Cruise Port Atlas | Palamos, Spain Map | Location

Palamos, Spain Port | Map | Locations

Nearby Port: Rosas, Spain

Cruise lines that visit Palamos: Star Clippers, Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal, Oceania, Paul Gauguin, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, Silversea

Key Attractions: Fishing Museum, Sant Antoni de Calonge, La Fosca Beach, Castell-Platja D'Aro, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Tossa del Mar, Girona Cathedral, Onyar River, Sant Feliu Collegiate Church, Dali Museum and Theater, Dali Jewels, Gala Dali Castle, Dali House, Sagrada Familia, Ramblas, Monjuic

Palamos is the only commercial port on the Costa Brava in northeastern Catalonia. It is a small walkable city with excellent shopping and a nice promenade with cafes and bars along the water. The most popular attraction in town besides the shopping is the Fishing Museum. Across the bay from Palamos is Sant Antoni de Calonge with its hilltop medieval village. A short distance in the other direction is the beach at La Fosca in a protected bay with the ruins of a small fortress. The largest resort town in the immediate vicinity is Platja d'Aro, which is part of the town of Castell-Platja d'Aro. Heading to the north toward France are four sites that the great Catalan artist Salvador Dali has left behind - two homes, a museum and a theater. To the south the town of Sant Feliu de Guixols is famous for its architecture and the impressive Romanesque Monastery. The hillside city of Girona is the largest in this part of Catalonia and a popular tourist destination. And there is Barcelona only 90 minutes to the south.

Local Currency: Euro

Primary Language: Spanish and Catalan

Secondary Languages: English and French

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Palamos Marina by Gordito1869

Geography and Population

Palamos is the only commercial port in the Costa Brava region of Catalonia and has a population of about 16,000 but is part of a larger coastal community that includes the towns of Sant Antoni de Calonge and Castell-Platja d'Aro. Costa Brava is a rocky, craggy coastal area that has been a major tourist area since the mid-20th century.

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How Far?

Within Palamos, walking is a great option as the city if very small and flat with excellent surfaces even for wheelchairs. Local rides in taxis can be reasonable, but for long distances are very expensive. For Girona, Barcelona and the Dali attractions your best bet is a prearranged tour either with the cruise line or an independent company.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Palamos Cruise Terminal Airport 43 KM 50 minutes  
Palamos Cruise Terminal Sant Antoni de Calonge 2.5 KM 7 minutes  
Palamos Cruise Terminal Fishing Museum 0.5 KM 6 minute walk  
Palamos Cruise Terminal La Fosca 2.5 KM 7 minutes  
Palamos Cruise Terminal Castell-Platja d'Aro 7 KM 20 minutes  
Palamos Cruise Terminal Sant Feliu de Guixols 22 KM 30 minutes  
Palamos Cruise Terminal La Bisbal 20 KM 30 minutes  
Palamos Cruise Terminal Girona 46 KM 50 minutes  
Palamos Cruise Terminal Gala Dali Castle (Pubol) 29 KM 45 minutes  
Palamos Cruise Terminal Dali House-Museum (Portlligat) 86 KM 1 hour 50 minutes  
Palamos Cruise Terminal Dali Museum & Theater (Figueres) 61 KM 1 hour 10 minutes  
Palamos Cruise Terminal Barcelona 115 KM 1 hour 30 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses

Hospital

Hospital de Palamos, Carrer de l'Hospital, 36, 17230 Palamos, phone - 972 60 01 60, 1.5 KM, 4 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Bancaja, Avinguda Onze de Setembre, 92, 17230 Palamos, 0.5 KM, walking distance
BBVA, Avinguda Onze de Setembre, 49, 17230 Palamos, 0.8 KM, 10 minute walk

Post Office

Post Office, Avinguda de Catalunya, 2, 17230 Palamos, 1 KM, 4 minutes

Port and Berths

Port Location

GDS - Latitude: 41; 50; N, Longitude: 3; 07; E
Nearest Street address - Carrer del Club Nautic, 17230 Palamos