L’Estartit – Catalonia (Spain)
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
In the region of the Baix Empordà and inside the municipality of Torroella de Montgrí we find l’Estartit, a coastal town which lives facing the sea (1). Although it still conserves notable activity in the fishing, agricultural and livestock industries, tourism is the principal economic motor of the locality (2), which is situated little over a km away from the Medas Islands, noted for the richness of their underwater flora and fauna (3).
(1) Wikipedia entry for l’Estartit
(2) Demographic and economic data (IDESCAT)
(3) Trip Advisor
WHAT TO DO
In l’Estartit the natural surroundings seduce one from the first moment: its fascinating beauty is able to transport visitors to unexplored corners they have never been to before, and which they will not find elsewhere.
A SCUBA DIVING PARADISE
Classified as the best marine reserve of the Western Mediterranean, the ecosystem of the Medas Islands with varying depths along the length of their coasts, allow one to carry out all types of dives and discover a unique seafloor of coral, stars, caves and the remains of shipwrecks from over the centuries.
The Montgrí Natural Park, which includes the Medas Islands and the Baix Ter, covers a total of 8,192 hectares, between its marine and terrestrial surface. With a great quantity of marine and terrestrial habitats a range of sports and entertainment activities can be undertaken.
The weekly market (Thursdays), in the streets of Santa Anna, the maritime promenade and avinguda de Grècia (Greece Avenue), puts local produce; fruits, vegetables, fish, meats and cured meats, within everyone’s reach. An ample range of restaurants offering creative home cooking for lovers of good cuisine is also on offer.
TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND LINKS OF INTEREST
Local Police: 088
Citizen’s Advice: 972 75 81 12
Torroella de Montgrí Town Hall