If you have chosen l'Estartit as your destination to enjoy a few days on the Costa Brava you should know that this is one of the best places to discover the secrets of this area in the north of Catalonia. L'Estartit offers a wide range of activities and places of interest to visit as well as fantastic days on its beaches and seabed.
Staying in one of the hotels in l'Estartit is a very good plan, as it is an ideal starting point for many excursions and activities related to outdoor enjoyment. In this area of the Costa Brava, water activities and active tourism are particularly popular. Since we are located in a Natural Park.
What to see in l'Estartit
Although l'Estartit is mainly a destination where you can admire nature and enjoy the scenery, it also offers a rich natural and historical heritage, both in the fishing village and in the surrounding area.
The ideal base for a good holiday is to find a place that combines activities to do during the day and a place to relax in the evening, the old town of l'Estartit is a good place for this purpose.
So, while in the morning you can do a number of outdoor activities, in the afternoon you can enjoy the atmosphere of the village. The church of Santa Anna and the Plaça de la Vila are the best place to stroll around with the family, do some shopping and enjoy the delicious gastronomy of the Costa Brava.
The town's promenade is 2.5 km long and has numerous leisure and gastronomic options.
If, in addition, your visit coincides with one of the traditional festivals held in l'Estartit, you are guaranteed extra fun. During the summer period is when most festivals take place, so it is not surprising that you can experience one of them.
- Saint John's Eve (23rd june)
- Festival del Carme (16th july)
- Festival Santa Anna (26th july)
- Festival Santa Llúcia (13th desember)
There is much more to see if we move away from l'Estartit. If you are interested in heritage, be sure to visit the beautiful medieval village of Peratallada, which is recognised as one of the most beautiful in Catalonia. Nearby, you can also take a trip to the perfectly preserved medieval walls of the Iberian village of Ullastret.
What to do in l'Estartit
The jewel of the crown in l'Estartit is the Medes Islands, an archipelago made up of 7 islands and islets located just 1 km off the coast of l'Estartit. The Medes Islands Marine Reserve is one of the main destinations on the Costa Brava for scuba diving, snorkelling and all activities related to the aquatic world.
In fact, the Medes Islands are a unique place in the Mediterranean, highly appreciated by divers from all over the world. Algae populations, corals, a great diversity of fish, starfish, crab and posidonia meadows are all species that you will be able to admire during your dive from the seabed or from the surface on your paddle surf board.
It is clear that if you and your family are lovers of water and this kind of sports you have no choice but to visit the Medes Islands and stay in one of the hotels in l'Estartit.
Are you more of a land person? Don't worry because the Montgrí Natural Park offers a large number of routes for hiking and cycling. The Montgrí Massif will take you all over the area of the Natural Park and along the coast, leaving you with some absolutely magnificent images.
In fact, Camí de Ronda, which runs along the entire Costa Brava, is one of the most popular and popular routes for all types of travellers, as the access and level of difficulty is accessible to all.
Finally, the focus of most of the visitors who come to stay at some of the hotels in l'Estartit is on its beaches. Playa Grande de l'Estartit is the main beach of the town with a length of 3.5 km, which is divided into three different beaches where you can enjoy the clear waters and all the necessary services for a full day at the beach in a charming place. Although it is quite busy during the summer, it is the easiest and most comfortable to access, so if you are going with small children or older people it is the best option.
You can also visit several of its more secluded and less crowded coves, although they are a little more difficult to reach. These are Cala Montgó and Cala Ferriol, which takes about an hour to reach on foot.