You don't have to be a fish to enjoy water!

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In Catalonia, we are fascinated by water. The marine tradition has influenced the country’s culture, but we just especially love the water. Good weather and mild temperatures in Catalonia invite you to soak in the water almost all year round: in the sea or in the mountains, in a kayak or a canoe,  water-skiing or riverboarding... You have many options to choose from.

White-water
The Noguera Pallaresa is one of the most spectacular rivers in our country, especially after the thaw. It starts in the Pla de Beret, right in the middle of the Vall d’Aran. Its 146 kilometres are a paradise for lovers of rafting and kayaking. Don’t miss the chance to shoot the white-water rapids.

Lakes, a good option for families
The aquatic magnetism pulls you in when you navigate the calm water of Banyoles lake in a canoe while you watch the sunrise. We highly recommend this place for children: the waters are calm and the natural surroundings are beautiful. Banyoles  is the largest lake in Catalonia, but it’s not the only one. We have other lakes, such as the Ivars i Vila-sana lake and the Terradets lake, where you will find a number of different water-related activities. We recommend these for families, although they are also a great getaway with friends.

What to do on the beach
The beaches are another option for children. There are over 800 kilometres of coastline, from Cape Falcó in the north, to the Sènia river to the south. Coves and beaches  of the stage for activities organised by the watersports centres:  from sailboating and tubing to diving and exploring the bottom of the sea. The centres offer personal instructors so that you can actively experience the sea. They also provide a help service and swimming assistance service.

Olympic aquatic facilities
Add the Castelldefels Olympic Canal and the Segre Olympic Park to your list of places to visit They are aquatic facilities where you can practise your stroke and try new water activities.

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In the sea or on a mountain, in a kayak or a canoe, water-skiing or Riverboarding... Choose how you want to enjoy the water in Catalonia.

Water activities
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Rafting, rowing, canoeing, kayak, sailing and more. In the sea or in the mountains. Catalonia is a paradise if what you are looking for is a good dip. Here you have a few proposals
Kayak
Kayak
Kayaks can navigate through still waters, rivers or the sea. Expert practitioners can enjoy thrills and excitement by performing jumps, slalom descents and going at top speed.
K-2 rowing.  (© Daniel Julián)
Rowing
As is widely known, this water sport involves sailing with boats propelled by oars. Although it seems simple, it is a very intense activity.
Rafting on the Noguera Pallaresa river    (© Daniel Julián)
Rafting
Talking about going down a white water river conjures up thoughts of adrenaline and emotions experienced on an inflatable raft.
Riverboarding.    (© Daniel Julián)
Riverboarding
Thrill-seekers and people with a steady head should try river-boarding. River-boarders ride on boards, practically in the water.
Jet skis    (© Daniel Julián)
Jet ski
Accelerating and breaking the waves, feeling the engine’s power. Jet-skis are driven much like a conventional motorcycle, and are boats measuring l...
Underwater fishing
Underwater fishing
The number of underwater fishing enthusiasts is increasing every day, although this is perhaps the fishing technique with the lowest relationship b...
Water sports centres
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The watersports centres organise activities on the Catalan coastline. There is a wide variety, and if you needed, they can suggest accommodation and restaurants.
Punta de la Barra, the Medes Islands  (© Servicios Editorials Georama)
Estació Nàutica L'Estartit - Illes Medes
The marine resort L'Estartit-Illes Medes offers the usual water activities such as sailing, charters, water skiing, or kayaking on the Northern coast of the Costa Brava, in addition to scuba diving and snorkel training.
Kayak at the nautical sports resort of Sant Carles de la Ràpita. (© Santi Martorell)
Estació Nàutica de Sant Carles de la Ràpita
Located in Els Alfacs Bay, Sant Carles de la Ràpita Water Sports Centre offers tourist packages for water sports (canoeing, sailing, fishing, cruises) in the Delta del Ebro and Terres de l’Ebre area. It also organises a wide range of activities related to the land and nature (cycle touring, bird watching, 4x4 routes and hiking) and other gourmet food, cultural and family proposals.
Boat in the Yacht Club marina    (© Miguel Angel Alvarez)
Estació Nàutica Salou-Cambrils-Mont-Roig
The Salou - Cambrils - Mont-roig / Miami Platja - Vandellòs / L´Hospitalet nautical centre occupies the southern half of the Costa Daurada, around 40 km of coastline made up of beautiful beaches with fine sand and shallow waters. It is an ideal place for water sports at any time of the year.
Children at a sailing lesson at the Santa Susana nautical sports resort. (© Joan Ribot)
Estació Nàutica de Santa Susanna
The town of Santa Susanna is in the northern part of the Maresme coast, close to the city of Barcelona and surrounded by blue seas and green mountains.
Boats moored in the Canals de Santa Margarida marina    (© Marc Ripol)
Estació Nàutica de Roses-Cap de Creus
The Roses-Cap de Creus water sports centre in Roses sports marina offers a wide variety of water activities for enjoying the Costa Brava and getting to know the different ecosystems that form the Cap de Creus Natural Park. Sports such as canoeing, sailing, windsurf, diving and snorkelling are available.
Boats in the port    (© Miguel Angel Alvarez)
Estació Nàutica Vilanova i la Geltrú
The district of Vilanova i la Geltrú is halfway between the cities of Barcelona and Tarragona. There are some beautiful, large beaches on the coast with fine sand that are surrounded by a pleasant esplanade and a large leisure and fishing port.
Where?Ex. Barcelona, Gelida
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Hotel Les IllesHotel Les Illes
Hotel Les Illes
Torroella de Montgrí / Costa Brava
Streetde les Illes55Torroella de Montgrí17258
Les Illes is a family hotel in L'Estartit, with over 50 years of experience in offering accommodation and activities.
Medes IIMedes II
Medes II
Torroella de Montgrí / Costa Brava
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The Medes II hotel offers 54 years of service in support of the activity of tourism. Located in L'Estartit, it has 58 fully equipped comfortable, outward-facing rooms.
NiceNice
Nice
Seu d'Urgell, la / Pyrenees
AvenuePau Claris6Seu d'Urgell (La)25700

