Isolated, beautiful, home to Dali (even the nature looks surreal...the rocks at the base of the cliffs near the water are unreal), awesome nightlife at El Hostel
Exactly what you'd expect and more remote than you can imagine.
Walk to Port Lligat and Dali's house to explore where the wacky artist spent half his year coming up with his creations. You'd need to book via Internet since you can't buy tickets on the spot and they allow a small group to enter the house at any one time. The guides explain interesting factoids about the artist and the house.The sea by the house...more
Cadaques at the end of August will be crowded, no doubt, but it is still enjoyable. The Hotel Playa Sol is one of the nicest (if not the nicest) ones in Cadaques, central, right at the beach with a really nice pool-area. Haven´t seen the rooms though :-)The Casa Dali in Port Lligat is about a 20 minutes walk form Cadaques, you have to book your...more
I rented a car with my girlfriend and drove along the coves. The scenery is second to none, and though I didn't talk to the locals, I can't imagine they could be too unhappy in this paradise (save the tourists, which still didn't seem too pervasive).Driving around there are a bunch of little parking spots where you can pull off and walk down to a...more
This hotel does not allow you to make real time reservations on their web site, so if you want to...more
33 Av. Salvador Dali, Platja Port-Lligat, Cadaques, 17488, Spain
Good for: Business
C/ Dr. Bartolomeus 37, Cadaques, 17488, Spain
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business
Choose any of the touristy bistros or restaurants along the seafront. The food is alright but the atmosphere of sitting by/ near the sea, taking your own sweet time to relish the food is unbeatable. Don't insist on hurrying and you'll enjoy the experience. Wine and dine - don't miss out on the wines to complete a wonderful dining experiencemore
the first impression I had when I saw the façade green multicolour Floridness, there was magic in this attractive restaurant, rather Museum, Garden of Eden, a theatre, the beautiful classical music makes you dream .... after our dessert the great Sammy (the owner) started to play his own oriental music and it is difficult to prevent some tears, so...more
This was a cute restaurant and just decided to go based on that. Bad idea. The ivy leaves covering the place unfortunately did not cover up the foul food. The glass of house wine I got was SOUR. I can't believe they would just serve wine like that. Did they think foreigners wouldn't know sour wine if it hit it in their face? The food was mediocre...more
A very famous yet out of the way "cave" restaurant on a back alley of Cadaques. A local friends father took me there for an impromptu lunch. The lunch turned into an all afternoon affair. We met the owner, who showed us how to "suck" the shrimp heads and then top them off with a swig from the Porron. I don't remember the price, but who cares after...more
We found a little restaurant on top of a lookout. The food was decently priced considering the touristy nature of the location. We sat outside and ate pan tumaca (tomato on bread...a Catalunya favorite) and potato salad in the heat, but the view was worth any sunburn incurred. Definitely recommendable. Cold sodas or ice cream...it was PDH.more
Suarri = swankyThe bald-headed bar tender made the best damn Mojito....ever! He used dark rum and a splash of seltzer. The music was so good, even though it was just the house stereo. The atmosphere was north african in style but with the laid back lounge vibe of most bars in Europe. Mostly locals or people working there for the summer.All in all...more
You have to go here! If you do nothing else during your entire trip to Cadaques, go to El Hostel around 1am for a really fun experience. From the outside, this discoteca looks like nothing special. On the inside, it looks like a house that has been transformed into a rather rundown museum celebrating both Gaudi and Dali. It's amazing, and you will...more
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You have several options to go to Cadaqués. For me the best is to take a bus from Barcelona from the North Bus Station (they also stop at Urquinaona square). This bus takes you right there, to the parking lot which is few minutes away from the centre of Cadaqués.Also you can take a train to Figueres and from there there are buses to...more
Transportation in Cadaques is quite simple if you are a tourist...you walk everywhere. Several of the locals ride around on scooters, and they ride FAST! I met a few people who took me around on these, and they drive like maniacs up and down the steep narrow streets! However, it is super fun! There are no cabs, and if you need a ride to or from the...more
Parking place may be a serious problem, indeed. So, here's an innovative approach (I've seen something similar in Parati, RJ - Brazil, where parks might be left in a low-tide area, provided you know when the sea rises!) in the heart of Cadaques.
If you are not used to a scooterable city, it can be fascinating and fun. However when you have decided to park yours at the bottom of the hill and walk up the street that looks like certain death for scooters, be certain that someone else doesn't agree and is "gunning' it to build up momentum. Watch out cuz I tried this after the second day there...more
Be aware of the stones that make up the streets of the old city. They are inlaid vertically so they could form designs. If you are wearing flip flops and have either had too much to drink or it rains, you might as well sit down and wait it out cuz bare feet don't work either. This city is all about steep,narrow, uneven, quick turning and beautiful...more
Please remember "siesta" when paying for 1 hour photos. In my opinion, save the damn things until you get home.
Unique Suggestions: The proprietor will glady take you money for the service and then shut down for two or three hours to nap and then open back up and "finish you photos in the one hour agreed upon".
Fun Alternatives: Go digital and save paper!
Went way out of the way to get to Cadaques at the urging of a friend. It was o.k. but much smaller and slower paced than I had imagined. Reminded me of Avalon or the Istmus on Catalina Island in California. Got lost and happened upon Dali's home (over a hill and down a ravene). Surprisingly , they have a very good likeness of the Statue of Liberty...more
Dali and Gala bought a small fisherman’s house and as they were gettimg more money they bought the ones next to it until they made this big house. It has turned into a museum and if you want to visit it you have to schedule. From the house you can see some landscaes which inspired Dali and some of them can be seen in his works....more
Jump from every rock you find to the sea, but take really CARE with the DEEPNESS of the sea in that point. It's dangerous sometimes.
We almost passed up the short trip from Figueres to Cadaques and we're so glad we didn't! The drive to Cadaques through the mountains is breathtaking all by itself. Once you arrive, you won't be disappointed with this beautiful little fishing town. We only stayed a few hours to walk around town and have a jar or sangria on the shore, but we...more