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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. Watch a short video on the Medes Islands and the marine life you can see there. Then get on board 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. Take a short cruise around the islands before returning to the harbor, where your tour will end.

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

2. 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

3. 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.

Costa Brava Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

4. 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. The area has also historically been a point of entry, transit, and settlement for different cultures and civilizations. Each has left a footprint, evidenced by the Greek and Roman sites in Èmpuries. 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 Pals at around noon. 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. Continue to l’Estartit, 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 at 3:00 PM 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. Your final stop is the extensive Greek and Roman ruins of Èmpuries. An expert guide will take you on a guided tour of the site, the only one in Spain where both a Greek and later a Roman city existed together. Admire the remains of the city walls, the Acropolis, Market Square, and numerous other buildings. See the Roman city highlights, such as a mosaic floor in excellent condition, the Forum, remains of an amphitheater, and several statues and vestiges of street frameworks. Return to Barcelona at approximately 6:00 PM. You will arrive back at around 8:00 PM.

L'Estartit: Explore the Sea with a Diving License

5. L'Estartit: Explore the Sea with a Diving License

Become diving certified in just 4 days with this Open Water diving course in the stunning seaside town of L'Estartit. Practice two dives in the safety of a swimming pool on your first day. Try 4 more dives on the Montgri's coast over the next two days and get a taste of the underwater world that will now be open to you. Receive all the diving theory information by a convenient email, so you never have to worry about getting a diving book wet. Enjoy expert instruction from experienced divers. Take a test on the theory information to ensure you are ready to start diving safely. Once you get your diving certificate, make a last dive inside the marine reserve of Medes Islands. Enjoy getting up close to the thriving life in the reserve.

From L’Estartit: 2.5-Hour Snorkeling Excursion

6. From L’Estartit: 2.5-Hour Snorkeling Excursion

Discover one of the best snorkeling spots off the Costa Brava on this eco-snorkeling adventure. Cruise past craggy cliffs on the way to a small inlet snorkeling spot and enjoy 50 minutes of snorkeling, swimming, or sunbathing on deck.  Meet at the local partner's shop to pick up a mask, snorkel, wetsuit, and tube, and journey 10 minutes by motorboat to the snorkeling site, admiring the 80-meter cliffs above and crystal-clear waters below. This protected zone is located at the mouth of the Ter River and is a rich natural habitat. An experienced captain will give tips on where to find the most animal and plant species and will give an overview of the natural area.  For those who'd like a break from snorkeling, there's plenty of room on deck to soak up the sun and enjoy the views from above the water. At the end of the tour, the group will return to the marina by boat.

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What people are saying about L'Estartit

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 735 reviews

In one word. SPECTACULAR!!! And above all thanks to Mateo, a unique and unforgettable experience, we will repeat without hesitation! The instructors, it shows that they like what they do and above all the unbeatable treatment of people!

Amazing day trip in Costa Brava. We visited a lot of places, awesome all of them. It is an intense day with no wasting times and with the perfect amount of time in each location. Guides very knowledge and nice. 100% recommended.

Una excursión ideal y con monitores muy agradables y atentos. No requieres experiencia previa, aunque has de tener un poco de fondo físico para un óptimo desarrollo de la actividad.

Great activity to exercise and visit Illes Medes. The staff was very nice and the equipment was good. I highly recommend it!

Really nice experience. Well-organized also for our kids (10 & 12 y/o) totally recommended