Simple and convenient two-star hotel located in the centre of La Seu d’Urgell, offering comfortable rooms and a good restaurant serving local cuisine and able to cater for all kinds of dietary requirements. It has been adapted for guests with reduced mobility.

PanoramaPanorama
Panorama
Torroella de Montgrí / Costa Brava
Large family hotel equipped with all amenities like swimming pools, spa, restaurant and dive centre. It is located on the beachfront and has 153 fully equipped rooms.
TerrazaTerraza
Terraza
Roses / Costa Brava
The hotel terrace offers the opportunity to enjoy the extraordinary bay of Roses and the beauty treatments and massage sessions.
AvenidaAvenida
Avenida
Seu d'Urgell, la / Pyrenees
AvenuePau Claris24Seu d'Urgell (La)25700
Family-run hotel with direct service, located in La Seu d'Urgell, a crossroads in the eastern Pyrenees. It offers modern and stylish rooms and the Miscela restaurant.
Bassegoda ParkBassegoda Park
Bassegoda Park
Albanyà / Costa Brava
Bassegoda Park is located in one of the few remaining unspoilt landscapes that remain in the Empordà. It is the perfect spot to enjoy all kinds of outdoor sports and to visit the Alta Garrotxa, Sant Llorenç de la Muga and Figueres, all areas of outstanding natural interest.
Can MiquelCan Miquel
Can Miquel
Torroella de Montgrí / Costa Brava
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Family hotel located at the Montgo beach on the Costa Brava, offering unrivalled facilities, with a swimming pool and tennis court and a Mediterranean restaurant.
Comtat Sant JordiComtat Sant Jordi
Comtat Sant Jordi
Castell-Platja d'Aro / Costa Brava
The Comtat Sant Jordi offers 167 fully appointed apartments in Platja d'Aro. It features a magnificent outdoor swimming pool, a playground and a supermarket.
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Cosmopolita
Castell-Platja d'Aro / Costa Brava
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The Cosmopolita boutique hotel offers modern, elegant and functional accommodation on the beachfront at Platja d'Aro. It has a full spa and fitness centre, as well as stunning outdoor terraces.
Els PinsEls Pins
Els Pins
Castell-Platja d'Aro / Costa Brava
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This hotel has 68 comfortable rooms decorated in a Mediterranean style. Its facilities include a swimming pool with sun terrace and a lovely garden with pine trees.
Ilunion Caleta ParkIlunion Caleta Park
Ilunion Caleta Park
Sant Feliu de Guíxols / Costa Brava
Hotel on the beachfront of S’Agaró with lovely views of the bay, featuring a garden, swimming pool, pleasant terrace and minimalist décor.
Parador Nacional Seu d'UrgellParador Nacional Seu d'Urgell
Parador Nacional Seu d'Urgell
Seu d'Urgell, la / Pyrenees
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The Pyrenees are the natural setting of this parador that opened in the capital of Alt Urgell, very close to Andorra.
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Port Salins
Castelló d'Empúries / Costa Brava
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In the centre of the Empuriabrava marina. Ample health and wellness facilities.
Prestige Coral PlatjaPrestige Coral Platja
Prestige Coral Platja
Roses / Costa Brava
Hotel Prestige Coral Platja, a family hotel on the seafront, has been open since the 1960s.
Where?Ex. Barcelona, Gelida
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AquabravaAquabrava
Aquabrava
Roses / Costa Brava
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Water park located on the outskirts of Roses, one of the most vibrant towns on the Costa Brava. It covers ten hectares of green park zone and offers not only thrilling attractions but also areas to relax in, with plenty of amenities.
AquadiverAquadiver
Aquadiver
Castell-Platja d'Aro / Costa Brava
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Water park situated between Castell d’Aro and Platja d’Aro, right in the heart of the Costa Brava. It covers ten hectares of green park zone and offers not only thrilling attractions but also areas to relax in, with plenty of amenities.
Aqualeon Water Park SafariAqualeon Water Park Safari
Aqualeon Water Park Safari
Albinyana / Costa Daurada
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Water park situated conveniently close to El Vendrell and the El Vendrell beaches. This park has a full range of facilities and amenities with attractions to suit all tastes and ages, from the most daring right up to those seeking a more tranquil experience.
