We stayed at hotel Tarongeta in Cadaques in our second day trip to Catalonia, Spain.

You can read my photo article - covering Cadaques here.

Choice of Tarongneta was made spontaneous and all agreements regarding accommodation was made on site, not using any third party booking services (thus, I must admit I found this hotel on booking.com before we arrived at Cadaques)

This hotel offers few benefits - free parking on site, located in centre of Cadaques. The price? EUR 55 per night (I guess could bargain it down to EUR 40 with ease).

Nothing fancy - just great location and free parking.

Bathroom at Hotel Tarongeta

Bathroom at Hotel Tarongeta

Bedroom at Hotel Tarongeta

Bedroom at Hotel Tarongeta

Bedroom at Hotel Tarongeta

Rooms come with TV and free High Speed internet at hotel Targoneta

Corridor at Hotel Tarongeta

Sign right next to entrance at Hotel Tarongeta

Vestibule at Hotel Tarongeta

About Hotel Tarongeta

Set in picturesque fishing town of Cadaqués, the family-run Hotel Tarongeta with free WiFi and free on-site parking is situated just 150 metres from the beach.

The bright, air-conditioned rooms at the Tarongeta have a flat-screen TV and a safe. Rooms are also heated and each comes with a private bathroom.

The hotel serves a buffet breakfast. There is also a bar and a charming interior courtyard with a seating area.

Hotel Tarongeta is also next to the bus stop that can take you to Port Lligat, where you will find Dali's famous residence. Reception staff can advise you on what to see and do in Cadaqués and the surrounding area.

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About Cadaques

Cadaqués  is a town in the Alt Empordà comarca, in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. It is on a bay in the middle of the Cap de Creus peninsula, near Cap de Creus cape, on the Costa Brava of the Mediterranean.

It is only a two-and-a-quarter hour drive from Barcelona, and thus it is very accessible and not only attracts tourists but people who want a second home for weekends and summers.

In 2002, Cadaqués had an official population of 2,612, but up to ten times as many people can live in the town during the peak of the summer tourism season. Cadaqués has a special place in art history. Commanding charcoals, by local artist Meifrén, of the 19th century Cadaqués beleaguered by a winter tramontane, can be seen at the Cadaqués museum.

Fren was the first modern artist to live in Cadaqués and gave the town many of his works and a marble top table on which he sketched many of its turn-of-the-century fishermen.

Salvador Dalí often visited Cadaqués in his childhood, and later kept a home in Port Lligat, a small village on a bay next to the town. A summer holiday here in 1916, spent with the family of Ramon Pichot is seen as especially important to Dalí's artistic career.

Other notable artists, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Marcel Duchamp, Richard Hamilton, Albert Ràfols-Casamada, Antoni Pitxot, Henri-François Rey, Melina Mercouri and Maurice Boitel also spent time here.

Cadaqués is mentioned in the story "Tramontana" by Gabriel García Márquez. The interesting submarine life of this sleepy fishing village was studied for several years by phycologist Françoise Ardré, long before Cadaqués was discovered and transformed into a tourism destination. On Mondays there is a travelling market in Cadaqués, located near the parking lot. This market has a wide variety of products.