CAP DE CREUS
The Cap de Creus is located in the Alt Emporda region, north of the Gulf of Roses, and is the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula. It was created in 1998 and is the first maritime-terrestrial park in Catalonia.
It has a total of fourteen thousand hectares, where thirty percent are marine, and the rest terrestrial. Because of its status as a natural park, it is protected; therefore, you can only visit it and enjoy it. In the same Cap de Creus, there is a lighthouse, a privileged settlement in which there is a restaurant, offering stunning views of the landscape and the sea, to both sides of the Costa Brava.
Several ecosystems join together in the natural park, which allows us to enjoy the different species located in the valley. We can find elm, ash, alder, hazel and willow, although most of the area is occupied by scrubs.
The most prominent animal species belong to the group of marine birds and reptiles. Among the reptiles and amphibians, the most abundant are the common toad, the ocellated lizard, and the Mediterranean tortoise. Among the birds of prey, the most representative are Bonelli’s eagle, peregrine falcon, and the eagle owl. Among the diverse seabirds, there are gulls and terns, shearwaters and tufted cormorants.
Finally, it is worth noting the species-rich seabed.