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From Roses to Cadaqués: Catalonian Coast Boat Tour

1. From Roses to Cadaqués: Catalonian Coast Boat Tour

Soak in the sun during this boat trip from Roses. Follow the coastline up to Cadaqués. The Mediterranean town that has kept its spirit over the years. Walk around the town for a quick bite to eat or to check out a museum before heading back to Roses. Start the tour from Roses. Follow the rugged coastline past points such as Cape Norfeu. Snap a picture of the rugged cliffs along the way. Try to spot the Far de Cala Nans lighthouse before arriving in Cadaqués.  Cadaqués has held onto much of its charm over the years. Spend some time wandering the village. Check out the Blue House, one of the town’s Art Nouveau mansions. Up in Portlligat, there is a museum in the house where Salvador Dalí used to live. After some time, make your way back to Roses.

From Roses: Cap de Creus Natural Park and Cadaqués Boat Tour

2. From Roses: Cap de Creus Natural Park and Cadaqués Boat Tour

Explore the beautiful coastline of the Cap de Creus Natural Park on a boat tour. Sail along the coast spotting natural landmarks like Cat's Rock, Tamariu Cave, and the cliffs of Cape Norfeu. Enjoy some free time to explore Cadaqués before heading back to Roses. Depart from Roses by catamaran and sail by the Cap de Creus Natural Park as far as Cap de Creus headland. See all the highlights of the natural park; passing by the Cat's Rock, Tamariu Cave, the cliffs of Cape Norfeu, the Cave of Hell, and the lighthouse of Cap de Creus. Enter the scenic cove of Port Lligat. Here, you can see the house of the famous artist Salvador Dalí from the boat. Arrive in Cadaqués where you will disembark on the main beach, just in front of the old town. Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time where you can explore the beautiful village or grab some lunch. Afterward, hop back on the boat for the return journey to Roses.

Roses: Costa Brava 2-Hour Catamaran Trip with Submarine View

3. Roses: Costa Brava 2-Hour Catamaran Trip with Submarine View

Admire the beautiful bays along the Costa Brava from a unique perspective aboard a 2-hour catamaran sailing trip, which features awesome submarine viewing. Start from the Bay of Roses and glide past lovely coves in the Cap de Creus Nature Park. Continue along the Punta Falconera and enjoy submarine views of the seabed of Cala Murtra. Explore Cala Montjoi and see the famous restaurant El Bulli, from chef Ferran Adrià. Then head to Cap Norfeu where you will see the impressive rock named The Cat for its feline form. Weather permitting, enter Tamariu cave, and then continue to Cala Jóncols.

From Roses: Cap Norfeu Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Tamariu Cave

4. From Roses: Cap Norfeu Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Tamariu Cave

Explore the integral Reserve of Cap Norfeu like never before with a glass bottom boat. See the underwater sea life up close and admire passing fish. Visit sea caves including the Tamariu Cave. Leave Roses and head out on the boat to the Integral Reserve of Cap Norfeu. During the journey make stops at different coves including Lladó, Murtra, Rostella, Montjoi, Calitjàs, and Pelosa. See the Cat Rock and hear the legend of the birth of Cap Norfeu. Next, reach the entrance of the Cave of Tamariu. Float into the cave and admire the rock formations and seabed underneath the boat. From here, make your final stop at Cala Joncols, a remote cove perfect for underwater vision. Take time here to see the coral, fish, and wildlife before heading back to Roses.

From Roses: Sightseeing Cruise on Costa Brava to Cadaqués

5. From Roses: Sightseeing Cruise on Costa Brava to Cadaqués

Explore Costa Brava on a scenic boat tour from Roses to Cadaqués. See the idyllic coastline of Catalonia spotted with villages, rocky cliffs and caves, and peaceful beaches. Listen to the onboard commentary to learn about famous landmarks and the region’s history. Depart from Roses and follow the coast towards Cap de Creus, the easternmost point of Catalonia. See natural landmarks like the Cat's Rock, Tamariu Cave, and the cliffs of Cap Norfeu from the boat. Hear a narration over the boat’s loudspeaker detailing the area’s history and native wildlife. Continue the journey to the small fishing village of Cadaqués where Salvador Dali once resided and worked. Once you arrive in Cadaqués, disembark on the main beach in front of the dramatic white buildings of the old town. You’ll have 1.5 hours of free time to get to know the town. Afterward, get picked up at the same place on the beach to return to Roses. Spend the return trip admiring some last panoramic views of the coves and cliffs that surround the bay.

Private Full-Day Girona & Figueres From Barcelona

6. Private Full-Day Girona & Figueres From Barcelona

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona for the day, on a full-day trip to Girona and Figueres, two of the most scenic towns of the Costa Brava. An expert guide will pick you up at your hotel or apartment with private transport. First, visit the historic town of Girona to see Roman remains and medieval buildings. Lose yourself in a labyrinth of narrow streets, and travel through the best-preserved Jewish Quarter in Europe. Marvel at Girona Cathedral and the widest Gothic nave in the world. Then, see the colorful houses along the River Onyar. Go to the top of Girona’s medieval walls for panoramic views. Next, transfer to Figueres near the border with France, and experience one of the main destinations of the so-called “Dalí Triangle”. Explore the birthplace of Salvador Dalí, and enter some of the places he frequented as an adult. Go to the Dalí Museum, designed by Dalí himself, on the ruins of an old municipal theater. Journey into the artist's mind as you explore the vast collection of his work, including some of the strangest artifacts imaginable.

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What people are saying about Roses

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 793 reviews

We left Rosas to go to Cadaques, where we stayed 1h30 long enough to walk around, on the way there we saw the creeks, someone explained what we see in French and Spanish. The boat is large and well maintained. There is a stopover in the city before Cadaques, the whole excursion lasts 3h30 for 22€ per person.

Lovely boat trip with multilingual commentary and very helpful staff. Easy boarding and punctual. Excellent skipper putting the boat close to the caves for all to see. Well recommended.

everything as planned, nice boat ride to Cadaqués, pleasant boat staff. no complaints... he met established schedules, explanations of what you see on the route in several languages

Excellent excursion just magnificent To do whether for adults or children Only downside the place of departure which is not easy to find Thank you

the cruise was magnificent, the view splendid, I was amazed, the fish, swimming what a marvel.