HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in L'Estartit also enquired about villas in Begur, villas in Calonge and apartments in L'Escala

L'Estartit/Catalunya - Discover L’Estartit and Baix Emporda

L’Estartit sits at the northern end of the Costa Brava, set against the hilly backdrop of the Muntaya Gran national park and instantly recognisable by the three offshore islands that make up the Illes Medes. A former fishing village, it is now a small and lively town – but one that appears to have escaped the worst excesses of mass tourism further south along the coastline.

With a large sandy beach (one part of which is, gloriously, a free car park) and well-stocked marina, the town is a bustling holiday resort in summer, with a fair number of hotels and campsites. Off peak season, and in the winter months, it’s quieter, but sufficient cafes, restaurants and shopping facilities, remain open for it to be well worth a visit for anyone exploring northern Catalunya at this time.

A pleasant feature is the wide palm tree lined promenade, which runs along the length of the beach and around the marina, adding a ‘ Riviera’ quality to the town.

Common with most towns of the region, L’Estartit has its own busy street market (weekly on Thursdays), and the major civic event of the year is the Festival of St Joan in July, complete with pageants, musical entertainment, a beach bonfire, and very many fireworks.

The sea around and to the north of L’Estartit is a maritime reserve – the first established in Spain – and the consequent growth of marine life has produced what many experts regard as the best sub-aqua diving in the Mediterranean. L’Estartit has become the dive centre for the region, and it’s possible to hire equipment, receive tuition, and rent a boat all year. Glass bottomed boats take less adventurous tourists to view the marine life during the summer.

The area offers almost unlimited scope for walkers, and several good maps of the area are available; it’s possible to complete several hours trekking in the forest covering the headland between L’Estartit and L’Escala. Birds of prey, red squirrels, and wild boar, are seen in the national park, whilst a few kilometres north the Aiguamolls de l’Emporda are rich in wetlands wildlife.

There are several top-class golf courses within easy reach, particularly Golf Gualta (where lessons are available) and Emporda Golf near Torroella, Serres de Pals near Pals town and Platja de Pals at Pals beach.

Just a few kilometres inland of L’Estartit, is Torroella de Montgri, dominated by its own mountain (Montgri) complete with unfinished castle, A mediaeval port until the sea receded, it’s the administrative and cultural centre for the region, with a summer music festival and the Museo de l’Mediterraneo.

Further afield, the ancient hilltop town of Pals is 18kms away, whilst the beach of Platja de Pals is the longest in the region. North of L’Estartit (approx 30 mins drive) is the busy resort of L’Escala, and further along the coast the town of Roses. South is Begur (with another hilltop castle), the coast villages of Sa Riera, Sa Tuna and Aiguablava, and the town of Calella de Palafrugell – the latter not to be confused with Calella del Mar many kms further south!

If you enjoy modern art, there's Figures with the Salvador Dali museum. Dali lovers can also pay homage to the great man and tour his house at Portligat, on the coast near Cadaques, and visit the Gala Dali castle at Pubol. A little further afield, there's Girona, and Barcelona itself, with countless museums and galleries.

Catalunya is steeped in history. The fortified town of Pals and the village of Peratallada are just two of many mediaeval marvels, whilst on the coast just north of L’Escala are the ruins of Empuries, site of both ancient Greek and Roman towns.

Rightly so, Catalunya is famous for its food. Quality restaurants abound, mainly in villages and often in fine old masias, or farmhouses, and are generally good value. Rice is grown in the Pals area and so the local rice casserole (a form of paella) is a speciality; L’Escala is famous for its anchovies. Local Emporda wines – particularly red, or negre – are especially worthwhile.

Written by Paul Davies - Owner of Property 98930 in L'Estartit, Spain

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters
More Filters

Price Per Night

£ £

Bedrooms

Bathrooms

Payment Options

Popular Searches

Facilities

Location Type

Local Area

Property Details

Clear Filters
Use filters to narrow your search results!
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
House #4133445
5
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
Villa #8160913
4
Excellent! 4.6/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #6703394
17
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(23 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #6592293
23
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #6590975
11
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
House #8104224
1
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
Villa #8169564
1
avg/night
Apartment #8346778
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(125 reviews)
avg/night
House #6120161
125
Excellent! 4.6/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #6448395
24
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
House #1299670a
6
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #6928096
7
avg/night
House #6477049
1
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.2/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #6590975
5
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
House #6580478
9
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
Apartment #8307833
Excellent! 4.5/5
(4 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #6467077
4
avg/night
Apartment #6467082
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
House #6368280
24
avg/night
Apartment #6810256
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
Apartment #1673230
2
avg/night
House #6477060
avg/night
House #6719523
avg/night
Apartment #1141979
4
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(102 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #6131789
102
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
Apartment #6998584
2
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
House #1426771a
2
avg/night
Villa #2508615
avg/night
Apartment #6476981
avg/night
House #1207868
2
avg/night
Apartment #6558701
avg/night
Apartment #6124938
1
avg/night
Apartment #8474415
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #1461833a
16
avg/night
Apartment #6974473
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
Apartment #6477002
avg/night
Villa #6477024
avg/night
Apartment #6476972
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
Apartment #1141979
3
avg/night
Apartment #6476978
avg/night
Apartment #6476984
avg/night
Apartment #6399118
1
avg/night
Apartment #8237636
avg/night
Apartment #6513192
1
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
Villa #1459551a
2
avg/night
Apartment #6477035
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
Apartment #8017254
2
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
House #6622676
14
avg/night
Apartment #1141979
4
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
Apartment #1412666a
9

L'Estartit Holiday Apartments & Homes (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Spacious, well eqipped apartment with sunny balcony.

5 of 5
We knew the moment we entered the apartment that we had found what we had been searching for. We were not disappointed at any stage. It was extremely spacious for two people, very well equipped and had a south facing balcony that attracted the September sunshine from 11.00am to 4.00pm. The mattress and pillows on the double bed were as comfortable as we had experienced at any venue in our lives. The location was perfect for anything that we required in L'Estartit, with everything in easy walking distance. The whole resort had a welcoming feel about it. Genis never failed to respond promptly to any enquiry in the run up to our stay. Her English is extremely good, which we were looking for, having had language problems in the past with other owners. All in all the apartment and the owner were faultless, making the whole holiday experience one of the best we had ever had. An extremely deserved 5 stars.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

perfect

4 of 5
the property was superb and very well equipped, unfortunately the sun was not that present
  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017