L’Escala has an important fishing port and is a major tourists’ center in Spain and is well-known for its festival dedicated to its famous anchovies.
L’Escala is one of Costa Brava smallest resorts but this does not mean that it is small in amenities and attractions, it has something for everyone.
In the center of the town, you will find numerous small local gift shops, superb restaurants and bars and there is also a beautiful blue flagged beach nearby, as the quality of its water is excellent.
The surrounding areas are superb and Empuriabrava, Port de la Selva, L’Escartit and the popular Lloret de Mar are worth visiting.
L’Escala is a renowned yacht charter destination and the Puerto de l’Escala is a fishing and yachting harbor which lies on the northeast coast of Spain.
The Puerto de l’Escala also hosts a sailing school and there is the Club Nàutic L’Escala which promotes various sports activities and courses open to all those who may be interested in the sport. There are also various sailing events and regattas held in the area during the summer seasons.
L’Escala is an excellent place to discover the mostly unspoiled northern part of Costa Brava with its beautiful beaches, art, numerous historical monuments, and nature parks and also hosts one of Spain’s most important wild bird reserves which lie a few miles to the North of the town.
During a yacht charter trip in the area, yacht charterers will have the opportunity to explore the famous ruins of the Empires and taste the renowned anchovies that have made L’Escala so popular.
By heading to the old town, you will see that it still retains the character of a typical Spanish working town with its numerous bustling streets and various shops, bars, cafes and restaurants.
There are also 2 popular beaches near the old town that add to the overall charm and atmosphere of the area. Yacht charterers can also sail to the North towards the famous bay of Roses which is a paradise for sailing and windsurfing.
There are also some quiet beaches of superb fine sand that stretch for miles which are excellent sunbathing spots.