Palamós

Palamos is located in the northern part of the bay which takes its name. This bay is frequently place for sailing, swimming and windsurfing, among other water activities.

Cork and fishing have been traditionally the main economic activities in the village, at least until the second half of the twentieth century. In fact, today, the fishing remains a major activity, as its port, around which develops an intense activity, remains the largest fish market on the Costa Brava.

Palamós BayShips in Palamós harbour   

Palamós lives and breathes fishing. Situated in a wide bay, it is the leading fishing port on the Costa Brava. Regattas, the procession of boats in honour of La Mare de Déu del Carme (patron saint of fishermen) and the famous shrimp pay tribute to this fishing capital.

On a headland overlooking two large ports (a marina and fishing port), stands the old quarter completed by the Punta del Molí where the lighthouse is located. Visitors should not miss the fish market (La Llotja) where barges and boats come in to auction their day’s catch, and the Fishing Museum, the only one of its kind in Catalonia.

Santa Maria ChurchPalamós Harbour

Palamós has a very interesting historical center: the church of Santa Maria, in late Gothic style. Its door are from the XIIth and XVth centuries. On the other hand, the village has a very advanced tourism infrastructure, with a large range of restaurants, bars, yacht clubs, theaters and hotels.

Around Palamós you’ll find some of the best beaches on the Costa Brava. Among them, the most remarkable is Es Castell, at north, a virgin beach that, in the 90's, thanks to opposition from the local platform "Salvem Es Castell" forced a referendum in the village. From that democratic decision Es Castell still remains a virgin this place, not threatened by urban development. On the left side of the beach you will also find an outdoor archeological Iberian settlement, just on a promontory above the sea, in a privileged position.

Palamós - Es Castell Beach

From Es Castell begins to the south a beautiful coastal path that leads to other beaches of great beauty on the Costa Brava center: Cala Margarida, S'Alguer and la Fosca, a beautiful and wide beach with a great black rock just in the middle.

The vitality and cultural tourism is enormous in this friendly city, so that those interested in its offer will should go to the tourist office and join the guided tours that are organized in order to spread the history and curiosities of Palamós.



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Cala dels Pots, Palamós

Camí de ronda al voltant de Platja Pere Grau

Cala Canyers, Palamós

Platja Pere Grau, petita platgeta amagada al final de l'escullera de Palamós

Playa Pere Grau, cerca del Puerto de Palamós

Cala dels Pots, Palamós

Villages near Palamós

  • Sant Antoni de Calonge
    3.4 miles away
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    Sant Antoni de Calonge is part of the village of Calonge, just 2 kms inwards, and is next to the sea. Originally a fishers area, it is now a coastline zone with sand beaches with many services by a beautiful promenade that leads to Palamós, because it is part of the bay. A spectacular coastal path, through rocky coves, leads to the south to Platja d'Aro village.

  • Vall-llobrega
    3.4 miles away
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  • Calonge
    4.9 miles away
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    To the south of Palamós, Sant Antoni de Calonge is now a large tourist resort and, moving inland, the town of Calonge has an interesting medieval castle.

  • Calella de Palafrugell
    6.1 miles away
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    Calella de Palafrugell is a small coastal town in the heart of the Costa Brava. Original and colorful, Calella still retains the old charm of the fishing villages before the arrival of tourism. Its most famous creeks are the Canadell, Port-bo or Golfet. On Cap Roig is situated one of the best botanical gardens in the Mediterranean, and on the bay of Port-bo is held every first weekend of July, the famous Habanera Singing Festival.

  • Platja d'Aro
    6.6 miles away
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    Platja d’Aro’s main drag, formed by Avinguda S’Agaró and Avinguda Cavall Bernat, offers some of the region’s best shopping, with big-name designer clothes stores and some classy local establishments. Most are open all year and have extended summer hours (daily 10am–2pm & 5–10pm).

  • Mont-ras
    7 miles away
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  • Llafranc
    7 miles away
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    Located southeast of the town of Palafrugell, this former maritime district is now a wonderful bay flanked by the mountain of San Sebastian, in the north side, where stays an impressive lighthouse and a panoramic view, 167 meters above sea level. Along the promenade that runs along the beach there are restaurants, sports activities and facilities for bathers.

  • Palafrugell
    7.7 miles away
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    In Palafrugell visitors can see the birthplace of the writer Josep Pla (1897-1981) and stroll through the old quarter surrounding the Church of Sant Martí and the market, selling much of the region’s fine produce.

  • S'Agaró
    9.2 miles away
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    In S’Agaró, Girona-born architect Rafael Masó (1880-1935) was commissioned to design a town-garden near the sea in a classical Noucentista (early 20th century) style in 1920. It features Greek temples, viewing points, balustrades and a legendary hotel, Hostal de la Gavina.

  • Castell d'Aro
    9.4 miles away
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  • Tamariu
    9.7 miles away
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