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activities (also see sport)

boats | cycling | excursions | festivals | flying | folk singing and dancing | go karts | horse riding | jetski | kayaking | pitch & putt | motor boats | sailing | scuba diving & snorkeling | village fairs & fiesta mayors | water parks | wind surfing

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For tours visit Capsur Tours in Palafrugell www.capsurtours.com. For their broshure click here image of swimmer

water parks

Aquadiver (Platja d'Aro)
Cta. de Circumvulacio s/n (Platja d'Aro) Tel: 972/81 87 32
Between June and September they are open every day from 10am
  • Tickets (prices according to height)
Full day ticket available or afternoon ticket from 3pm:

Marineland (Palafolls) marine park, theme park, animal shows
C/Malgrat de Mar, Palafolls (Barcelona) Tel: 93 765 48 02
Between April to October they are open every day 10 am.

Aquabrava (Roses)
Cta. de Cadaques Km. 0.78 (Roses) Tel: 972 25 43 44
Between June and September they are open every day from 10 am - 7 pm

  • Tickets (prices according to height) Prices higher on Saturday and Sunday.
Full day ticket available or afternoon ticket from 3pm:

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boats


Nautilus (L'Estartit)
Passeig Maritim, 23
Tel: 972/75 14 89 - 972/75 13 93
A unique excursion, a cruise along the sea bed, see the beauty and marine life of the Medes Islands Natural Reserve.
Suitable for both adults and children. An unforgettable view of the underwater world.
Open from April to October everyday from 9.30h to 19.00h.
The boat departs every 30 min.
Triton (L'Estartit)
Passeig Maritim, 23
Tel: 972/75 14 89 - 972.75 13 93
A sea voyage from l'Estartit to "Punta de les tres Coves", admiring the rich maritime attractions of the Medes Islands
Natural Reserve and the beauty of the wild, rocky "Costa Brava". Enjoy the trip through rocky escarpments, hidden coves and beaches
which dot the shoreline.
Open April to October every day 9.30h to 19.00h
Marina Princess (L'Estartit)
Passeig Maritim, 34
Tel: 972 75 06 43
Click here to see more
A luxury cruiser offering various excursions including Cap de Creus, cadaqués, the ruines of empúries and to Palamos. The trips last between 2 and 3 hours.
Safari Blau (L'Estartit)
Passeig Maritim, 23
Tel: 972/75 14 89 - 972 75 13 93
A sea voyage from l'Estartit in a glass bottom boat to the coves to the North of Estartit and the Medas Islands
Open April to October every day 9.30h to 19.00h
Bargant Maritime Excursions (Llafranch)
Avda. De Mar, 1
Tel: 972 30 17 48
Choice of 2 routes. North & South
Open al year from 10.30h to 22.00h
Catalonia Subcat (L'Estartit)
1 Cruilla Passeig Maritim
Tel: 972 75 25 05
Explore the seabed in this submergible catamaran. It can take 28 people to a depth between 15 & 30 metres
Bergant Maritime Excursions (Llafranch)
Avda. de Mar, 1 Tel: 972/30 17.48
This boat does two routes:
North Route:               South Route:
Cap de Sant Sebastia            Calella
Ca la Pedrosa               Cap Roig
Tamariu                 Iles Formigues
Aigua Exelida               Ca la Estreta
Coves d'en Gispert
Aiguablava

It is open all year 10.00h to 22.00h, every day.
Mare Nostrum (L'Escala)
C/Maranges, 3 Tel: 972/77 03 32
Cruises around the coast.
- Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: Depart 10.00h (return approx. 13.30)
Observe the famous "Cap de Creus" from the sea followed by a stop at a small beach for a swim.
- Wednesday: Dept. 9.15 (return approx 18.30)
Cruise past Tamariu, Llafranch and Calella, and then take advantage of the stops at Palamos and L'Estartit to visit their ports and shopping centres.
- Monday: Depart at 9.15h (return approx. 14.00)
A visit to Cadaques, walk around the village and see the market.
- Saturday: Depart 10.00h (return approx 18.00)
You can observe "Cap de Creus", "Badia de Culpi" and Cadaques. The boat stops at Cadaques for approx. 30 min.
- Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: At 15.30h (return aprox.18.00)
You can visit several small beaches and a tunnel. The boat stops at a small beach where you are able to swim/snorkel and generally relax.
- Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: At 8.00h. (return approx. 12.00)
Coarse Fishing
- Every day:
Underwater exploration course:
Open from April to October.

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festivals

Wine and Champagne Fair (Pals)


Early to mid August. - They offer the best local wine, champagne and cheese, join in the dancing afterwards.
Place: Ca La Pruna
Hour: 19h


Pals - Local Rice Cuisine (Pals)

From March to April, some restaurants offer a specialist menu including the local rice dishes using rice grown in Pals.

Festival of Classical Jazz (Palafrugell)


July and August: People from USA, France and Switzerland take part in the show.
Place: Jardins de Cap Roig (Calella)


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folk singing & dancing


Pals

Sardanes (typical Catalan dance)
July and August
Day: Every Thursday
Hour: 22h
Place: Ca La Pruna

Begur
Dance               Dance
July and August         July and August
Days: Every Wednesday       Days: Every fortnight on Fridays
Hour: 22h           Hour: 22h
Place: Placa de la Vila     Place: Placa Forgas

Sardanes (typical Catalan dance)
July and August
Every Saturday
Hour: 22h
Place: Placa de la Vila

Palafrugell
Havaneres (Sea Shanties)    Havaneres (Sea Shanties)
Day: 1st Saturday of July   Day: 1st Saturday of August
Hour: 22h           Hour: 22h
Place: Calella          Place: Llafranch

