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“Beautiful views and hikes - restrooms would help”

Cap de Creus National Park
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US$155.89*
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Small-Group Dalí and Costa Brava Tour
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Cadaques
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Owner description: This National Park features unique rock formations and panoramic ocean views.
Chicago, Illinois
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Beautiful views and hikes - restrooms would help”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This nature reserve has improved with years. Paths are well signed and there are lovely hikes among olive trees, occasional pines and the ever present scent of Mediterranean herbs. There are inlets with stunning rock formations and hidden coves and beaches for swims. The two bar/restaurants at the lighthouse have spectacular views and very often feature live music. The information center at the lighthouse is a little jewel. Finally the ruins of the Club Med have been swept away and replaced by a lovely path going through totally recovered nature and a few striking large steel sculptures. Only down side is the presence on many paths - particularly between the light house and the sculpture walk - of bits of toilet paper. Except for parking by the sculpture walk, there are no charges for driving through Cabo Creus - though there allegedly no parking along the road. Best though to make it a half day hike from Port Lligat with refreshments at the light house - in summer make sure to bring some water with you for the hike.

Visited June 2014
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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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“Great views”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

An easy drive from the city of Cadaques with a map with great views of the ocean and the city. Wish the weather cooperated and we could have hiked out there, done more exploring and visited some of the coves. Beautiful views from the lighthouse though and some decent places to hike around from the top.

Visited June 2014
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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“The highlight of the swing through Cadaques”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

If you love the outdoors, don't miss this sightseeing highlight. If it's not too cold or windy, then a 20-minute drive up to the lighthouse at the end of the road north out of Cadaques is a good jumping off point for walks around the craggy heights overlooking Cadaques to the south, and France to the north. The multiple inlets below are good places for privacy, whether by boat or foot. There are some secluded, small beaches as well. There are all sorts of possibilities for hikers, photographers, or those who have just an hour or two before heading out of town.

Visited June 2014
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“Not to be missed.”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Strong walking boots a necessity to do the 7km walk from Cadaques to the lighthouse at Cap Creus but the effort is well rewarded. Underfoot conditions vary from concrete footpaths in the built up areas around Port Lligat to loose shale where the narrow track loops up and down as you pass the various coves along the way. Encouragingly, the lighthouse appears in the distance from time to time to reassure you that you are on the right track; the red/green markers are very well appointed along the route for added confidence.
Allow about two hours but there are a number of sidetracks to be explored if one wanted to take a swim in one of the small bays en route.
The piece de resistance however has to be the bowl of fish soup and a beer, taken on the restaurant balcony on arrival, with the view of land and sea laid out before you. The restaurant does offer a reasonably full menu, including a selection of curries interestingly enough.
To return to Cadaques, a taxi is a possible option; the two hour trek back requires a certain level of fitness and stamina.

Visited July 2014
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Beautiful view over the sea, rugged landscape”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

There is not much to do on Cap de Creus, except for admire nature and rugged landscape of the most eastern point of Spain. The view is awesome, you can see sea all around you from the light house. There is a small bar, which only serves sandwiches and drinks and a small museum in the light tower. You can find toilets behind the bar, on the way to the other restaurant. If you have some space left on your memory card, visit Cap de Creus and bring some comfy shoes.

Visited June 2014
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