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In the City; Among nature; Near water
Pals is a small medieval village which has been restored to its former state. This picturesque vacation spot has an 8-km-long, broad sandy beach, as well as various restaurants, attractive cafes, a number of dance clubs, beach shops and two large supermarkets. Pals is a relatively quiet resort where you can safely let your children go out in the evening. To understand why this coast is called 'Costa Brava' (Wild Coast) you only need to walk south from the beach of Playa de Pals. As you walk, you will see the beginnings of a wild, rocky coastline with high cliffs and beautiful bays which hide some of the most picturesque fishing villages. This part of the coast is approx. 30 km long and is certainly worth the effort to explore it. The sea along this part of the coast is perfect for snorkeling and/or diving. In the vicinity of Pals you will find numerous (cultural) sights such as Peratallada and Begur. From the old fort you have a wonderful view of the numerous bays and little coves of the area. At Empuries (Ampurias) you will find the remnants of an old Greek settlement. The city of Barcelona is only one and a half hours away and is certainly worth a visit if just to admire the splendid buildings of Gaudi and the busy Las Ramblas boulevard. The Dali Museum in Figueres is an absolute must. For nature lovers there are excellent cycling and walking routes in the Pyrenees.