Province: Girona
Shire: Baix Empordà
Inhabitants: 2745
Extension: 25,8 Km2
Altitude: 55 m

At the top of the Baix Empordà Aspre Puig found the town, partly walled, Pals. It received its name, which comes from the Latin "palus" and that means wetland, why was formerly a municipality which was surrounded by swamps. Its population is divided between the core Pals and Platja Masos els. It is said that Christopher Columbus set off on their journey to the Americas from this beach.

Early indications are that this town and castle dating from the ninth century, during the medieval period. Today, the only preserved ancient castle Tower of the Hours (so named why someone put a clock) or also known as the Tower of Homage. In a later stage we can visit the church of Sant Pere (944) where we see a mixture of different styles (Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque) because with the passage of time have been remodeled. Also, it remains an ancient fortified Gothic building where you installed the Museum of Underwater Archaeology Ca la Pruna. It should be added that the writer Josep Pla left his print shop in this town because there is a viewpoint that bears his name, and where you get great views of Empordanet.

The old center was largely destroyed during the Civil War. Although the initiative of Dr. Pi i Figueres term was due rebuild and Pals has been winning various awards.

As Pals is located in an area dominated so wet rice crops, the crop is documented since the fourteenth century. Also, in their natural environment, giving rise to multiple sports and hiking activities, consists of white pine cones and growing by the massif of Begur. But what stands out, par excellence, of the natural environment is the protected area of the Basses of Coll, which are a set of Mediterranean ecosystems, fully recommended to visit.

Where to sleep

Mas Ferran

Pals (a 1.5 Km)

Masferran is a project of its owner, Ferran, who bought with great…

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Càmping Mas Patoxas

Pals (a 1.9 Km)

Camping quiet and family atmosphere. Located in the middle of the Costa…

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Càmping Inter Pals

Pals (a 4.3 Km)

Holidays in a long golden beach, facing the Medes Islands, near the…

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Hotel el Convent de Begur

Begur (a 4.7 Km)

The Hotel El Convent de Begur is located among huge pines, cypresses…

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Càmping Playa Brava

Pals (a 4.9 Km)

1st category family campsite located just in front of Playa de Pals,…

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Hotel el Petit Convent

Begur (a 5 Km)

A few meters from the medieval historical center of Begur, between Indian…

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Hotel Hanoi

Begur (a 5 Km)

Hanoi Hotel, an 18th century Indian building, is one of Begur's most…

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La Indiana de Begur, Petit Hotel Boutique

Begur (a 5 Km)

The Petit Hotel Boutique "La Indiana de Begur" is a colonial style…

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Where to eat

La Xicra

Palafrugell (a 6 Km)

Market Cuisine in the heart of the Costa Brava, in an old…

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Hotel Restaurant Sa Tuna

Begur (a 6.7 Km)

It is the only Hotel in Cala Sa Tuna, corner pampered by…

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Hostal Restaurant La Fosca

Palamós (a 12.6 Km)

In this magnificent space we have a hostel with 24 rooms and…

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El Racó

Palamós (a 14.1 Km)

Mediterránia Pizzeria located at 200m from the sea on the promenade of…

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Mas Ros Restaurant i Hotel

Cassà de la Selva (a 25.2 Km)

Enjoy a quiet and comfortable stay in our small and warm hotel.…

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What to do

Federació Pessebres Vivents de Catalunya


The Coordinating Association of Living Nativity scenes of Catalonia is a non-profit…

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Costa Brava Parc Aventura

Parc Aventura Platja d'Aro and Parc Aventura Pals are located in a…

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Pessebre Vivent de Pals


The Living Nativity of Pals goes beyond its religious meaning and has…

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Paintball Empordà

Palafrugell (a 2.6 Km)

Play area suitable for everyone, with a single objective: "play sports having…

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Torroella de Montgrí - L'Estartit (a 5.9 Km)

We are Lassdive, a school and center for adventure sports and activities…

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Begur Dive

Begur (a 6.9 Km)

Through a total of 16 dives, you can enter into the fabulous…

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Globus Empordà

Colomers (a 7.7 Km)

Enjoy a balloon flight, a unique experience from the air with friends…

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Hípica Mas Paguina i Turisme Rural

Torroella de Montgrí - L'Estartit (a 8.1 Km)

Horse riding is a sport open to all and, a different way…

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January agenda in Palamós

22/01/2022 - 23/01/2022 ...

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Feast of San Antonio Abad in Palamós


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Join a guided tour and get to know our Center and task

Fundació Mona (Riudellots de la Selva)

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Balloon flight in La Cerdanya

Globus Pirineu (Solsona)

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