According to the legend, when the first settlers arrived to these lands about IX b.c., the surrounding beauty captivated them to the point where they forgot how shallow it was. Their boat was beached and they decided to establish themselves in nearby Empurias where a prosperous society soon emerged.
With time, the river brought soil from the Pirenees mountains further pushing out the sea, to the point where the boat was completely out of the water. Little by little their boat transformed itself into a Mas (a farm house). A Mas that in reality belongs more to the sea than to the land. And this is how such a Mas got its name (Mar means Sea).
From then on, all those that overnight in it feel time is at a still. One of its latest inhabitants, Mr. Martinet not too long ago still traveled by bicycle to the neighboring town of San Pedro Pescador, where the Mas is still known by many as “Mas Martinet”.
Surrounded by wetlands, in the Aigüamolls del Empordà natural parc, the Mas has about 1Km of beach front property. It is contiguous to the north with the Fluvia river, to the East with the Sant Pere Pescador beach. The beach is never ever crowded and is ideal fur sun bathing or to practice sea sports. It sits in the middle of a very long stretch of beach over 10 Km long (6 miles). A small section of such beach is often used for Kite Surfing.
The flat fields surrounding the beach create a microclimate that brings a constant sea breeze ideal to practice such sport. The Mas is close to the town (2Km) yet the closest building is about 1Km away.