Empuriabrava:Things to do at Europe’s Largest Marina
Carved out of the vast expanse of the Aiguamolls marsh land is Empuriabrava. Whilst similar to many towns in the Costa Brava what really sets it apart from the rest is its network of working canals, it is in fact Europe’s biggest marina town. Whilst the town is relatively new, only being constructed between 1964 and 1975 before the zone was declared a protected area, there are many things to see and do in the surrounding area.
Restaurants in Empuriabrava
Bar Informal- As the name suggests this family restaurant in Empuriabrava offers excellent value for money in a relaxed family setting. With outside seating a chill out area it is the perfect place for an after dinner cocktail.
Blue Sky Café & Bar- A lovely little restaurant overlooking the beach in Empuriabrava. The food on offer whilst definitely not your typical Spanish fare relies heavily on the Mediterranean influences . A little more expensive that your normal restaurant it is a great place for a romantic dinner in Empuriabrava.
Sabores Restaurant- A fantastic new addition to the already vibrant restaurant scene in Empuriabrava. Featuring an exciting menu with various tasting menus to choose from, this restaurant is definitely one for foodies. Prices as you would expect match the quality of the food on offer.
Beaches in Empuriabrava
There are three beaches in Empuriabrava: Rubina, Empuriabrava and Can Comes.
La Rubina Beach- Begining at the entrance to the harbor and stretching northwards until the outskirts of Roses. Most of the beach fronts the Aiguamolls marsh lands conservation area. During the busiest months of the year life guards are on duty.
Empuriabrava Beach- Occupying the stretch of sand between the harbor mouth and the Muga River. It is easily accessible from the town centre and has all the facilities you would expect a town beach to have, lifeguards, showers, lounge rental, bars, and lots more.
Can Comes Beach- Of the three beaches in Empuriabrava this is the most untouched. Stretching south for some 3.8km along the entire southern edge of the Aiguamolls conservation area, this beach is perfect for those who want to escape the crowds. It is a great beach for walking along and the Aiguamolls are home to many bird species, storks and flamingos amongst them. There is also an official nudist area.
Things to Do in Empuriabrava
Aside from spending the days lounging on the beaches or wandering through the Aiguamolls marshland there are plenty of other things to do in Empuriabrava. If you need a bit of excitement on your holiday then you have the option of jumping out of an airplane with SkyDive Empuriabrava. If that is little extreme for your tastes and the idea of surrounding yourself with lush tropical rainforest, birds and the vibrant colours of thousands of butterflies then the Butterfly Park is more appropriate.
The almost constant wind which howls through the Bay of Roses makes Empuriabrava and the surrounding area the perfect location for kitesurfing and winds surfing. Kite Costa Brava on Rubina beach offers lessons.
The relaxed vibe of Empuriabrava seems to all but disappear once the sun goes down. While the neighbouring towns of Lloret and Tossa have all the fame, Empuriabrava has its fair share of bars and clubs. In the centre of town, along the beach or near the marina you’ll find a bar with music to suit your tastes. The most chic of all is Sikim where top DJs spin the hottest electronic music and the beautiful people enjoy cocktails on the enormous terraced area. Outside of town there are a few big clubs, among the Pacha, which attract people from all over the region to party until dawn. Keep your eye open for people handing out flyers to find out where the party is.
If you need accommodation on the Costa Brava, we have a selction of quality apartments in Empuriabrava.
James – Marketing Team