Calella de Palafrugell is one of three coastal towns belonging to the municipality of Palafrugell, province of Girona, Spain, the other two being Llafranc and Tamariu. It is part of the Costa Brava, the coastal region of northeastern Catalonia, in the comarca of Baix Emporda. Calella de Palafrugell is a small holiday resort and fishing village near Palafrugell and a short distance along the coast from Llafranc. It should not be confused with the larger, more commercialised resort of Calella, which is further south towards Barcelona, in the comarca of Maresme.
Calella de Palafrugell has an excellent setting and, whilst busy in the summer season, it does not have the large hotels and mass tourism of other Costa Brava resorts such as Lloret de Mar. The coastline of the town stretches some two kilometres south to the El Golfet beach – part of the Cap Roig headland where beautiful Botanical gardens are located.
The town has a number of good standard hotels, apartments and, at a distance from the beach, some campsites. Like much of the picturesque section of the Costa Brava, north of Palamos and south of L’Estartit, Calella has moved steadily upmarket in recent times and offers some very high quality restaurants and hotels – at prices to match. The beaches are Blue Flag standard. Port Bo is a small sandy cove located just south of central Calella de Palafrugell. Les Voltes is a beach where you have a small promenade set back from the beach with several restaurants and beach shop. Platja Sota Can Calau is the next one along and after that Port Pelegri, Sant Roc and El Golfet which is approximately 1.5 km from central Calella de Palafrugell. Calella de Palafrugell is a very popular destination dominated by apartments blocks set just back enough not to be seen from the beach. There are only a small number of hotels in this area.
Activities : Sunbathe . There’s half a dozen of municipal beaches in the town, although you’ll see only one or two from any given point. Bring all the stuff you need with you, as nothing can be rented on a beach.
Walk. There are several villages available in a walking distance—the routes to them are well-marked and typically goes along the sea.
Visit a water park. There are two water parks within visiting distance of Calella de Palafrugell – Aquadiver in Platja d’Aro, and Water World in Lloret. There are buses to and from the parks which depart from various holiday destinations around the area, including La Siesta. Both parks offer a large number of water-based rides, in addition to jacuzzis, swimming pools (with wave machine) and food/ice cream kiosks. rent a couple of kayaks and explore the coastline , snorkelling ,
Explore the Beautiful Beaches of Calella de Palafrugell : El Golfet Beach , Port Bo or Les Barques Beach , En Calau Beach , Port de Malaspina Beach , Port Pelegri Beach , El Canadell and Els Canyissos Beach , Sant Roc or Els Canyers Beach ,
Attractions : The botanical garden , the castle of Cap Roig , Port Bo, the area around the harbour , the beautiful sea views , narrow streets at villages white houses , beautiful coves , The Camino de Ronda Hiking Route ,
Access : Coordinates : 41.887778, 3.183333 / By car : It is 135 km from Barcelona to Palafrugell. Take the AP7 motorway towards Gerona/France and get off at junction 9 (Vidreres / Lloret), taking the road to Sant Feliu de Guixols and Platja d’Aro (C-35) and then aiming for Palamos (C-31), taking junction 331 Palafrugell Sud. , By plane :
Barcelona – El Prat International airport (BCN) to Palafrugell, 135 Km. Tel. 0034 93 298 38 38. Trains every 30 min. from Barcelona airport to Sants railway station. Here take the train from Barcelona to Portbou and get off at Flaca There is a bus stop opposite the station (Sarfa company) which frequently serves Palafrugell. Tel. 902 30 20 25 , By bus :
The Sarfa company (Sarbus Group) connects the town of Palafrugell to the neighbouring villages and cities. Prices and timetables can be checked at www.sarfa.com / Tel. 902 30 20 25 By train : The nearest railway station to Palafrugell is in Flaca, 25 km away From here there are Sarfa buses to Palafrugell.