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Vamos a la playa

After a week in Barcelona my family and I swapped our view with this.

Empuriabrava beach at 8 pm before sunset.

We went to the beach of Empuriabrava at Costa Brava. We stayed there 4 nights. This is Costa Brava map. Empuriabrava is only 37 km from the French – Spanish border.


The quiet beach early in the morning at 6 am. My daughter loves to swim here. This is actually a bay, bay of Roses. The currents are quiet and the sea is shallow, only 50 – 60 cm deep. Many families with young kids swim here. That’s why I took the pic early in the morning, when there was almost nobody on the beach.


Empuriabrava was built in 1975 after an intensive planning and preparations from 1967. The finishing was in 1980. The town has been a favourite tourist destination.

Empuriabrava has a long wide sandy beach, a marina, an aerodrome with flying club and skydiving center. In the winter tourists sleep here and go skiing at the Pyrenean ski slopes.


Europe’s biggest marina
Empuriabrava has Europe’s biggest marina with its 40 km long canals. Houses along the canals are from the locals and people from outside of town. Many are owned by the French which is not surprising as the French – Spanish border is 37 km away.

Pic courtesy of Empuria Site



There are many points where tourists can rent a boat or a speedboat. Sailing around the canals is what most people do there.


I rented a beachhouse with the canals in the backyard. It was a beautiful and peaceful view.







During our stay here we also visited the neighbouring towns. I have been to other Costa Brava towns (Playa d’Aro, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Palamós, Roses, Pals, Begur) before but this area never bores me. Why? Because it offers mountains, sea & fun.

Vamos a la playa!

Previously published in my Spain travel stories:
Route du Soleil
Travel like a local in BCN
The Holy Family
Park Güell revisited
Art nouveau in a hospital

11 thoughts on “Vamos a la playa

    • Iya tahu, memang party people dari UK rame dan banyak di Lloret de Mar, Malgrat de Mar, Salou & Benidorm. Sama seperti turis Oz di Kuta & Legian lah kelakuannya. Cuma Costa Brava kan banyak tempat lain yang ok buat turis biasa. Di Empuriabrava banyak orang Perancis Dine.

  1. Oh la laaa… cantik bgt pemandangan nya..pantai, marina, kota nya jg cantik…mbak, itu kalo boleh tau sewa beach house gitu affordable mana sama tinggal di hotel. beach house nya charming banget!!

    • Enakan di beach house Pie. Hotel di Empuriabrava ngga banyak pilihan.

      Oppie, Coba Google Roses Costa Brava deh. Itu letaknya sebelah Costa Brava. Bagus banget juga. Gw ngga sempet motret karena kesana udah malem terus. Cuma 8 km lah dari Empuriabrava.

  2. Rumah dan pohonnya kok lucu banget sih mbak, gak ada pohon2 tinggi menjulang gitu yaa sampe 4 lantai or more… enak yaa jadi view ke bukit sama langit kayaknya luaaaas banget…

    • Lucu banget memang Shinta. Memang di Empuriabrava hanya ada 2 hotel dipojok pantai yang tinggi banget. Style tahun 70-an cuma blok aja gitu, jelek. Selebihnya ya bagus, ngga ada bangunan tinggi jadi memang gunungnya kelihatan dari tiap sudut.

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