SantElm66 is based in an exceptional location overlooking the bay of Sant Feliu de Guixols on the Costa Brava, between sea and forest, and less than five minutes walk from the town center.
It is also a ten-minute climb to the Sant Elm hermitage, 100m above sea level, which offers one of the most breathtaking views of the Mediterranean coastline. The writer Ferran Agulló baptized the region "Costa Brava" in 1908 from this point.
Sant Feliu de Guixols is a historic town that grew from the settlement around a Benedictine monastery built in the 10th century. By the 18th century it had developed into an important trading center thanks to its fishing port, boat-building expertise and cork production.
Legend has is that Dom Perignon invented the champagne cork after seeing pilgrims from Sant Feliu use tree bark to plug their water gourds. Towards the end of the 19th century it became popular as a seaside resort, while retaining its main activities.
Today Sant Feliu is a captivating town that functions all year round, and has preserved its authenticity - there are no fast-food chains or brand-name boutiques. Small shops and local commerce thrive.
Sant Feliu de Guixols has important marine resources and is active in protecting and preserving marine biodiversity in the area. It has a long-standing architectural heritage which is being carefully restored.
Workshop participants will enjoy a genuine experience of Sant Feliu as locals rather than tourists, benefiting themselves and the town.
SantElm66 is an hour from Barcelona and 30 minutes from Girona, and easily accessible by public transport. The region, known as “Emporda”, produces some of Spain’s finest olive oils and wines. It boasts many forests and natural reserves with great hiking trails as well as organic farms and vineyards which workshop participants will be invited to visit.
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