Discover the idyllic town of Cadaqués with Hotel Sol Ixent

Cadaqués, the town

The town of Cadaqués is for both, its residents and travelers, a peculiar place. Historically fishing village, today Cadaqués has a population of about 3,000 habitants, mostly dedicated to tourism. The growth and evolution of this village however, has not changed its essence: its so typical Mediterranean style has been maintained over the years and it is still in tune with the small houses, the olive trees and pine forests.

In this context, the Hotel Sol Ixent wanted to put their two cents in preserving the charm of Cadaqués: thanks to its simple building and respectful with nature the hotel is in harmony with the landscape and wildlife of the Natural Park of Cap de Creus.

Paradisiacal beaches and coves of Costa Brava

Beaches and idyllic coves

Thanks to the location of the Hotel Sol Ixent in front of the sea, it has an almost direct access to the creeks so the vehicle use is not needed. The small coves of Cadaqués are intimate beaches , clean, pure, with crystalline waters, and wilderness nature , even virgins in some cases. Do not miss Platja de Ros, Cala Jugadora, the island of Port Lligat, or Platja Sa Conca.

Sports activities in Cadaqués

Activities in Cadaqués

Cadaqués is the town most linked to the Natural Park of Cap de Creus , a single protected area characterized by charismatic rocks with amazing shapes. The good preservation of the environment allows visitors to enjoy the purest nature and let you make rewarding and healthy excursions by land or by sea . Water quality and beauty of the landscape creates a perfect space for entertaining and practicing activites inside or outside the water like: trekking, hiking, mountain biking, snorkeling or diving. Several companies offer us the option to rent vehicle for activities in Cadaqués such as boat trips, kayaking, boat rental with or without captain or hiking by foot or with electric vehicles.

New year's eve in Cadaqués

The last night of the year is one of the biggest nights in Cadaqués . The town is filled with colorful Christmas decoration and everyone is prepared for the longest and funniest night. The restaurants offer special menus and at midnight everyone celebrate the New Year eating grapes at the rhythm of the strokes. Then begins the popular dance for all ages and open until the wee hours of the morning when everyone goes to Lighthouse of Cap de Creus , the first point of the peninsula to see the sunrise, to celebrate the first rays with sardanas and hot chocolate .

Dalí & international artists

Dalí & international artists

The town of Cadaqués, internationally known for its idyllic landscapes, has not only charmed tourists and travelers, but throughout history has caused the ever constant visits of great artists. The Cadaqués well known by celebrities from the world of cinema, photography, music and painting, has made that every year they have organized music festivals, recorded films and created foundations as the Gala-Salvador Dalí foundation, or different exhibitions in private and public galleries. Among the great ambassadors of Cadaqués like the brilliant painter Salvador Dalí, who not only left us portrayed the wonderful landscapes of Cap de Creus, but also kept his house, popularly known as Dalí House which currently is visited by thousands of travelers from around the world.

Culture, history and museums near Cadaques

Museums and cultural spaces

With its captivating beauty, Cadaqués is one of the most photographed town of the world, by photographers and painters, and inspired great figures of poetry and writing as Josep Pla, Federico García Lorca or Quima Jaume among many others. This ongoing wave of talent has given to the city a bohemian feel and has left to Cadaqués many art galleries and cultural workshops that you can visit at any time with the privilege of being served by the Artist of the work.

Also the village adds efforts to boost works related to Cadaqués and maintains a municipal museum, Museum of Cadaqués , where every year traveling artworks related to the environment and local culture are exposed. The artworks may be hosting international artists, often especially linked to Cadaqués for personal or professional issues. And many of the exhibits are related to the genius Salvador Dalí, precisely even his old house is preserved on the beach of Port Lligat, the Casa Museo Salvador Dalí, wich you can visit upon reservation and constitutes a mandatory visit if you come to Cadaqués.

Beautiful villages near Hotel Sol Ixent

Charming Towns

Reaching Cadaqués can be an adventure, as is the northernmost town on the Costa Brava. However, it is a good idea to prepare a trip and and make a visit to the surrounding villages following the road along mountain and sea where you can also see the French coast.

Fishing villages like Port de la Selva or Llançà have a special flair, with marvelous sandy beaches. A little further inland, but close, is located San Pere de Rodas , one of the most majestic monasteries of Catalonia and that we always recommend saving a few hours away to visit. Doing a little longer car trip, this time with lighter roads, we find indoor cities like Girona , considered one of the top 10 tourist destinations in the world for its cathedral and its neighborhoods still retain the spirit in ancient times, or the beautiful medieval city of Besalú , where you can also enjoy incredible mountain meals.