The Medes Islands, the islands of the Costa Brava

This paradise on the Costa Brava Islas Medas is made up of a group of seven small islands that form an archipelago, among which are the Medallot, the Ferrenellas, the fat Tascó, the small Tascó and the Small Meda.

They are considered one of the outstanding natural reserves in the Mediterranean Sea and are undoubtedly a must if you want to enjoy the seabed and practice scuba diving.

From L’Estartit it is possible to access the Medes Islands Costa Brava and carry out this adventure, which is probably the most attractive activity in the place. Snorkel under the crystal clear waters, as well as scuba diving around the coast.

Where are the Medes Islands of the Costa Brava?

TheMedes Islands Costa Brava They are located about 900 meters from the cove of l’Estartit and it is an excellent opportunity to visit a place with great history and an exceptional natural environment in summer.

They constitute a natural monument and were classified as a Protected National Natural Park in 2010 due to the large amount of flora and fauna, both maritime and terrestrial, that inhabits the place, as well as being the study site of many research centers.

How to get to the Medes islands of the Costa Brava?

Access to these islands is easier thanks to the Estartit boat rental. In this area near the coast it is possible to hire a boat with Costa Brava Boats and enjoy a wonderful boat trip around the area, both to snorkel in some areas or to skirt the Costa Brava.

If you need it, at Costa Brava Boats we also have boat rental options without a license l’Estatit that allow you to access the islands by boat without the need for a license and under the safety and responsibility of professionals dedicated to the rental of pleasure boats.

History of the medes islands of the costa brava

La Meda Gran is the largest island of the Medes Islands Costa Brava, which originally served as a refuge for pirates and later as a strategic surveillance point for the army on the coast. Inhabited until 1934, only the Meda Gran Lighthouse remains as a construction.

What to do in the Medes Islands of the Costa Brava?

Kayaking

La Meda Gran is the largest island of the Medes Islands Costa Brava, which originally served as a refuge for pirates and later as a strategic surveillance point for the army on the coast. Inhabited until 1934, only the Meda Gran Lighthouse remains as a construction.

glass bottom boats

For those who want to observe the seabed in another way, they can take a boat ride with a glass bottom and thus observe the calm of the waters from there. On the coast you will have places to hire diving and scuba diving experiences and navigate in the sea around these islands.

eat local food

In addition to enjoying the Medes Islands Costa Brava thanks to the different options in costa brava boat rental, when you return to l’Estartit a good idea is to enjoy a good meal.

To do this, it is possible to visit the Arrosseria l’Escalada, a small and cozy place that offers delicious Catalan food, with excellent service, and with the addition that pets are allowed, if you want to access with the dog for example.

Another very good option is N’gruna, a restaurant with very good Mediterranean products, with vegetarian and gluten-free options and a terrace where you can sit and observe the atmosphere.

For those who, in addition to good food, want to enjoy a drink, there is the Restaurant Les Corones, which also specializes in seafood and Mediterranean food, and also offers gluten-free food, making it one of the most frequented places.

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