Throughout the year, Palamós offers a range of nautical activities to suit all ages and levels, including scuba diving, kayaking, boat hire, sailing, light-catamaran sailing, banana boating, snorkelling, trimaran sailing, windsurfing, and boat trips.
During the summer there are beach activities for all age groups: gentle gymnastics, therapeutic gymnastics, tai chi, beach volleyball, beach football – for those who want to opt to combine relaxation with some gentle exercise.
Increasing numbers of people are opting to take part in physical activities by the beach throughout the year, each one choosing the level of intensity that is right for them. Free exercise equipment has been installed at the end of Passeig del Mar open to anyone who wants to warm up or work out whilst overlooking the Bay of Palamós.
There are also activities for children – during the summer, a children’s programme (which is open to all youngsters and is free of charge) is run throughout the morning to keep young visitors entertained. After lunch, more activities, including workshops,
children’s shows, and fun activities are on offer along the promenade, near the beach.
Sailing – a highly prized asset at Palamós.
“Palamós – a sailing paradise.” This apt slogan has been used over many years to publicise the town of Palamós. Anyone connected with the world of sailing, be they amateur or professional, knows the name Palamós.
A number of factors – such as the abundance and peculiarity of the winds that blow in this part of the coast, the facilities to store, launch and hire all classes of boats, and the chance to be taught how to sail by a prestigious Olympic sailor – guarantee an unforgettable stay for anyone who is used to, or who wants to experience, the feeling of freedom and being master of the elements provided by the sport of sailing.
Scuba diving: a voyage to the bottom of the Palamós sea.
Palamós, strategically located in Empordà, in the very centre of the Costa Brava, has put a lot of effort into turning itself into a sub-aqua activity centre. If you’re fascinated by the seabed or whether, quite simply, you like the idea of seeing the hidden-away secrets found beneath the waves of the Mediterranean in its purest state, then you’ll find everything you need at Palamós to experience the thrill that comes with donning a diving suit or the relaxation of snorkelling. A number of specialist companies, known for their extensive experience in the field, offer divers transportation and air fills, courses to suit all levels, instructors, and equipment hire, etc.
A must for divers is the Boreas, a ship that sunk off Palamós a number of years ago. The wreck, lying at between 18 m and 32 m deep, is teeming with life. Why not submerge yourself in the underwater world at Palamós!
Boat hire: Another perspective of Palamós.
To discover the rich Palamós coast of the Baix Empordà area, and the rest of the Costa Brava, with its beaches, coves and characteristic rocky landscape, you have the option of renting a motorboat or a sailing boat (with or without a skipper), or hiring full boating facilities. Enjoy the Costa Brava of Empordà from a different perspective, from the most distinctive element of Palamós – the sea.