Aquopolis Costa DauradaAquopolis Costa Daurada
Aquopolis Costa Daurada
Vila-seca / Costa Daurada
Water park situated near the town of Salou, right in the heart of the  Costa Daurada. This park has a full range of services with attractions to suit all tastes and ages, and also a dolphinarium with dolphins and sea lions.
BIWPA (Barcelona International Waterpolo Academy)BIWPA (Barcelona International Waterpolo Academy)
BIWPA (Barcelona International Waterpolo Academy)
Barcelona / Barcelona
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BIWPA es una academia que organiza distintos campus dirigidos a jóvenes waterpolistas y que tiene como objetivo formar a nivel deportivo, pero también a nivel humano e intelectual. 
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Bravamar
Sant Feliu de Guíxols / Costa Brava
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Centro de actividades al aire libre, situado en la playa de Sant Feliu de Guíxols, que organiza excursiones en kayak y sup paddle, salidas en catamarán, recorridos con subwing y rutas guiadas en la vía ferrata de la cala del Molí.
Calafell AventuraCalafell Aventura
Calafell Aventura
Calafell / Costa Daurada
Calafell Aventura es un parque temático destinado a que grandes y pequeños disfruten de un espacio de ocio y juego en familia en un entorno natural y respetuoso con el medio ambiente.
Catalunya en MiniaturaCatalunya en Miniatura
Catalunya en Miniatura
Torrelles de Llobregat / Costa Barcelona
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Come and discover a miniature Catalonia at the largest scale-model park in Europe and one of the largest in the world. There are 147 models of buildings from across Catalonia, as well as buildings designed by Gaudí to be found beyond the Catalan region.
Centro de Buceo Ametlla DivingCentro de Buceo Ametlla Diving
Centro de Buceo Ametlla Diving
Ametlla de Mar, l' / Terres de l'Ebre
Streetde Ports/nAmetlla de Mar, l'43860
Con doce años de experiencia, se trata del único centro de buceo PADI 5 * IDC de la localidad. Ofrece cursos PADI, los más reconocidos a nivel mundial, para todos los niveles, desde la primera experiencia de buceo hasta instructor, hasta cursos de especialidades, como buceo nocturno, barcos hundidos...
Club Nàutic SalouClub Nàutic Salou
Club Nàutic Salou
Salou / Costa Daurada
This restaurant is located on the top floor of the Salou Sailing Club and has two large dining rooms as well as a large terrace overlooking the harbour. Its food is based on Mediterranean market cuisine and can be ordered a la carte and from other menus, including one for children. Some of its specialities include rice and fish dishes. This venue also specialises in hosting weddings.
Club Náutico EstartitClub Náutico Estartit
Club Náutico Estartit
Torroella de Montgrí / Costa Brava
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El alquiler y compra de los amarres del puerto de L'Estartit los gestiona el Club Nàutic Estartit. Al alcance de los socios quedan las instalaciones que cuentan con pistas de tenis y piscina, entre otros. También ofrece diversas actividades acuáticas y la posibilidad de alquilar embarcaciones.
Costa Caribe Aquatic ParkCosta Caribe Aquatic Park
Costa Caribe Aquatic Park
Salou / Costa Daurada
AvenueAlcalde de Pere Molass/nVila-seca43480
This water park is located right in the heart of the Costa Daurada beside PortAventura Park. It has breathtaking slides, an artificial river to try your skills at rafting, a wave pool and zones for children with games.
Cruceros Don PanchoCruceros Don Pancho
Cruceros Don Pancho
Roses / Costa Brava
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Con la empresa Cruceros Don Pancho y sus propuestas de excursiones acuáticas se puede conocer de manera diferente el Parc Natural del Cap de Creus y la característica población de Cadaqués. Entre su flota hay un barco con visión submarina.
Dive DifferentDive Different
Dive Different
Sant Feliu de Guíxols / Costa Brava
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Dive Different es una empresa de servicios marítimos y subacuáticos. Su principal actividad es el buceo profesional, pero también ofrece buceo recreativo, alquiler de amarres y de embarcaciones.
Diving Center - El Rei del MarDiving Center - El Rei del Mar
Diving Center - El Rei del Mar
Torroella de Montgrí / Costa Brava
AvenueGrècia5Torroella de Montgrí17258
El fondo marino de las islas Medes es lo más parecido al paraíso para los submarinistas. Su riqueza se debe a la proliferación de poblaciones de al...