sport in Catalonia Spain (also see activities)
The Circuit de Catalunya at Montmelo (junction 13 of the autopista from Barcelona to Gerona) is about one and a half hours from the apartment. It is great for going to the Spanish Grand Prix for both cars and motor cycles. It is a new circuit built in 1990 and has very good views for spectators. There are many other events on through out the year and the following link will take you to the catalunya site of the circuit at The Circuit De Catalunya Their telephone number is: (34) 93 571 97 00 from the UK: Their Fax no is: (34) 93 572 27 72 Ticket office is. Tel Fax
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There are numerous water sports activities available within the area, so many that all can not be listed here. It is easy having arrived to select the ones you want. Below are a sample of the generic ones available. For water skiing try Paco Boats at Tamariu (972) 30 13 10
scuba diving & snorkeling
There are several companies in several bays in this area who offer a range of classes/courses and hire of equipment for snorkelling and diving.
L'Estartit - Xaloc Tel (972) 75 20 71
Sailing boats can be hired from many of the resorts such as Estartit or Palamos. At Tamariu Paco Boats hire sailing boats. Tel: 607 2925 78 Fax: 972 30 1310. The PCI office in Pals will be able to point you in the right direction.
As with sailing boats motor boats can be hired from many of th resorts such as Estartit or Palamos. The PCI office in Pals will be able to point you in the right direction. At Tamariu Paco Boats hire motor boats. Tel: 607 2925 78 Fax: 972 30 1310. The PCI office in Pals will be able to point you in the right direction.
There is a company in L'Escala who organise Kayaking trips along the coast to Tamariu. Kayaking Costa Brava,
There are companies renting wind surfers on Pals, L'Estartit and Llafranc beaches.
There are companies renting Jetskis on Pals, L'Estartit and Llafranc beaches.
There is a cycle hire shop (Ciclo - Rent) at the top of the road under the Golf Beach apartments. There is also another cycle hire shop in the buildings on the right between Golf Beach and the Cypsela camp site. No doubt there are many others in the local resorts and towns. The area is ideal for cycling with smooth road surfaces and plenty of flat land along the coast and inland as well as some challenging hilly areas.
There is a tennis club open to the public situated just 400 yds up the road from the apartment. It has 4 clay courts kept in first class condition and 4 hard courts. It is possible to hire rackets, but best to take your own.
Situated alongside the tennis courts just 400 yds up the road there is a squash court. Best to take your own rackets and balls
If you can't do the real thing (motor racing) at the Circuit de Catalunya the next best thing is to have a play at go karting. There are tracks at L'Estartit, L'Escala,, Regencos, Palafrugell.
There is a flying club off to the right of the main road from Pals to Toroella. It is a grass strip used for light aircraft and microlights
horse ridingClub Hipic Estartit has qualified instructors who offer:
C/. del Riu, 43 - Tel (972) 75 14 72
Horse Club (Castello d'Empuries) Cta, De Castello d'Empuries a Sant Pere Pescador
There is plenty more sport in Catalonia Spain. This is just a taster, come and see for yourself.
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