Pals

SURROUNDINGS

The Costa Brava stands out for its spectacular attributes, the combination of large sandy beaches with small coves difficult to get to, excellent, varied cuisine, the charming rural landscape of the region’s interior complemented by the golf courses, its traditional festivals and the tour of medieval towns.

“Pals isn’t worth one visit, but hundreds of visits, because its location offers you the chance to admire one of the most beautiful and unforgettable landscapes in the country.” Josep Pla. My country. 

Pals, one of the most emblematic and welcoming spots in the Baix Empordà region, surrounded by natural beauty, offers an idyllic landscape full of contrasts, light and colour. Renowned for its historical and patrimonial heritage, it is one of the towns that make up the Montgrí, Medas Islands and Baix Ter Natural Park, considered a unique location in Catalonia. The orography of the terrain, soft and with few slopes, makes the region the ideal place to enjoy the traditional sun and beaches, but also for walking, riding or cycling at a pace that’s right for both children and adults.

Very lively during the summer season, it offers a variety of different culinary options, restaurants, terraces, beach bars and shops. Several renowned events take place in the surrounding area, such as the Magic Fair in Torroella de Montgrí, the Cantada d’Havaneres in Calella de Palafrugell, the Circus Fair in La Bisbal d’Empordà, the White Summer Festival in Serres de Pals, the Indianos Fair in Begur, as well as weekly markets and eco markets.

In winter you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity and take advantage to investigate and discover all the welcoming features of the region and enjoy magnificent excursions in the Quermany massif, that stands out in the landscape as the highest point, through the rice fields, through the Montgrí massif and around the Costa Brava, with its outstanding spectacular scenery, the combination of large sandy beaches with small coves difficult to get to, an excellent and varied culinary range, the charming rural landscape of the interior of the region complemented by its golf courses, its traditional festivals and the tour of the medieval towns of Pals, Peratallada and Monells.

The nearest fishing villages, which are extremely charming, are L’Estartit, which has the protected area of the Medes Islands with a seabed full of life, which can be discovered by taking trips on glass-bottomed boats or scuba diving, L’Escala and the ruins of Ampurias, Begur and its coves of Sa Riera and Sa Tuna, Calella de Palafrugell, Llafranc, Palamós and the cosmopolitan Platja d’Aro.

A 45-minute car ride away is the provincial capital, Girona, which stands out for its historic centre, Jewish quarter, La Devesa park and the colourful houses on the banks of the Onyar river. Its shopping and leisure activities are also well worth pointing out. The Auditorium and its fair enclosure.

 

Weekly Markets

  • Mondays: Torroella de Montgrí, Cadaqués, Blanes.
  • Tuesdays: Pals, Palamós, Lloret de Mar, Girona.
  • Wednesdays: Begur, Banyoles, Llançà, Sant Pere Pescador.
  • Thursdays: L’Estartit, Tossa de Mar, Figueres.
  • Fridays: La Bisbal d’Empordà, Platja D’Aro.
  • Saturdays: Girona, Castelló d’Empúries.
  • Sundays: Palafrugell, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Roses, L’Escala.