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From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Trip to the Medes Islands

1. From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Trip to the Medes Islands

Discover one of the best snorkeling spots off the Costa Brava on this wonderful eco-tour. Explore the seven islands of the Medes Islands archipelago, located just a mile from L’Estartit beach. See the incredible marine flora and fauna as you snorkel through this beautiful nature reserve. Meet your guide who will welcome you and give you the snorkeling equipment. Before we get on board, the guide will do an eco-briefing to show how the equipment works and what will you see on the activity. When we are ready, we will get on board of a small boat and depart for the islands. When you arrive at the archipelago, jump into the water in groups of 8 to 10 people with a guide who will show you the best spots to see the fishes. After 50 minutes of snorkeling, return to the boat and you enjoy time for swimming or relaxing on deck. Finally, if the weather is nice, take a short cruise around the islands before returning to the harbor. Conclude your tour docked at the harbor.

From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

2. From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

Cruise aboard a comfortable catamaran on this day trip from Roses to the National Park of the Medes Islands. Take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of Cala Montgó or Illa Pedrosa. Sip on soft drinks and sangria as you sail and savor a BBQ lunch.  Hop aboard a spacious boat and disembark from Roses. Glide through the Bay of Roses on the spectacular Costa Brava on your way to the Medes Islands. Weave through the islands, admiring views of the village of Estartit and the Montgrí massif.  Stop at Cala Montgó or Illa Pedrosa about 2 hours where you can swim in turquoise waters and sunbathe on deck. Meanwhile, the crew will prepare a mouth-watering barbecue meal and serving it on board.  After a full and relaxing day enjoying the sun and the sea, the crew will lift the anchor and take you back to Roses.

From L'Estartit: Sea Kayaking Tour to the Medes Islands

3. From L'Estartit: Sea Kayaking Tour to the Medes Islands

Join a guided sea kayaking adventure from L’Estartit to the Medes Islands, one of the main marine flora and fauna reserves in the Western Mediterranean. Paddle to unique spots only reachable by a kayak and swim in Costa Brava’s crystal clear waters. Meet at the activity provider's office, where your guide will welcome you and give you the necessary equipment for your tour. After a safety briefing, climb aboard your kayak and follow your guide to the marine reserve. Kayak across the 7 islands of the archipelago and enjoy picturesque views of the whole bay. Learn about the flora and fauna of this protected area. Before heading back, cool down with a swim, and marvel at the marine life on the seabed. Be accompanied by your guide at all times and a have boat close by to tow you in case you need it.

L'Estartit: Try Dive and Snorkeling in Montgrí National Park

4. L'Estartit: Try Dive and Snorkeling in Montgrí National Park

Discover one of the best diving spots off the Costa Brava on a snorkeling and diving tour from L'Estartit. Try out diving with an experienced guide who will be by your side at all times. Explore the protected waters of Montgrí National Park, known for its marine life, with a snorkel and mask. Meet your instructor, who will start with a safety briefing and introduction to diving to prepare for your first underwater drive. Hop on a diver's boat and sail out to the stunning coast of the Montgrí, Medes Islands, and Baix Ter Natural Park, an excellent spot for beginner divers' first dive. After you have become familiar with the necessary breathing techniques, begin your first dive, guided by a qualified instructor, who will accompany and help you during the whole activity. Spend up to 20 minutes exploring the tranquil underwater world and seeing a huge variety of marine wildlife.  Then, enjoy some time snorkeling around the area by yourself, spotting more fish in the protected waters of the national park, before you get on the boat back to the harbor in L'Estartit.

From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Excursion at the Coast

5. From L’Estartit: Snorkeling Excursion at the Coast

Discover the thrill of snorkeling in the cliffs of the NATURAL PARK OF MONTGRÍ! Join us on a boat towards the cliffs and admire the majesty of the coast from the water. The limestone topography of this area provides unique opportunities to explore caves and fascinating rock formations. If you haven't yet decided to try diving, on the boat, you have the opportunity to observe divers and share doubts and concerns with our instructors that may have held you back from taking the plunge to try dive activity. Furthermore, equipped with a mask and tube, you can discover for yourselves the richness in flora and fauna that offers a fascinating experience in a unique natural environment.

