L’Estartit is a magnificent destination to enjoy a few days of active tourism. The fabulous seabed of the Medes Islands stands out, a large reserve of marine fauna and flora considered to be one of the most outstanding areas of natural interest in the whole of the Mediterranean.
This environment makes l’Estartit a fantastic place to enjoy all kinds of water sports (sailing, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkelling, etc). The Montgrí Natural Park is also a magnificent place for excursions and visits to the wetlands, the picturesque fortified farmhouses and the beautiful landscapes of the Empordà.
Nature is the quality mark par excellence of l’Estartit. Fine sandy beaches, quiet coves hidden among forests, cliffs with views of the Medes Islands, sunsets under fields of sunflowers and of course we cannot forget to mention the Aigüamolls del Baix Ter, an area in full recovery of the environment perfect for raising awareness of how to give back to nature what is hers.
Its recent history tells of a town that lived off the sea. A fishing settlement that from the 18th century, when piracy ceased, soon became fruitful thanks to the wealth of these waters. Another boost to its economy came with the port. With it came the possibility of sending local products such as fish, corn, wheat or rice from the fields of Pals to markets such as Barcelona. Today, as in many other corners of the Costa Brava, one of its main economic activities is tourism. This is especially true for family tourism and for professionals and diving and sea lovers.