Carretera De Palamos 194, San Feliu De Guixols, 17
Good for: Business
Carretera de Sant Pol 229, Sant Feliu de Guixols, 17220, Spain
Good for: Solo
Punta Port Salvi s/n, Sant Feliu de Guixols, 17220, Spain
Good for: Solo
c/ Girona 26, Sant Feliu de Guixols, 17220, Spain
Good for: Business
Av. Sant Elm, s/n, Sant Feliu de Guixols, 17220, Spain
Hospital, 1, Sant Feliu de Guixols, 17220, Spain
C/ Sant Ramon 43-45, Sant Feliu de Guixols, 17220, Spain
Good for: Families
Calle Joan Maragall 28, Sant Feliu de Guixols, 17220, Spain
Good for: Couples
C/ Joan Maragall, 28, Sant Feliu de Guixols, 17220, Spain
Good for: Couples
My first ever visit to S. Feliu de Guixols actually was a visit to this place, to have a dinner and see practically nothing else from the cute little town.
El Rey del Jamon is... very similar to those places spread all around Madrid called "Museo del Jamon" - nothing fancy interior-wise, decent enough to simply focus on the food (and the wine).
This must be funny coming from a vegetarian, but the food in this place is fantastic. You don't need anything more than "tacos de queso" (small pieces/cubes of cheese, dry and semi-dry), toasted bread with tomato, very local thing and a glass, or two or more, of wine (red wine).
Favorite Dish: the cheese, the cheese... it is all about the cheese... (ok, there are many nice side-dishes made from vegetables, nice tomato and onion salad, and needless to say, the meat)...
This was a real fortuity finding. During a daytrip to this area, we were looking for a place to have lunch. There is a huge offer in the area, but most of the places have no character. This Moorish-inspired Modernist building attracted our attention (later we learn it is declared historic monument).
We entered it just to have a look inside, and we found it was a bar and restaurant. Real old fashion place, like going back in time, except for the internet corner!
They serve basic local dishes, but more than excellent quality-price ratio! The menu has pics of the dishes, this can help if you don't understand the language, but the place is far from touristy. You can watch the old timers fleecing each other at cards and dominoes at the table next to yours!
Favorite Dish: We had a huge plate of EXCELLENT assorted fried fish (and I'm really picky about fish... being born in a fishers' town, you can figure... ). This plate costed 12 euros and it was enough for 2 people. The service was quite slow, but the place was really busy at the moment. The whole meal, included drinks, was about 20 euros each.
8 Reviews and Opinions
I know that one of the high priorities on many peoples minds is to get in the Sun as fast as they can and for as long as they can to get a tan to be proud of when they return home. But.........
BEWARE OF THE SUN !
If you are fair skinned or even if not, USE Sun protection cream or lotion BEFORE hitting the beach. Even if just walking around town you can suffer from the Suns effects.
Buy and wear a Hat or Cap to protect the top of your head.
DO NOT sunbathe on the first day for more than TEN MINUTES ! I know that does not seem a lot of time but to avoid looking like a lobster and feeling itchy and uncomfortable, ten minutes only is recommended. Then gradually lengthen the time each day.
Remember that when in the Sea or Pool, the water acts like a mirror and reflects extra Ultraviolet back at you.
Seawater having a high salt concentration, has the same effect as putting salt on Pork Crackling ! So shower off as soon as you come out of the sea or saltwater swimming pool. By the way, beware of the little showers on the beach. They are intended for removing sand and are SALT water; so a shower in your apartment / hotel is better unless you are CERTAIN that the water is not salty!
Favorite thing: Don't really like the beach in this place... but I do like the town, small and cute, narrow streets, lots of colours and aromas in the air. You could give it a try, at least for a nice walk...
My favourite beach... at least from what I have seen so far...
Big, bar-free, tourist-shops-free and sandy.
The very first experience I had with Pals was quite a disappointment since it was a very windy day and staying at the beach was impossible, literally... but, gave it a second chance and loved it.
The beach is actually further from the town of Pals (unlike all other beaches that are... well, an integrated part of the corresponding town) and this is what makes it different.
While San Feliu, S'Agaro, Platja D'Aro, San Antoni, Palamos are in one package (and in the given order), one next to the other, further north you can find Llafranc, Calella, Tamariu...
All three are very nice, cute little places, not a lot of beach available, but I do like them. Have to be honest and admit I have seen them only in winter time, basically empty and far from the tourist-season look they must have now.
Still... they are an interesting destination as well.
The photos are from Calella...