Calella de Palafrugell
Calella de Palafrugell
Calella de Palafrugell
Calella de Palafrugell
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Visit Calella de Palafrugell with Kids

If you are travelling to the Costa Brava with kids you’re probably in search of a safe, comfortable and quiet area, that also has plenty of activities to offer. Calella de Palafrugell is a beautiful destination with lots of entertainment to offer, making it ideal for anyone. Calella de Palafrugell is a lovely little spot in the very heart of Costa Brava with plenty of small beaches to enjoy the sun, the sand, a rich sea bed, rocks and paths by the sea for easy walks around. At Calella you will also find small cafés, restaurants and shops to enjoy your holidays. Calella is one of the few places on the Costa Brava which still preserves the charm of the villages of the area before the arrival of mass tourism. Calella boasts its unique narrow streets, steep tiled roofs and some traditional two-floor fishermen’s dwellings.This ancient fishing village is on a rocky coastline sprinkled with small coves to the north of the Castell – Cap Roig natural area and it is ideal for walking or cycling, with the coastal and tourist village of Llafranc to the north. Visit Calella de Palafrugell with kids for a one of a kind experience.

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Ideal for Toddlers


Ideal for Children


How to Get to Calella de Palafrugell with Kids

By Car

  • Calella de Palafrugell is 135 km from Barcelona. You can take the AP7 motorway towards Gerona/France and get off at junction 9 (Vidreres / Lloret), taking the road to Sant Feliu de Guíxols and Platja d’Aro (C-35) and then aiming for Palamós (C-31), taking junction 331 Palafrugell Sud. Then head to “Platges” and take the road GIV-6546 to Calella de Palafrugell.
  • Calella de Palafrugell is 80 km from the French border. Take the AP7 towards Barcelona and get off at junction 6 (Girona Nord), take the road to La Bisbal / Palamós (C-66) and the exit 331 for Palafrugell Sud. Head to “Platges” and take the road GIV-6546 to Calella de Palafrugell.

By Plane

Barcelona – Josep Tarradellas-El Prat International Airport (BCN) to Calella de Palafrugell

  • 135 Km
  • Tel. 0034 93 298 38 38
  • There are trains every 30 minutes from the Barcelona airport to Sants railway station. From here you can take the train from Barcelona to Portbou and get off at Caldes de Malavella or Flaçà. Visit Renfe for more information about taking the train from Barcelona to Portbou.
  • There is a bus from Moventis-Sarfa company which frequently serves Palafrugell. From Palafrugell you can take a bus or taxi to Calella de Palafrugell. Tel. 902 30 20 25

Girona Costa Brava Airport to Calella de Palafrugell

  • 45 Km
  • Tel. 0034 972 18 66 00. From Girona Costa Brava airport to Girona’s bus station. You will find various buses all day long with the Sagalés company.
  • Once at Girona city station, there are Moventis-Sarfa buses with frequent services to Palafrugell. From Palafrugell you can take a bus or taxi to Calella de Palafrugell.  Tel 902 30 20 25.

By Bus

By Train 

  • The nearest railway station to Calella de Palafrugell are in Caldes de Malavella (40Km) or Flaçà, (25 km) .
  • From there you can take a bus from Moventis-Sarfa company to Palafrugell. From Palafrugell you can take a bus or taxi to Calella de Palafrugell.
Getting to Calella de Palfrugell

The Best Time to Visit Calella de Palafrugell with Kids

The best time to visit Calella de Palafrugell is from April to June and from September to October. At this time, the weather is nice but not too hot. You would also be avoiding the touristic crowds of July and August.

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Must Dos When in Calella de Palafrugell with Kids

Visit Cap Roig Botanical Gardens and have a picnic there. The garden is divided into different terraces that descend from the castle to the sea. The upper terraces are not ideal for buggies since they are connected by a staircase known as the Cyprus Stairs.

