NATURAL PARK MONTGRI, ILLES MEDES, BAIX TER
Created on 05/28/2010 by the law 15/2010, it occupies a land area of 6155.20 hectares and a marine area of 2,039.99 hectares. It occupies space in 8 municipalities of Alto and Bajo Empordà: Bellcaire, l’Escala, Fontanilles, llavià, Gualta, Pals, Palau Sator, Ullà and Torroella de Montgri. The park is divided into 5 zones with well differentiated habitats: Macizo del Montgri, Medes Islands and the Coast of Montgri, Beaches and Dunes, Wetlands and Marshes and the agricultural plain.
In the Natural Park sports activities are carried out in the land, sea and air. There are self-guided hiking, bicycle touring and mountain biking networks. Visitors can make their own excursions on foot, horseback riding and nautical and underwater activities. Other activities are: bird watching, golf, cultural visits to museums and artisanal production (Rice). There are companies that conduct tours, routes and organized activities. Individuals can carry out autonomously and free of charge through their own means many of the indicated activities.
In l’Escola Nautic & Diving we dive in the Coast of Montgri. In the Medes Islands, diving courses or Try dives are prohibited. The Cosst of Montgri is part of the Natural Park, it extends from Estartit to Punta del Trencabrassos in the municipality of l’Escala. It is the facade of the Natural Park’s coastline. Underwater life is similar to that of the Medes Islands. The coast is steep and forms cliffs. You can access several little beaches by foot, such as Cala Calella, Cala Pedrosa and Cala Ferriol, or natural ports such as Cala Montgó. But many of the dive sites are only accessible from the boat.