Tamariu – Catalonia (Spain)
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
Situated in the north of the municipality of Palafrugell (in the Baix Empordà), Tamariu is characterised by its narrow streets and wild beach, set between rocks and trees, which draw an extremely picturesque landscape (1). Its population of little more than 300 inhabitants grows exponentially during the summer (2). Although it had traditionally been a fishing village, since the 1980s it has become a first-rate summer holidaymaker and tourism centre (3).
(1) Wikipedia entry for Tamariu
(2) Demographic and economic data (IDESCAT)
(3) Regional Council of the Baix Empordà
WHAT TO DO
The surrounding area of Tamariu (parks, beaches and coves hidden amongst pine trees and rocks), invite one to realise an indisputable activity: to live it with all the senses.
As with the majority of the Costa Brava’s beaches, Tamariu’s is made up of thick grain sand and orthoclase gravel; it also contains three more beaches: dels Lliris, la playa Gran (of thick grains) and one pebble and freshwater beach. The nearby coves of de Cabres, Es Portió, Aigua Xelida and Marquesa are unique in the area.
The paths near the beaches that allow one to stroll among pine trees and dive into coves, are perfect to calmly discover the territory and reach neighbouring localities, such as Llafranc. Adventure lovers will not want to miss out on activities like scuba diving, sailing, kayaks, or the chance to paddle surf and play beach volleyball.
Palafrugell’s cuisine is one of the most varied of the coast of Girona, and products from the sea are never missing: fish and shellfish are the indisputable protagonists of a large part of this genuine cuisine, without forgetting the rice dishes, the jewel in the crown of the majority of the area’s restaurants.
TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND LINKS OF INTEREST
Local Police: 088
Citizen’s Advice: 972 613 100
Palafrugell Town Hall