Experience Life Along The Coast: 10 Places To Stay In L'Escala, Spain - Updated 2023

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The coastal town of L ‘Escala lies witness to the rich history of this part of Spain. Enjoy your stay with family and friends as you walk along the many beaches or the town’s storied streets. Check out our top 10 recommendations fit for every kind of traveler and budget.

1. Best value apartments at L 'Escala Resort (from USD 75)

Set in landscaped grounds with access to 7 small outdoor pools, the apartments at L ‘Escala Resort offer bright and beautiful accommodations that is perfect for your family or couple getaway. You can choose to lounge by any of the pools or stay indoors where the air conditioning will keep you cool. Each apartment has its own private terrace in case you get tired of staying. The famous Riells Beach is only 15 minutes away on foot, while the center of town is a quick 20 minute drive. With a modern kitchenette, you can prepare meals for your family right in the apartment.

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L' Escala Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Dels Masos, 4-62
12.96 km (8.1 mi) from Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Breakfast in the room Internet services Hiking Cycling

2. At the center of it all: Hotel L 'Escala Centre (from USD 90)

This modern hotel offers modern accommodations, with a flat screen TV and WiFi. Some rooms usually have a sitting area where you can put your feet up, while other rooms have sun terraces where you can bask in the sun without leaving the hotel. It is located near the town center and only five minutes away from the beach. For more relaxation, the hotel has a bar and a lounge. Among the services offered is bike rental so if you are tired of walking around town, why don’t you take a leisurely bike ride.

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Hotel L'Escala Centre

Wifi Available

Address: Migdia 18
11.77 km (7.4 mi) from Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Lift Safety deposit box Windsurfing Soundproof rooms

3. Your own private beach at Hostal Spa Empuries (from USD 109)

Set in a restored building, this hotel faces the Mediterranean sea on a private, secluded beach. It is nearby the renowned Empuries Archeological Site and a five-minute drive will take you to the town center. This hotel is ideal for couples who want a quiet getaway. They can take a leisurely stroll on the beach or lounge by the hotel’s indoor spa pool. There is an in-house spa and saunas for ultimate relaxation. Mediterranean gourmet dishes are served up in one restaurant, while the second restaurant has various dishes in a more informal setting. Rooms are equipped with a work desk and WiFi and some rooms have a terrace with sea views.

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Hostal Spa Empúries

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Playa Portitxol, s/n
10.36 km (6.5 mi) from Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

4. Villa fit for a family at Villa Nuria (from 161 USD)

This villa offers best value for money especially for a large vacationing family. With four rooms and two stories, there is more than enough room for up to six guests. The living room features a open-hearth fireplace perfect for cold evenings. In the summer months, guests can stay in the patio to shoot the breeze. Outdoor dining is possible, and with a fully functional kitchen, guests can very well prepare their own food. Within 1 kilometer (0.5 miles) of the property, there is a supermarket and a restaurant. Its location is 2.2 kilometers (1.5 miles) away from the town center.

Villa Nuria

Price: from 161 USD

Number of Guests: up to 6 guests

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5. Amazing flat right on the beach (from USD 302)

This two-story flat is located right on the beach of Cala Montgo, which is actually a cove. It features three bedrooms that sleep up to six guests. The modern American style kitchen will allow you to prepare special meals for your family and friends. You can serve them at the indoor dining area, but during summer months, outdoor dining is more enjoyable at the terrace. The terrace overlooks the cove so it will be fun watching the sun go down while enjoying a great dinner. Walking distance from the flat are shops which are usually open during the summer months and if you want to dine out, there is a restaurant along the cove near the flat.

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L'Escala, Catalunya, Spain
14.44 km (9.0 mi) from Aiguamolls de l'Empordà
160 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful apartment with stunning views
the kitchen was very complete as well
downstairs the bedrooms were lovely and cool there is air conditioning but we hardly used it
we had a wonderful stay at vincent’s beachfront apartment
everything was clean and we found all we needed
very well equipped clean well maintained
vincent’s apartments is modern with clean lines and has everything you would expect for relaxation and convenience
sandrine - the co-host who met us is very friendly polite and helpful also very reliable and punctual
sandrine met us as arranged and was very helpful
communication with the host was perfect & he made us feel very welcome
the person in charge who handed us the keys was very friendly and organised everything well
the host communication was very good and everything was as described
the apartment and location are very good
great apartment in perfect location for beach and relaxation
the home is located in a perfect location
wonderful modern apartment in amazing location overlooking a beautiful bay
great place location people i highly recommend it
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6. Lovely flat near the beach (from USD 62)

This big apartment was recently renovated and now has new furniture and a fully equipped kitchen. Its three bedrooms can sleep up to six guests comfortably and given its affordable rate, it is quite a steal for a place that is near the beach. There is WiFi service, a television and private parking for one car. The terrace is perfect for al fresco dining with friends or family. The flat is located on the third floor of the apartment building and guests are asked to mind the noise they make at night.

