Visiting Palamós will certainly enrich your life. The small fishing town boasts numerous attractions and offers a splendid culinary experience. In this article, you will find all the information you might need as a sailor. In addition, we will also help you with putting together a one-week sailing itinerary. Let’s see what makes Palamós so worthy of sailing!
The article includes the followings:
- Weather in Palamós: the best time for sailing
- Ports around Palamós
- Sailing in Palamós: a one-week sailing itinerary
- Palamós sailing: 7 days sailing itinerary
The most pleasant time to visit Palamós is May and October as the average temperatures gravitate around 20 °C and 25 °C. The hottest months are July and August. Most of the precipitation falls in the autumn. Sea temperatures can reach 25 °C in August.
If you are interested in open-air free time activities, we recommend that you visit Palamós between the beginning of July and end of September. Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Palamos.
The marina offers 866 berths and is able to accommodate boats up to 30 m in length and the maximum water depth reaches 10 m. There are fantastic facilities including maintenance station and access to drinking water, electricity and showers. Yacht charter Palamós.
Club Nàutic Estartit
This port is located in the L’Estartit resort. It has 643 berths for yachts up to 32 metres in size. The port has a depth of 2.3 metres. There are a number of excellent services available. There is also a bar and a restaurant. Yacht charter L’Estartit.
Port of Empuriabrava
They often refer to the city as “The Venice of Spain”. One of the largest ports of the world can be found here, with 5,000 moorings for locals and visitors. 700 of these are preserved for tourists and can accept 26 metre-long yachts. The place offers modern facilities and equipment. For instance, if you are hungry, you can choose from 50 restaurants.
Port of Roses
The town’s new port boasts 485 berths, out of which 374 is reserved for vessels staying in the port permanently, whilst the rest is for passing boats. The entrance of the port is almost 70 m wide and 9 m deep, whereas the minimum water depth at other parts is 3.5 m. The port boasts modern services and splendid facilities. Rent a boat Roses.
Port de Blanes
The port is run by Blanes Sailing Club. It provides 309 berths for yachts up to 24 metres in size. The club has a café, a restaurant and a sailing school, too. The port combines recreational sailing with commercial fishing activities. Rent a boat in Blanes.
Port Vell (Barcelona)
Barcelona is one of the most important port cities in the Mediterranean. The Port Vell can accommodate 148 vessels up to 190 metres long yachts. Drinking water, electricity and cable TV are available. Yacht charter Barcelona.
Club Nautic Cambrils
Thanks to the reforms implemented in recent years, the club has two parts. It can accommodate up to 426 yachts between 8 metres and 25 metres in size. Moreover, there are eight premises that cover a wide range of vessel maintenance and repair services. There is a 24-hour crew service. You can also find a bar and a restaurant here, and of course, there is free Wi-Fi-access available. Yacht charter Cambrils.
Our adventure starts in Palamós and after exploring the surrounding spots in Costa Brava, this is where we return.
Day 1. Palamós – Platja d’Aro
6,46 km (4,01 mi)
Apart from the main beach the village also boasts some other, smaller beaches. Platja d’ Aro is dotted with splendid bars and restaurants, often enlivened by live music. If you visit this village you can enjoy such events as the Sant Isidre Festival in May, the Jazz Nights in the summer or the Beer Festival in October. Spend the night in the village’s port.
Day 2. Platja d’Aro – Sant Feliu de Guíxols
6,36 km (3,95 mi)
Our next destination is Sant Feliu de Guíxols, awaiting us with tiny, pinewood-framed coves, lined with crystal clear rocky or fine sandy beaches. Take a pleasant stroll down on the town’s unique, wide, sandy walkway, lined by trees. Spend the night in the town’s port.
Day 3. Sant Feliu de Guíxols – Tossa de Mar
10,94 km (6,80 mi)
If you are looking for a truly relaxing place, Tossa de Mar is the place to be! The town that is also often referred to as the ‘Spanish Saint Tropez’ takes pride in such heavenly beaches as Playa Gran, Mar Menuda or Cala Futadera. Visit the medieval Old Town of Tossa, and explore the fantastic historic monuments. Spend the night in the town’s port.
Say 4. Tossa de Mar – Lloret de Mar
8,73 km (5,43 mi)
Our next stop is Lloret de Mar, the centre of nightlife in Costa Brava, crammed with discos and clubs. As compared to its impressive 1.5 km length, the town’s beach still counts quite crowded. If you are a nature lover, visit the Santa Clotilde Gardens and immerse yourself in the breathtaking vistas.The town is also home to some superb restaurants and wine bars. Spend the night in the town’s port.
Day 5. Lloret de Mar – Blanes
5,62 km (3,49 mi)
Blanes is lined with heavenly beaches. If you love nature, visit the Marimurtra or the Pinya de Rosa botanical gardens. The latter is renowned for its cacti. Are you after some jaw-dropping views? Visit Castillo de San Juan, from where, in favourable weather conditions, you can even see the silhouette of the Montjuic Mountain. Read more about what to do in Blanes or Blanes sailing. Check our boats: Rent a boat Blanes.
Day 6. Blanes – Calella
14,68 km (9,12 mi)
The nice Spanish town is proud of its 2-kilometre long golden sandy beach. The Blue Flag beach is popular by locals and tourists alike. Or if you wish to have a more peaceful relaxation, Costa Brava resort is a perfect choice. Explore the old town centre of Calella one street behind and parallel to the shore. The resort’s most popular restaurant is Bodega Azor where you can try delicious meals and wines for reasonable prices.
Day 7. Calella – Mataró – Palamós
67.41 km (41.88 mi)
On the last day, we spend more time on the yacht then turn back towards Mataró to our original point, Palamós.
After bringing back the yacht it is worth looking around in Palamós if you have some time. The town is famous, and not only for the locally caught prawns, but it’s also an important port. Its gorgeous beach stretches for 3 km and the area is lined with fantastic hiking trails. The Old Town is brimming over with historic monuments and is full of great viewpoints. If you feel like grabbing something tasty, superb local restaurants are plentiful to choose from: Can Blau, Restaurante Caleta Blava, La Gamba, Hotel Marina Restaurant or the Mas dels Arcs, just a few to mention.
Day 1. Palamós – Begur 13.92 km (8.65 mi), Day 2. Begur – L’Estartit 13.68 km (8.50 mi), Day 3. L’Estartit – Cadaqués 28.15 km (17.49 mi), Day 4. Cadaqués – El Port de la Selva 20.40 km (12.67 mi), Day 5. El Port de la Selva – Roses 32.49 km (20.19 mi), Day 6. Roses – L’Escala 18.38 km (11.42 mi), Day 7. L’Escala – Fornells – Palamós 39.31 km (24.42 mi)
This article has given a brief overlook of why is it worth sailing in Palamós. The town is a perfect base for exploring the wonders of Costa Brava and there are some more great ports in the area to visit too. HELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT