Cadaques is 17 kilometres away from Llançà. It is a small community, which is a little difficult to access due to a road of endless hairpin bends. This small, isolated town is a great destination for those who would like to switch off completely and really relax. A villa in Cadaques is undoubtedly better for this than, for example, an apartment in Roses.
Cadaques used to be a traditional fishing village that has always resided by the sea, and until the end of the nineteenth century it was almost completely cut off from the outside world. The isolated location of the village became a magnet for artists including Salvador Dalí, Paul Éluard, and Max Ernst. Today, the picturesque village is also an ideal destination for tourists.
The house Dalí bought in Cadaques in 1948 after his return from New York is now open to visitors. Following the path of the great artist, you can rent a place to stay in Cadaques and from there make a trip to his home town of Figueres where you can visit the Teatre-Museu Dalí. A little further away there is the castle of Gala and Dalí in Púbol, which marks the end of the artistic route.
Staying in Llançà or in its surrounding area has many advantages. In Llançà, you will find a route that is connected to all the villages and bays of Cap de Creus. Taking a winding road with a beautiful view from Llançà, you can get to Port de la Selva, Cadaques, and Roses. Whether you opt for a villa in Llançà or an apartment in aformentioned Cadaques, it makes sense to rent a car so that you do not miss out on the spectacular views of the area.
A villa in Llançà is the best choice for water sports fans. The city has a fishing port and a marina. There are schools and sport centres for sailing, kayaking, catamaran sailing, and other water sports. In the harbour, the fish auction takes place after the arrival of the boats at sunset, its certainly a spectacle well worth seeing.
Apart from a villa, you can also rent an apartment in Llançà located directly on the harbour beach, or at other beaches in the town, such as Garbet, Cap-Ras, Canyelles, Grifeu, Farella, and Cau del Llop. There is also a nudist beach between Llançà and Colera, which is called Cala Burró. The beaches are surrounded by two nature parks; Albera and Cap de Creus.
Port de la Selva
This small fishing village at the Cap de Creus features some of the best beaches in Catalonia.
Choose from a huge list of apartments in Port de la Selva, near the various beaches with their very distinctive characteristics (from sandy beaches to beaches with pebbles). All the beaches have crystal clear water, making them ideal for water sports.
Port de la Selva has some things in common with Cadaques. The external appearance of the two places is similar in many ways. But perhaps Port de la Selva has a more lively atmosphere. Cadaques is quieter and has less tourist traffic.
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