Tamariu on vacation: Things to do.
Discover what do in Tamariu and its surroundings.
Tamariu is a town that originally was a settlement of fishermen in the area (mostly, from Palafrugell). It was not until the beginning of the 1900s that first houses were built, and in the 50s when the town embraced tourism.
One of the attractions of Tamariu is its Camí de Ronda, a walk that runs largely along the sea and that takes walkers through coves such as Cala Pedrosa, Far Sant Sebastià, Calella, el Golfet ... The path lasts for about 40 Kms, and was originally used by the Guardia Civil to prevent contraband after the Spanish Civil War.
The offer of beaches around Tamariu is unbeatable in quantity and, above all, in beauty: Aiguablava, Sa Tuna, Sa Riera, Pals, Llafranc, Calella de Palafrugell, Golfet, Cap de Planas, Tossa de Mar, Castell, Palamós ... Those beaches are spots not to be missed on vacation.
Tamariu celebrates its Fiesta Mayor (Major party) every August the 15th, with a rooster of activities that change from year to year. The proposal contains events that start at the beach and includes the dance of sardanas (popular dances) in the afternoon, children's entertainment and ballroom orchestra at night.
The agenda during the months of June, July, August and September is full of activities for all tastes:
Mercat boig (Llafranc): A market that is organized in the main streets of Llafranc where you can find "everything at any price". Hence its name: Crazy market. It is usually held on the first Saturday of September.
Fira d'Indians (Begur): Event that is organized on the first weekend of September where the historic relationship between the town of Begur and Cuba is celebrated: Many villagers emigrated in the 1800s and after their return to Begur they would be called "Indianos" by their peers. Street stalls, habanera recitals and concerts complete this proposal. Begur is only 9 Kms away from Tamariu.
White summer (Pals): Creative and artistic trends festival that takes place over 3 weeks of August in Pals, a town on the Costa Brava located 12 km away from Tamariu (a 20 minute drive).
Daily market (Palafrugell): Daily market of fruits, vegetables, meat and fish. On Sundays it also expands with all kinds of clothing, footwear, electronics, music, toys ... From Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30am to 1pm, in Palafrugell.
Places and places of interest in Tamariu and surroundings:
Cantada d'Havaneres (Calella de Palafrugell): Possibly the most famous havaneres concert in the world, which is celebrated every first Saturday of the month of July at the beach of Calella de Palafrugell, 6 km from Tamariu.
Cantada d'Havaneres de Tamariu: It takes place the first Saturday of September in the same beach of Tamariu.
Cap Roig Festival Calella de Palafrugell: Musical festival of remarkable repercussion, with an international artistic rooster. Usually covering dates between July the 15th and August the 15th.
Josep Pla's Museum (Palafrugell): The exhibition focuses on the life and work of the of Josep Pla, a famous writer from Palafrugell. The museum is located in carrer Nou de Palafrugell, less than 6 Kms from Tamariu.
Temps de Flors (Girona): Urban festival centered on floral decoration that takes place annually in Girona in mid-May; 50 Kms away from Tamariu.
Game of Thrones (Girona): The old town of Girona was a privileged shooting set for Game of Thrones. By walking through its streets you will be easily remembered of Arya Stark's adventures in Braavos the Sept of Baelor with Jaime Lannister and Queen Margery and many other moments of the show.
Castell Gala Dalí (Púbol): Space built in a XIth century palace, where Salvador Dalí lived and focused all his creative effort to praise the person of Gala, his wife and muse. It is located 28 Kms away from Tamariu.
Museu Dalí (Figueres): This is, undoubtedly, another one of the artistic references in the area. It is entirely centered on Dali’s work. Placed 63 Kms away from Tamariu.
Fishing was one of the economic engines of the Costa Brava and the gastronomy of the area is a proof of that. Anchovies from l'Escala and prawns from Palamós are a must.
The area also has top-quality restaurants with Michelin stars such as:
Celler of Can Roca (Girona) - https://cellercanroca.com/
Restaurant Hotel Casamar (Llafranc) - https://hotelcasamar.net
Els Tinars (Llagostera) - https://www.elstinars.com/
In the same town of Tamariu the following restaurants stand out:
- Es Dofí
- La Morera
Other attractive proposals around Tamariu are:
Funky Pizza (Palafrugell) to eat with family, enjoy a vermouth on weekends, or listen to live DJ sets at night.
Far Nomo (Lighthouse of Sant Sebastià, Llafranc) space where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the bay of Llafranc and the marine horizon.
The practice of diving is one of Tamariu best known attractions. Divers from all over the world agree to that. You can hire baptisms, or group diving tours in
Kayak and Paddle Surf:
Both of them are playful activities to do in Tamariu. Scheduled visits (and guided tours) to Cova d'en Gispert or Cova del Bisbe can be hired in Tamariu’s beach rowing center.