I realise this is an old post but I also have the same question. Reading up online many rentals and other websites describe Calella and Calella de Palafrugell as being two different areas (although I am presuming connected), definitely both in Costa Brava. One is often described as the old town and the other sometimes referred to as the newer, livelier beach resort. Can anyone give any more information or advice on what specific map location I should be looking at to ensure we are in the older, more characterful area. We are looking at a property close to Carrer de la Metal-Lurgiajoleria.
Any help would be much appreciated.
and this is also somewhere else, not anywhere near Palafrugell?
Am very confused.
As Roxy said, both are in or near to CdP, because CdP is a village in the municipality of Palafrugell. Basically if it mentions Palafrugell it's CdP.
If it helps think of the interpretation of 'Calella' as 'little/pretty bay'. Then Calella de Palafrugell is 'little/pretty bay of Palafrugell', and Calella de la Costa is 'pretty bay of the (maresme) coast'. It's not quite accurate, but perhaps helps as a shorthand to explain the similarity of the names.
Thank you both for helping to clear that up, makes sense now. I think some other trip advisors had confused me by adding Costa into the equation. We are definitely aiming for Costa Brave as have stayed in Begur before and visited most of the beautiful bays around the coast. We are just looking for somewhere similar (albeit smaller) that will allow us to stay in walking distance of a small town or large village for easy access to restaurants, a few shops and hopefully a weekly market but also giving us more chance of finding somewhere with a pool. We have found one online so just wanted to make sure we didn't end up in a totally different area or somewhere without the character and traditional feel of Palafrugell.. Thank you both again for your help.
Calella de Palafrugell sounds perfect for you and it is linked by the coastal path GR92 to Llafanc, another small town on a beautiful bay. If you are feeling energetic you can continue along the path to the lighthouse Sant Sebastia and up the coast to Tamariu, yet another beautiful village.
There is a very good market on Sunday in Palafrugell, popular with locals and tourists alike. Again, no need to drive if you are up for a walk from C de P.
Thank you. Can I just ask about eating out. As we will be within walking distance of the old town part that is probably where we would eat out in the evenings, rather than having to drive to the beach area. Are the restaurants in the town as good, local food etc. We probably won't eat out every evening and am sure will do a bit of everything but just thought I'd try and get as much information as I can before booking anything.