Palamos is located on the Costa Brava, the well-known coast of Girona Province. It is a bay of fine sand, which interrupts the dominating cliff line of the Costa Brava. The broken coastal relief provides excellent wide beaches and coves with crystalline waters among the rocks. The town is washed by the azure sea waters on one side and is watched over by the coastal mountains on the other.
The town is characterized by the beautiful beaches, hidden coves, fishing port, sailing facilities and the old town with medieval streets.
The delight of this city is the way the town has developed in an orderly and relatively compact fashion, with the old, traditional fishermen cottages on the coast, which have been tastefully and authentically restored by their owners.
The view of Palamos and its beach
Palamos is a major commercial port that boasts one of the last remaining fishing fleets on this part of the Mediterranean coast.
A Little Bit of History
This city was founded on December 3rd in 1279. Peter III of Aragon wanted to find a new port on this side of the coast, as the previous royal port in the Torroella de Montgri Region had silted up.
Until the second half of the twentieth century, fishing and cork manufacturing were the two major economic activities. However, in the sixties the town grew rapidly in tourism.
Port of Palamos
There are several colorful and exciting fiestas celebrated in Palamos and the most popular among them are the Festival of San Juan, Christmas Race and the Carmen Festival, during which the sea is filled with boat procession.
This port city is the birthplace of Frederic Pujula i Valles, a pioneer of Esperanto Literature.
Where is Palamos?
- 73.3 miles/ 118 km from Barcelona, Spain
- 29.3 miles/ 47.2 km from Girona, Spain
- 74.5 miles/ 120 km from Terrassa, Spain
- 27 miles/ 43.5 km from Girona-Costa Brava Airport, Spain
- 78.9 miles/ 127 km from Llabanere Airport, France
- 80.1 miles/ 129 km from Barcelona Airport, Spain
Things to See
- Fishing Museum
- Les Gavarres
- The Port
- The Lighthouse
- Leisure and Recreation
- Tuesday Market
- Cala Font Morisca
- Cala El Crit
- Playa Gran de Palamos
- Cala Castell
- Cala Margarida, Cala Sonia o Marquesa, Cala S’Alguer, Cala de Frare, La Roca Fosca and Cala Estreta are the other popular beaches in Palamos
- Tossa de Mar
Enjoy the Mediterranean climate of Palamos, where the hot summers are tempered by the cool sea breezes, and the autumn and spring are mild, and the winters are occasionally cool.
Palamos is a wonderful town for relaxing and enjoying life. It is a town that lives for and with the sea.
We wish you a fantastic Mediterranean cruise!