Coves and coastal paths: De la platja gran de Portlligat al far del Cap de Creus

The old route that linked Cadaqués to the lighthouse crossing through olive groves and stunning beauty spots of great natural interest, with spectacular views of the precipitous coastline of the Cap de Creus.

  • Modality
    • By foot
  • Region
    • Alt Empordà
  • Towns
    • Cadaqués
  • Time
    • Less than 3 hours
  • Difficulty
    • Easy
  • Estimated duration
    • 2h 20min (anada)
  • Distance
    • 5,54 km
  • Ascent
    • 208
  • Descent
    • 160
  • Thematic
    • Coves and coastal paths
    • Walking in Cap de Creus

A good option to reach the Cap de Creus lighthouse on foot

Find the AE252 Portlligat trail junction on the beach in Portlligat. Walk along part of the creek bed and then follow the paved path to the end.

We reach the road, on our left is the Corral d'en Morell car park, another point from where it is possible to start the route. To follow the path to the lighthouse you will find yellow paint marks that will allow you follow the route.

From here, cross the road a couple of times to a path that heads downhill. To the right is Cala Es Jonquet, with Punta de Colera beyond.

Continue along a small section of the road, to the right (about 200 metres). Turn at the sign for the Platja de Sant Lluís and continue straight towards Cala Jugadora. To the right is the Platja de Sant Lluís. Follow the path to a small junction and turn left.

The AE239 Sota Puig Pelegrí trail junction is at the top of the hill. Turn left, following the flag that indicates the direction towards the lighthouse. The trail is easily spotted and runs along the old footpath from Cadaqués to the lighthouse, crossing through olive groves and exceptionally beautiful scenery, with magnificent views of the dramatic coast of Cap de Creus. The AE240 Font de Cala Jugadora junction is found just before the lighthouse; continue straight to visit the lighthouse. Return back to the start along the same path. In periods of restricted access you can also return with the shuttle bus.


INFORMATION ON ACCESS RESTRICTIONS TO CAP DE CREUS: Access to Cap de Creus is regulated from 26 March to the beginning of November. During the restrictions, motorized access is not allowed between 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Yes, access is allowed on foot along the signposted paths (Cap de Creus itineraries and GR11) and by bicycle along the paved access road to the Cap de Creus lighthouse.

The departure point for the shuttle buses is the free car park at Corral d'en Morell. From  Every 40 minutes at 8a.m, 8.40 a.m; 17a.m,17.40 a.m and from 20 p.m. to 23.20 p.m. From 9:00 a.m to 10.00 a.m and from 17.40 p.m to 20.00 p.m every 20 minutes. From 10.00 a.m to 17 p.m, every 30 minutes.

There are also departures a day from the bus station (7:54 a.m.; 8:54 a.m.; 10:54 a.m.; 1:34 p.m.  15:54 p.m, 16.24pm, 19.14pm and 20.34p.m)

Tickets are sold on the bus itself. Round-trip fares are €7 for a ticket from 14 to 65 and €5 for those under 14 and over 65. The single ticket (one way or return) €4 and a combined ticket with accommodation or restaurant reservation €3.50.

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