Empuriabrava by boat: the Catalan Venice
Imagine navigating meandering canals of crystal clear water, lined with charming Mediterranean-style houses and vibrant vegetation. Welcome to Empuriabrava, the Catalan Venice, a nautical paradise located on the spectacular Costa Brava in Spain. This idyllic destination, with its more than 30 kilometers of navigable channels, is a dream come true for lovers of sailing and unforgettable coastal experiences.
Empuriabrava, built in the 1960s as a luxurious urban project, has grown to become one of the most exclusive and fascinating tourist destinations in Europe. This unique enclave perfectly blends modern sophistication with natural beauty and rich Catalan culture. From the tranquility of a boat trip to the excitement of practicing water sports, Empuriabrava offers endless adventures and moments of relaxation, inviting you to immerse yourself in its charm and enjoy its hidden treasures.
Take a boat trip around Empuriabrava
An excellent way to discover Empuriabrava is to rent a boat and navigate its canals that are 40 kilometers long. Due to the large influx of tourists that come to this town every year, you have the possibility to rent a boat in Empuriabrava and schedule your trip at your own pace, you can even be the skipper. This activity is great to do with friends, as a couple or with the whole family, since this Spanish Venice is characterized by having very clean canals.
What to do in Empuriabrava?
In addition to sailing, this town on the Costa Brava offers you other attractions that you should not miss when you visit the area.
Aiguamolls de l'Empordà Natural Park
This Park is an ideal destination for nature lovers in general and birds in particular. You can get there by car or by bicycle and take one of the 4 available routes. In them you can discover its wetlands with flamingos and royal herons or bathe in the incredible beach of Can Comes.
Just 10 minutes from Empuriabrava is the town of Castelló d'Empúries, a town with thousands of years that hides a great wealth of monuments. We recommend that you walk quietly through its streets and discover buildings as important as the Basilica of Santa María.
This archaeological site, in l'Escala, is one of the most important in our country and among its ruins you will discover the remains of the Greek and Roman times. There is what was the Greek city of Emporion, founded in the year 550 BC and which had numerous temples such as Asklepieion. You can also visit Emporiae, a Roman city where the forum, its mosaics and the baths are still preserved.
On this beach you can enjoy fine golden sand and it is equipped with many services so that the whole family can enjoy it, since the entry into the sea is not very pronounced. Of the facilities that this beach has, we can highlight the toilets, showers, rental of sun loungers and umbrellas and the possibility of enjoying sports courts and playgrounds. In addition, it has several beach bars on the seafront, where you will also find a wide variety of shops.
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