The most characteristic and most photographed place in the region is the historic settlement of Port Bo and Les Voltes, a street with porches and large arches facing the sea, which joins together several old fishermen’s houses. In the present day, the street-level premises of the houses are home to restaurants which specialise in seafood cuisine.
From there, several narrow streets unfold which lead towards the Sant Pere church, a place of worship from the end of the 19th century painted white which boasts a large clock on its belfry.
Among the original houses in the town, the Casa Rocamora stands out, nestled into the rocks and separating the En Calau beach from La Platjeta; Casa Verdaguer also stands out, which was built at the end of the 19th century as an extension of some old baths and which is also on the rocks, between the beaches of Port Pelegrí and Sant Roc, and Casa Sagrera, of a Neoclassical style.
The Passeig del Canadell, located next to the beach which bears the same name and to the north of the one at Port Bo, is a curious combination of houses which, despite being of very different styles, create a harmonious ensemble.
Another of the characteristics of Calella are the guardabots, some buildings, like cellars, that can be found on several beaches. In the old days, they were used to keep watch over the boats and the fishing equipment, but nowadays most of them have been converted into bars, restaurants or small dwellings.
At the southernmost point of the area, and inside the Espai Natural Protegit de Castell-Cap Roig (Protected Natural Area of Castell-Cap Roig), the Gardens of Cap Roig roll out, a spectacular botanical garden located on a small cape. As well as the collection of plants, it has several vantage points which provide magnificent views over the coastline, the sea and the small archipelago of Formigues.