Palamos, Spain Overview
Palamos is a town and municipality in the Mediterranean Costa Brava, located in the comarca of Baix Emporda, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain.
Palamos was founded and recognised as a village on 3 December 1279 by ‘Pere el Gran’, ‘Comte de Barcelona’.He wanted to found a new port on the coast as the previous royal port in the region at Torroella de Montgrí on the River Ter had silted up.
Palamós is located at the northern end of a large bay, which is popular for swimming, sailing and windsurfing. The town is by-passed by the C31 which connects the coastal towns of the central Costa Brava with Girona. Palafrugell lies 8.5 km to the north and Castell-Platja d’Aro 7 km to the south.