Calella de Palafrugell with kids, one of Costa Brava treasures.

Salty sea air, golden sand, and a beautiful beach of Costa Brava: welcome to the most beautiful destination Calella de Palafrugell!

Calella de Palafrugell is an easy spot to fall in love with, and not feel the need to travel further afield. If you stay in Barcelona it is 127 km to Calella de Palafrugell. And if you stay in Girona, then is only 52 km away.

Even if, we live for so long in Barcelona, it was our first time we visited Calella de Palafrugell. And it becomes by far one of our favorite places on the Costa Brava. This little town, located an hour and a half from Barcelona, feels like you’ve found a hidden treasure. We went for 1 day only, it was on Sunday. But, if we only knew how beautiful it is, then we would stay longer. Calella is the perfect place to get away for a quiet weekend to simply relax.

Calella de Palafrugell, is known as one of the most posh places of Costa Brava. It is small, easy to navigate, easy to get there. It has charming restaurants, beautiful spots, crystaline water and a great beach. Prices are higher than in other parts of Costa Brava, but the stay worth any penny spent there.

As I told you, we stayed only 1 day there. But, on our return, I was already checking the hotels around, and prices for getting there with our kids. The point is, that this is a town that does not have lots of hotels, so maybe renting an apartment would be an option. I was checking as well Begur, or other villages close by. So, it is up to you where you will choose to stay. But, to visit it is just a must-see place.

There is a great walking trail in this area that takes you along the rocky shoreline, in and out of its clear blue coves, with beautiful views of the gorgeous town in the distance. We stopped to take some beautiful pictures at one of the rocky beaches, that backs up to a stark cliff. I loved climbing the rocks and find clear turquoise water. Anyway, we didn’t stay there, as for kids it is not so suitable. We went back for a golden sand beach.  

The best place to take shots, it is for sure from Sant Roc Hotel. It has views that overlook the sea and town center.

Restaurants are not inexpensive and you need reservations in season. As in many resort towns the better food is often not found along the seafront where you are paying for the view and not for the food. I was recommended to find a restaurant where it is served the fish as main dish. Here to mention, Calella de Palafrugell, is an ancient fishing village. They were fishing for ages, and locals know to impress the guests with a good fish.

Calella de Palafrugell is an idyllic village, with crystalline, where fishing boats lie on the sand or by the water. Whitewashed and pastel coloured buildings make this place a very romantic one. Small beaches to choose from lay along the coast, and you just go and choose your favorite one. A little tip. If you want to stay in the first row, just in front of water, then you have to come early in the morning. Naturally enough this is the busiest beach during the season.

As well, we recommend an easy walk around the headland to Llafranc, is a wonderful way to connect with nature. The scenery here is also a perfect trigger for a peaceful, content heart and to rebirth your creative processes.



    • Travel Family Blog
      September 14, 2018 / 1:49 pm

      thank you, it is a great place indeed

  1. September 14, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    Wow it looks absolutely idyllic there!!
    Perfect spot to relax and recharge.

    • Travel Family Blog
      September 14, 2018 / 1:49 pm

      agree, and it is as well a perfect place for kids

  2. Rachel
    September 15, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    This looks amazing. I should have gone to visit my brother in law when he lived in Spain.

    • Travel Family Blog
      September 16, 2018 / 11:19 am

      For sure, next time just do it. Costa Brava is beautiful everywhere.

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