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A day of sailing in Estartit.

Estartit, due to its location and the natural richness that surrounds it, is one of the most popular destinations among sailing enthusiasts. The Estartit marina offers a wide variety of rental boats, from small catamarans to large sailboats.

If you want to explore the surroundings of Estartit and get up close to the Medes Islands, sailing is the ideal option. You’ll find an idyllic environment for sailing, with favorable winds and pleasant weather for most of the year.

Discover the Medes Islands by sailing from Estartit.

The Medes Islands archipelago, located approximately one kilometer off the coast of L’Estartit, comprises 21.5 hectares of land and 511 hectares of marine area. It is part of the Parc Natural del Montgrí les Illes Medes i el Baix Ter territory.

The protection of the islands began in 1983 with an Order from the Government of Catalonia. In 1985, a resolution established mandatory compliance rules in the restricted area. In 2010, it was integrated into the PEIN (Plan for Spaces of Natural Interest).

The Marine Reserve of the Medes Islands hosts a wide diversity of flora and fauna, including corals, colorful fish, dolphins, and sea turtles. The islands are also an important breeding site for many species of seabirds.

Absolutely, visitors can navigate between the islands, explore the coral reefs, and enjoy the beautiful views of the Mediterranean landscape. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the reserve is a protected area, and there are some rules that must be followed to safeguard the environment. For instance, anchoring on the coral reefs, littering into the sea, and fishing within the reserve are strictly prohibited. Respecting these guidelines is crucial to preserving the natural beauty and ecological balance of the Medes Islands Marine Reserve.

If you are planning to visit the Medes Islands Marine Reserve, it is essential to inform yourself about the rules and regulations before you go. This will help ensure that you have a safe and environmentally respectful experience. By following the guidelines, you can contribute to the preservation of this unique natural treasure and enjoy a memorable and responsible visit to the Medes Islands.

Tips for Sailing in the Medes Islands Marine Reserve

  • Choose a suitable boat for navigation in shallow waters. The waters around the Medes Islands are shallow, so it is important to select a boat that is not too large or heavy.
  • Take into account the weather conditions. Weather conditions in the Mediterranean can change rapidly, so it is important to be prepared for any eventuality.
  • Respect the environment. The Medes Islands Marine Reserve is a protected area, so it is important to respect the environment and follow the rules and regulations.
  • Enjoy the experience. Sailing in the Medes Islands Marine Reserve is a unique experience that allows you to enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean landscape and the diversity of marine life.

Book your stay at Apartamentos Sa Gavina Gaudí and enjoy a week of sailing, sun, and beach in Estartit.