L’Estartit

L’Estartit, with the Medes Islands and the Mediterranean as a background, is one of the most outstanding tourist centers on the Costa Brava.

L’Estartit is a privileged place. Due to its different landscapes, its extensive beach and its important tourist, commercial and leisure offer, it is an ideal place to spend pleasant holidays at any time of the year.

  • Illes Medes

Just one mile from the beach of L’Estartit, we find the Medes islands. It is part of the Natural Park of Montgrí, the Medes Islands and the Baix Ter.

Las Medes has seven islets and has an approximate area of ​​23 hectares. Currently, these islands constitute one of the most important reserves of marine flora and fauna in the western Mediterranean, as well as one of the most appreciated destinations for lovers of scuba diving.

Twenty years of protection have made possible a spectacular recovery of the wealth of its seabed, aquatic and terrestrial environment.

The ecosystem of the Medes Islands has been described as the best reserve in the western Mediterranean. The different depths allow all kinds of dives. In the shallow areas we find a dense cover of well-illuminated algae and more than a hundred species of bright colors; below 10-15 meters, algae well adapted to the lack of light, large blocks of rocks and the company of corals, stars, gorgonians, octopuses and lobsters.

Below 20 meters we enter the darkness inhabited by corals and authentic miniature forests of bright colors where more than 600 animal species coexist.

Near the islands is the Reggio Messina, a ship sunk in 1991 to be used as a wreck, the largest vessel on the Costa Brava that can be visited by divers. In front of the Montgó cove, the ship Avenire, known as the Marmoler, sank in 1971, which keeps a cargo of marble in its holds. It is the only boat on the coast that is preserved in its entirety.

  • Estartit Beaches

In l’Estartit we find an important and varied coastline with a length of 15 km.

You can choose between a beach with more than 5 km. of fine sand and shallow water, ideal for the whole family, with a wide range of services, or small coves where you can reach after a walk or boat excursion, following the Montgrí coast, and where you can enjoy the tranquility and practice Diving.