Cadaqués (Spain): A Charming Little Fisher Village

Sunset in Cadaqués, Costa Brava (Spain)

I grew up in a fishing town. I guess that explains a lot about my fixation on jumping into a bikini and having fresh fish as soon as I get home for holidays.

That’s why I knew I would like Cadaqués.

Cadaqués is a small fishing village with around 2.500 permanent residents placed in the Alt Empordà of Catalonia, Spain. It is a lovely bay in the middle of the Cap de Creus Península, the easternmost point of Spain. It may at first seem like a typical mediterranean fisher village – but you soon realize there’s something special about it.

Cadaqués, Costa Brava (Spain)

It is charming.

I am not the first one to fall for its purely white buildings with blue windows and doors – Cadaqués has been host of amazing artists such as Matisse, Picasso and Joan Miró – not to mention one of my favourites: Salvador Dalí, who kept his home just around the corner of Cadaqués, in Port Lligat.

Cadaqués, Costa Brava (Spain)

Cadaqués, Costa Brava (Spain)

It’s landmark – Little fishing boats resting in the bay with a white and blue Village in the background – has been subject of poetry, paintings and books. For instance, there’s this one: a painting of Port Alguer by Salvador Dalí.

Sunset in Cadaqués, Costa Brava (Spain)

Sunset in Cadaqués, Costa Brava (Spain)

Now, Cadaqués attracts a large number of tourists each year – 10 folding its regular resident number. While its obvious that it is less secluded than my favourite beach in Catalonia, I am glad that it has managed to maintain its charm.

Have you ever been to Cadaqués? Which is your favourite fisher village?

7 thoughts on “Cadaqués (Spain): A Charming Little Fisher Village

  1. What a lovely place! I’m a city person but exploring small villages and towns is very satisfying when traveling. These places are often cheaper, off-the-beaten-track and full of friendly locals. Sounds like a cliché but it’s true!

  2. That view of the coast is beautiful! I love coastal towns because of the vibe they exude – laid back, charming, and easy going! It almost feels like life becomes easier when you live near the beach 🙂

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