. It reminded to me of a village on a Greek island, a cluster of ancient buildings spilling down the sides of the hills, with tiny steep and winding cobblestoned streets tying it all together. The kids got lost in them for hours, then Mason came back to tell me about how clear the water was and that he found snorkeling gear in one of the stores. So later on we all went out to have a look around. Mason and I jumped into the water at the pebbled beach right in front of the town. Then we went to the shop he was talking about and got a couple of sets of snorkeling gear to use the next morning. We all went out for authentic Sicily- style pizza, then Estela and I went up to the church that overlooks the town and the harbor and checked out the rest of the town. I went to bed early because I was absolutely exhausted after two nights of hardly sleeping. The girls would have to deal with their first night without internet access. There will be lots more like this!
I loved Cadaques because all the buildings were very white and clean and everything looked like as if I was in Greece. The water was very warm and there were many shops around the beaches. I took many pictures that I will display on BeckerTrip.com that will show all of you how beautiful it is. There were gelato shops, crepes with nutella stands, pottery stores, snack shacks, clothing boutiques, but there was NO INTERNET ACCESS! I ALMOST DIED. But then I survived the night reading magazines. Mom, Shelby, and I went for a walk around the town and went through these amazing white buildings with colored windows. I would defiantly recommend this place for any family to visit while they are in Spain! I would also love to visit this town again!
Greg: After leaving Barcelona we drove up the coast for about an hour, left the main highway around Figueras, and navigated roundabouts for another hour heading for the coast. I am re-learning how to drive a stick shift, and the designs have changed a lot over the years. We got to our destination, Cadaques, on the far north of the Costa Brava without a hotel reservation. The place was swarming with summer crowds and I had a little anxiety about getting a place to stay. I had called the two hotels in the guide book ahead of time, but they couldn't accommodate five people (two rooms). The first hotel we got to told us that they didn’t have rooms themselves, but there are 17 hotels in this small town, and gave us the run down and a map. We made our way through the crowded streets to the other hotels. The third hotel we checked had room for us all at a very good price. We cut the kids loose to wander around while we just rested for a while. Cadaques is a white-washed fishing village that has adapted to the tourist trade quite well