The anchorages on Puerto de Palma Nova:
Also known as Cala Cap Falco, this anchorage is made up of two small creeks (calas) and several sandy beaches. The shallow water makes it a great hangout place, especially if you are traveling with kids. Restaurants and small cafes line the beach that offer local and international cuisines.
Places to Visit Around Cabo Falco
If you have a private yacht, you can sail to the following locations:
- Bahia de Rosas – A rocky islet near the anchorage
- Cap Cerbere – Cliffs at the end of the Chaine des Alberes mountain range
- Cerbere – A small cove between Cap Cerbere and Cap Canadell offering some cover from southerly winds
- Puerto deportivo Portbou – Another cove converted into a small marina for tiny boats
- Anse de Terrambou – An open bay
- Anse Peyrefite
Other notable sights include salt evaporation ponds and Torre de Ses Portes.
Mooring at Cabo Falco
Anchoring suggestion is 3 meters over sand. Visibility in the water depends on the seasonal currents as storms tend to make it muddy. The calas are open to the eastern quadrant but it shouldn’t bother your sails.
You may sail to any of the nearby coves to get better cover depending upon your situation.
Provisioning and Services
The shops and restaurants on the beach will provide most essentials but they tend to be expensive. Due to the limited number of shops, the provisions may be priced higher.
There are no supermarkets or shops even if you walk in, so expect a bit of monopoly at the beach. However, you can rent out loungers and hammocks for brief stays while you park your boat on the southern edge.