Check out the agenda at Cap Roid Botanical Gardens to see if there are some activities for kids during your stay.

Canadell Beach – The beach forms a beautiful ensemble together with the promenade and the old fishermen’s porches. A visit to Canadell Beach- is highly recommended. Canadell Beach is usually frequented by families. It has different services such as a bar, showers, toilets and a lifeguard service. It is accessible for people with reduced mobility thanks to ramps and walkways. This beach has also been awarded the EMAS, ISO 14001 and Blue Flag quality labels.


Hotels in Calella de Palafrugell

Family-friendly hotels when visiting Calella de Palafrugell with kids:

Hotel Garbí *** – This is a family run hotel with 52 fully equipped rooms in all (30 standard and 22 superior). The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool to enjoy during summer, an outdoor hot tub. There are also large gardens around the hotel which are very quiet. The whole hotel is designed to welcome families. Hotel Garbi has play areas for the young ones.

Hotel Sant Roc **** – This is a family run hotel and they also have family rooms. It is located at the top of a cliff with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Hotel Port Bo *** – Hotel Port Bo is a family-friendly hotel but it also has apartments. There is a pools which is ideal for kids.

Camping Calella de Palafrugell – On the spot, you will enjoy the aquatic area with a large pool and a paddling pool with a slide and a whirlpool. In order to make your stay at the Calella de Palafrugell campsite more enjoyable, numerous daytime and evening activities are offered. A children’s club will entertain those between 4-12 years old. Facilities are available for your leisure. They have several activities for children including the mini club, jump room, games, handcrafts,a mini disco and pool games.

Check all the accommodation at Calella de Palafrugell.

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Julivia sightseeing bus Calella de Palafrugell

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Activities for children ages 0-5

Tiring our babies and toddlers whilst they absorb all that is around them.

The Beach – Enjoy a day at the beach if you’re visiting during summer. In Calella de Palafrugell you will find small coves to enjoy with the family. Get under the shade of a boat on the beach of Port Bo, in the centre of the village.

Julivia  – Ride on this open deck hop-on hop-off tourist bus. From July to September, the bus offers a 90 minute tourist route, with departures from the Palafrugell bus station. The ticket is valid for a full day. You can get on and off as many times as you want throughout the day.

Parks and playgrounds – Visit any of these and kids will have a blast here.


Activities for older kids

Keeping the older kids happy, entertained, and reducing the amount of times they ask for a screen or complain about being bored.

Coastal Path -The coastal path between Calella de Palafrugell and Llafranc is one of the many examples of the coastal paths along Costa Brava. It is one of the most accessible walks and takes about 20 minutes at an average pace. It is less than a kilometre and offers spectacular views of the coast. One of the characteristics of this section is the fact that it is not very high above sea level and the rocky formations descend until reaching the rocks that frame the beaches, where there are often bathers or fishermen.

The coastal path between Calella de Palafrugell and Llafranc crosses the urban promenade, the photogenic Carrer de Les Voltes and Port Bo beach, goes through the courtyard of a house and follows the Canadell beach promenade. When you start to make out the Bay of Llafranc from the coastal path, you will be able to see the famous Sant Sebastià Lighthouse to the north. Llafranc consists of a single sandy beach and faces the urban centre and its busy promenade.

Kayaking – Rent a kayak from Canadell Beach and explore the coast of Calella de Palafrugell.

Snorkel Tours – A unique opportunity to discover the Costa Brava from the sea. These trips offer you the chance to experience unique moments with family or friends in a different way. You decide whether to swim or stay on the boat sunbathing.

Mini Golf Squash Club – Located in the road from Calella de Palafrugell to Palafrugell, the mini golf squash club opens during the summer season and it opens on weekends on wintertime.

Visit “Sa Perola” – Located inside the Tourist Office in Calella de Palafrugell, this building from the 18th century was used by the local fishermen to strengthen the traditional cotton fishing nets. On the first floor there is an exhibition with old pictures and a video that explains the history of the town.

