The best of the Costa Brava: Cala Corbs

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Today I'm going to talk to you about my favorite area of ​​the Girona's Costa Brava, the protected area of ​​natural interest of Cap Roig. In particular I will focus on one of the most beautiful coves, cove corbs.

Cala Corbs is included in the natural area of ​​Es Castell, one of the virgin enclaves that still remain on the Girona coast, in the municipality of Palamós. It is a narrow sea inlet protected from the wind and waves where the sea takes on an impressive turquoise blue color.

10 km of coastline from Palamós to Calella de Palafrugell totally unspoiled and with a beauty worth seeing, the authentic Costa Brava. Pine forests that reach the very sea, rocky beaches and crystal clear waters, a reflection of what the Costa Brava was before the Spanish tourist boom of the 60s and 70s.

Even Salvador Dalí noticed the beauty of Cap Roig. His painting studio was here, as well as that of the painter Josep Maria Sert.

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A little bit of history. In 1994 the inhabitants of Palamós were consulted in a referendum on the construction of a golf course in Es Castell. The vast majority of the population opposed to the project and to speculation and for this reason, the area remains unspoilt, without buildings and fully protected. It has survived the great tourist and real estate pressure that the region has. Since then, the town hall of Palamós and the neighboring towns have protected the area and adapted the accesses to it so that everyone can enjoy it while respecting the environment.

How to get there and what to do in Cala Corbs?

To Cala Corbs It can only be reached by sea or on foot from Playa de Castell (Palamos).

To get to Playa de Castell, you have to take the highway that connects Girona and La Bisbal d'Empordà with the Costa Brava (Playa de Aro, Palamós and Palafrugell). Very close to Palamós and next to Vall-llobrega we will see the detour that Castell indicates. We continue along this detour, it is a local road. In just 5 minutes and always going straight on the road we will arrive at the Playa de Castell parking area. Entry in summer is not free, it costs about 3 Euros for a whole day, intended for the conservation and protection of the environment.

Cap Roig Cala Corbs

If you want to enjoy Cap Roig for a few days you can stay in the multiple hotels in the region (either in Palamós, Calella de Palafrugell or the interior of the region) as well as campsites, one of which is located next to Es Castell (Camping Benelux).

Once parked, right in front is Es Castell, an unspoiled and quite large beach. On your left we will see the path that will take us to Cala Corbs (which is part of Girona's Ronda road, which runs from France to Blanes, Barcelona.).

A few minutes after starting the road to Ronda and next to the sea we will see two characteristic features of this area. On the one hand, Foradada cove, a small rocky sea inlet with a hole in the rock through which the water circulates and in the form of a tunnel. On the other hand, the Iberian town of Es Castell (XNUMXth centuries BC to XNUMXst AD) that gives its name to the beach.

At this point the road forks at various points. This is where we we can decide whether to make the route closest to the sea (more difficult, with many ups and downs but more beautiful and spectacular, it is recommended to wear suitable footwear) or the interior route along the main road until reaching the final detour to Cala Corbs.

Costa Brava Cala Corbs

I personally I recommend you go one way and return the other if possible. Although the coastal path is more difficult, it has a beauty that will not disappoint anyone. The rocks rise almost 100 meters above the sea causing very steep vertical slopes and the pine forests invade these gorges until they reach the sea. Anyways the estimated walking time from Es Castell is about 30 minutes approx.

Cala Corbs is one of the first beaches that we will find along the coastal path. If we wanted to continue north we would reach another beach that I recommend, Cala Estreta, about 20 minutes from Cala Corbs. Still further north we would reach Calella de Palafrugell.

Once we get there, a staircase will give us access to the beach. There we can enjoy both the landscape and the bottom of the sea. Right next to the cove and to your left there is a natural viewpoint that juts out towards the sea like an islet where we can observe the beauty of the environment.

Another very attractive option to explore the coast of Es Castell is renting a kayak in La Fosca beach (2Km further south) I paddle through the entire area during the morning until we reach Cala Corbs.

Cala Corbs narrow cove

If you like virgin and quiet beaches, Cala Corbs and Cap Roig is your destination. Dozens of small rocky beaches where you can dive, swim and rest in a protected natural environment.

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