Cap de Creus National Park, Cadaques

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Cap de Creus is a peninsula and a headland located at the far northeast of Catalonia, some south from the French border. The cape lies in the municipal area of Cadaqués, and the nearest large town is Figueres, capital of the Alt Empordà and birthplace of Salvador Dalí. Cap de Creus is the easternmost point of Catalonia and therefore of mainland Spain and the Iberian Peninsula.The area is now a Natural Park.The peninsula has an area of of an extraordinary landscape value; a windbeaten very rocky dry region, with almost no trees, in contrast with a seaside rich in minuscule creeks of deep blue sea to anchor. Mountains are the eastern foothills of the Pyrenees, the natural border between France and Spain. The region is frequently swept by awful north wind "tramontana" (beyond mountains) which has caused many naval disasters. Cadaqués is the most well known village, home of artists and writers, with sophisticated atmosphere, near Port Lligat where Dalí built his home in a paradise small bay. (Dalí depicted the peninsula in his painting The Persistence of Memory.) El Port de la Selva, with a little fishing harbour, is less exploited, with good gastronomic recourses and pleasant terraces.
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  • With the rental of a cayak you can visit different corners of the PN of Cap de Creus, it is made of less a tourist guide to make this tour and not leave customers, without experience in navigation, to climb in a cayak and leave them to adventure and only ask them for the No. tlf. Mobile in case you have any problems. It should be noted that the Costa Brava the sea changes very quickly and you can not leave to your fate customers who rent cayaks
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  • Amazing hill top views of multiple small bays or calas. There is a small nice restaurant in the Light House on top of the hill with good traditional food. There are also live music events which are pr...  more »
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