We spent a night in Cadaqués in 2018 and thought it was a lovely place. Situated in Catalonia, in the north-east of Spain it is a very picturesque town, particularly around the pretty bay and the old town with its steep, cobbled streets. There are lots of galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants. There are a lot of tourists, particularly in the height of summer, and, being so close to the French border you'll find that there are many French people visiting and working there.
Parking can be difficult because the centre of Cadaques is made for pedestrians. There is free parking at Carrer de l’Heretat, Cami Port Lligat or Riera de San Vicenc and we were lucky to find a space at Rieira de San Vicenc quite easily. It was just a 5 minute walk to our hotel from there. If you can't find a free space there is a paid parking lot at Carrer St Baldiri, 24, 17488 or at Parking Cadaques, Carrer de Cadaqués al Cap de Creus.
L'Hostalet de Cadaques
We spent 1 night here in July 2018. It's great value for money and in a good, central location but if you're a light sleeper prepare for restless nights unless you're a party animal out till all hours!! When we checked in, the Receptionist actually recommended to us that we keep our windows closed and use the air con because there is a nightclub nearby which opens very late. Even with the window closed we could hear music and talking. The room was pretty basic but clean
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Even if you're not really a fan of Salvador Dali, a visit to the Dali House Museum in Port Lligat, close to Cadaques, is well worth it. You get to see the house where he lived and the gallery where he painted, inspired by the lovely views. Tours are limited to 8 people at a time, but you must visit the website to make a reservation in advance and you must collect the tickets from Reception half an hour before the start of the tour. The website also gives opening hours, how to get there, etc.
We had a delicious meal at Gato Azul in Cadaques. We shared some falafel and crispy pitta bread to start then for main courses had Indonesian Chicken Curry with lovely flavours, and Lamb Tagine with very tender lamb. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
We had a lovely mozzarella, avocado & tomato salad (see right) at Martin Faixo.
Some useful sites about Cadaques:
The Telegraph - 36 Hours in Cadaques
Trip Advisor - Reviews from other travellers and a useful forum