L'Escala villas, Costa Brava Holiday rentals - villas & holiday homes to rent in L'Escala

L'Escala, just 135km north of Barcelona in Catalonia and 40km south of the French border, sits in the beautiful gulf of Roses with its many wide white sandy beaches.

The bay is simply stunning and is part of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club which includes famous places such as Ha Long Bay in Vietnam and Mont St-Michel Bay in France.

In the resort, there is plenty to keep all the family entertained day and night. With it's fantastic beaches, fascinating fishing port and a full spectrum of water sports. Away from the beaches, l'Escala has an interesting old town to wander around - filled with shops, cafes and restaurants.

At a glance...
Restaurants 20+
45km of beaches
Marina & port
Car recommended
Nearest airport Girona (50km)
Nearest train station Camallera (16km)

Featured villas in L'Escala

Being set within the Bay of Roses means L'Escala enjoys a very buoyant summer season. It shares the same UNESCO status as some of the top beach resorts in the world and therefore booking your beach villa or apartment early is highly recommended. Most of the accommodation in L'Escala is conveniently positioned close to the centre where you will find a good selection of cafes, bars and restaurants.

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Things to see and do

L'Escala and the surrounding area is full of interesting towns, historic cities and countryside to explore. Here are a few suggestions....

  • Explore the Greek - Roman ruins in Empúries just 1.1 km away
  • Take a boat trip around the El Montgrí coast to see the pirate coves and swim in front of the Salt Cave
  • Wander around the old town and sample some of the local cuisine - fish is a big favourite and especially anchovies which L´Escala is famous for
L'Escala, costa brava, holiday villa rentals, apartments to rent in L'Escala

Our view on L'Escala

L'Escala is a truly stunning and authentic Catalan town set within pristine natural beauty. With the spectacluar backdrop of the Pyrenees mountains, beautiful vistas are everywhere, from the medieval town, to the white sandy beaches running into the tourquoise Mediterranean.