Beaches, nature, water sports, hiking, culture, gastronomy … a wide range of options to meet in this beautiful town on the Costa Brava, so here is a list with a selection of highlights in L’Escala for your holiday.
The activities that you can’t miss if you visite l’Escala
Stroll through the Old Town
Not only are there beaches in L’Escala, here, you will also find a nice old town. It is worth taking a few hours to explore it’s tranquility. Visit the marine cemetery, the small “Platja” which is the creek from the town center, the EdificioAlfolí de la Sal, where the famous condiment was stored before being distributed throughout the region, la Casa de la “Punxa” or la IglesiaParroquial de Sant Pere. Be sure you will discover many more interesting corners.
Discover the ruins of Empuries
The Greco-Roman site of Empúries shows us what was the entry of the Greek and Roman civilizations to the Iberian Peninsula. In this cultural visit, we can see remains of noble houses which are preserved paintings and mosaics, the remains of the forum and amphitheater. We may also supplement the visit by going to the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia, where access is allowed with the admission ticket to the ruins. If after the visit you feel tired, you can finish with a swim at the beach next to the site.
Discover SantMartí d’Empúries
If you are on vacation to L’Escala or around, visiting SantMartíd’Empúries is a must. It is a tiny medieval village full of history. Its origin goes back to the Greeks who landed here and decided to create a colony used as a port. Just 200m away, you will find the Greco-Roman site of Ampurias.Loiter relaxed its narrow streets between ancient stone houses and enjoy dining at one of the restaurants in the Plaza Mayor.
Among the rock formations of the Costa Brava, in Parque Natural del Montgri, we find the beautiful beach called CalaMontgó, south of the town of L’Escala, although belongs to the neighboring town of l’Estartit. For its beauty and all services offered, it is awarded the Blue Flag of the EU. In addition to the landscape of great beauty, its waters are clear and shallow. We do not hesitate to say that is one of our main recommendations if you visit l’Escala.
Visit Museo de la Anchoa
We recommend a visit to the Museum of the Anchovy and Salt which is also free and will show information about the fish industry and salting in L’Escala. The Museum is given a huge importance in reference to salt in these lands. From here, they supplied salt to all the region. There are now a large number of factories and companies related to the production and distribution of L’Escala Anchovies that are curiously what have made famous this pretty coastal town and you have to try them.
Walking the Camino de Ronda
It is a beautiful 2.5km walk that runs along the coast from CalaMontgó, south of the town of L’Escala, to the medieval, small and charming village of SantMartíd’Empúries, passing through the beaches of El Rec del Moli, el Portitxol, les Muscleres and finally el Moll Grec. It is one of our main highlights of L’Escala for its beauty and because it can be done safely with the whole family. Besides enjoying the beautiful scenery, you can see some bunkers hidden among the pines, since it was once a military area.