Ranked #84 in our countdown of ‘100 Ultimate Travel Experiences of a Lifetime’.
Located on the Costa Brava, Cadaqués has long been a playground for artists and writers: Salvador Dali said of the former fishing village, “I spent a delicious summer, as always, in the ideal and dreamy town of Cadaqués. There, beside the Latin sea, I have gorged myself on light and colour”.
The village population of 2000 people swells in the summer months but the town has retained a white-washed charm in spite of this, with not a high-rise hotel in sight.
Days here can be passed stretching out on the pebble beaches lapped by the Mediterranean, strolling the narrow cobblestoned streets ducking into small shops and restaurants or hiking in the rustic nature reserve that surrounds the town.
“A lovely laid-back seaside town with great food. A great base when exploring this coastal region.”
– Christine Manfield