Travel Blogs from Cadaques
On Sunday we made an early start from Aix, driving westwards towards Spain by local roads. Crossing the Camargue, I looked out over the flat marshes for the famous bulls, cowboys and wild horses, but was rewarded by a couple of adverts for a 'Longhorn Ranch' and two circus like ponys in a field!
The house colours changed from Provencal …
We worked our way to the coast and came to the lovely seaside village of Llafranca, pretty well closed up for the season...the sun was shining and there were lots of hiking paths, so we struck out along the coastal route, walking from Platja de Llafranca to Platja del Canadell and back, the sparkling Mediterranean Sea on one side and stone ...
... filled with funky, eclectic 'stuff'! It is preserved exactly as he left it when he moved out in the seventies after Gala died, giving visitors great insight into Dali's private life.
The door to the house is unique...after Port Lligat fishermen painted their boats, Dali got them to clean their brushes on his door, creating an abstract work of art, which he apparently loved! Inside ...
... at all, so moved on! Put the GPS coordinates in for L'Amettla de Mar, same problem, the coordinates were over a 100 km out! However, sorted it out and ended up where we intended, having been here before, L'Amettla de Mar, we knew what to expect, all is ...
Well, left Port Vendres, OK but crowded and dusty! Had a look at Argeles Sur Mere, a nice place but we did not stop and moved on to the Aire at Collioure, as expected it was 10 euros but very clean, lots of space and good views so we stayed for the night. A very warm night indeed and a struggle for Pippin in the heat. Now a final shop and a fill of GPL before heading into ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Rocamar Cadaques
Hotel Rocamar is situated at one end of the bay at the beautiful fishing port of Cadaques. Expectation rises as you travel through the narrow lanes of Cadaques and along the seafront. It is situated on a hill and designed so that the restaurant is on the 4th floor, sea on two sides, with the most wonderful views of the picturesque port above the surrounding pine trees.
We were not disappointed with the delicious dinner, which was very good value for money and served with attentive, professional charm by the hotel staff. The breakfast buffet next morning was generous, with the freshest of fruit, bread and pastries as well as both hot and cold meats, yoghurt, cereals and cheese.
Our room was fairly small and simple, with a mountain view, but perfectly clean, witha good sized bathroom and great shower. The public rooms in the hotel were airy and spacious. We liked the sense of history that pervaded the building.
We used the outside swimming pool, which had breathtaking sea and mountain views, with the pebbly beach a few steps below. There was a cafe beside the pool, and in the same area, a tennis court.
If you do not mind an older type hotel, staffed with friendly charming people, enjoy a beautiful place, with artistic history evident every time you turn round, together with delicious food, you will enjoy this hotel.
The hotel was in the upper end of our price bracket, but money well spent. We had a most relaxing stay and hope to return.
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