If you visit the Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes and its surroundings, you can have a great day in all respects: culturally, scenically and gastronomically. It's a Romanesque-style Benedictine Monastery which was built between 878 and 1022. It's located at the foot of Castle Verdera and has exceptional views of Llansá Bay and Port de la Selva and a few meters away is the Hermitage of Santa Elena (also Romanesque documented from 974). In the same monastery there is a restaurant which I recommend for the good value for money and the breathtaking views from their windows. I recommend making a reservation.
Port de la Selva is a village of old fishermen's houses that, despite being a major tourist destination, retains its romantic charm. The white houses and Santa Maria de les Neus church are the major attractions and are next to the small fishing port. The wide beach runs from the harbor to the outskirts of the village. From the top you can see the mountain and the castle of Sant Salvador de Verdera.
El Port de la Selva is not so famous, beautiful or popular as Cadaqués, about 15 km away, but I personally think it's charming. It's still an important fishing port and boats are moored at the docks and piers. It has a very nice seaside church, Santa Maria de les Neus (Santa Maria de las Nieves) near the bay. I recommend strolling around the waterfront and having a drink at a terrace near the marina, very nice.
Every year I go to this village on the Catalan coast to disconnect from the constant stress of the city (Barcelona). I can disconnect as there is space to relax, have fun and enjoy the good beaches with crystal clear water and absolute tranquility and calm.
I love the sailor churches, in Galicia there are a few. The Port de la Selva is gorgeous but not very old. It's from the first half of the twentieth century, and was expanded and modernized in 1962.
I went on a Sunday morning and the church was almost empty. I'm guessing that the mass had been earlier; we know that sailors are early risers.
There is a Latin cross and the side chapels have no altars, but yet they have the images on pedestals. The oldest image is the gothic style image of San Pedro, from the 15th century. Other interesting images are those of the Virgen de las Nieves (patron of the Port de la Selva) and the chapel of the Virgen del Carmen (patron saint of sailors) with a collection of figures. The main altar is fairly modern, and has an iron Christ.
From "Port de la Selva" we drove to a complex and parked there. After crossing a a beautiful beach we walked a narrow path that was already marked, and we arrived at this cove where we could enjoy the sea and the views alone!