Cap de Creus is a unique, highly diverse natural area from both a biological and a geological point of view. It stands out from the rest of the Mediterranean coast in that it is a virtually unspoiled area which conserves an exceptional natural environment, both under the sea and on land.
In terms of geology, it features unique rocky outcrops, which combine beauty with great scientific importance. The marine area is home to significant communities, with particularly important coral sea beds and sea grass meadows.
In 1998, Cap de Creus was officially declared a Natural Park by the Parliament of Catalonia. It is the first combined land and marine natural park in Catalonia, with a total protected area of 13,823 hectares: 10,767 hectares of land and 3,056 hectares of sea.
The Natural Park comprises 8 local municipalities: Cadaqués, Roses, El Port de la Selva, Selva de Mar, Llançà, Palau Saverdera, Pau and Vilajuïga.
Cadaqués is the heart of the Cap de Creus Natural Park. .
This unique, exceptionally beautiful, little fishing village is considered to be the prettiest village on the Costa Brava. Its whitewashed houses contrasting with the blue sea and the green mountainside are an image that the Costa Brava is known for all over the world and a paradigm of Mediterranean light.
Cadaqués has been home to numerous artists over the years. Countless painters, sculptors, singers, musicians, writers, filmmakers and actors have all found the source of their inspiration in Cadaqués.
Of course, the most famous artist of all was Salvador Dalí, the world-famous painter who chose the Cadaqués bay of Port Lligat to create part of his work. His house, where he spent long periods, is now a museum dedicated to his work, forming part of the “Dalí Triangle”, along with the Dalí Museum in Figueras and the Gala-Dalí Castle in Púbol.