Cap de Creus Natural Park was the first maritime-terrestrial park in Catalonia. It was established in 1998 and protects much of the Cap de Creus peninsula. It has an area of 13,886 ha, of which 10,813 correspond to the terrestrial part and 3,073 to the marina. It is located in the Alt Empordà region, in the villages of Cadaqués, Llançà, Palau Saverdera, Pau, Port de la Selva, Roses, Selva de Mar and Vilajuïga.
Consisting of the sierra of Rhodes or Verdera, between Roses and Llançà, it presents a coastal strip of peculiar morphology dominated by cliffs, due to the erosion caused by the ‘tramontana winds’ and the sea. Most of the surface is covered by scrub and dry meadows, which contrasts with the nudity of the vegetation near the coastal strip.