S ant Antoni de Calonge is village grown out of a bunch of anglers’ houses. Marakasa is located on the second street from the seashore, a couple of minutes away from the beautiful Sant Antoni and Palamós bay, were you can enjoy clear water beaches that extend for nearly nine kilometres. Running beside the sea, it’s the wonderful promenade of Sant Antoni, that brings you to the promenade de Palamós and to the very heart of one of the most important fishing ports of Catalonia, where you could visit the fish market and imbibe yourself in the real fishing atmosphere of the Costa Brava. The promenade also takes you to Torre Valentina and to the hidden coves typical of the Costa Brava.
Northbound from Marakasa, you can find the flatland of Calonge and the medieval village, castle included, where you can enjoy great walks on foot or bike. But pretty soon the flatland starts rising toward the wonderful and wild natural park of Les Gavarres, a mountain range with lush woodland of holm oaks, cork oaks and some pines from time to time. There you can walk or drive to many secluded places: for example, the small hermitage of Fitor, a Romanic construction that appears suddenly in a wide field lost in the middle of dense forest.
There are a lot more of nearby places to visit and loads of activities in which you can participate. Here there are a few links to further information:
Also, if you feel like going out partying or shopping, Platja d'Aro, is only 4 kilometres down the road, and there you can find bars, discos, shops and a whole lot more. There are bus and taxi services, even a night bus during the summer.