L’Escala, Costa Brava
There are some places that are just incredibly naturally beautiful, and L’Escala in Costa Brava is one of them. This region has many beautiful areas that will be showed cased in this series.
L’Escala is located in the Catalunya part of Spain just north of Barcelona and south of the Bay of the Roses; a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is in the Costa Brava region.
How To Get Here
Being that its Europe, there are a few ways to get here, lets look at them:
Spain has a fantastic network of buses that takes you all over the country. There are national and local city buses to complete the network. In this area the bus company is Moventis. You can check online for their schedules. From Barcelona, its a 3-hour drive through beautiful countryside so time goes by really quickly, plus the buses are comfortable.
You can take buses from Barcelona city center and airport as well as from neighboring Girona.
Renfe is the name of the Spanish train service that serves the area. L’Escala does not have its own train station, however, you can go to Girona or Figueres and then take a bus from there to L’Escala.
The closest airport is Girona, Spain (GRO). Once in Girona, you can take buses to L’Escala; just head to the ground transportation area. As an alternative, you can fly into Barcelona (BCN) which has many more flights, then take a bus to L’Escala.
The airlines serving Girona are:
brussels airlines (SN), Jet2.com (LS), Jetairfly (TB), Pobeda Airlines (DP), Ryanair (FR), Thomas Cook Airlines (MT) and Transavia (HV).
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
There are not many places available here; but the ones that are, are very quaint and affordable. Which is what you want in small towns. I stayed at the Hostal Empuries S.A which is right on the beach and is an environmentally friendly property. It’s outside of the main downtown area, however there are places you can find that are in that area.
You can also checkout a site called Naturaki, which is a local company that provides property searches.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
There are many places to eat here. Just remember that there is a siesta each day, which means places will be closed during this time. You may still find one or two places though that are still open.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here
What To Do
Walking and enjoying the beach are the two primary things to do here. Plus The Ruïnes d’Empúries is a must see. It’s actually next to the hotel I stayed. The UNESCO World Heritage site, the Bay of the Roses is just north of L’Escala and that’s worth exploring as well.
==>>Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>>You may also check Viator for additional things to do in the Costa Brava region.
==>> Information and Guide Books for the region from Lonely Planet.
Language: Catalan, Spanish
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