Canadell Beach

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Parks & Playgrounds

Tiring our babies and toddlers whilst they absorb all that is around them.

There is a big park with a new playground in “Prat Xirlo” area, between the streets of Llebeig and Tenerife.

There are also smaller playground areas. A plus to visiting them is that they are all easily reached on foot:

  • Plaça de les Teranyines (in front of the Church)
  • Plaça de l’Atlàntic (in front of Hotel Sant Roc)
  • Street Port Pelegrí (near Hotel HCP)
  • Plaça de les Escoles (in front of the Post Office)

Mini Golf Squash Club – Located in the road from Calella de Palafrugell to Palafrugell it is open during summer season and weekends on wintertime.

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Family-friendly cafés & restaurants in Calella de Palafrugell

Top family-friendly cafés and restaurants in Calella de Palafrugell:

Calau Bar – Tapas restaurant in the centre of Calella.

Fiego Restaurant – Family-run restaurant with more than 50 years of experience, located in Port Pelegrí, a small beach in Calella de Palafrugell. Its prime location, inside three old warehouses, brings you back to when it used to be a bar and a ticket office where you were able to buy tickets for “Costa Brava cruises”. Nowadays it is a restaurant where you can find traditional Mediterranean cuisine.

El Balcó de Calella – Hotel Sant Roc’s restaurant. Enjoy the views of Calella from its terrace.

Bar 3 pins – It has a huge terrace with spectacular views of the sea and the coastal path.

Taverna Ca la Raquel – It is an old tavern where you can enjoy traditional Catalan food. It is a family restaurant located in the heart of Calella de Palafrugell.

Gelats Enxaneta – A Lovely ice cream shop with a wonderful display of many ice-cream flavours. It is located in the centre of Calella de Palafrugell.

Check out more restaurants in Calella de Palafrugell.



How to Get Around in Calella de Palafrugell with Kids

On Foot

In the Baix Empordà region you will find paths that were designed to be done on foot or by bicycle. These paths will lead you to some of the most amazing places along Costa Brava. Discover all the routes in Calella de Palagrugell.

By Bus

The Moventis-Sarfa company is the man bus company that connects Calella de Palafrugell with Palafrugell and neighbouring villages and cities.

Getting around Calella de Palfrugell

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Children Toy Shops & Clothing Stores in Calella de Palafrugell

Studio17 shop – You will find nice clothes for kids of several brands in one of the prettiest streets in Calella.

Souvenirs Calella de Palafrugell – A shop where you can find beach items and some toys.

Insider Tips

Visiting Calella de Palafrugell

The best time to visit is spring and autumn, You will have a more tranquil holiday then, as August is usually frequented by many tourists.

Discover the beaches of 

Llafranc, Tamariu & 

the village of Palafrugell 

Discover the nearby beach of Llafranc. Llafranc is less than 1km away from Calella. You will also visit Sant Sebastià’s lighthouse, which offers incredible
views of the sea. Enjoy Tamariu beach and jump from its springboard. Go to Palafrugell market on Sunday morning and visit the different museums:
Cork Museum, Can Mario Museum Vilacasas Foundation. Climb up to the top of the old water tank, located between these two museums, for views from the sea to the Pyrenees.

Cultural Events

Check if there are any cultural events when visiting.
Around the 1st of May, Palafrugell welcomes spring with Flors i Violes Festival, with a set of public and private patios open to the public that become stages for
artistic creations, concerts, and shows for all types of tastes. Non-stop fun activities during three days for adults and children alike.
The first weekend of June Calella de Palafrugell celebrate “Festes de Primavera”, a spring festival during which there is music, contests, activities for kids and even a Carnival parade!
There is a traditional event that takes place the first Saturday of July, Habaneras singing festival in Calella de Palafrugell, during which the town and beaches of Calella are filled with live music, people and fun.

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