Empuriabrava: the Mediterranean's hidden gem
Nestling in front of the Pyrenees Mountains and facing the Bay of Roses, the town is unique in its location, structure and facilities. Originally laid out in reclaimed marsh land, construction started in the 1960's to provide properties with their own moorings. This unique, beautiful town is built on and around a system of canals. The majority of properties have their own mooring at the end of the garden making it the largest residential marina in Europe!
Boating is obviously a huge part of what Empuriabrava is all about. The main canal was originally built so that boats could sail a full circuit and was intended to be for enjoyment, communication and travel. It has around 5000 moorings and 24kms of navigable canals as well as a stunning marina; ideal not only for yachts but also long lunches on the waterfront, watching the world go by.
The town is bordered by the rivers Salins to the north, Muga to the south and the eastern boundary is completed by the Mediterranean Sea giving Empuriabrava a kilometre of unspoilt beachfront. There are also more than six kilometres of breath-taking beach on either side.
The resort offers a wealth of activities including numerous water sports and aerial sports. It's aerodrome is home to Skydive Empuriabrava, Europe's largest and busiest Skydiving Centre.
Skiing is also a big attraction in the area which includes La Molina, Spain's oldest ski resort. Together with Masella it forms the Alp 2500 resort. It is the site of the first ski lift in Spain, opened in 1943. This well groomed and maintained resort has grown and been built for skiers of all levels to enjoy and the ski season lasts from December to April.
Additionally you have the breath-taking beauty of the Nuria Valley. A rack railway (cremallera) is the only way to access the valley, covering a distance of 12.5km over an incline of more than 1,000 metres. The Nuria Valley rack railway ensures the conservation of the valley's environmental health and is the best way to enjoy the surroundings, making the trip an unforgettable experience. The Nuria Valley is not only a ski resort but also attracts many hikers during the warmer months.
This area is in the heart of Catalan Country. An area of Spain bordering with France that is rich in heritage and stunning landscapes. It is also famous for being the area in which Dali spent most of his life and the Dali museum in Figueres is one not to miss.