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L'Escala is a beautiful seaside town located in Gerona, in the Alt Empordá region, famous throughout the world for its beaches, its anchovies and its fantastic Greco-Roman ruins. The origins of this city date from the IV century BC, when the first Greek ships arrived to this coast and settled the first colonies. Later, in the second century BC, it was the Romans who built their cities here, and proof of them are the wonderful millennial ruins of Empuries that we can visit.
L'Escala has a privileged 7 km coastline, which holds 12 beaches and coves of great beauty that are one of the biggest attractions of the Costa Brava.
If you do not want to take the car, then it is best to head to the sandbanks of the center of the town called playa la Platja, Port den Perris or Play de Riells, which honors the famous book El Principito, and has a nice promenade surrounded by bars, shops and restaurants.
If you are looking for more distant beaches you can visit Playa de Portitxol or de Les muscleres, located near the archaeological ruins. Other outstanding pebbles beaches are Illa Mateua and Salpatx Bol Roig.
But certainly, the main star and the most famous beach of l'Escala is Cala Montgó, very close to Parque Natural de las Islas Medas.
Today, L'Escala is a small population of only 10,000 inhabitants, which triples in summer with the arrival of tourists who come to enjoy its rich gastronomy, its promenade, its bars, its restaurants and dreamy coves. On our website, you will find a wide selection of holiday houses and daily rental homes spread throughout the municipality. Renting a vacation house allows you to travel comfortably, easily and with more freedom to live life just like a local.
Old town of l'Escala: it is located around the small central beach called "la platjeta". A beautiful area full of old buildings, churches, squares and corners of great beauty that you cannot miss.
Camino de Ronda: hiking lovers can enjoy a fantastic walk along Camino de Ronda from l'Escala to the beautiful Cala Montgó. A route of about 8 km walking along the entire coastline crossing beautiful beaches and amazing landscapes.
Anchovy factory: you cannot leave l'Escala without trying their wonderful anchovies. In the municipality, you will find numerous factories that you can visit and taste the famous anchovies of l'Escala
San Martí d'Empuries: it is almost obligatory to visit the neighboring town of San Martí d'Empuries, a beautiful medieval town that in the past became one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean . Yacimiento Greco-Romano de Empuries: a few km from l'Escala, we find what was the most important Greek colony of the Peninsula. A beautiful tour of about 2 hours through the Greco-Roman ruins in front of the sea and the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia, which is also located here.
Islas Medas: the wonderful Parque Natural de las Islas Medas is located only 20 km from l'Escala. A fantastic opportunity to dive in one of the most important protected underwater areas of Spain and make some beautiful boat trips.
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