Aerial view of Cap de Creus.
Cap de Creus Natural Park
A peninsula in the north of the Costa Brava which sits on geological levels of more than 450 million years and which, since 1984, has been considered a natural protected open area under the category of natural park.
It covers the municipal areas of El Port de la Selva
, La Selva de Mar
. It has a very abrupt coast, with deep waters, and plenty of tiny islands, very high cliffs, reefs of rocks made stark by erosion and the winds; meadows and forests inland and small hidden bays with transparent water, often only accessible from the sea. As the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula, it is notorious for the flow of migratory birds.
The singular nature of some rocks associated with the shapes of animals, which over time have become mythical, are specially noteworthy; this is the case of the eagle of Tudela
and the lion of Cap Gros
, or that of the rock on the islet of Culleró
, in front of the small bay of the same name and which, it seems, inspired Salvador Dalí
in his work "The Great Masturbator".