Cross-Curricular Medaqua School Trip To Costa Brava
Develop skills and confidence in the water, practice Spanish and absorb the vibrant culture of Barcelona.
Medaqua run brillant water sports including snorkeling
Trips to historic Girona to visit the cathedral, Arab baths
The Dalí Museum at Figueres
A day trip to Barcelona
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
This ancient town has all the charm of a large city but without the crowds. The old town is on the east bank of the river, with pedestrianized narrow streets surrounded by the old city walls, which you can walk along. There is an attractive Jewish quarter to explore, a magnificent gothic cathedral, Arab baths and an archaeological museum as well as great shopping. Photo © Miquel Caimary.
If you come to the Costa Brava, a trip to Barcelona city is a must. You can visit Antoni Gaudi’s still unfinished masterpiece the church of the Sagrada Familia, browse the the Bouqeria market, wander the lively Ramblas – or ascend Montjuic and see the National Art Museum. Football fans, on the other hand, might want to visit the Nou Camp, home to FC Barcelona.
Medaqua is an ideal hub for water sports and activities, with experienced and motivated staff on hand to ensure your groups safety and enjoyment. Groups stay in accommodation close to the centre. Water sports and activities available include snorkelling, sea kayaking, sailing, boat trips, cycling and diving.
Explore otherwise inaccessible corners of the shoreline by sea kayak, which combines elements of sport, sea and adventure. Ultra-stable two-person kayaks are used for beginners, and trips are guided by ‘Medaqua monitors’ with radio and telephone back-up. The usual itinerary is around the Medes Islands, with an optional stop for bathing and/or visiting Meda Gran Island.
After 10 years as a protected zone, the seas around the Medes Islands are like an aquarium. Saddle bream, peacock wrasse, damselfish and grouper are just a few among the many exotic fish you can observe on our snorkelling trips. Wetsuits are provided, and ‘Medaqua monitors’ – one for each group of eight – will guide you around the most interesting places.
Sailing has never been so easy. On the new 9m Fillao, you can relax, enjoy sailing with your friends, and explore the magic of wind energy movement.
On this boat trip from L’Estartit harbour to a ‘hidden’ cove in the Montgrí cliffs, you’ll visit Pedrosa Island and – sea conditions permitting – navigate through a hole in the rocks called Roca Foradada, before finally hopping off at a small cove at the foot of the Montgrí. You can then take a 90-minute walk back to L’Estartit.
Medaqua activities don’t end where the sea does. A guided bike tour will take you along the beach, through the nature reserves of the coastal marshes, along river banks, through the countryside and even into the mountains. There are many bike routes to choose from, some easy, some a bit more challenging.
Ideal for student groups, these workshops can be combined with the following activities to enhance learning: kayak trip to Meda Gran Island (social studies and natural science), sailing workshop (experimental science/technology, history), fishing (social studies/technology), snorkelling (social studies and natural science), and environment workshop.
This large landscaped aquatic park is close to the resort of Roses. There are 18 water based attractions with twisting water slides, waves and waterfalls and crazy rivers. Thrill rides include the Black Hole and Kamikaze (seasonal).
This is the largest surrealistic object in the world occupying the site of the former municipal theatre in Figueres just outside of Barcelona. Currently, the museum houses approximately 1,500 pieces of art of varying mediums.
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