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Estartit has for many years been a thriving holiday resort and continues to develop with a number of holiday apartment complexes in the centre of the resort. Sheltered by the Roca Maura Mountain Estartit is built around its quaint marina, making this one of the most popular resorts along the Costa Brava coastline. The views from Estartit are stunning and the beach is one of the best, providing a perfect destination for a holiday. The resort of Estartit itself has a wide range of shops, bars, restaurants and entertainments to suit all ages and tastes. Estartit Town Centre has its own tourist information centre with a great selection of guides about Estartit. See our What to Do guide for more information. But in summary there are a number of boat trips to the Medes Isles and around the coastline, bicycle hire, kite surfing lessons, snorkelling and scuba diving, walking tours and sailing lessons.
Located in the Spanish region of Catalonia on the Costa Brava coast. Supported by to airports in Girona (GRO) and Barcelona Airport (BCN). Some nationalities maybe able to fly in to Perpignan (PGF) with an easy drive across the French/Spanish boarder. The AP7 motorway provides an excellent link to the small roads taking you to the coastline with the road to Estartit passing through Torroella de Montgri its nearest neighbour.
As you drive along the GI-641 which is the only road in to L'Estartit you are greeted with beautiful views of the Rocamaura Mountain a mix of lush green trees and houses planted on the steep incline. You will notice two large supermarkets before you reach the resort catering for all those self catering needs. Following the road into the town you will pass "Jocs" on the right hand side, providing an evenings entertainment for the children should they be interested. At the main roundabout head straight over and follow the main road down to the beach. An abundance of free parking is available right by the beachfront.
What You Might Not Know About L'Estartit - Wifi Hotspots along the promenade ¦ Beach bars during the summer season ¦ Market day is on Thursday ¦ Free Parking By The Beach.
If this is your first holiday to Estartit - Take A Tour Of Our Photo Gallery Of The Town, Marina & Beach Here
Estartit has a 4 kilometre stretch of golden sandy beach, one of the longest in the Costa Brava, which even in the busiest of seasons, never gets to be full, there is always plenty of space for everyone. You can walk all the way from the town centre along a promenade which stretches past Els Griells on the outskirts of town. The small Marina is very picturesque and home to a number of sailing yachts and a number of boats offering diving holidays and day trips to the Illes Medes and the stunning coastline. It is a lovely walk around the Marina passing the many restaurants serving excellent Spanish dishes, their specialities being fish dishes - (suguet de peix, ‘fritada’, lobster and Begur snails. See our Where to Eat guide. There are also many cafes, shops and even an ice cream parlour. A long pretty promenade stretches along the front of Estartit - a relaxing place to wander, sit, meet up with friends and benefit from the lovely atmosphere of Estartit.
There are some great apartment complexes in L'Estartit perfect for family self catering holidays by the beach, most with swimming pools and area for relaxing and sunbathing. A little tip if driving to the resort in the peak summer months of July and August is to pre-book a car parking space if the complex has them. If booking a Mar Dor Apartment through us we can arrange parking underneath the building (subject to availability). Some other complexes have limited parking, ask us if you need assistance. Alternatively most of the parking is roadside (most is free) and there is also lots of parking space down at the beach.
Just opposite Estartit is the famous Rock, called Illes Medes. A great variety of natural sea life can be found around this Island and it is a well-known ecological reserve. Visitors to the Island find themselves amid the peaceful wonder of a scene which is a lovely combination of the form and colour of the rocks, rich vegetations and the soft gold of the sand contrasting with the splendour of the blue sea. Boat trips, some with clear bottoms, take visitors to and around the Island. L’Estartit is a great place for diving and snorkelling, especially around the Illes Medes. Diving Schools are based in L’Estartit catering for beginners and advanced as well as all other water sports and activities, such as water-skiing, rowing, yachting and fishing.
For panoramic views over L'Estartit and the best photo opportunity take a walk to the far end of the marina and follow the road up to the Rocamaura mountain. The road continues up above the town and provides stunning views over the marina, the beach, Pals and Begur in the distance. There are some fabulous walks along the ridge and also down into the urbanisations of Torre Vella and Torre Gran. For walking routes drop into the tourist office and pick up a leaflet.
Inland from L’Estartit are many charming, quaint villages, which are very pleasant to drive to for the visitor with transport. The nearest of these are Torre Vella and Torre Gran just 3km from the town centre, this exclusive area is where most of the luxury villas with private pools are found in the area. Traditional restaurants in gorgeous settings can be found in these villages.
Just 15 minutes drive away and with a bus service, is the local train station in Flacca. Trains regularly run here to Barcelona, journey time is approximately one and a half hours, for a very reasonable fare. The nearest airport for visiting L’Estartit is in Girona itself. Gerona is just a 45 minute drive and is a wonderful city for a day trip, has a lot of history, monuments and attractions. Excellent restaurants and some really good shopping add to a good day out. For more information about how to reach Estartit see our Getting There guide.
Within easy driving distance of Estartit you will find 10 championship golf courses. Other activities available include: horse riding, diving, microlight flying, parachute jumping, paint balling, kayaking, hiking, cycling, and sailing.
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