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Towns of the Costa Brava that you should know

Towns of the Costa Brava that you should know

20.07.2023 Family activities Culture

The Costa Brava hides a great diversity of towns that have managed to preserve their charm, character, and attractiveness over the years. Get ready to fall in love with these five destinations that you must know on your next visit to the Costa Brava!



Llafranc population entity forms, along with Calella de Palafrugell and Tamariu, the beautiful Palafrugell coastline. This municipality with streets of white houses and elegant touches of colour is located in a small bay bordered by the promenade, where you can find a wide range of restaurants, bars and shops.

One of its main attractions is Llafranc’s beach, an urban beach 360 meters long and 40 meters wide, with golden sand and incredibly crystalline waters, which borders the town's nautical port. Another of its attractions is the church of Santa Rosa de Lima, a simple religious building with a bell tower.

The best place to get unique views of the town is the Sant Sebastià’s viewpoint, located on a hill more than 150 meters above sea level. At the top of this mountain is the Far de Sant Sebastià, the most powerful lighthouse on the entire Catalan coast, whose light can be seen from 32 nautical miles (60 kilometres away).



The Empordà’s municipality of l’Escala, located at the southern end of the Gulf of Roses, is known for one of its star products, the famous anchovies of l’Escala, and for being home to one of the most important archaeological sites in Spain, the ruins of Empúries.

They are the only archaeological site in the Iberian Peninsula where the remains of a Greek city (Emporion) and the remains of a Roman city (Emporiae) coexist. If you like history, in the Museum of Archeology of Catalonia you can see some of the pieces found in these excavations.

But that's not all, in the old part of the town there are buildings as emblematic as the church of Sant Pere, the Alfolí de la Sal or the Salt and Anchovy Museum, and just a few kilometres from the town, the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà natural park and the Montgrí, Illes Medes and Ter natural park, two unique natural spaces that make up the great diversity of marine landscapes in l’Escala.

ruins of Empúries


Sant Martí d’Empuries

Sant Martí d'Empúries is a population entity of l’Escala and is located to the north of the emblematic ruins of Empúries. It is a small medieval town with a unique beauty and charm.

In the main square is the church of Sant Martí, built in 1538 on top of a pre-Romanesque church in the late Gothic style and on which façade there is a beautiful rose window. Next to the church is the Casa Forestal, a beautiful modernist-style building reminiscent of Art Deco.

The beaches of Sant Martí d'Empúries are an extension of the sandbanks of the town of l’Escala and are characterized by their dunes, in addition to the recovery and environmental protection carried out in the area.



L'Estartit is a decentralized municipal entity of the municipality of Torroella de Montgrí. In the south of the municipality is the mouth of the river Ter, which is separated from the population by an area of wetlands, and less than a nautical mile from the fishing port, the well-known Medes Islands.

This archipelago made up of seven islets is one of the most spectacular diving spots on the Costa Brava. It is classified as the best reserve in the Western Mediterranean for its wide variety of Posidonia flora and fauna. One of the best visits to these islands is achieved from the viewpoint of the Molinet promenade.

L’Estartit beach also stands out, with its fine sand and shallow, clear waters, ideal for families with children. It is a beach with good access and a large free parking area right on the beach, which does not happen often on the Costa Brava.

Medes Islands l'Estartit


El Port de la Selva

The fishing town of El Port de la Selva is located to the north of Cap de Creus, in an environment of great landscape richness where the blue of the Mediterranean and the green of the vineyards combine perfectly.

The town preserves an important port that honours its fishing tradition, although today it also has a space dedicated to sports and recreational navigation. In the historic centre of this small town, we find the Church of Santa María de les Neus, a construction from the first half of the 20th century facing the bay.

Port de la Selva has a very diverse offer of coves and beaches, some of them rocky, others with sand, more or less frequented and even some ideal for families. In the bay is the Punta s'Arenella Lighthouse, a remote lighthouse nestled in a unique natural setting.


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