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A small, low-key former fishing village with a compact centre, comprising of a jumble of local-style buildings plus a few bars, restaurants and shops, all clustered around the marina.
With steep cliffs and pine covered hills reaching down to the Mediterranean, simple houses and open air restaurant lining the beautiful bay - Tamariu is a village visited by travellers year after year.
There are no high rise blocks, smaller complex and villas scattered around the hillside of Aigua Xelida and the beach. There, accommodation is generally a few hotels, all budget to mid-price range, one campsite, and a few apartments.
Tamariu has a small selection of village shops, a diving centre and offers the possibility of renting a boat to explore the surrounding coastline.
The area is best suited to mature, independent, middlemarket holidaymakers. It is frequented by international visitors and lots of Spanish families at weekends. There are not a lot for children and it is way too quiet for teenagers.
The village of Tamariu is an excellent spot to use as a base to get to know the Costa Brava.
Found in NE Spain, on the Mediterranean coast, midway along the Costa Brava, Tamariu is 81 mls NE of Barcelona, 27 mls E of Gerona and 32 mls E of Gerona's airport. It is set on a rocky coastline, at the bottom of a steep, narrow, winding coast road and surrounded by pine-covered hills. Residential area of Aigua Xelida over the hill at one side.