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Palamos is very nice and beautiful city with a lot of activity to do there. La Fosca is near Palamos. It is quiet and with stunning views. There is a castle in La Fosca and diving is also available.

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Apartment in Palamós

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  • sleeps 6
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  • 85 m² living area
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Apartment in Palamós (Palamos Centre)

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  • sleeps 6
  • 1 bathroom
  • 85 m² living area
  • 8 m² terrace
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Villa in Palamós

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  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 250 m² living area
  • 50 m² terrace
  • Balcony
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Palamos

Palamos is In the heart of the Costa Brava, washed by the crystal clear sea and close to the coastal mountains. Located 55 minutes drive from Girona Airport on the North Eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain.

This modern resort set around a yacht harbour full of yachts is the last stop on the cruceros cruise run. The town was originally founded in 1277, and the old town is separated from the new tourist resort by a headland.

Palamos still retains its fishing industry, with the catch of the day being auctioned off on the quayside in the late afternoon. The fishing port, like the old town, is separated from the sports harbour by the promontory.

Beaches
Enjoy Palamos' beautiful beaches and creeks, where the locals are friendly and welcoming, and where the diving is good.

Cala Estreta is one of the most beautiful beaches; a sandy beach with shallow water, and a mixed seabed of sand and rock. You can reach it from the road leading to the Platja de Castell 



Cala Margarida has mooring for small craft; it’s located close to the centre of town and is a shingle cove with shallow water and a rocky seabed.

La Fosca. Beach has a centre of fine sand which is bordered by dark rocky areas, giving the beach it's name of La Fosca, or Dark Beach).
Platja de Castell is a broad sandy beach surrounded by a natural landscape. On the beach there are the ruins of an ancient Iberian Castle.

Leisure & Recreation
Diving and water-sports are well catered for locally. Nearby there is also a riding school, tennis and soccer.

There are plenty of quiet roads for cyclists to enjoy. Walkers and runners will enjoy the miles of spectacular coastline.

Eating out

There is a good choice of restaurants in both the old and new parts of the town. For traditional Mediterranean fare try some of the fish restaurants close to the main harbour.

Nightlife

Nightlife is fairly low-key, although there are some establishments where locals and tourists alike enjoy music and dancing until the early hours.

Culture
The old town has some fine churches, and in the local area there are several castles. The Fishing museum in the old fishing port is also very interesting.

Fiestas
There are colourful and exciting fiestas in Palamos. The festival of San Juan in June fills the streets, and the festival of Carmen fills the sea with a procession of boats in August. Other festivals take place throughout the year.

Cuisine
The gastronomy of Catalonia is rich and varied. Principally it is the typical Mediterranean diet of fish and seafood with fresh vegetables, olives and olive oil rice and pasta.

We recommend that visitors try some traditional Catalan dishes whilst on holiday, especially delicious are 

Escudella I Carn D'olla, vegetable broth with pork, veal and chicken. Pa Amb Tomàquet, 

simply rustic bread, can be toasted, rubbed with tomato pulp and dressed with oil and salt; these delcious breakfast can also be served with ham, sausage or tortilla.

Coca is a very thin dough baked with onions, peppers and other vegetables served with and meats, or fish (especially sardines).

Climate
Palamos enjoys a Mediterranean climate of long hot summers tempered by cooling sea breezes and mild spring and autumn with a cool occasionally wet winter.

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Reviews for Palamós

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Palamos is very nice and beautiful city with a lot of activity to do there. La Fosca is near Palamos. It is quiet and with stunning views. There is a castle in La Fosca and diving is also available.


Costa Brava reviews

Beautiful coasts with amazing views.
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A very nice city with a wonderfull atmosphere of quieteness, amicability. Regardless to lots of tourists it does not give a feeling of a typically beach-and-hotels touristic place. On the contrary, you immmerse in the atmosphere of the town, becomes an integral part of it.


Costa Brava reviews

A picturesque zone with beaches at any taste. Perfect highways to travel by car.
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Rather a big town but the old area is nice with lots of restaurants. Excellent fish market. Some nice beaches. Clean and well maintained town.


Costa Brava reviews

Beautiful beaches to be found within a 15 minute drive from Palamos.
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very clean, gently for family live


Costa Brava reviews

touristic
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Pidimme kaupungista, suurin sesonki ei vielä ollut alkanut joten kaupungissa oli hieman unelias tunnelma, mutta se sopi hyvin meille. Mukavia ruokapaikkoja ja hyvät ulkoilu- ja liikuntamahdollisuudet


Costa Brava reviews

Olimme ensimmäistä kertaa Costa Bravan alueella ja pidimme siitä kovasti. Autolla oli helpo liikkua, koska kaikki tiet ja kohteet oli hyvin merkitty ja kaupungeista sai hyvin tietoa internetistä tai matkailutoimistosta.
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Ville animé pour un séjour en famille c'est parfait


Costa Brava reviews

Belle région
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Jolie ville balnéaire familiale. Dommage qu'il soit si difficile de s'y garer.


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Magnifique.
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La ville offre un environnement idéal pour des vacances en famille.


Costa Brava reviews

Lieux magnifiques, petites criques, belles balades... Et des manèges pour les enfants! Même par temps de pluie, nous avons pu nous occuper: nous avons trouvé un parc d'attraction couvert!
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Schöner Ort mit guter Infrastruktur und in den Pfingstferien nicht über laufen.


Costa Brava reviews

Sehr abwechslungsreiche Küste, die sich sowohl zum Badeurlaub als auch zum Wandern eignet (sehr gut ausgeschildert es Wegenetz). Das Wasser war glasklar. Darüber hinaus befinden sich schöne Ausflugsziele in der Umgebung {z.B. Barcelona, Girona).
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Belebt


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Schön in der Nebensaison
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Palamos is een geweldige plaats! Veel te beleven ook! Er is een grote haven en een visafslag.


Costa Brava reviews

Prachtige kust waar veel plaatsen liggen met veel historische achtergronden
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NADA YA LA CONOCIA


Costa Brava reviews

NADA QUE COMENTAR
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Dejlig by der har alt hvad vi foerventer.


Costa Brava reviews

Dejlig strand lige ved byen.
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Ambiente familiar y muy agradable


Costa Brava reviews

La millor
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Bien


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Très Bien
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Hyggelig by med mange gode restauranter


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Godt område til vandring
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Palamós is een kleine havenstad waar altijd iets te doen is. Kleine binnenstad met leuke winkeltjes en restaurantjes, helaas voor de jeugd weinig tot geen disco's maar die vermaken zich wel op andere manieren. Zeker een aanrader voor jonge gezinnen die niet van erge drukte houden zoals in Blanes of platje d'aro


Costa Brava reviews

Kust is prachtig, veel kleine baaitjes waar je weinig toerisme vind en nog de echte Spanjaard ontmoet. Zee is mooi schoon en het water is helder. De stranden rondom Palamós zijn zeer geschikt voor jonge gezinnen omdat het lang ondiep is. zeker in de kleine baaitjes
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Levendig. Goedkope restaurants. Vanaf strand zicht op lelijke huizen. Mooie boulevard. Speeltuinen voor kinderen. Aan strand altijd veel wind. Leuke winkels.


Costa Brava reviews

Goed
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assez bétonné mais bien pour les balades du soir


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Dejlig ferieby, har været der flere gange.


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Dejlig strand.
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