Palamós – Catalonia (Spain)
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
Of a seafaring tradition this town of the Baix Empordà counts with one of the most noted ports of Catalonia (1). This implicates three of the area’s essential economic sectors: tourism, fishing and commerce (2). On the Mediterranean, its location in the middle of the Costa Brava has converted Palamós into one of the most important touristic destinations on the Catalan coast (3).
(1) Wikipedia entry for Palamós
(2) Demographic and economic data (IDESCAT)
(3) Tourism in Palamós
WHAT TO DO
Tranquillity, unique locations, adventure activities, cultural heritage, good food… all this is Palamós.
The urban nucleus of Palamós, with its historical centre, industrial buildings, medieval castle, its square or church, is perfect to be discovered on foot. This is also true of its port with the Museum of Fishing and the Fish Market, which say a lot of the town’s idiosyncrasy. The idyllic Cap Roig (Calella de Palafrugell) where one can enjoy some incomparable views can be reached with the town’s coastal path.
BEACHES AND COVES
Accessible on foot or by car, the coves and beaches of Palamós are of sand (Gran, La Fosca or de Castell), pebble (cala Margarida or cala S’Alguer), and mixed (cala Estreta), communicated by the coastal path going through a landscape of pine trees stroking the sea.
Near seventy restaurants underline the gastronomic variety of Palamós: traditional, genuine and innovative. Throughout the year various gastronomic campaigns allow one to taste local products, always connected to the sea: Menú de la Gamba (Prawn Menu, the star product of the locality), Menú de l’Escamarlà (Dublin Bay Prawn Menu) and the Menú de l’Olla de Peix (Fish Casserole). In addition to this, one can also enjoy wine with the Certificate of Origin Empordà, Palamós disposing of three cellars.
TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND LINKS OF INTEREST
Local Police: 088
Citizen’s Advice: 972 600 026
Palamós Town Hall