Empuriabrava, Costa Brava, Spain - What to see and do? - Tripkay guide

Discover Empuriabrava, the largest residential marina in Europe and a large leisure center to enjoy a fantastic holiday by the Mediterranean Sea

Known as the Venice of the Costa Brava, Empuriabrava is a coastal residential village in the municipality of Castello d’Empuries located between the towns of Rosas and San Pere Pescador, north of the Costa Brava, in the province of Girona.


Empuriabrava stuning aereal view


It is surrounded by Parque Natural de las Marismas del Ampurdán, better known by its name in Catalan “Parc dels Aiguamollsde L’Empordà” and the Golfo de Rosas. This population is also known as the Marina of Empuriabrava. It has 23km of navigable canals, a flying club and 5000 berths, being considered the largest residential marina in Europe.


Empuriabrava water streets photo collage


In the Marina de Empuriabrava, you will find a wide range of activities to do, as all kinds of water sports, diving, fishing, hiking, biking, golf, horse riding, helicopter flights and even flying in the wind tunnel for the more daring ones, endless options of activitieson land, sea or air for you. There is no time for boredom here.

If you enjoy the night in Empuriabrava, you will also find a wide range of bars and clubs where you can dance until dawn. Throughout the year the town offers visitors great cultural and musical events with concerts and festivals.


Natural Park Els Aiguamolls landscape photo collage


Turist waching natural and animals in Els Aiguamolls Natural Park

Culture and history very close to Empuriabrava

In addition to the sun and beach, if you like history or just enjoy a nice walk to know a little more about the place, in Castelló d’Empuries you can spend an afternoon walking through its architectural heritage, explore a medieval villa alone or with a guided tour to discover the most interesting details of this place. In the old town some of the highlights are buildings like Convento de Sant Domenech, el Portal de la Gallarda, which was the entrance to a fortified Castelló in the Middle Ages, el Pont Vell that crosses the Muga River, the “Lonja” o la Basílica de Santa María, known as the Cathedral of L´Empordà. All of them are held in a beautiful old town just 5 minutes from the beach.


Castello d'empurios old town and narrow streets


 Why choose Empuriabrava for your holiday?

Empuriabrava is the perfect place to enjoy the broadest sense of the word, it offers a thousand options of all kinds, relaxation, fantastic beaches, a wide range of active tourism with the boldest activities, nature and a great infrastructure open to thousands of tourists each year who choose this place as their holiday destination.


playa empuriabrava en la costa brava


It has almost 7km of coastline of great natural interest as it partially belongs to theParque Natural de los “Aiguamolls del Empordà”,the second most important natural park in Catalonia. Its best beaches are Playa de les Comes, la Playa de Empuriabrava and la Playa de la Rubina.


bathers on the beach in the Costa Brava empuriabrava



Enjoy this great Video of Empuriabrava


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