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L?Escala is a fishermen?s town on the Costa Brava that is well known for its beaches, its scenery, its nautical culture and its Greco-Roman past. With around 10000 inhabitants, the municipality is made up of L?Escala, Sant Martí d?Empúries, Riells and Montgó.

L?Escala is a pretty town on the Costa Brava that well known for its beautiful seaside scenery, for its Greek and Roman past, as well as its cuisine; the anchovy being the quintessential ingredient. All of this means that in L?Escala there are many places that are great to visit, from a tourist and a cultural viewpoint, as well as plenty of sport and entertainment options, so you will be able to enjoy an unforgettable holiday.

L?Escala is made up of different areas and resorts: the old town, Sant Martí d?Empúries, Riells and Montgó and has around 10.000 inhabitants, a number that grows a lot during the summer months due to the amount of tourists that visit this town of the Costa Brava that borders with two other towns on the Catalonian coast, Sant Pere Pescador and L?Estartit.

What most appeals to tourists have to be the beautiful beaches. There are many, they are all different and all have their own personality; from long fine sandy beaches to small, charming coves sheltered by rocks and cliffs. The lack of depth in some of these beaches allows for safe swimming and sunbathing, where as other beaches that have deeper water are set apart for water sports like diving, kayaking, surfing or windsurfing.

In this town on the Costa Brava you will find a lot of culture and many monuments, from the Greco-roman ruins to museums dedicated to fishing and the star ingredient of the area?s cuisine: the anchovy. This is the town?s tasty trademark and there is an age-old tradition of eating salted anchovies. Many shops sell this exclusive local product. Come and try it and get to know how this typical produce that is so typical of the local cuisine is made.

The local cuisine, however, is not just about the anchovy, there is also a lot of other food available, from traditional Catalonian food, to tapas, and of course the restaurants offering international cuisine, like Chinese, Italian and many others. Needless to say, fish is often the speciality in most restaurants.

There?s also a great nightlife in L?Escala. There are plenty of bars with open air terraces, as well as pubs and discos, with all types of music. In the summer, there is even more on offer, as the famous beach bars open where you can enjoy a cocktail while sunbathing on one of the wonderful beaches in L?Escala. Don?t miss out on the live music playing at these beach bars while enjoying a beautiful sunset.

If you are interested in the fiestas, local customs and traditions, like Carnival or Easter, or those to do with the fishermen, pirates, Greeks and Romans you have to visit L?Escala. Don?t miss out on the music concerts that are held during the Portalblau festival along with traditional dances lie the sardana, these have to be L?Escala?s most colourful festivals, don?t miss out visiting one of the most colourful towns on the Costa Brava, there are events going on all year round.

If you are looking for accommodation in L?Escala, there are plenty of options here: apartments, hotels, B&BS and campsites, there are cheap, quality options or you can opt for some luxury during your holiday. There is a wide range of accommodation on offer: country houses, modern apartments, some with swimming pools or open fires, or even a tennis court, allowing you to have a fully enjoyable holiday.

In this guide you will find everything you will need to plan and enjoy your holiday: information on how to get here, things to do, sports, monuments, fiestas, history, traditions, restaurants, documents you will need, the climate? and endless other questions, some normal ones and others that are, shall we say, interesting?anyway, here is all the information you could need when travelling to L?Escala.


  • Reference:sile15

    3 bedroom villa with private pool. Sleeps up to 7 people and located between the beaches of Montgo and Riells. This home has 3 bedrooms, a well equipped concina and dishwasher. Terraces, solarium overlooking...

    Reference: sile15
  • Reference:sile14

    Nice apartment situated in Riells , overlooking the sea and the Bay of Roses. For 4 people and a few minutes walk from the beach . Swimming pool and garden !The apartment has salon-kitchen, well equipped...

    Reference: sile14
  • Reference:holiday-home-pinedes-l-escala

    This detached holiday home with private swimming pool is located in the Puig Sec district of the town of L Escala.

    Desde 161 €

    161 €

    Reference: holiday-home-pinedes-l-escala
  • Reference:l-escala-resort

    L’Escala Resort offers modern apartments set in landscaped gardens, which feature sun beds and 7 small outdoor pools. Each air-conditioned apartment has a flat-screen TV and a private terrace.

    Desde 189 €

    189 €

    Reference: l-escala-resort
  • Reference:holiday-home-armallada-l-escala

    This traditional Spanish residence with private swimming pool is located in the most southeryly village on the Bay of Rosas. L Escala. One of the most beautiful sandy beaches in L’Escala is located...

    Desde 145 €

    145 €

    Reference: holiday-home-armallada-l-escala
  • Reference:nieves-mar

    Situated on the seafront promenade of l’Escala, this family hotel is only 5 minutes’ walk from the old town centre, and its excellent beaches, on the Costa Brava coastline of Catalonia.

    Desde 99 €

    99 €

    Reference: nieves-mar
  • Reference:holiday-home-hart-l-escala

    Holiday Home Hart L Escala is located in L' Escala. Offers free parking and an outdoor pool.

