SOUTH COSTA BRAVA
Routes of the Costa Brava South. From L'Escala to Palamós
We explain you the most beautiful corners and coves of the Costa Brava so that when you rent a boat with Novaimport, you can enjoy and get to know the coast. The southern Costa Brava attracts thousands of national and international tourists during the summer and has won many awards from magazines in the sector, making it a premium destination. Full of corners with the desired turquoise water. You will sail among natural parks, coves inaccessible by land and postcard-worthy landscapes that will be the envy of all your friends, family or social networks. Don't hesitate to tag us on Instagram (@novaimportemporda) and we will share your story!
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St. Marti D'Empúries
It stands out for its dunes, as well as for the environmental protection carried out in the area. On the beach you can contemplate the spectacular Greek Pier, the remains of a Hellenic pier from the 1st century BC. The archaeological site of Empúries is only 200m from the village.
It has a great diversity of seascapes, since we find from sandy beaches with all kinds of services around them, formed by dunes, to small pebble coves surrounded by pine forests and cliffs. In front of Playa de las Barcas, we find the Roca del Cargol, which is dangerous for boats.
Mainly known for the big rock in the middle, this cove is ideal for scuba diving. Here you can find the famous sunken ship "Cotentin". It is characterized by a great wealth of flora species and a unique landscape of cliffs ideal for climbing.
Cove of fine sand, protected from the tramontana. It is believed that this space could have been an ancient sunken sinkhole, because of its shape. From the beach you can walk up the coastline to the Montgó Tower, which had been used to warn of pirate attacks.
Anchoring is not allowed in the cove.
Cova de la Sal
It is located in the same bay as Cala Montgó, very popular among the inhabitants of L'Escala, it is about 20 meters wide and about 25 meters high. Depending on the sea level and the time of year, it is possible to find a rounded pebble surface with shallow water depth.
This cove belongs to the Montgrí Natural Park. A small stream flows from the top of the mountains. In autumn and spring, in wet weather, it usually carries a flow of clean water. In front of the cove there are some small islets, called Islotes de Cala Ferriol.
Anchoring is not allowed in the cove.
It is an open sea cave that is wide enough so that any not excessively large boat can cross it without difficulty. To get to the cave from l'Escala, it takes about 20 minutes depending on the boat.
The water is completely transparent, and the impregnation of some algae on the rocky bottom gives it a greenish hue. In front, there is an attractive island that can be reached by swimming.
Anchoring is not allowed in the cove.
These islands belong to Torroella de Montgrí. It has an exceptional seabed, as it is one of the most important marine reserves in the Mediterranean, so fishing is not allowed.
ATTENTION !! It is forbidden to use the anchor, there are blue buoys for free use and with signaling. There are orange or red buoys that have a cost.
Beaches of fine sand and clean water, quiet coves, hidden among forests, in Estartit there are beaches for everyone. From beaches suitable for children, to beaches suitable for animals.
CALA SA RIERA
The largest beach in Begur. Former home to fishermen, some small houses are still preserved. It is a beach of fine sand and turquoise water with a special charm. Undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa Brava.
Cap Sa Sal
Glamorous hotel where great figures such as Rock Hudson, Franco's wife or the ex-empress Soraya (wife of the Shah of Persia), among others, have stayed. Singers such as Julio Iglesias and Raphael have performed on the stage. In 1979 it was converted into an apartment building.
This cove does not have much sand, it is a small port quite sheltered. Around the cove you can see the large arm, Punta des Plom that goes into the sea. Its seabed looks beautiful.
Its name comes from its seafaring neighborhood, the beach is pebble, the water is clear and clean. The beach is well protected from the waves, thanks to the rocks of Punta des Plom that are a few hundred meters from the coast.
Protected by a huge wall that in the afternoon creates shade on the beach, it is known for its great depth a few meters from the edge. Its bottom is made of stones, a perfect place for snorkeling or diving.
It has eight coves and beaches, arranged in the north, east and south of the village, of completely different characteristics and scenery. From the coast you can see the Castle of Begur in the highest part of the village.
It is, as its name indicates, a cove of fine golden sand with a bluish and shallow seabed. It is surrounded by vegetation, and with a quite privileged geographical position, which allows to contemplate in the distance, in the Cape of Begur.
CALA DE TRAMADIU
Small cove just after the Aiguablava halt. Only accessible by sea. Very quiet, as it is less known than Aiguablava and with a small sandy beach, a natural space to enjoy on board a Beneteau Flyer or a Saxdor!
An unspoilt cove of pebbles and tiny but very welcoming. It is perfect for anchoring and snorkelling, as the water is very clear. Very quiet.
CALA AIGUA XELIDA
You will find it between Begur and Tamariu. Beautiful cove with spectacular turquoise water and wonderful views. In summer there are usually many boats that go from Tamariu or Llafranc to spend the day here, with a very wild environment, it transmits the sensations of “Mediterranean” to perfection!
A small village with a special charm. It stands out for its large beach full of llaüts moored on the buoys and its crystal clear water. The atmosphere is calm and peaceful, and there are different areas of pebbles and beach!
CALA PEDROSA TAMARIU
A very unspoilt rocky cove. It is protected by its large cliffs. It has a small sandy beach, but as it is almost inaccessible by land, there are usually few people. On the other hand, it attracts many boats that anchor here and spend the day. The water is very clear and clean.
Llafranc and its coves that go as far as Cala Pedrosa, Cala del Cau, the lighthouse of San Sebastián, etc. is an idyllic and world-renowned spot. It is an old fishing village that still conserves its essence. It has great vegetation and crystal clear water.
CALELLA DE PALAFRUGELL
Calella, initially a small fishing port, later a fishing village and now a prestigious tourism destination. It has a large number of coves, rocky and sandy, which together with the turquoise water transmit a lot of peace and tranquillity, postcard landscapes!
EL GOLFET / CAP ROIG
Paradisiacal surroundings and steep vegetation. Very clear water. You can see the Cap Roig castle where the famous music festival is held. On the other side is the cove of Massoni, a small corner with a special charm.
From Palamós to Cap Roig we find a series of small coves such as Cala del Terner, Cala del Crit, Cabo de las Planas, Cala Roca Bona, Cala Estrecha, Cala Corbs or Cala del Senià with large cliffs that are very attractive to spend the day by boat.
On the surroundings of Palamós village, we find Playa del Castell and Playa la Fosca, beaches of fine sand and clear water where it is very easy to anchor.