Port de la Selva – Catalonia (Spain)
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
Located in the region of the Alt Empordà, Port de la Selva is found on the Cabo de Creus peninsula, at the north of the Costa Brava (1). With a population of nearly 1,000 it is one of the largest municipalities of the region (2). Bathed by both the coast and the mountains of the Verdera mountain range, it is connected by road with the principal towns of the area and the airports of Girona, Perpignan and Barcelona (3).
(1) Wikipedia entry for Port de la Selva.
(2) Demographic and economic data (IDESCAT)
(3) Tourism in Port de la Selva
WHAT TO DO
Among the various proposals this locality puts within the visitor’s reach those especially connected with the privileged and unique natural surroundings of the area stand out.
NATURE AND SCENERY
The coastal paths, characteristic to the Costa Brava, are one of the star attractions of the area, allowing one to enjoy the scenery and natural surroundings either hiking or with mountain bikes. Various routes and itineraries allow one to discover the area’s geological and maritime heritage.
BEACHES AND COVES
Due to its location and privileged surroundings, this locality is home to some of the best beaches and coves of the Catalan coast. Of fine sand or pebbles, their crystalline waters are symbolic of the town.
As with most of the locations on the coast of Girona, the cuisine of Port de la Selva is characterised by its predilection for seafood, such as anchovies, prawns or langoustines. Gastronomic days dedicated to the prawn and the langoustine put the most prized products of the area at the disposal of both visitors and locals alike.
TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND LINKS OF INTEREST
Local Police: 088
Local police Telephone Number: 972 126 600
Port de la Selva Town Hall