    Desde 132 €

    132 €

    Reference: holiday-home-hart-l-escala
  • Reference:apartamentos-mestral

    New apartments with swimming-pool only 350 m far from the beach of the enchanting fishing village of L'Escala, in Costa Brava.Please note that

    Desde 59 €

    59 €

    Reference: apartamentos-mestral
  • Reference:holiday-home-patrick-l-escala

    This detached holiday home with private pool is located near a forest. in the beach resort L Escala. The holiday home is on the ground floor with an half open plan kitchen and a barbecue. Read a good book...

    Desde 107 €

    107 €

    Reference: holiday-home-patrick-l-escala
  • Reference:apartment-magda-park-l-escala

    Apartment located at 500m from the Club Nautico in l Escala. The residence is located at 1 km from the beach and the village lEscala. The residence has a communal garden with swimming pool.

    Desde 145 €

    145 €

    Reference: apartment-magda-park-l-escala
  • Reference:holiday-home-riells-l-escala

    This semi-detached holiday home is located in the beach resort of L Escala. The holiday home is equipped with all conveniences and has a garden.

    Desde 78 €

    78 €

    Reference: holiday-home-riells-l-escala
  • Reference:hotel-can-catala

    This family-run hotel is just 350 metres from the beach in L’Escala, a typical Costa Brava fishing town. Can Catala offers free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and free on-site parking.

    Desde 90 €

    90 €

    Reference: hotel-can-catala
  • Reference:pensio-vista-alegre-1

    This family-run guest house is located just 20 metres from the beach, in the charming old town of L’Escala. Pensió Vista Alegre offers bright rooms with balconies, free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms.

    Desde 50 €

    50 €

    Reference: pensio-vista-alegre-1
  • Reference:holiday-home-jas-l-escala

    This semi-detached holiday home with a communal swimming pool and tennis court is located near the forest in the resort of LEscala. The holiday residence is nicely furnished and the living room has an...

    Desde 96 €

    96 €

    Reference: holiday-home-jas-l-escala
  • Reference:pensio-torrent-1

    Just 200 metres from the beach, this family-run guest house is situated in a quiet neighbourhood 2.5 km north of L’Escala marina. It offers simple accommodation and free Wi-fi throughout.

    Desde 75 €

    75 €

    Reference: pensio-torrent-1
  • Reference:holiday-home-ricardell-l-escala

    This detached holiday home with a private swimming pool in the beach town of L Escala is located only 1 km from the sea. Via the living/dining room of this nicely furnished holiday home. you walk right...

    Desde 145 €

    145 €

    Reference: holiday-home-ricardell-l-escala
  • Reference:holiday-home-isis-l-escala

    Villa L' Escala is in a quiet area 2 km from the centre of L’Escala, but only 100 metres from the beach. It offers a garden with barbecue facilities and free parking.

    Desde 131 €

    131 €

    Reference: holiday-home-isis-l-escala
  • Reference:holiday-home-montgo-l-escala-i

    This detached holiday home with a private swimming pool is located at the highest point of Mount Montgo in the beach resort of L 'Escala.

    Desde 108 €

    108 €

    Reference: holiday-home-montgo-l-escala-i
  • Reference:holiday-home-delta-l-escala

    This simple and traditional villa is located 100 metres from the seafront at Rec-Empuries Beach. It offers quiet and comfortable accommodation with 2 terraces, 2 km from the centre of L'Escala.

    Desde 117 €

    117 €

    Reference: holiday-home-delta-l-escala
  • Reference:holiday-home-guti-l-escala

    This detached holiday home with a private swimming pool is located in the Riells de Dalt area of L Escala.

    Desde 145 €

    145 €

    Reference: holiday-home-guti-l-escala
  • Reference:holiday-home-oriol-l-escala

    This detached holiday home is located in the beach resort of L Escala. The holiday home is nicely furnished. Enjoy the beautiful view of the bay of Rosas and the Pyrenees from the balcony.

    Desde 94 €

    94 €

    Reference: holiday-home-oriol-l-escala
  • Reference:holiday-home-bergerie-l-escala

    This detached holiday home with private swimming pool is located in the Puig Sec district of the resort of L Escala. The holiday home is nicely decorated and has all modern comforts.

    Desde 108 €

    108 €

    Reference: holiday-home-bergerie-l-escala
  • Reference:holiday-home-rambla-mallols-l-escala

    Terraced holiday home located in l Escala. at 1 km from the beach of Riells and 1 km from the shopping centre. This recently built holiday home has 4 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms. air conditioning (payable)....

    Desde 249 €

    249 €

    Reference: holiday-home-rambla-mallols-l-escala
  • Reference:holiday-home-roser-l-escala

    Detached holiday home in the beach resort of L Escala. The holiday home is nicely furnished and has a colourful bathroom. From the living room you walk right towards the terrace. Enjoy the Spanish sun...

    Desde 84 €

    84 €

    Reference: holiday-home-roser-l-escala

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