Things to do

The area offers a wealth of things to see and do.  Just a few minutes walk away is the house of Salvador Dalí, now a museum open to the public and well worth a visit.  It is full of fun and fascinating things throughout the house and gardens.

There are many walks throughout the Cap de Creus National Park and small bays and beaches to visit, many only accessible by foot or boat.  A walk to the Cap de Creus lighthouse (approx 40 minutes by road or about one hour by the Cami Antic – the old coastal path) will be rewarded with truly wonderful views and the opportunity for some welcome refreshment at the bar/restaurant when you arrive.  The restaurant is quite popular so it might be worth booking in advance if you want to eat.

The coastline has many lovely bays and it is worth renting a boat if you can.  Kayaks are also available for renting in Port Lligat bay.

Catalunya is famous for its cuisine and the region boasts three of the world’s top 20 restaurants. El Bulli in the neighbouring bay of Monjoi is, sadly, now closed but El Cellar Can Roca in Girona has taken its place as the World’s No 1 restaurant.

There are also plenty of places to visit.  Cadaqués, a delightful whitewashed village in a beautiful horseshoe shaped bay, is just 5 minutes away by car or a 15 minute walk.  Its shops, restaurants and bars are mostly open all year round.  Figueres, 40 minutes away, is the main market town and home to the Dalí museum, featuring many of his famous works.

There are also many attractions and historic places to visit, from Aqua Brava Water Park to the Benedictine Monastery of St Pere de Rodes set high in the foothills of the Pyrenees.

Then again, if you just want to relax and be creative, the light, as Dalí knew, makes Port Lligat a wonderful place to paint and the landscape provides much scope if you enjoy photography.