This charming little restaurant with rooms may strike you as an ancient establishment, but was in fact built by an eccentric millionaire in 1916. Forget the unpacking, just make a beeline for that special little table and chairs on a pine-needled carpet.
The food at the restaurant is the best of Catalan – breakfast on local ham, pastries, cereals, bread and jam; if you’re lucky, the prickly local rock fish, rascassa, will make an appearance at dinner. Unfold the maps on offer and head off from the front door – paths lead to major trails that follow the spectacular Costa Brava coastline – or snorkel or swim in the crystal waters of an unspoiled cove nearby.
As light fades, easy music wafts through the bar and beyond – ‘chilled’ is the word. At the end of the day, drift up to five simple, pretty bedrooms in soothing tones; no fans, so fling open the windows to make the most of the breezes.