L'Escala is the perfect destination for enjoying your holidays with the family. You will find a wide range of places to stay and restaurants suited to your needs, a large number of nautical, sporting and recreational activities designed for adults and children, a long list of things to do to enjoy yourself and a specific entertainment program for children. Including places of interest such as the Greco-Roman site of Empúries, the old Greek quay and the spectacular Caves Vantage Point.
L'Escala has a long industrial tradition linked with the production of anchovies, at least from the time of when the writer and lawyer Francisco Zamora wrote in his "Diary of journeys in Catalonia" (1757-1812), when he commented. "In L'Escala there is much fishing and trade in anchovies, the men earn good money and there are no poor people. There is a salting house, and it is the women who take care of the anchovies". This document shows that L'Escala was already an established centre which preserved its salting tradition. Its reputation is now worldwide, and has been built over the years by its use of completely natural ingredients and craftsmanship. A visit to one of the many anchovy factories in the town is a unique opportunity to experience how the anchovies of l'Escala are still made.