San Feliu de Guixols

Head south of Platja de Aro and you'll arrive at  the natural harbour of San Feliu de Guíxols.

San Feliu is surrounded by hills and, feels like a real market town, with low-rise buildings, and a tree lined Rambla that spins off into busy shopping alleys. There's a golden beach with a leafy sea-front road and a few modernist buildings.

Walk through the flower gardens and you'll arrive at the marina to the north side of the bay with a fishing port just around the headland.

The old town sits back from the sea, laid out in a grid and has a good choice of cafés with terraces. You'll find a big fruit, veg and fish market in the central Plaça d´Espanya most days.

San Feliu owes its beauty and prosperity to the 19th-century cork industry. Take a look at the surrounding hill forests and you'll find the area covered in cork oak. The Museu de la Vila, is worth a visit if you want to find out more about the cork industry.

Sunday Markets
Sant Feliu is really buzzing on Sundays thanks to the market which lines the Paseo de Mar on the seafront. The Fiesta major is in the first week in August.

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