El Port de la Selva

Province: Girona | Shire: Alt Empordà | Inhabitants: 1.015 | Extension: 41,6 Km2 | Altitude: 12 m

El Port de la Selva is a Catalan municipality, located in the extreme northeast of the Iberian Peninsula. Administratively, it belongs to the province of Girona, Alt Empordà region. The municipal area occupies an area of 41.49 km2 to the north of Cap de Creus, on the Costa Brava. It extends from the Feliu ditch to the Galladera cove following the coast, and inland it limits with the municipalities of La Selva de Mar, Llançà, Vilajuïga, Pau, Palau-saverdera, Roses and Cadaqués.

Within this environment we find a great wealth of landscapes where the blue of the Mediterranean, the green of the vineyards and, rising next to the sea, mountains sculpted by the passage of time with peaks of remarkable heights such as Sant Salvador de Verdera (671 m.) and Puig de Queralbs (621 m.). Cap de Creus, the last buttress of the Pyrenees, where our town is located, has a morphology with steep coasts resulting from the erosive action of the sea and wind, with abundant river valleys flooded by the sea that originate a coast articulated with picturesque coves, high heads and steep promontories, as well as several islands.

In 1998 the Cap de Creus Natural Park was created, which protects just over 90% of the municipal area. Within this area, in addition to spaces of high natural interest, there is an important architectural heritage that allows us to trace the history of the place, especially the imposing monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes stands out.

The municipality has a renewed hotel offer, apartments and campsites. It also has a good local commercial network and a varied gastronomic offer. With a thousand inhabitants, Port de la Selva continues to be a quiet town, maintaining the traditional structure of fishing ports despite multiplying its population by 10 during the summer months.

Our beaches and coves

This small corner of Cap de Creus has some of the best beaches on the Catalan coast. Many of them have been highlighted by the Generalitat of Catalonia with the highest recognition for the quality of its waters and its careful environment. Each of them has its own personality; We can find everything from fine sand beaches to beaches formed by stones rounded by the action of the sea and the wind over time, but they all have in common the crystalline water that characterizes the coast of Cap de Creus, perfect for practicing any activity. maritime.

Cap de Creus Natural Park

Between land and sea, the Cap de Creus Natural Park offers us a landscape diversity of incomparable beauty. Dolmens and castles, cliffs and vineyards dominate the valleys and hills, while in the sea, islets and reefs of capricious shapes hide spectacular coral reefs and varied marine species. The Cap de Creus Natural Park, with a total area of 13,843 hectares, is the first maritime-terrestrial park in the country. It is divided into two parts: the terrestrial one, which occupies 10,780 hectares, and the marine one, with 3,064 hectares.

Let yourself be carried away by the wind and the sea and come to this paradise full of charms!

What to do

Monestir de Sant Pere de Rodes

El Port de la Selva

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Ecoboats

Castelló d'Empúries (a 12.7 Km)

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Abellaires Empordanesos

Garriguella (a 12.2 Km)

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SK Kayak, Ornithocaiac als Aiguamolls

Llançà (a 5.2 Km)

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Where to eat

Restaurant Can Llissa

Colera (a 8.5 Km)

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Where to sleep

Can Jai Allotjament Rural

Peralada (a 7 Km)

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Immobiliaria Barneda Roses

Roses (a 9.1 Km)

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Hotel Vistabella

Roses (a 10.5 Km)

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Càmping Sant Miquel

Colera (a 8.5 Km)

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Events

Llançà of spring, sea and mountains, family activities!

28/04/2024 ...

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Llançà of spring, sea and mountains!

04/05/2024 - 05/05/2024 ...

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Proposals

Workshop: Marine Biodiversity in Llançà

Llançà (a 5.3 Km)

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The legends of the sea with tasting in Llançà

Llançà (a 5.3 Km)

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