La Llosa – Cala Castell

Suitable route for sailing excursions in winter and spring. Duration: half a day

Now in winter and during spring, we recommend a half-day sail that’s very suitable for these times of the year. On sunny days, which are free of the typical haze you find in summer, the air is crystal clear and you can see the coast in all its splendour.
After breakfast in any one of the area’s restaurants, you embark at about 10 o’clock in the morning.
First, you set your course towards the south-west, crossing to the other side of the bay, from where you can take in the fishing port with the town’s bell tower in the background.
From Torre Valentina, at the southern end of the bay, you make your way north-east, skirting the coast. You pass the beacon marking the La Llosa shoal at the entrance to the harbour of Palamós, on your port side. You pass by the bays of Cala Fosca, Cala S’Alguer and Cala Castell and reach the set of rocky islets known as the Formigues Islands.
Leaving the islets on your port side, you then sail up the coast as far as the headland of Cap de Sant Sebastià, turn around – now with a tailwind if the tramontane wind is blowing – and head for Cala Castell to drop anchor. A stop in this solitary, wild bay – outside of the summer season – is a delight for the senses.
Now on the home straight, a short journey with your sails hoisted, you arrive at the port at about half past two, ready for a late lunch after enjoying a pleasant outing filled with contrasts in the cool and bracing air of our beloved Costa Brava.