Find out more about this coastal resort in Spain with the TravelSupermarket guide to Estartit holidays...
Estartit, or L'Estartit, is located on the Costa Brava, where tourist resorts dot one of the most spectacular coastlines of not just Spain, but the entire Mediterranean Sea. Wild, rugged, romantic, dramatic: just a few of the words used to describe the hills, bays, cliffs and pristine sands of this simply stunning stretch of shore.
Estartit occupies a northerly position on this coast. It enjoys equal prominence in tourism circles with its coastal twin sister, Lloret de Mar, which also lures holidaymakers with high-rise hotels, an abundance of activities, and endless rows of bars, pubs and restaurants.
Package holidays to Estartit are hugely popular with British families, couples and groups; it's a great-value destination, flights take only a couple of hours, and there is no end to the ways in which visitors of all ages can have a good time.
If you are after cheap holidays, Estartit has an excellent supply of self-catering apartments and studios, while bed-and-breakfast accommodation can also be great value. If you prefer to pay for all your food and drink up front and enjoy the ease of all-inclusive holidays, Estartit also offers a splendid range of all-inclusive hotels.
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Want a sun-filled, fun-filled break in Spain? Discover the best months to go to Estartit...
Tourists begin arriving in Estartit in May, when average daytime temperatures begin to rise above 20C. The hot weather remains firmly in place in Estartit until October. But July and August are the hottest months here, with temperatures that can creep above 30C in the middle of the day.
From bonfires and fireworks to classical concerts, there's an event for every kind of holidaymaker in Estartit...
Flower Carpets of Corpus Christi; May/June: Get here early in the tourism season and see the flower carpets that grace the streets of Estartit. Thousands of petals form pretty scenes all around town.
Night of Fire; June 23: The fiery traditions of the region are on spectacular display on this special night, the Eve of Saint John, when spring becomes summer and bonfires light the dark skies. Estartit also puts on live music and a fireworks display.
International Music Festival in Torroella de Montgri; July-August: The small, traditional town of Torroella de Montgri hosts this annual feast of musical notes. From jazz to chamber music, there's something for everyone. And it takes less than 10 minutes to reach Torroella de Montgri by road from Estartit.
Holidays in Estartit are popular with all kinds of holidaymakers. Here are just a few of the reasons why...
Relaxing: Cosied up to the harbour at one end, the main beach of Estartit (Platja Gran) offers car parking, water sports, eateries, bars and all the usual facilities. For a peaceful spot on the sands, walk south towards the mouth of the River Ter where sand dunes and isolation replace hotels and crowds.
Active types: Seven little islands, known as the Medes Islands, dot the sea off Estartit. A protected marine environment, scuba divers hail it as one of the best dive sites in the Mediterranean. Wriggle into a wetsuit and strap on some scuba gear to discover the secrets of the seabed for yourself.
Shopping: Get your hit of retail therapy at the weekly market in Estartit, which takes over the areas around Carrer de Santa Anna and Passeig Maritim each Thursday. Food, clothing, locally made trinkets and souvenirs are on sale.