In the village of l'Escala, located in the Alt Empordà and very close to L'Estartit, in the Baix Empordà, you can find very authentic holiday cottages and ideal tourist accommodation to enjoy this town known, above all, for archaeological site of the ruins of Empúries. A town from which you can also enjoy the beaches of the Costa Brava and some anchovies with its own designation of origin.

What can I do in L'Escala and its holiday cottages?

To the south of the Gulf of Roses and very close to the Baix Empordà, we find L'Escala. A town with spectacular beaches that still retains the charm of the old town and that we know above all for Sant Martí d'Empúries, a neighborhood dependent on l'Escala, and for the site of the ruins of Empúries.

The history of L'Escala and its surroundings

At the outset, it should be borne in mind that L'Escala contains the ruins of Empúries in its municipal area, the gateway to Greco-Roman culture and civilizations in the Iberian Peninsula. And it wasn't until a century after the disappearance of the count house of Empúries, in the 17th century, that L'Escala was born as a fishing neighborhood of Sant Martí d'Empúries. Although its use as a port is more remote. The name, in fact, from the Latin Scala, designated a port or wharf. In 1766, L'Escala was already the capital of the municipality. The cause? The extraordinary population growth, favored by a very high county immigration, attracted by the jobs generated by maritime customs, fishing, anchovy and sardine salting and wine export, among others.

What to do during your stay at a tourist accommodation in L'Escala

Visit its old town

The old town of l'Escala is, without any doubt, an obligatory stop: You can visit the parish church of Sant Pere, the old sailor's cemetery, the Alfolí de la Sal building , the Casa Albert (where the writer Víctor Català was born and died) or the Torre del Pedró, a defense tower against piracy declared a Cultural Property of National Interest and documented since 1543. It is also worth visiting the fishermen's houses, some open to the public, and popular and simple architecture. And, obviously, you can't leave L'Escala without tasting some of its anchovies, which have their own designation of origin.

Get to know Sant Martí d'Empúries and the archaeological complex

If you stay in a holiday cottage in L'Escala, you can't miss Sant Martí d'Empúries, the origin of today's L'Escala, which preserves part of the old medieval wall, remains of the castle and stately homes. And, obviously, the ruins of Empúries, where the remains of a Greek city and a Roman city are preserved. In addition, there are dramatized and family visits in different languages during the summer.

Latest opinions from our guests staying near L'Escala

9.5

Average grade at L'Escala

Opinions are 100% real and written by people like you.
We do not expect all of them to be perfect, we prefer them to be authentic.
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22/03/2024

GemmaEl Punt i a Part - With friends

Weekend with friends in an unbeatable environment

El Punt i a Part is a large, comfortable and well-maintained farmhouse. The environment is unbeatable. If you go a lot of people on many days, it has few toilets, but that would be the only drawback. Everything is well taken care of.
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22/12/2023

CristinaCan Pou de les Olives - With the family

Christmas at Can Pou de les Olives

Very quiet Christmas days in the town of Les Olives. The house is big, no detail was missing, very beautiful and the dining room kitchen with the amazing fireplace. We enjoyed a lot.
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16/11/2023

EduardEl Punt i a Part - With the family

Spectacular house and surroundings!

Spectacular house and surroundings! Ideal to go with family and small children. Also ideal for dogs.
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29/09/2023

ElisaCan Pou de les Olives - With friends

Weekend disconnection and laughter

Very cozy house, super quiet environment and nice space to be with friends. Small town, which is what we wanted and pool that we took advantage of.
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05/08/2023

JosefaCan Pou de les Olives - With the family

Tranquility and absolute disconnection

We have enjoyed the house and its facilities and I have to say that I think it is the house with more kitchenware and accessories than I have used on my vacation, nothing is missing, there are plenty of towels, pool towels, cleaning products and kitchen basics. I really recommend it, and I have to say that the owner is very friendly and accessible.
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22/07/2023

MontserratMas Llausàs - With the family

VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE, BUT WITH SMALL IMPROVEMENTS IT COULD BE EXCEPTIONAL!

