Cap de Creus

Cap de Creus (meaning Cape of crosses in Catalan) is the easternmost point of mainland Spain and lies on the NE coast of Catalonia, some 25 km south from the French border. The name is given to the cape itself and the surrounding mountainous peninsula of 190 square kilometres which forms an extraordinary semi-arid landscape, in effect the last foothills of the Pyrenees before the Mediterranean Sea. The park includes remenants of cork, holm oak and pine woods, vineyards and olive groves, and magnificent coastal cliffs .

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  • Cap de Creus (Wild Spain) This article is great. “It is hard to believe that the forests of Cap de Creus were once so thick that people from Cadaqués used to find it easier to travel by sea to Mallorca than to reach nearby Figueres overland.”
  • Birds of Cap de Creus. Brief but excellent introduction by Catalan Bird Tours
  • Rare birds off Cap de Creus. “One of the interests of the area is seabird passage and the presence of three species of shearwaters altogether during most of the year, despite non breeding: Mediterranean (P.yelkouan), Balaric (P.mauretanicus) and Cory’s [Scopoli’s] Shearwaters (Calonectris diomedea diomedea). “
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