L'Escala is a captivating fishing village, located in the Gulf of Roses, just between Empuriabrava and L'Estartit. Its privileged situation and its environment have made that it has become one of the most visited tourist sites, with a landscape marked by hills and pine trees, hidden coves and long sandy beaches. The old town of L'Escala is characterized by narrow streets, with shops, bars and cafes, which always draws a very nice atmosphere. At the same time we need to emphasize the promenade of Riells, the fishermens harbor and the marina and sports.
In the old town of L'Escala there is a daily market of fruit and vegetables, and on Sunday's, there is the large weekly market at the seafront. The center of L'Escala and Riells area is characterized by numerous shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, pubs and clubs are an important part of the history of L'Escala. These includes the celebration of the "Fiesta del Carmen", the "Fiesta of the Anchovy", summer concerts, the spectacle of the Roman Triumvirate, the folk dance called: Sardana and the feast of the giants.