Known as ‘Sant Pedro Pescador’ in Spanish, Sant Pere Pescador is a small town in Catalonia, Spain that dates back to the 10th century, when it was owned by the monastery of San Pedro de Rodas. The beaches are the main attraction of this quaint setting, but is has plenty more to offer, with good quality rental accommodation, close access to other places of interest, and unspolit scenery that will keep outdoor pursuits lovers happy for the duration of their stay.
Tourism has been on the rise in Sant Pere Pescador recent years, and much of this can be attributed to the beaches. The Costa Brava is renowned for its golden sandy stretches, and those at Sant Pere Pescador are some of the finest examples, making this an ideal destination for families, couples and sun seekers.
Some of the holiday rental accommodation in Sant Pere Pescador dates back as far as the 16th century, and provides an interesting insight into the history of the town. The centre of the old town is also where you will find a decent scattering of bars, shops and restaurants, as well as the Castle of San Pedro, which dates back to the 14th Century.
The outskirts of Sant Pere Pescador are roaming and unspoilt countryside, and provide an ideal location for walking, hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. Nature lovers will be pleased to discover that the Natural Park Aiguamolls of the Emporada is just a short distance away, and consists of a series of wetlands that are home to many species of birdlife.
The Costa Brava is lined with places to visit and things to do, and the only problem is fitting it all in, in just a few days of vacation. The city of Girona (48km away) is a good place to start, and is famous for its narrow streets and winding rivers. Closer to home, L’Escala (15km) is popular with visitors due to its attractive marina, award-winning beaches and famous anchovy festival. The use of a hire car is strongly recommended to make the most of your stay in Sant Pere Pescador.
Sant Pere Pescador has a mild Mediterranean climate, meaning that summers are long and hot, but winters can be cold. The period from early June to late September is the best time in which to visit, as this is also when rain is at its lowest. The odd downpour should be expected outside of these months, though a fulfilling and enjoyable holiday can still be had at any time of the year.
Girona – Costa Brava Airport (GRO) represents the best option for getting to Sant Pere Pescador, and is situated 52km away, just outside the city of Girona. Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways all run seasonal flights to this destination, and flights from airports such as Birmingham, London Gatwick, Leeds-Bradford and Liverpool can be found throughout the year.