The Creus cape peninsula is one of the largest, protected, natural reserves in Catalonia (formed in 1998 by the Law 4/1998, 12th March, for the protection of Creus cape), with a total area of 13,886 hectares, divided into 3,073 of coast and 10,813 of land, a fact which gives it the distinctive feature of being Catalonia's first foreshore natural reserve.

Inside the Parc, there are two integral land reserves, which evidently protect the most valued parts: the Creus cape point (with the mythical Creus cape lighthouse, where the film The Light at the Edge of the World (1971) by Kevin Billington was filmed), and Norfeu cape, a place of exceptional geological and biological marvels, where even recently traces of volcanic activity from 10 million years ago have been discovered.

With regards to the marine part, three areas of great underwater splendour are protected: Gros cape, Creus cape point (where the northern part of s'Encalladora island is protected in its entirety) and Norfeu cape.
The spectacular geological outcrops are one of most significant features of the Parc Natural, with its complicated and beautiful forms which often cause the visitor's imagination to get carried away.
One sees images of real or mythical animals in the area (lions, dragons, camels, eagles, cats, rats...), despite the fact that it is the wind and the sea, and not the Gods, which have gone on shaping the geological landscape of the Creus cape right up to the present day with their incessant activity begun thousands of years ago.
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