Es Portal Restaurant & Hotel Boutique is close to the medieval town of Pals, near the Montgrí, Medes Islands and Baix Ter Natural Park, and the best beaches in Costa Brava.
Es Portal Restaurant & Hotel Boutique is located in Mas Roig, one of the fortified farmhouses of the 16th and 17th centuries, constituting one of the most interesting buildings of popular Gothic-Renaissance architecture in the region, with a long history of hospitality due to its strategic location in the middle of the Empordanet.
When you get the entrance of the farmhouse, you will see 3 cypresses. It's no coincidence. Years ago, farmhouses used to let travellers know that they could offer them hospitality in a very peculiar way: if you saw a single cypress tree next to it, it meant that if you stopped there, they would give you water so that you can continue the journey. Two cypresses meant that, besides water, you also could have a meal.
At the farmhouses with three cypresses, like ours, besides the food and drink, you could stay there for a few days in exchange for your work, helping with the care of the animals or with the farm’s crops. While the lords lived in the first floor, workers and travelers lived in the second floor. Unlike today, these floors did not communicate with each other: the original staircase that you can still see from the reception communicated with the first floor. The access to the second floor was where you now find the elevator.
We are in an environment full of possibilities and close to authentic treasures of the historical and artistic heritage of the Empordà region, as well as magnificent golf courses.