This is the only fishing museum of this kind in the whole Mediterranian area.
This is a very impressive and special museum, worth a visit, if you want to see how deep the life in Palamos is related with fishing. And off course, if you are interested in fishing.
Besides this, the Museum is explained in 5 languages: Catalan, Spanish, English, French and German.
If it rains, ask for "Aparthotels de Can Mario". This is a kind of hotel, but its bar its public for everyone, not only hotel guests. And there, if you have children needing to get tired, there is a construction in which they get a lot of fun and cannot be injured. This construction includes a "ball pool", two slides, some "difficulties to pass",... Adults cannot get in ;o))) but can see what's going on in there.
And it costs nothing except that you must drink something.
This is really a hidden tip among Palamosers ;o)))
I think the best place in Palamós for a child to play is the beach, at any time of the year.
Please be aware that sun easily burns on his skin and so do not forget to cream him, to put him a hut and to let him play underneath a sunshade.
Once said, another place for your kids to play are our four different swing-places:
* Two of them are located at the "Passeig marítim": Facing St. Antoni, right after the sculpture of the "Seamen".
* Just roughly 500 mtr ahead is the next.
* The other one is in front of the post office, behind the parking-place.
* If you are at the square of the church, in "Carrer Major", look to the steep streets and go uphill. Besides an overwhelming view over the "Port Marina" and the sea until the horizont, you stay riht in front of those swings.
... than you shouldn't miss the "cales", very little tiny, romantic and wondefull beaches
These can only be reached walking (and sometimes climbing!!!) and are NOT sandy, but with little stones. On them there are almost no turists...
In Palamós there are plenty of them to enjoy (there are many!)
By the way, in one of them was Palamós founded.
There are 3 sandy beaches. 2 of them easily to be reached walking.
+ "Platja Gran": Once IN the water, within 3 mtr. a child doesn't reach with his feet the bottom. Sand is not too fine, but very clean. This beach builds the northern end of the "bay of Palamos" and this includes Platja d'Aro and Sant Antoni de Calonge. At one side of it, there are little boats on both water and sand.
And at the other (still in Palamós) a sailing club.
+ "La Fosca": Once in the water, you can walk and walk without loosing the bottom until you see the people on the sand very, very little. The sand is very, very fine. And the little bay there is closed by a mountain on which top there is a castle-ruin. In the middle of the beach there is a black rock, that gave the beach its name: "Fosca" means in catalan "dark"
+ "Platja de Castell": This is the less crowdy beach in Palamós as it is not so easy to be reached, unless you have a car. To get to it, you cross a wood and at its end you are on the beach. If you are there, you only see wood behind you and a mountain. This is one of the so called "virgin beaches" on the Costa Brava.
Every day, except sundays and mondays, fishermen go fishing with their boats. This has been like this ever since the 16th. century.
At about 16:30 hr. they come back and first get their fisch out of the boats. Inmediately after, will be brought to the "auction-haus", which is right next. And once bought (only possible for owners of fisch-shops) fish will be sold to the public in very little kiosks in this house.
To watch this is a wonderfull experience and you may easily recognize the soul of Palamos.
As in each town near the sea Palamos also has the promenade. It is a great place for walking and enjoying Mediterranean fresh air.
Palamos is a fishermen town and people catch fishes till nowadays. There are many small ships in a small bay.
Near the beach in the start of promenade is the fountain “Winds”. Around the fountain there are names of winds.