At the beach; In the City; Near water
L'Escala makes an excellent base for discovering the mostly unspoiled northern Costa Brava, with its beautiful beaches, art, historic monuments, nature parks and one of Spain's most important wild bird reserves situated just a few km north of the town. The town itself is renowned for its anchovies and the ancient ruins of Empuries. In addition, it hosts several festivals during the year. The area boasts a wealth of facilities for sports enthusiasts. There are several golf courses in the area including the excellent Emporda 27-hole course. Cycling is very popular here as the area around L’Escala is flat, while the Pyrenees provide the inclines for the more serious riders. Tennis, walking, horseback riding, go–carting, fishing and water sports such as kayaking, sailing and snorkeling are popular and there are several scuba diving centres as well. For water sports enthusiasts excellent beaches to the north of L'Escala, in the Bay of Roses, are a paradise for sailing and windsurfing. These quiet beaches, of superb fine sand that lasts for kms, are ideal for sunbathing. The few rocky parts that exist have an abundance of fish and other marine life and make for great snorkeling sites.