Water sports for everybody

Few places can rival Girona’s coastline in providing so many different ways to enjoy the wind, the waves or the plants and wildlife living on its spectacular seabed.

Whichever sport you decide to try, perfect or simply have fun doing, you’ll find that all the Costa Brava’s marinas and towns offer a wide range of water sports under the guidance of expert instructors that will turn your holiday into an unforgettable sports experience.

From Portbou to the mouth of the Tordera river in Blanes, there are plenty of places to experience all the thrills of the different types of water sports. Whether you opt for windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing in one of the different types of sailing dinghies, hiring a jet ski or a sailing or motor boat, water skiing, rowing, kayaking, exploring the seabed by scuba diving or snorkelling, the list of places to discover is endless.

Because, in fact, there are few places in the world that can match the Costa Brava’s wind regime dominated by the northerly tramuntana in winter and the mostly gentle south-westerly garbí, in summer.

Thanks to them, the bays of Roses, L’Estartit and Palamós, for instance, have become international dinghy sailing regatta centres all year round and a privileged place for sailing with friends and family in summer. 

Discover the depths of the sea

The rugged coast of Cap de Creus, the Medes Islands, the Formigues Islands and the steep cliffs that trace the coastline, with their rocky seabed and underwater meadows of Posidonia oceanica seaweed are the ideal setting for diving.

Diving fans will find over 35 scuba diving centres dotted along Girona’s coast. Most of them are members of the Costa Brava Underwater Tourism Centres Association, with a range of courses that includes first dives for beginners, shipwreck and wildlife discovery dives and, for more experienced divers, exploration dives in caves and tunnels or deep diving down fathomless vertical cliff faces.

The marinas’ facilities provide all sorts of water sports.