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L'Escala, Catalunya, Spain
13.03 km (8.1 mi) from Aiguamolls de l'Empordà
89 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apartment with a nice balcony to have a drink or dinner
wifi was speedy and it was nice to have a secure location to leave our rental car
comfortable beds practical kitchen and nice place to sit outside
we would definitely recommend the apartment
clean and comfortable apartment
very clean and the beds were very comfortable
the apartment is clean and the beds are comfy
the apartment was very clean and was equipped with everything we needed
very nice and clean apartment with nice location
pasqual is a nice host and gave a quick respons to all our questions
the hosts are very friendly and give good recommendations
we truly enjoyed our stay and pasqual was very helpful and promptly answered all of our questions
he even made a sun umbrella available to us during out stay which was very kind
good location and close to beach
great location easy walk to beach and restaurants
the location of the apartment is very good
it’s really close to the beach but still in a calm street
the terrace is beautiful the neighborhood is quiet and you can walk everywhere
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7. Tranquil house a few steps away from the beach (from USD 86)

This Airbnb is located just a few steps away from the Riells Beach. While the space itself is located in a quiet neighborhood, its closeness to the beach and everything else makes it ideal for a family vacation. The space is kid-friendly, with its own patio and terrace. The second floor also has a balcony, another space to relax and spend time with family. In summer, the beach is filled with many activities for kids and adults alike. There is a nearby bakery for fresh bread and a supermarket as well.

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L'Escala, Catalunya, Spain
12.97 km (8.1 mi) from Aiguamolls de l'Empordà
108 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there’s a great bakery right opposite- perfect for breakfast treats on the patio every morning
the house has two fine bed rooms a nice living room and a very comfortable terrace
the hosts are very sympathetic kind and helpful
lise and her mom were very responsive and welcoming
a lovely place within walking distance of the old town and the beach
good location near bakery beach and supermarkets
this would be a great place during summer but cold in winter
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8. A villa in the sun and sand (from USD 198)

This villa is spacious and ideal for a big family or group of up to eight people. The best thing about this site is that it is only five minutes away from the famous Riells Beach. If you get tired of the beach, if that is possible, you can also lounge by the villa’s own private pool or just stroll around the garden. Outdoor dining is possible, as well as doing a family barbecue party. This two-story property also offers free WiFi as well as a fully equipped kitchen.

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Villa Sol

Wifi Available

Address: Llevant, 13
12.24 km (7.7 mi) from Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Parking Pets allowed Tennis court Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Family rooms

9. A magnificent villa with private pool

This villa is a home that is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. Despite this, it is still quite close to everything, such as the beach which is only 200 meters away. You can reach the town center in 10 minutes on foot. The owner stays in one of bedrooms and is on hand to host you and your family. The fully equipped kitchen is available for guests to use as well as the dining and living areas. The villa prides itself with having its own vegetable garden and egg producing chickens. One of the best features of the villa is its very own private pool, located right on the property.

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10. Lovely studio villa near the beach

Privacy comes first in this property. One review has this to say: “My partner and I stayed for three nights and had a very nice, relaxing stay. The apartment was perfect for just the two of us and had all the amenities we needed. In particular the kitchenette was well stocked with everything we needed to prepare a meal and the outdoor areas, both the patio outside the apartment and the pool area, were a great place to sit and eat and enjoy a swim. The pool area is actually quite beautiful. The apartment is in a very tranquil spot on a quiet street but is only a 15 to 20 minute walk into L'Escala. We had a lovely stay!”

Even if you have your own pool, it is still easy to get to the beach as the town center is only 15 to 20 minutes away on foot. Because it located in a quiet neighborhood, it a perfect get away for couples. With a fully equipped kitchen, you can prepare your own meals making your staycation all the more perfect.

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L'Escala, Catalunya, Spain
13.93 km (8.7 mi) from Aiguamolls de l'Empordà
57 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was perfect for just the two of us and had all the amenities we needed
the studio was charming clean and very well equipped to make our stay very comfortable
miguel was a good host and checked us in and out on time
we had a wonderful time and yane and her husband are fantastic hosts
great location very quite and peaceful
great place to stay for a few days of relaxation
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An accommodation for every type of traveler!

The range of accommodations available in L ‘Escala is not only varied, but also offer enough choices for every type of traveler - couples, families and big groups. Wherever you decide to stay, these places are guaranteed to make your stay more enjoyable, whether you are staying in or exploring the town.

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