There are places worth heading to. Places that show the authenticity of the area. Places that seem suspended in time. Places that are breathtaking.
Cala S’Alguer is one of these places. Located in Palamós, in the center of the Costa Brava, S’Alguer is a small beach that takes you to 1521, a traditional fishing village with colourful houses next to the beach, giving an even more picturesque atmosphere to the whole of the cove.
I love to run along the path that surrounds it, going through the forest and skirting the coast.
It is a fairly flat and extremely pleasant route. From La Fosca, another wonderful beach, you can arrive walking along the path that leads to the Pineda d’en Gori and then to Cala S’alguer.
If you continue along the path, you can reach Platja de Castell, another unique pearl of the Costa Brava, just 10 minutes further on foot.
If you feel like getting lost in this little corner of the Costa Brava, I recommend you do it by leaving the car in La Fosca or Platja Castell to soak up our land and stroll along the seaside paths that make it up. In an hour and a half you can go and return easily. If you like running, like me, in half an hour you have it done (you can extend the route beyond Platja de Castell.)
If you are interested, contact me and I will give you some ideas. Anyway, here you will find some routes.
If you are not fond of walking and you prefer to simply go to the cove and enjoy the bath, you can also do so, you can park in the same pine forest in Gori , 2 minutes walk from the water.
However, it is not open to the public all year, you can only do it out of season. Think that there are no bars or restaurants (in Platja de Castell there is a beach bar during the summer months).
So I suggest you to take a little picnic to enjoy after the bath.
One more thing, the beach is made of stones and the entrance to the sea is also rocky, so I advise you to wear rubber shoes.
If you want to know the real Costa Brava during your trip, you cannot miss cala S’Alguer.
This unique and special place is one of the most virgin coves of the Costa Brava, little crowded and perfect to disconnect and also be in contact with the authentic nature of the area.
Have you ever visited this cove? What do you think about it?