The Cap de Creus Natural Park is one of the most protected areas in Catalonia, which means that, together with its wealth, the options you have as far as activities go are almost infinite. In addition, the park is very close to charming villages of Alt Empordà such as Port de la Selva, La Selva de Mar, Llançà, Cadaqués, …
We especially recommend the routes that can be done in the same park. We highlight the GR-11 (from the interior to the coast) and the GR-92 (by the sea). Other more secondary paths, along with some parts of the walkway, are also more than recommended. We have done the GR-92 and it’s an extraordinary experience: Portbou-Llançà; Llançà-Cadaqués; Cadaqués-Montjoi; Montjoi-Castelló d’Empúries.
These routes will allow you to discover the Cap de Creus and you will find places as magical as the Lighthouse, Cape Norfeu (our favorite) and those hidden coves that all customers ask for when they come through the area. We emphasize Cala Pelosa, Cala Montjoi (where the El Bulli restaurant was) and Cala Jòncols.
Culturally, the main attraction is the Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes. Important!, do not forget to climb to the Castle of Sant Salvador, it takes about 25 minutes walk from the monastery and you will enjoy even more incredible views. From the top you will see absolutely everything.
Moreover, once you’ve made the routes, you have many options for eating and/or sleeping. The restaurant within the same monastery, the restaurant in the Lighthouse, any of the restaurants in the villages or, better yet, a picnic in Mas Ventós, another place with spectacular views of the plain of Empordà perfect for barbecues.
And remember, enjoy the beauty of solid mineral Cap de Creus and respect it so that your children’s children can do the same.