Spain’s Cap de Creus is a rocky peninsula on the northern-most coast of Spain. Home to Cap de Creus National Park, this area is characterized by jagged volcanic rock formations, the azure sea, crashing waves, hidden sandy beaches and the home of Salvadore Dali, it is a check mark for anyone’s bucket list.
Our fall tour, BARCELONA & THE COSTA BRAVA: A CULTURAL & CULINARY ADVENTURE will take us to Cap de Creus for four nights. We will stay in the park where our hotel is a stone’s throw from the water. We’ll be able to walk to the beach, hike along the trails and find hidden beaches. This is a place where life slows waaay….down. The scenery is other-worldly.
This was Salvadore Dali’s home base where he lived, played and worked. He spent hours walking along the rugged shore observing the light, shadow and rock formations. This landscape immediately causes the mind to race trying to figure out what the rock formations look like… camels, birds, rabbits? Standing high on one of the many peaks in the Cap de Creus National Park, it’s hard not to imagine yourself an adventurer, looking toward the horizon and wondering what could lie beyond. Just like it was for Dali, this is inspiring landscape beckoning you to create in order to capture the moment of the intense beauty of this primitive coastline.
The town of Cadaques, a picturesque fishing village nearby, is filled with cafes,boutiques and local artisan shops. It is a picture postcard of fishing boats bobbing on the water set against whitewashed buildings covered in bouganvillas. It is an enchanting place and will be our hub while on the Costa Brava. Get your paella, your menu of the day or the fresh catch just off the boat. Tapas abound…
You can see Dali’s influence in Cadaques. We will visit his home at Port Lligatt on Cap de Creus and well as his restaurant in town. It was Cadaques where he found peace and energy to create.
We will take to the hiking trails of Cap de Crus National Park which cover the peninsula. Our guides will pack a picnic lunch of local foods and we’ll spend the day exploring the coastline and the hidden beaches. We’ll hike to the light house and walk down the cliffs to the ocean.
We can’t think of a more lovely place to visit! So, we’ll stay….for awhile.
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