From Roses: Medes Islands Boat Tour with El Estartit Visit

6. From Roses: Medes Islands Boat Tour with El Estartit Visit

We will cross the bay of Roses, in the background, you will be able to see the imposing massif of El Montgrí that recalls the figure of a sleeping bishop, stretched on the ground that with the tips of his toes seems to want to touch the waters of the Mediterranean. We will sail in front of Cala Montgó and we will see the cave 'Foradada' which means holed in Catalan, with a little luck we will be able to see a boat cross it. In the Marine Natural Park of the Medes Islands, you can access the underwater viewing rooms of the catamaran to see the wild seabed. Then we will arrive at the port of El Estartit where you can go down to visit the town, on Thursdays it is the weekly market. Back to Roses, we will sail in front of the Escala and enter the waters of the Gulf of Roses passing in front of the Greek port of Sant Martin de Empuries, San Pedro Pescador, the beach of Empuria-brava and the beach of La Robina finally reaching Santa Margarita and Roses.

Costa Brava Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

7. Costa Brava Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

This 12-hour tour from Barcelona explores the Girona coast, christened as the Costa Brava 100 years ago, due to its rugged coastline of small coves. Its superb natural beauty is apparent in several territories and protected areas. Depart from Barcelona at 8:30 AM, and take the motorway to Calella de Palafrugell, a small fisherman’s village of great architectural and natural beauty, where you will visit its incomparable bays for spectacular views. Take an easy hike along the Camino de Ronda to the town of Llafranc. The Camino de Ronda borders all of the Costa Brava, and was historically used to control smuggling. Today, you will discover beautiful spots that wouldn’t otherwise be accessible. Explore the small seaside town of Llafranc, before heading to l'Estartit at around noon. l’Estartit is an important diving center due to its close proximity to the Medes Islands’ archipelago, of significant interest for the wide variety of flora and fauna that inhabit the area. You'll have free time to eat lunch and then board a boat to explore the area from the water. Cruise for 1 hour and 20 minutes to the outer islands for spectacular views, then continue to the stunning cliffs of Sierra de Montgrí, only accessible by boat. Our last stop is Pals, located inland, on the top of a hill, the village is built entirely in an integrated medieval site. At the top, there is a 12th-Century cylindrical tower, which is visible from far away. Get stunning views of the Costa Brava and surroundings from the terrace, and walk through the cobbled streets of the old town, to appreciate the round arches, façades with pointed windows arches, and perfectly restored stone balconies. Return to Barcelona at approximately 6:00 PM. You will arrive back at around 8:00 PM.

L'Estartit: Boat Trip to the Medes Islands and the NP Caves

8. L'Estartit: Boat Trip to the Medes Islands and the NP Caves

Join us for an unforgettable adventure as we set sail from L’Estartit to uncover the natural splendor of the Medes Islands and the hidden treasures of the nearby caves and coves within the Natural Park. Step aboard the Nuria, a charming Catalan fishing boat crafted to offer an authentic maritime experience for a limited group of 20 passengers. Throughout the journey, immerse yourself in the mesmerizing underwater world by utilizing the small glasses provided, strategically placed on the boat's floor in front of your seat. Marvel at the vibrant marine life and the captivating scenery beneath the crystal-clear waters, enhancing your connection with the Mediterranean's rich biodiversity.

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What people are saying about L'Estartit

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(736 reviews)

This is an activity that I 100% recommend. It was our first dive, and it was wonderful! The instructors are very friendly and take the time to explain everything to us. At the time of the dive, everything was very well organized, we had the chance to observe moray eels, lobsters and various small schools of fish. We leave with beautiful memories, and I will not hesitate to call on Medaqua again for our future dives!

We did scuba diving. The overall experience in water lasted ~30 mins. The instructions were super clear and the instructors were very helpful. They explained everything well in advance and made sure that we were comfortable before starting the dive.

It was our first time diving and we didn't even know how to swim but still it was an amazing experience. All the instructors were super nice.

We really enjoyed the trip. The guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything well.

Very good experience, they did it safely and guided