Maybe we are very demanding, but after being in many houses of this type, for us it is the best for the spaces it has, but it does not reach excellence for small details, which in our view are easy to solve, such as: having mosquito nets in all rooms, good shade in the pool area, curtains or blinds to prevent the sun from entering the house and a clothesline with conditions for hanging the clothes from the pool or washing machine.

Naturaki respond: Thank you, Montserrat, for your opinion. We are glad to hear that you had a very good experience. Regarding the shade of the pool, comment that we have put sun umbrellas at the request of a customer, and we ask that when it is windy, they close to avoid problems. As for the clothesline, there were 2 of them and they broke. That's why we put a fixed one. We are testing options for blinds for the sun and we think we have found the right formula, if it is confirmed, at the end of summer we will put them in all the rooms. Thanks for visiting, Berta.

Frequently asked questions about rural accommodations near L'Escala

What is the usual price of a rural house in L'Escala?

On average, booking a rural house in L'Escala for a weekend costs between 37€ and 48€ per person per night and for a full week between 23€ and 46€ per person per night, depending on the season and the capacity of the house. You can check the available houses with the price and availability 100% updated on our website.

What is the average score of rural houses in L'Escala?

Our rural houses in L'Escala have an average rating of 9.5 (out of 10) based on 916 real Naturaki guest reviews. Nothing more reliable than the opinions of our most demanding customers.

How many dog friendly villas do you have in L'Escala?

In L'Escala, 7 of our houses accept dogs, with a maximum of 2 dogs per booking and a supplement of 40€ per dog. Check the available houses that accept dogs in L'Escala on our website.

How many houses with a pool do you have in L'Escala?

In L'Escala we have 7 rural houses with swimming pools of all sizes and colours. The outdoor swimming pools in our houses are open from Easter or from April 1st until the end of October. See here the [link_search_piscina] houses with pool in [place_name] available on our website.[fi_link_search_piscina]

How many villas with fireplaces do you have in L'Escala?

In L'Escala we have 4 charming houses with fireplaces. From October to April we will leave 20 kg of firewood for free next to the fireplace. Check here the houses with fireplaces available in L'Escala on our website.

How far from L'Escala is the nearest beach?

L'Escala is a coastal town, so you can enjoy the best beaches just a few minutes from our houses.

How far from Barcelona is L'Escala?

L'Escala is only 114 km away from Barcelona as the crow flies. Our charming houses await you there!

Services and proposals near L'Escala

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Nearby locations

Barcelona

Sagrada familia, La Pedrera, La Rambla, Camp Nou...
114 km

Girona

The Cathedral, the Rambla, the Stone Bridge, the old quarter, the houses of the Onyar
30 km

L'Escala

The beach, the harbor, the promenade
1.9 km

Pals

Medieval village, the wall, the fields of Arros de Pals, the beach.
15 km

Closest beaches

Montgó beach

2.3 km

Rec del Molí beach (dogs are admitted)

2.4 km

Empúries beach

3 km

L'Estartit beach (dogs are admitted)

9.5 km

Nearby restaurants

La Clota Restaurant

1 km

Medusa Lounge-bar

1.9 km

Mas Concas restaurant

4.5 km

Ca la Nati restaurant

4.8 km

Supermarkets

Bon Preu

L'Escala
1.6 km

Lidl

L'Escala
2.3 km

Bon Preu

Torroella de Montgrí
7.6 km

Bon Preu

Sant Pere Pescador
11 km

Other services

Bakery

Elias bakery
1.3 km

Basic store

El Cabàs
4.6 km

Butcher shop

Butcher Santi
5.1 km

Fish shop

Fish shop Coll
1.3 km

Pharmacy

Carme Colls Pharmacy
4.6 km

Nearest hospital

Figueres Hospital
23 km

Reference hospital

Doctor Josep Trueta Hospital
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