Cap de Creus

Address: Port Lligat, Cadaqués, Spain

- Free


Extraordinary mountain with surreal lunar landscape and breathtaking views.

This craggy, wild mountain-top promontory is the far eastern tip of the Spanish peninsula and once you get to the top, you really do feel like you’re at the end of the world here with nothing but the sound of squawking seagulls circling above. The winding journey up to the top though is almost as memorable itself. I first came up here by car about twenty years ago and I remember finding the barren landscape with its vast, sinister boulders truly surreal like some kind of lunar terrain.

Once you get to the top, there’s a bar and restaurant at the top with a terrace – perfect for taking in the views over a drink. Sunsets are spectacular.

The drive up to Cap Creus is not for the faint-hearted (we're talking seriously mountainous, steep and winding) but there are buses and a mini-train either from Cadaques or Portitxo beach. The mini-train only goes once a day though. Check at the Cadaques tourist office or website ( for details.

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  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Great views / scenery
  • Nature / wildlife