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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)....
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...
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