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Reviews for L'Escala

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Something for everyone; quiet beaches, busier beaches, history, snorkelling, watersports, child friendly, lots of places to eat with options for everyone - even fussy teenagers! Nudist area of beach, supermarkets, lots of free parking.

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L'Escala
L'Escala is a small fishing town, famous for it's good quality anchovies. Situated to the north east of Catalonia on the southern edge of the Bay of Roses, L'Escala is surrounded by fabulous sandy beaches.

These days L'Escala is a town that the middle class Catalan resident would like to keep a secret; however, independent holidaymakers are too starting to discover its charm.

L'Escala is a truly wonderful place to stay, steeped in history, on the doorstep of some of the Costa Brava's most beautiful family, friendly, sandy beaches. To the north of the town is a continuous sandy beach stretching for about 20km to the south beautiful coves and bays to explore and snorkel.

The resort is around 50 minutes drive from the international airport of Girona.

History
The Greeks and Romans both created their first settlements on the Spanish peninsula here, at St. Marti D'Empuries, to the north of L´Escala. For this reason the Olympic flame was landed here during the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.

Beaches
The small clean and sandy beach of Cala de la Creu, has parking and a cute promenade.


The fine sandy beach of Cala Montgo offers restaurants, kiosks, parking, showers, telephones, beach cleaning, yacht rentals, umbrellas and hammocks. It can be reached by bus.


Portitxolis is a sandy beach which also offers parking, showers, and a boardwalk.
 The fine sand of the Rec del Moli beach is backed by restaurants, parking, showers, and a boardwalk. It can be reached by bus.


The Riuet (Empúries) is a sandy beach with telephones, beach cleaning and 
yacht rentals.
 La Playa also a sandy beach has kiosks, restaurants, showers, boardwalk and
 can be reached by bus.
Les Muscleres a sandy beach has parking, showers, cleaning and a boardwalk.


Port d'en Perris is a rocky beach, which has restaurants, parking, showers, telephones, beach cleaning. And can be reached by bus.
Riells is a long beach of fine sand. The beach has restaurants, parking, showers, phones, umbrellas a boardwalk, and small boat rentals.


Sant Martí is a 300 metre long sandy beach. The beach has parking, showers, cleaning of beaches, boardwalk, and hire of water sports equipment.

Leisure & recreation
There is a plethora of activities and facilities available in L’Escala, including water sports for all levels (Club Mistral on the beach), golf, cycling both on and off road, horse riding, ballooning, walking and running.

For those interested in Catalan culture there are lots of museums and monuments including the Greek and Roman 'Ruins D'Empuries', the museum of Salt, and not forgetting Salvador Dali's 'Teatre-Museu' and his house which is now itself a fabulous museum.

Cuisine
The gastronomy of Catalonia is rich and varied. Principally it is the typical Mediterranean diet of fish and seafood with fresh vegetables, olives and olive oil rice and pasta. A typical and delicious speciality from L’Escala are the local, delicious anchovies.

We recommend that visitors try some traditional Catalan dishes whilst on holiday, especially delicious are 

Escudella I Carn D'olla, vegetable broth with pork, veal and chicken. Pa Amb Tomàquet, 

simply rustic bread, can be toasted, rubbed with tomato pulp and dressed with oil and salt; these delcious breakfast can also be served with ham, sausage or tortilla.



Coca is a very thin dough baked with onions, peppers and other vegetables served with and meats, or fish (especially sardines).

Climate
Beautiful hot summer days, cooled by a refreshing sea breeze, melt into an autumnal splendour of mild clear sunshine and blue skies, which give way to a winter of cool nights and often gloriously temperate days with occasional rain that turns to a blossoming spring of flowering fragrance and sunshine flecked with welcoming showers.

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Reviews for L'Escala

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Lovely town


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Have always liked the Costa Brava,there are many interesting places to vist
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Something for everyone; quiet beaches, busier beaches, history, snorkelling, watersports, child friendly, lots of places to eat with options for everyone - even fussy teenagers! Nudist area of beach, supermarkets, lots of free parking.


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Stunning!
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L'Escala is a delightful town and the shop keepers are helpful and nice. The old town is great to explore and the waterfront is spectacular.


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We explored a large area of the Costa Brava and there are lots of interesting little towns. It is all very beautiful.
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We stayed in a small hamlet called Pelacalc, a short drive (less than 10 minutes) from L'Escala. We visited the town several times. We found it charming, especially the old part of town. The town has everything one needs and a very friendly and helpful tourist information which we used several times. The people of L'Escala were very friendly and always willing to answer questions and help out.


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Fantastic, lovely beaches, hidden away spots/coves. Lush and green inland, crystal clear and turquoise waters. We were most impressed with the beaches which were great!
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we specially like the surroundings. We don't like touristic places


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to crowded, but sometimes supprised.
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