Estartit lies near to the border with France at the northern end of the Costa Brava. Although it is only forty kilometres from Gerona International Airport, most visitors arrive via Barcelona. Sitting in front of the Montgri mountains, it is a small picturesque resort which provides all that is necessary for a relaxing holiday in the sun.
Why go to Estartit
An Estartit holiday offers a quiet relaxing summer break with good amenities and plenty of leisure activities. Although there are some lively bars and a couple of discos, Estartit is essentially a family resort which does not party into the night.
Who Is Estartit Popular With
Estartit is a quiet resort attracting families with young children. Couples come to relax in friendly peaceful surroundings. Beach lovers enjoy the long golden sands which never seem to be overcrowded and the more energetic enjoy the water sporting facilities.
When To Go To Estartit
April to October is the best time to visit Estartit when the temperature ranges from 20 degrees rising to 30 degrees in the summer months.
Estartit - The Place
Estartit is an appealing resort framed by the Montgri mountain range. The thirteenth century ruins of the castle lie above the old village which in spite of developments to accommodate the tourist industry retains some of its original charm. The wide streets enter the town square with its pretty church complete with bell tower. Here you can relax in the shade of the trees at the pavement cafes or wander in and out of the many little shops.
The main beach, Mas Pinell, is over three kilometres long and is made of fine golden sand. Owing to its size this beach is never crowded. The smaller beach Estartit is one kilometre long. Both beaches are clean and shelf gently into the clear Mediterranean making bathing safe for children and weak swimmers. They both have lifeguards on patrol. There are many water sporting activities including wind surfing, water skiing, jet skiing and sailing.
Estartit has a working fishing harbour and its fishermen land their catch each evening. The harbour sits alongside a modern marina with berths for many yachts.
The uninhabited Medes Islands are visible from Estartit. They have been designated as a nature reserve and fishing in the area is forbidden. It is the perfect place for scuba divers as the sea is teeming with a huge variety of species and the water is crystal clear. Glass bottomed boat trips leave the marina in Estartit to explore the waters around the islands, ideal for those who don’t like to get too close to the underwater world.
Other leisure activities include cycling, tennis and horse riding. The nearest golf course is ten minutes drive away.
Estartit is essentially a family resort and its nightlife is a reflection of this. There are some lively bars with music and a couple of discos but there are no all-night venues. The music bars and clubs do remain open until the early hours but not until dawn. Much of the entertainment in Estartit is hotel based with live shows. Couples enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the waterfront restaurants.
There are a number of supermarkets supplying the day to day needs of the holidaymaker with a good range of well known branded goods. Gift and souvenir shops are here in their usual numbers where you can purchase your holiday mementoes.
Estartit has a wide variety of bars and restaurants catering for most tastes. There are a number of English and Irish pubs as well as fast food outlets where those with a timid palate can eat. There are many excellent fish restaurants, particularly down by the harbour. Here you can enjoy the delights of the day’s catch washed down with sangria or a glass of local wine.