DIFFICULTY
Moderate

Category:
SWIMMING

LENGTH
2500m

APROX. DURATION
40/60 min.

ROUTE TRACKING
Buoys

This route is part of the Palamós Virtual Races
TIMED ROUTE

Active 24h/365 days

Description

Via Blava is an aquatic space with access from La Fosca Beach to enjoy the maritime area of Palamós and its wonderful seabed. Located in the middle of the Costa Brava, these routes offer swimmers the opportunity to swim safely in an unbeatable environment thanks to the natural environment, the landscapes and the extraordinary underwater biodiversity.

Characteristics

Maximum width: 200 meters beach and 50 meters rocks
Approximate temporality: March - October
Water temperature: 14ºc - 25ºc
Types of seabed: rock / sand / posidonia
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Palamós
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21/13°C
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20/15°C

Seabed

Seabed

Palamós - La Fosca - Castell

The Costa Brava seabed is unique for its extraordinary biodiversity as well as the opportunities afforded to observe underwater flora and fauna. Posidonia oceanic fields and a seabed of rocks and sand are the main environments found on the Via Blava routes. Salema porgy, pomfret, white seabream, common two-banded seadream, rainbow wrasse, morey and scorpion fish are among the marine fauna commonly found in the area. There is also a large variety of invertebrates such as starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumber, sponges, crab, and octopus. Observant swimmers will find may more species.

Places of interest

The Castle of Sant Esteve de Mar

This old castle is located on a cliff between Cala s’Alguer and La Fosca beach. It has been converted into a farmhouse.

Cala s’Alguer

This urban miniature by the sea has been declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest thanks to its scenic value. It was a neighbourhood of fishing huts dating back to the 15th century, which gave shelter to the fishermen as well as their utensils and fishing tackle, and which currently house leisure events.