Surrounded by natural spaces
of wonderful landscape and natural interest and crossed by the River Fluvià,
St. Pere is in the middle of the Gulf of Roses, one of the most attractive
bays of the Western Mediterranean.
The Conjunction of a landscape
of great fields of fine fruit trees and the amplest sand beach 7 kilometres
long, denominated "the Dunes", makes this place very characteristic,
even emblematic of the Costa Brava.
The first historical reference
of Sant Pere Pescador dates back to the year 974 when it was still a possession
of the monastery of St. Pere de Rodes, forming part of the county of Empúries.
The castle of Sant Pere from
the XIV century is the most important medieval building of the locality.
The drying out of the nearby
marshy zones during the XVII and XVIII centuries caused a considerable
increase in population. The economy has been traditionally based on agriculture
and fishing, and in the last several years also on tourism. The great
apple production makes of Sant Pere an important stop for immigrant labour.
One of the tourist attractions
of Sant Pere is more than 7 kilometres of uninterrupted beach where you
can enjoy all sorts of sailing sports. The Gulf, and especially St. Pere,
is appreciated worldwide by all the lovers of this sport. The waters have
been the site of many competitions of the Windsurf world cup. The moderate
thermal winds, allow novices and experts alike an opportunity to practice
The lovers of fishing cannot
find a better destination in the Costa Brava. Innumerable fishing fans
line the banks the river and the beach. Sunday is the busiest day. The
borders of the Fluvià River also welcome lovers of the Kayak and
water skiing. Specialized commerce exists to support all of the devotees
of these sports.
Sant Pere Pescador offers all
type of lodging, including small hotels and pensions, but overall Camping
is the most important accommodations, and there are more than a dozen
camping sites. All are almost directly on the beach, which again makes
of St. Pere the ideal place for those who seek sun, and a quiet beach.
On the 29th of June the locality celebrates its “fiesta mayor.”
Wednesday is market day. You will find fresh fruit and cultivated vegetables
from the nearby orchards.
From your lodging in Sant Pere Pescador you will be able to visit in less
than 30 minutes by car, Figueres, Castelló d'Empúries, the
ruins of Empúries or the Natural Park Aigüamolls of the Empordà.
In Sant Pere Pescador you will
be able to enjoy all the elements necessary to pass a quite and simultaneously
attractive stay, surrounded by especially cosy and amiable people.