Located in the Province of Girona, L'Escala is an area known for the Roman remains of the old city of Empúries. Its beaches are also attractive, featuring coves with crystal clear water, as well as a fishing and yacht club.
Although the main economic activity of the area is tourism, gastronomy is also strong, especially for the quality of the anchovy. Among its many museums, there stands out the Museum of the Anchovy and the Salt. There are some others, like the Fish Interpretation Centre and the Catalonian Archaeology Museum.
Sant Pere Church is a building dated back to the 18th century that is also worth visiting. The annual festival of this municipality is celebrated at the beginning of September and the anchovy festival, in October, both of which calling the attention of many visitors.
This is an ideal municipality for the purchase and sale of properties to use as a second residence and enjoy getaways during the whole year. This is possible due to the short distance to the cities of Girona and Barcelona.