Palamós, a fishing town par excellence, is one of the most appreciated tourist destinations of the Costa Brava.
To the renowned attraction of the beaches, we should add the leisure and sports possibilities that the municipality has to offer, a very wide range of night-time leisure, renowned local gastronomy with the Palamós prawn as the main ingredient and a firm commitment to preserving its historic heritage, much of its kept at the Fishing Museum.
Nor should we forget the old quarter and the possibilities of having contact with nature provided by the proximity of the massif of Gavarres.
- Swim at the beaches.
- Try the seafood cuisine and the Palamós prawn.
- Visit the Fishing Museum.
- Enjoy the views offered by the squares.
The municipality’s traditional activity used to be forest logging (cork). However, Palamós is one of the primary fishing ports of Catalonia; the catches of shellfish and its famous prawn are renowned. The primary industrial activities are still small industries such as cork and the chemical, metallurgy and construction sectors. The town’s tourist development, with the proliferation of second homes and hotels, has made the services sector the main driver of the municipality’s economy, employing over 60% of the working population.