Sustainability

Nature has been generous and abundant with the richness of the land and territory. Mountains, valleys, gardens, rivers, wetlands, beaches, dunes, and islands converge in a single space.
Landscapes are beautiful and natural, offering cultural diversity that allow their discovery
by land, sea and air.

The fact that Torroella has the largest area,
confirms the beauty of its surroundings and the
growing interest of the municipality to protect a
beloved and unique landscape.

Respect for the natural environment and the land is the result from the people who have built close ties through their interaction with the environment, but also interpreted through stories and anecdotes told by past generations. The figure of nature is the instrument that guarantees the perpetual maintenance of the relationship between man and land.

The Montgrí Natural Park, the Medes Islands and the Baix Ter obtained, at the end of 2016, the prestigious European Charter for Sustainable Tourism, awarded by the EUROPARC Federation

Proof of our constant effort are the official recognitions obtained

Think green in the Montgrí,
Medes Islands and Baix Ter Natural Park

Ten ideas to make your visit to the natural park “greener”.
There are many ways of ensuring that your visit to our natural park is more ecological. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1 | Discover a spectacle of colours

The Medes Islands and the virgin coastline of Montgrí are a true paradise. The various depths allow for all kinds of diving experiences for both amateurs and professionals. Seeing this spectacle of colours is a unique experience, with seagrass meadows, gorgonian forests, corals, grouper fish and lobsters, among other species. The diving centres and the different activity companies will show you everything.

2 | Fall in love with our flora and fauna

Discover the large number of marine and terrestrial habitats providing wonderful landscapes.

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3 | Be eco-responsible

Respect the park rules, which are designed to make the management of this area compatible with its conservation.
Read through the park rules.

4 | Bring your binoculars

From one of the vantage points in the wetlands of Ter Vell and La Pletera you can observe the wide variety of species, birds, reptiles and vegetation typical of lagoons and marshes.
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5 | Visit us during the different seasons of the year

Summer is a great time to come to Torroella and L’Estartit, but each season brings different moments of joy and surprises! Discover the birds in spring, the spectacular colours in autumn and the cool air of winter.

6 | Leave your car at home!

It’s worth checking out the public transport options before you decide to come to our park by car. You may be surprised to learn how you can get here by bus or train or a combination of both. And, once you’re here, you can get around by bus, bike, boat or on foot. For further information,
Getting here.

7 | Glide over the sea

Sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, kiteboarding and stand-up paddleboarding are all sports linked to the sea that allow you to sail, get from one place to another and even glide over the water!
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8 | Put on your trainers and go for a stroll

Hiking and cycle tourism have a low environmental impact and are hugely beneficial for our health.View all the routes through the park

9 | Add value to ECST establishments

The companies that have signed up to the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism are the ones that make the greatest effort to make their activity sustainable and work together with those who manage natural areas. View the list of ECST companies here.

10 | Enjoy the local products

Local commerce, home-grown products, a good service and a friendly atmosphere. Fine meals, home cooking and creative cuisine, with restaurateurs who enthusiastically prepare their varied menus with regional products for all tastes. Traditional weekly markets take place on Mondays in Torroella and on Thursdays in L’Estartit, with the fruit, vegetables, sought-after organic products, clothing and other items proving that these long-standing commercial gatherings are still full of hustle and bustle.

Recognitions

For the third year, Torroella de Montgrí-L’Estartit-Medes Islands has been chosen as one of the 100 most sustainable destinations in the world, according to the ranking compiled by the recognized international association Green Destinations. This year, however, the municipality has gone a step further on its list and it has been awarded the Gold Award.

The destination Torroella de Montgrí-L’Estartit participated in the 2019 Sustainable Cities And Human Settlements Awards, organized by Global Forum on Human Settelments, at ITB Berlin, and was the 1st winner of the Best of Seaside awards category..

Torroella de Montgrí – L’Estartit – Medes Islands has been selected as one of 2017’s Global Top 100 Sustainable Destinations. This ranking is compiled by the international association Green Destinations, in conjunction with some 20 organizations that work to promote sustainable tourism. The award is meant to provide visibility to the work of tourist destinations in support of sustainability and to promote best practices. One hundred international experts participate in the evaluations and selection of the winners.

Location

Torroella de Montgrí and L’Estartit are situated in the heart of the CostaBrava, with easy access from other coastal resorts and also from Girona, Barcelona and the French border.

GR92/E12, Mediterranean path, Ter Route.

Eurovelo 8 Mediterranean Route, Pirinexus, Ter Route.

SARFA and AMPSA companies run regular from Barcelona, Girona and the main towns on the Costa Brava.

AVE/TGV to Girona (45km), to Figueres (a 39km).

Girona-Costa Brava (50km) and Barcelona (150 km).

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