can pass through one at a time. Also pass through the three caves, where the entry is even more limited than the Foradada, which is kind of exciting. So, come along with your family and friends and charter a boat specially for you and spend an eventful Sunday in this beautiful tranquil place.

Barca Núria

Address: Torroella de Montgrí, Province of Girona, Spain

Phone: +34 652942872

Website: Barca Núria

The aquatic life and its surrounding beauty should agree with you

After going through the numerous options listed in this article one can be sure that this place is sure to win the hearts of all its visitors. The tranquil and peaceful life that L'Estartit is offering has the potential to elevate your quality of life.

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