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CALELLA DE PALAFRUGELL FISHERMEN'S TOWN

Coast town of the Costa Brava, inside Girona's region. It has the delight of the nature in its calas, rocks, streets, its houses with great windows and archs, and its saltwater air typical of a fishermen's town.

Relax and enjoy the great number of activities to do: the night, the beach, the havaneres, festivities, sports, fish and many things to do...

THE REGION

Empordà's region, in the county of Girona is a interminable world. The "calas" and villages of the coast: Calella, Llafranc, Tamariu, Aiguablava, Palamós, Platja d'Aro, Sant Feliu. Historic ruins (Empúries, Dolmens, Churches...). Delightful villages inside as Begur, Pals, Monells, Peratallada.

The Botanic Garden of Cap Roig and the lighthouse in Sant Sebastia. The region of Josep Pla and Salvador Dalí (Palafrugell, Púbol, Port Lligat-Cadaqués and Figueras) The art of ceramic in La Bisbal. Its mountains, the Gavarres, where you can enjoy sport, sightseeing and go on excursions. All these and more with a fast access!!

THE HAVANERES

The first Saturday of July is a magic night in Calella, with the Cantada de Habaneras: the streets & coasts of this fishermen's village gets full of people and boats to go to the cala del Port Bo.

Tavern's song, it is a link between Spain and Cuba, remembering stories of the people who went to make fortune to that land during the XIXth century.

At the end of the s.XIXth already existed a group of singers. The origin of the "cantada" goes back to 1966, in a village's tavern and with the publication of the book "Calella de Palafrugell y las Habaneras", making it official the following year.

The most famous habaneras are "El meu avi" and "La bella Lola", they are always sung while drinking the "cremat", tipical drink of rhum, coffee, sugar cane, lemon and cinnamon.