Havaneres (Sea Shanties)    Dance
Day: 1st Saturday of September  July and August
Hour: 22h           Days: Tuesday and Wednesday
Place: Tamariu          Hour 22h
                Place: Camp d'en Prats

Dance
July and August
Days: Every Thursday
Hour: 22h
Place: Placa Nova

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village fair / fiesta mayor


Pals


Village Fair Pals: Early August
Village Fair Masos de Pals: Early September
Party on the beach: Early August

Palafrugell


Village Fair Palafrugell: Mid to late July
Village Fair Calella: Late June
Village Fair Tamariu: Mid August

Begur




Village Fair Begur: Late June
Village Fair Calella: 3rd Saturday of September

Llofriu


Village Fair Llofriu: Mid to Late August

Calonge


Village Fair Calonge: 2nd Saturday of July Winter Fair - Early November

Sant Antonio De Calonge


Village Fair Sant Antonio De Calonge: Mid June - Sept
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excursions


Pals

There are several very good walking routes available, in English, from the tourist office. These will help you to explore the area on foot and take in some of the varied wildlife and attractive countryside in a more relaxed fashion.

Palafrugell

- details from the Palafrugell tourist office.
A guided excursion on foot - visit the most important sights of Palafrugell.
Excursion to "Torres de Guaita" - Visit the different defence towers of Palafrugell.
Excursion to "Font de la Teula" - A walk in the woods and find the famous fountain.

Begur

- details from the Begur Tourist office July and August, excursion on foot with a guide - visit the most important places of Begur.
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General

Panorama excursions

A company that are highly recommended for English language guided tours, they have a wide range of destinations and ideas which allows the whole family to relax and have a great day out without anyone having to drive home.
Medieval Night - medieval banquet while watching jousting.
Barcelona Free Time - by coach to Barcelona and do as you please.
Barcelona Fountains - see the famous light and musical fountains.
Barcelona Cultural - visit the picasso and Miro museums, Park Gyuell, the Ramblas and other cultural sights.
Barcelona Visita - a general overview of the city including Camp Nou, the Olympic Stadium, the Ramblas, plus 2 hours free time.
Montserrat - visit the famous "black Madonna"
Port Aventura - let the coach take the strain to spain's most popular theme park
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pitch & putt Gualta


Golf and Archery at Gualta - turn left as you arrive at the bridge at Toroella, it's shortly on your right. The Pitch & Putt Gualta is an 18 hole (1711 metres) course. It also has a 250 metre driving range.
Click here for more information

scuba diving & snorkeling

picture of scuba diver
There are several companies in several bays in this area who offer a range of classes/courses and hire of equipment for snorkelling and diving.
L'Estartit - Xaloc Tel (972) 75 20 71
L'Estartit - Medaqua Tel (972) 75 20 43
Tamariu - Stolli Tel (972) 62 00 35
Llafranc - Triton Diving Tel: (34-72) 30 24 26
Aiguafreda - sa Rascassa Tel: (972) 62 42 47

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sailing


Sailing boats can be hired from many of th resorts such as Estartit or Palamos. At Tamariu Paco Boats hire sailing boats. Tel: 607 2925 78 Fax: 972 30 1310. The PCI office in Pals will be able to point you in the right direction. image of motor boat

motor boats


As with sailing boats motor boats can be hired from many of th resorts such as Estartit or Palamos. The PCI office in Pals will be able to point you in the right direction. At Tamariu Paco Boats hire motor boats. Tel: 607 2925 78 Fax: 972 30 1310. The PCI office in Pals will be able to point you in the right direction. image of canoe

kayaking


There is a company in L'Escala who organise Kayaking trips along the coast to Tamariu. Kayaking Costa Brava,
Tel (972) 77 38 06
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wind surfing


There are companies renting wind surfers on Pals, L'Estartit and Llafranc beaches. image of jetski

jetski


There are companies renting Jetskis on Pals, L'Estartit and Llafranc beaches.

cycling

image of cyclist
There is a cycle hire shop (Ciclo - Rent) at the top of the road under the Golf Beach apartments. There is also another cycle hire shop in the buildings on the right between Golf Beach and the Cypsela camp site. No doubt there are many others in the local resorts and towns. The area is ideal for cycling with smooth road surfaces and plenty of flat land along the coast and inland as well as some challenging hilly areas.
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go karts


If you can't do the real thing (motor racing) at the Circuit de Catalunya the next best thing is to have a play at go karting. There are tracks at L'Estartit Tel: (972) 75 72 15, L'Escala Tel: (972) 77 19 57, Regencos, Palafrugell. image of hang glider

flying


There is a flying club off to the right of the main road form Pals to Toroella. It is a grass strip used for light aircraft and microlights.
There is also a strip at L' Estartit from where you can take an accompanied flight in a Microlight for 7000ptas. Want to know more? Click here Tel 972 75 20 58
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horse riding

Club Hipic Estartit has qualified instructors who offer:

  • Outings for one hour or more
  • Classes for beginners
  • Classes for dressage and jumping
  • Organised excursions
  • Stabling and outings in carts
Open 9.00 - 1.00 & 3.00 - 9.00
C/. del Riu, 43 - Tel (972) 75 14 72
Horse Club (Castello d'Empuries) Cta, De Castello d'Empuries at Sant Pere Pescador
Entrace Parc Natural del Aiguamolls.
Tel: 972/45 08 08
610/41 47 12
They offer a horse-show and flamenco show with lunch or dinner. They also offer horse rides and riding lessons.
Hours:
Winter: Every day 9.00h to 19.00h
Summer: Every day 9.00h to 1.00h
Prices:
Horse Show: 12,00 euros per head
Show with lunch or dinner: 24 euros per head
Horse Rides: 12 euros per hour
Riding Lessons: 18 euros per hour ptas/h3

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