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Welcome to L'Estartit


While equipped with all the infrastructure demanded by modern holidaymakers, the Costa Brava resort town of L'Estartit also allows holidaymakers to enjoy the surrounding natural heritage. Coastal trails extend from the town through dunes and marshes, bicycle trails meander along the banks of the River Ter and just offshore the Medes Islands provide an underwater wonderland. Activities in and around L'Estartit are more relaxed than the more frenetic holiday resorts along the coast, like sail cruises, glass-bottomed boat rides, kayaking, horse-riding, cycling and bird-watching. The town itself offers plenty of exciting shopping and dining options.

Information & Facts

Spanish is the official language, but English is widely understood in areas frequented by tourists. Catalan, Galician and Basque are spoken in the relevant areas.

Spain's official currency is the Euro (EUR). One Euro is divided into 100 cents. Money can be exchanged at bureaux de change and major hotels, but banks give the best rates. All major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted at most hotels, restaurants, and shops. ATMs are widespread and are generally the cheapest and most convenient method of obtaining money.

Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October). The Canary Islands: GMT (GMT +1 in summer).

Situated scarcely a mile from the beach of the popular resort town of L'Estartit on the Costa Brava, the protected Medes Islands have been dubbed 'heaven for divers'. The little archipelago of seven islets and a few reefs form one of the most important and rich marine reserves in the Mediterranean. The millions of fish and thousands of animal and plant species that inhabit the shallows, crevices and submarine caves at the base of the island cliffs are a delight to behold for divers of all levels, whether splashing with a snorkel or descending to the depths in scuba gear. Visitors can take glass-bottomed boat trips around the islands departing hourly in season from L'Estartit, or arrange a fully equipped diving trip though one of the numerous tourist diving centres in the resort town.

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