In today’s post we are going to give you some ideas about what to do in Empuriabrava. We start!
The municipality of Empuriabrava
Empuriabrava, is a municipality that belongs to Castelló d’Empúries, region of l’Empordà in Girona. Also it is known as the Venice of the Costa Brava for its 24 km of navigable canals. Empuriabrava is located between the Golf of Roses and the “Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l’Empordà”, a nearby territory rich in nature and tourism.
What to visit in Empuriabrava?
In Empuriabrava you can discover an infinite number of places to visit that will surely make you fall in love. Next, we share some of them, although if you want to know in depth everything that the municipality can offer you, we encourage you to come and visit us.
Discover for yourself the wonderful secrets that this area of the Costa Brava hides!
Boat trip on the canals of Empuriabrava
A good option to get to know Empuriabrava is to take a walk through its canals. If you are daring you can drive the boat without a license and discover all the canals by yourself. But if you are one of those who prefer to get carried away you can rent a boat and organize a guided tour through all the canals, on the tour you will meet many anecdotes and secrets about Empuriabrava.
Historic center of Castelló d’Empuries
Empuriabrava is part of the municipality of Castelló d’Empúries. It is highly recommended to visit its historic and medieval center just 5 minutes walk from the beach. Learn about its history from the Middle Ages and visit the “Portal de la Gallarda”, the “Pont Vell” or the Basilica of Santa Maria, also known as the Cathedral of l’Empordà.
What to do in Empuriabrava with children?
Empuriabrava is an ideal municipality to visit with children. In it, you can find a lot of activities for all tastes and ages. Here are some ideas:
To ride a horse
Not everything is beach on the Costa Brava! During your holidays in Empuriabrava, one of the most recommended activities to do with children is horse riding. Riding is a very good practice for the development of children’s muscles, it helps improve their balance and they will also be entertained for a whole morning. They will interact with other children and have a great time.
Visiting the exotic butterfly and bird park is a perfect activity to do with children during your holidays in Empuriabrava.
The butterfly park is a 2,000 m2 tropical garden where all kinds of species live in freedom. Among them, more than 10,000 species are butterflies. It is really nice to see the whole range of colors and shapes that they may have.
In the park facilities there is also a large greenhouse of 1,000 m2 in which there is a wild tropical jungle. Its temperature is 28ºC and in the environment there is a humidity of 80%. In the jungle live those birds that need these conditions to survive.
Children will love visiting the Butterfly park, they will also learn to recognize species, see them in their habitat and in freedom, learn more about their customs and food.
It is open all year from 10 in the morning until sunset except for the month of February that is open until 2 pm. Children under 4 have free admission, from 4 to 11 years old from € 7.50 and adults € 9.50
Visit the “Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls”
The “Aiguamolls” of l’Empordà is the second largest wetland in Catalonia with a great diversity both plant and animal.
It is a perfect place to connect with naturalizes, breathe peace and feel tranquility. The tour can be done on foot or by bicycle. Children like to bring carrots to give to horses.
Minigolf is a fun activity to share as a family. The interaction between all participants will create a fun family atmosphere. Enjoy with the little ones the great variety of circuits and obstacles that you will find in the Empuriabrava Minigolf as now buildings, lakes and even bridges.
Beaches for dogs
Do you travel with your pet? You should know that the beach of Empuriabrava Rubina was the first official beach for dogs in Spain. It is a very wide beach and suitable for puppies 365 days a year and without established schedule.
The main basic rules that must be followed are: have your dog controlled so that it does not disturb other beach users. Pick up your droppings (in case you do) and the most important rule of all: Have a great time!
Without hesitation, your holidays in Empuriabrava will be unique. Enjoy also all the fresh seafood in the area and a good gintonic overlooking the sea.
Enjoy your stay on the Costa Brava and find the apartment or rental house for your vacation that you like, suits your needs and tastes. In www.costagirona.com you can have the vacation you always dreamed of. We wait for you!