Palamós is a leading tourist, commercial and fishing town. Located in the very middle of the Costa Brava, Palamós enjoys a privileged location with a dynamic commercial fabric catering to the needs of all kinds of consumers, with a wide variety of shops in the town’s historic centre stocked with the finest food, fashion and household items available for cruise ship passengers.
Attractions for holidaymakers include wonderful beaches such as Platja Gran, La Fosca and Castell, along with charming coves like Cala Margarida and Cala Estreta. Cultural activities at Palamós include a visit to the Fishing Museum (Museu de la Pesca), where visitors can find out about the past, present and future of an industry that has been so closely associated with Palamós. Also on offer are a range of attractions linked to the town’s maritime tradition, such as performances of habaneras songs. There are also opportunities to practice all kinds of sporting activities at Palamós, including waterskiing, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, coastal hiking, and cycle touring.
A highlight amongst the attractions that Palamós has in store for visitors is the culinary variety offered by the town’s restaurants, cafés and tapas bars. Here, visitors can sample the delicious Palamós prawns (the best in the world), fresh fish and seafood of the highest quality landed by the fishing boats at the port every day.
Special services for cruises arriving at Palamós: There are direct bus services for cruise passengers arriving at Palamós, the Port-Town Centre shuttle bus and a tourist bus (Badia Bus). Some shops and establishments offer “Special Treatment for Cruises” discounts. There is also a wide range of activities for visitors to Palamós to enjoy including guided visits to the Fishing Museum (Museu de la Pesca). There is a tourist information point at the cruise terminal.