Weekend sailing on the Catalan coast
Weekend sailing, leaving on Saturday morning heading North, takes us to Blanes or Sant Feliu de Guíxols. Heading South to Sitges or Vilanova I la Gertrú.
On long weekends we can navigate the Costa Brava, depending on the weather, passing by Cape Tossa de Mar, anchoring (according to meteorological forecasts) near Punta Santa Ana, Cala Falconera, Cala Fanals, Cala Bona, Cala Giberola and arriving at Sant Feliu de Guíxols. Just next to Sant Feliu de Guíxols, facing North, is S’Agaró. It is a big protected cove with various private homes and luxurious hotels. It is also historical because of famous people such as Charles Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner and others who spent long seasons there. Farther up North is Palamós, a charming village which well deserves a visit. North of Palamós are many charming coves where we can anchor such as: Cala Fosca, Es Castell. The rugged coast alternates with rocky cliffs and wild coves.
If we continue navigating farther up North we find Formigues Islands by the village of Calella de Palafrugell. It is a quaint fishermen village which still keeps the charm of olden days before the arrival of tourists. It is also known worldwide for the yearly Havanera concert “la Cantada d’havaneres de Calella de Palafrugell” which gathers thousands of people on the beach eager to listen to the rhythm of fishermen songs. Then, we find another charming fishermen village, Llafranc. Jut around the cape is Cape Roig with its botanical garden and summer music festival “Festival de Cap Roig”. In this area we can anchor in some of its coves such as Tamariu, Aiguablava, Cala Sa Tuna, Aiguafreda or Sa Riera. By Pals Bay is the port of l’Estartit situated in front of Medes Islands. These islands have been declared as specially protected area of importance for the Mediterranean or ZEPIM (zona especialmente protegidas de importancia para el Mediterraneo) and also considered as Catalonia’s scuba diving paradise.
To decide on the route to take, it is always better to abide by meteorological forecasts.