The northern Coast
This area is strongly marked by Cap de Creus, which stands out majestically over the Girona coastline. At the north of Cap de Creus, we find the villages of Portbou, Colera and Llangä. Portbou is on the border with France. For many decades, it was the gateway to Spain and all the trains used to make a long stop there to change gauge and complete the border controls. This is why its station is so astonishingly big and beautiful.
Colera, by contrast, is a much smaller seafarer-village, sandwiched between the enormous rocks and steep cliffs. Llançá is bigger, but still a peaceful village with local traders and one of the best restaurants in the province, Miramar, run by Paco Perez, the chef with the most Michelin stars in Spain.
We also highly recommend the sea path between Cadaqués and Roses. After the rugged rocks of Cap de Creus comes a huge bay, with Roses as its capital city and Empuriabrava, offering a leisure and nautical centre, with one of the biggest pleasure ports in the area.
Further south come the towns of Sant Pere Pescador, with a beach of dunes and large numbers of surfers, and L'Escala, another must-see on the route, especially for the ruins of Empúries, the only archaeological site in the peninsula where both Roman and Greek ruins can be found side by side.