L'Escala - Surroundings

L’Escala, a small town close to the Golf of Roses, was once known for its sardines and for anchovy fishing. Today, tourism has become the town’s main economic factor.

The Club Nautic L’Escala is a regular host of international contests and regattas. We take a walk along the esplanade close to the sea, in order to visit the city’s Old Town, which still holds much of the charm typical for Mediterranean fishing villages. The small, steep alleys with their white houses and their wrought-iron balconies and terraces still look like they did many years ago. Traditions and fiestas have been kept alive, too. For example, there is the Festa del Carme on July 16th. The mermaid’s procession...