|Airport|| 60 || km |
At the beach; In the City; Near water
L'Escala is an excellent base to discover the mostly unspoiled northern Costa Brava, beautiful beaches, art, historic monuments, nature parks and one of Spain's most important wild bird reserves is situated a few miles to the north of town. The town is renowned for its anchovies and ancient ruins of Empuries and it is host to several festivals throughout the year. The area boasts a wealth of facilities for sports enthusiasts. There are several golf courses in the area including the excellent Emporda 27 hole course. Cycling is very popular here, the area around L’Escala is flat, and the Pyrenees provide the inclines for the more serious riders. Tennis, walking, horse riding, go – carting, fishing and other water sports such as kayaking, sailing and snorkeling are popular and there are several scuba diving centres. For water sports enthusiasts excellent beaches to the north of L'Escala in the Bay of Roses is a paradise for sailing and windsurfing. These quiet beaches, of superb fine sand that last for miles, are ideal for sun bathing. The few rocky parts that exist have an abundance of fish and other marine life and make for great sites for snorkeling.