Best activities in l’Estartit

If you are planning a getaway in the area of l’Estartit and you are looking for plans to do with friends, partner or family, you are in an ideal place to have a great time with a wide range of activities for all tastes.

L’Estartit is a beautiful summer resort where you can enjoy the beach, water sports, Mediterranean cuisine and some of the most beautiful views of the Costa Brava.

At Costa Brava Boats we offer you some of the main activities estartit more fun and original through our pleasure boat rental service. You will be able to contemplate the beauty of the surroundings with privileged views sailing on a boat with or without a license.

Do you want to know all the details of this and other l’estartit activities that you can sign up for during your holidays?


The Illes Medes (or also called the Medes Islands Nature Reserve) are one of the most precious jewels of this area of the Empordà and the only marine reserve on the peninsula. Taking a boat trip from the beach of l’Estartit to the islands is a fantastic plan, whether you go with friends, alone or with your family. The attraction of the place is not only to be able to see the islands, it is also to discover coves, caves and admire the rich and colored seabed. If you like diving and going by boat, you have to enjoy this experience, one of the best activities in L’Estartit.

In the area of the large beach of l’Estartit you will find several companies that provide boat rentals and recommendations and guides for excursions. Some of the boats available for rent have parts of the transparent floor, which allows you to see the seabed.


Another interesting offer of activity to do in l’Estartit is surfing on your own if you are already a surfer, or take a course, there are courses for all ages and levels. The natural environment of the area is ideal to enjoy learning this type of activity. The courses are usually for children from 6 years old.

But the offer of water activities does not end here, if you are not convinced by surfing, you can try any of these other activities: paddle yoga, paddle surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, jet skis, flyboarding, scuba diving, boat trips…


Do you like to explore new coves, caves and beaches? In the area of l’Estartit you can do it and a lot. You can discover all these coves, caves and beaches by boat or using other means of transport. We tell you more about it in our article L’Estartit (Girona): a perfect rural getaway. We highlight the Montgó, Ferriol and Pedrosa coves, and we talk about the large beach of l’Estartit.


When the stay is for several days, many times we seek to do varied activities (or not). A very good option for an afternoon that is free is to make a cultural visit. At the Museu de la Mediterrània, in Torroella de Montgrí, the neighboring brother municipality of l’Estartit, you can learn about the natural world of Montgrí, the Illes Medes and the Baix Ter plain. But you will also be able to discover the past and present history of the cultural landscape produced by the action of the human being throughout history.

For something a little more versatile and with a wider offer, you definitely have to go to l’Espai Ter, also in Torroella de Montgrí. There you will find all kinds of theater shows, concerts, magic shows and all kinds of activities for the little ones.

If you fancy a more architectural and photographic visit, you can go to the Palau Solterra/Museu de Fotografia Contemporània. It currently has more than 200 contemporary photographs, but the palace itself is also worth seeing, it is from the 15th century, of civil architecture and was the residence of the counts of Torroella de Montgrí.

Guided diving and snorkeling classes in L’Estartit


Another of the activities in l’estartit that allow you to see first-hand all the beauty of its seabed are the guided diving and snorkelling classes.

The dives last more than two hours, and include both equipment and training by a diving instructor.

Some of the areas visited in the classes are Montgrí, the Medes Islands or the Baix Ter Natural Park.

Kayak excursions along the Montgrí cliffs

This is one of the most fun and dynamic activities estartit in this part of the Costa Brava.

In addition to the adrenaline generated by the sport itself, the 80-meter-high cliffs in the Montgri area draw an ideal setting for an unforgettable day on your vacation.

Bus tours along the Costa Brava

If you are looking for activities in l’Estartit on the mainland, you can sign up for one of the bus excursions visiting the most charming towns and discovering the local gastronomy, such as Cadaqués, Begur or Calella de Palafrugell.

You will visit Greek and Roman ruins and you will be able to take the most beautiful photos of your holidays in the most famous viewpoints of the Costa Brava.


After discovering l’Estartit, the Illes Medes and Torroella de Montgrí well, you may want to discover charming towns in the area. The first recommendation is undoubtedly Pals, a city that was medieval and has many charming corners worth visiting, such as its walled enclosure, the Casa de la Cultura Ca la Pruna or the beautiful church of Sant Pere.

A second recommendation is to go to Gerona. If you have not yet been to this wonderful city, you have to go, from l’Estartit there are 45 minutes by car. “Girona falls in love”, they say, and it is that apart from the medieval wall or being a highly visited destination as a result of appearing in many scenes from Game of Thrones, you will not be able to eat better anywhere else!

Renting boats in l’Estartit is easy on Costa Brava Boats and if you prefer you can choose rent a boat without license in Estartit!