WHAT TO DO IN THE BAY OF ROSES: SANT PERE PESCADOR
Crystal clear waters, fine white sand, the sound of waves breaking on the steep cliffs, freedom and peace . All this and more is what we can find in Sant Pere Pescador, one of the municipalities of the Alt Empordà with some of the most emblematic landscapes in “La Costa Brava”.
This municipality in the province of Girona is surrounded by the Aiguamolls Park and the River Fluviá, making it an idyllic place to practice different activities with family, your couple or your friends.
Here are 11 ideas about what to do in Sant Pere Pescador and the surrounding area. Make your stay an unforgettable moment with the wonders of the Bay of Roses.
GULF OF ROSES FROM THE WATER
If you like the sea and the beach, you’ll love these first four suggestions:
-Diving: In the bay of Rosas you will find excellent places to practice this sport. Even near the bay you can find the natural reserve of Medas Islands, an archipelago formed by 7 small islands with a very rich sea bed. At Scuba Alegre, the diving school of the La Ballena Alegre camping, you can learn safely with highly qualified instructors. If you are an advanced diver, you will be able to rent the necessary equipment for group excursions. Find out about all the activities and prices on the centre’s official website, www.scubaalegre.com
-Windsurfing, Kitesurfing and Paddle Surfing: Sant Pere Pescador is one of the best beaches on the Costa Brava for these sports and has even been selected as a venue for various international competitions. Its stable winds and favourable sea conditions, due to its strategic position in the gulf, make it the perfect spot. At the ION CLUB Golf de Roses you can rent all the necessary equipment or take Windsurfing and Kitesurfing lessons adapted to all levels. From the first contact to the improvement classes.
-Kayaking: Without a doubt, one of the most fun activities to do with friends or family is kayaking. If you like this sport and you go with your partner, ask for the day trip in SK Kayak. Here you will be able to go along the most abrupt and wildest cliffs of the Costa Brava, passing by reefs and coves with crystal-clear water. In the same school, you will find courses for the whole family, as well as equipment rental for the more daring.
-Aquabrava Water Park: A perfect plan to enjoy with the little ones or with friends is the Aqua Brava Water Park, located in Roses. Pirate Island, wave pool, rafting in the Anaconda and many more attractions await you at Aqua Brava.
GULF OF ROSES FROM THE AIR
If, on the other hand, you want to fly over Sant Pere Pescador and see its spectacular natural setting from the air, these options are for you:
-Ballooning: Feel lucky to fly through the skies and let time stand still while you discover the emblematic landscapes of the area from another point of view. You will have the opportunity to see from the heights: the Medas Islands, the Bay of Roses or the Cap de Creus. The charm of the Costa Brava from above is a real experience!
-Skydiving: If you are looking for extreme sports and strong emotions, go skydiving! 60 seconds of pure adrenaline accompanied by panoramic views where your body is the main attraction. Do you dare?
GULF OF ROSES ON FOOT
If you are afraid of heights or if you don’t like the beach, try these activities:
-Excursions: Another way to visit this spectacular place is to walk along the Camí de Ronda. Some of the best views of the Costa Brava can be found walking along these trails suitable for all physical conditions, from which you hardly ever go out walking, to people who go on high mountain excursions or hiking regularly.
-Far West: A very dynamic activity that you can share with family and/or friends. They have a picnic area to spend the day, a football field, archery, laser combat and, of course, paintball.
You will find it only 3 minutes by car or 26 minutes on foot from La Ballena Alegre Camping.
-The Aiguamolls del Empordà: These wetlands range from El Cortalet to Más de Matà and Playa de las Llaunes. In addition, the numerous observatories that you will find during the walking routes provide an excellent view of the local fauna and flora. These excursions are excellent for walking or cycling while enjoying the long sunsets at sunset.
-Dalí Museum: The painter Salvador Dalí left a great legacy in this area. We suggest you go and discover the three spaces called the Dalí Triangle: The Dalí Theatre-Museum (Figueres), the Salvador Dalí House-Museum (Portlligat, Cadaqués) and the Gala Dalí Castle House-Museum in Púbol (La Pera) which the artist gave as a gift to his muse.
-Oenology outings: from the campsite itself, outings are organised to nearby wineries to promote the culture of wine on the Costa Brava and to sample the wines of the Empordà.
Without a doubt, Sant Pere Pescador offers an endless number of very different activities to discover and enjoy the Costa Brava. You have a long list ahead of you and we’ve already started. What about you? Will you have time to do them all?