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 …
Elne is a town about 20 minutes south of Perpignan quite close to the Spanish border. The drive was fine until I actually got there and kept missing the little side street the hotel was in, resulting in me driving around in circles for about 40 minutes. Also managed to scrape the passenger side rear view mirror navigating one of the extraordinarily narrow streets of the old city. And don't even get me started on re-learning hill starts with a manual transmission.
In the smaller Cities, like this one, the train barely stops 2-5 minutes. It all depends whether there's anyone getting off and on.
I got off this train to catch another that left in about 35 minutes...so I had to go down 2 flights and up 2 flights of stairs with all my stupid luggage!!! And yes!!! Its heavy, by this time, I'm thinking 'why did I need to bring ...
... come back. We were back within two months.
So it was only fitting that Cadaques should be a destination on this adventure. The day that we left the campsite with the hungry wild animals, rode through the few towns on the way, and came over the hills to see Cadaques in view, I felt a wave of familiar happiness like I had just come home to my real bed after months away.
We had arrived a day early for our accommodation booking and opted for ...
The girls collected their freshly stamped dive logs and we spent a lovely day on Llafranc beach. And just when we thought there'd be nothing new to see, during a snorkelling session in very familiar underwater rocky areas there were jellyfish we'd never seen before. Went back out to get some underwater snaps and showed the photos to the lifeguard. He had a ...
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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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