Cala Almadrava

Only 4.5 km from Roses you’ll find this familiar cove with plenty of amenities. Fine sand, and a 450 meters length, Cala Almadrava is the last great beach in the south of Cap de Creus, before entering the area of the protected Natural Park.

La Cala Almadrava es una de las más familiares del norte de la Costa Brava

Cala Almadrava is one of the most popular and familiar beaches in north Costa Brava, Roses, Spain

The name of the Almadrava cove comes from an old tuna fishing technique that was used in Roses and from the XVIth century to the first half of XXth century. This kind of tuna capture was based on networks. Almadrava Creek is also known as Canyelles Grosses, bigger in comparison to other neighboring creeks and its ‘relative’: Canyelles Petites.

Vista aérea de Cala Almadrava, en Roses, Girona

Aerian view of Cala Almadrava, in Roses, Girona

The waters of the beach are very quiet and pleasant. The cove is protected from the Tramontana wind that comes from the north. The water on the shore is shallow, so you will not notice big variations in depth as you go into it. The sand surface type is fine and golden brown toast.

Cala Almadrava es una playa amplia y con excelentes servicios

Cala Almadrava is a wide beach with excellent facilities

As we mentioned, Cala Almadrava has all kinds of services of a cove for the family. Well-connected to the center of Roses, that you can reach by bus, on the beach can also find showers, toilets, chairs, bar and even beach volleyball fields, and kayak rental. It is important to observe that it is also adapted to the handicapped.

Puesta de sol en Cala Almadrava, Roses, Costa Brava

Sunset in Cala Almadrava, Roses, Costa Brava

From Cala Almadrava to the north starts a coastal path that reaches Cala Montjoi, where the El Bulli Foundation is located, the brilliant chef Ferran Adrià gastronomical center.


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This post was written by Alex Rigola who has written 60 posts on Costa Brava Blog.

Alex Rigola is Costa Brava's editor and an ampurdan passionated who enjoys sailing his little boat through the Costa Brava coast. He currently lives in Pals and if you use to ride along cycling routes in the area, it's very likely that you encounter him at some point. When asked about his favorite spot on the Costa Brava he never hesitates for a moment: Cala Montjoi.

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