The Costa Brava is a region that is highly valued for its underwater scenery. The conservation of the marine flora and fauna has made it one of the most popular destinations for divers. A variety of underwater excursions are available from the Costa Beach & Golf Resort, thanks to its privileged location in the centre of Pals beach, with 2 water sports centres just 400 metres from the hotel.
Just 10 minutes away by boat is the nature reserve of the Medes Islands, a small archipelago of islets, which is considered one of the most important nature reserves in the Mediterranean, due to its flora and fauna. This archipelago located at the foot of Montgri and which benefits from its situation close to the mouth of the Ter River, has shipwrecks on its seabed, which bear testimony to its origins, first as a pirates’ island and later as a small prison.
A variety of excursions are available to some of its islands, such as Medallot, Small Meda , the Ferrenellas, Big Tascó, Small Tascó and Caballo Bernardo, both for beginners and as visits to underwater caves. All the excursions are guided by expert diving professionals. The islands’ most cherished wildlife includes the 'Corallium rubrum' red coral structures, the Neptune Grass and the large groupers which grow to up to 1 metre in length and lie in wait watching them.
Cap de Begur
To the south of Pals beach, just 5 minutes away by car, is the imposing Cap de Begur, with the SES NEGRES nature reserve with its 1,300 metres of coastline, between the coves of sa Riera and Aiguafreda. From the natural jetty of Aiguafreda there are outings to the famous Begur Chimneys. This excursion has a certain degree of difficulty and requires the use of a compass, as they are at a depth of 15 metres. The wildlife which can be seen includes lobsters, octopus, cuttlefish, conger eels, moray eels and occasionally even small shoals of barracuda.
There are also beginners’ diving courses and family snorkelling excursions to the various coves of the region.