Palamós is a wonderful city at the Spanish Costa Brava, in the province of Gerona, in the Catalonian region, and it’s the closest town to the Camping Benelux. Palamós is a small city with some 18.000 inhabitants and is situated at the north of a great bay that offers good opportunities for swimming, surfing and sailing.
Are you in the mood for a day out? In Palamós you can find cinemas, quality restaurants, bars, the Fisherman’s Museum, theatre, boutiques, shopping malls and supermarkets. In the summer there are concerts, sardana-dancing, children’s festivals and many other activities.
Palamós curiosities and activities
Museu de la Pesca – Fisherman’s Museum
Nice to visit is the Fisherman’s museum with beautiful expositions about the history of fishing on the Costa Brava. The staff is very helpful and speaks excellent English. The Museum is well documented with a lot of fishing equipment, photos and paintings. As well an ideal spot to visit when you visit the market. It will learn you a lot about the lives of the people who worked and are still working at sea.
Espai del Peix
This restaurant is located close to the Fisherman’s Museum, just next to the fish auction. It has an open kitchen so you can see which fishes have been caught in Palamós. You can choose yourself the fish to be cooked next.
When you enter, the cook explains you in Catalan and Spanish which dishes are available. They usually have about 5 dishes that they prepare in front of you. In this place you’ll learn all about catching and eating fish, and it’s also yummy.
Diving in Cala S’Alguer
This small cove in Palamós has few waves and many types of fish. So it is a perfect location for snorkelling! The water is crystal clear and gives visibility to at least 10 meters deep. The shallow end is very colourful. Cala S’Alguer looks like a postal card with all its colored doors. In this fisherman’s village time seems to have stood still.
Diving at the beach of La Fosca
La Fosca is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava and is also located in Palamós. They dive in small groups that are adapted to the level of the different divers.
Visit the diving club on Facebook.