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Palamos

Palamos

Palamos is at the heart of the Costa Brava in north east Spain and is washed by a beautiful clear sea and is yet fairly close to the coastal mountains behind. It is about 55 minutes drive from Girona Airport, the main airport for the Costa Brava.

This modern resort, which until not that long ago was just a seaside town with a beautiful beach, is now a quietly bustling resort that it deserves to be.

At the end of the beach is a fishing and yacht harbour and is the last stop on the 'Cruceros' ferry route which calls at most the the Costa Bravas's resorts. The town was originally founded in the 1200's, and the interesting old town is partially separated from the newer tourist resort by a headland.

Palamos has had a fishing industry for years, which it still retains, with the daily catch being auctioned on the quay side in the late afternoon.

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The beautiful beach is backed by a full length promontory, and behind that a large selection of hotels and other accommodation. If you are a sun and sea seeker, Palamos will be ideal for you. If you prefer to be more adventurous during your stay, there are smaller resorts, coves and headlands to the north and south of the town. A few of the places well worth visiting are Cala Estreta, Cala Margarida and La Fosca.

If you hire a car, S'Alguer, Calella De Parafrugell and Llafranc are other resorts further north are worth visiting, while S'Agaro and Sant Feliu de Guixols to the south can be reached easily by car or the 'Cruceros' sea ferry. Further south along the coast are Puntabrava, Rosamar and Tossa de Mar, with many interesting beaches and coves on route.

 

Palamos is well catered for with diving and other water-sports and close by there is also a good riding school, plus tennis and soccer. If you enjoy eating out, there is a good choice of restaurants in both the old and new parts of the town with the best fish restaurants being close to the main harbour. Nightlife is very low key in Palamos with some hotels putting on some shows for their guests. This is very much a quite and relaxing type of resort.

The old town has some fine churches, and in the area local to Palamos there are a number of castles worth visiting. Palamos boasts a Fishing museum in the old port. The cuisine of Catalonia is rich and varied and is mostly a typical Mediterranean diet of seafood with fresh vegetables, olives, rice and pasta.

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