Things to do in Autumn

As far as we are concerned, September is an extension of Summer. There is still so much on, not least Catalunya Day (La Diada) on 11 September with the festivities taking place over a few days. But the hordes have gone away, it is much easier (and pleasant) to visit the great places of interest and the edge has come off the heat.

Because we have very local connections, we can tip you off about what is happening when and also give you advice about how to get the most from your holiday in Sant Feliu de Guixols.

And don’t forget to go to the page which gives you a summary of all the things you can do whilst staying at Marona and Sant Feliu de Guixols.


We have had (Northern European) guests swim in the sea as late as October, but you do have to be brave!

In Girona you can get your Christmas shopping off to a great start by visiting the craft fair which takes place there.

There are lots of different stalls to explore along with Girona itself which is well worth a day’s visit.




From October to December we have the “Norway lobster” (crayfish or “escamarlan” in Catalan) festival in Palamos – yummy!

Various restaurants will be taking part and offering their take on this popular Catalan dish…





From late October to early November we have the Sant Narcis Fairs and Festival in Girona.

For a week, the city of Girona fills with festive activities for all tastes: sardanes (Catalan National Dances), theatre, concerts, markets, etc.
Worthy of note are the drawing fair, the antiques and the food fair.
For the entire period, there is an artisan food market in the Placa de la Independencia and a craft market on the main bridge as you enter the old town.








Santa Coloma de Farners is about 40 minutes from Sant Feliu de Guixols.  In early November, they have a Ratafia market and competition which should be a lot of fun!
Ratafia is a very popular local drink which people tend to fall in love with very quickly. It is made from walnuts. Delicious!



In Peralada in November there is an Autumn festival to honour the feast of Sant Martí. Throughout the weekend there is traditional dancing, music and entertainment in various locations across the town. Combine this with a trip to the Roman site at Empuries…




The Sant Martiria Fair in Banyoles (which is about an hour’s drive from Sant Feliu de Guixols) takes place in mid November.


And finally, if you fancy a bit of a “tapas crawl” in Sant Feliu de Guixols itself, have a look at “Ganxotapes tardor”. Best to get the brochures from the information centre at the Monastery or in a shop as there are quite hard to read on the web.

Basically, there are about 25 participating establishments, each of which will have a special “Tapa Ganxona” with a small beer for about  €2.50. They are competing to win the prize for the best tapa, so they should be good!
Tapas include – artichokes with ham and Romesco sauce, a ‘little parcel’ of sauteed mushrooms and ham, galician pig’s ear (don’t knock it until you have tried it!) and other such fine delicacies.
The event takes place throughout Sant Feliu de Guixols, although mostly centred around the area just back from the beach. It runs from mid October until mid to late  November.
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