Tourist Guide for Begur: Discovering the Costa Brava
In the heart of l’Emporda, you can find one of the Costa Brava’s most spectacular coastlines. Here the mountains plunge into the sea forming the coves and cliffs the Costa Brava is famous for. If you are thinking in renting a holiday villa or apartment in Begur, this small guide will help you get to know the zone a little better.
Things to See and Do in Begur
Presiding over Begur is an austere medieval castle and the old city walls and various defensive towers built in the 16th and 17th centuries are also in excellent condition. The old fishing shacks and the casas de los indios, palatial style houses built by returning emigrants who made their fortune in the Americas , are also of particular interest. For a few days at the beginning of September, the Feria de los Indianos is held, filling the streets of Begur with the sounds of the Caribbean, habaneras, street performers and many other cultural activities.
If you need a little more excitement you can try your hand at kayaking, diving, boating, mountain biking and even golf. We also recommend the Caminos de Ronda, a walking track which hugs the coastline of the Costa Brava and offers spectacular views.
Beaches and Coves in Begur
There are eight beaches and various coves in Begur, all of them hidden, to choose from when it comes time for some sunbathing.
- Racó Beach to the north it is very close to Pals and offers a nice view of the Medas Islands.
- Illa Roja Cove is a nude beach easily accessed from the Camino de Ronda
- Sa Riera Beach is the biggest beach in Begur and the closest to the village. It has all the amenities, parking, bars, restaurants…
- Aiguafreda Cove is a very small, with enough space for a small quay and not much else
- Sa Tuna is a beach made up of pebbles and rocks, difficult to get to it is known for the spectacular landscape
- At the foot of Begur Cape is Fonda Beach, a narrow strip of almost black sand at the bottom of a cliff. Not apt for people with mobility problems.
- To the south of Begur, in Fornells, there are several small coves with calm water and coarse sandy beaches
- Aiguablava is the other big beach in Begur after Sa Riera. Fine sand, shallow water and various amenities make it a popular choice for beach goers.
Restaurants in Begur
After a day spent on the beach there is nothing better than sitting down to nice meal at a local restaurant. In Begur the local specialty is seafood and there are a lot of restaurants to choose from. Some of the most popular are Platillos Begur, La Pizzeta, La Escalope, Restaurant Turandot and La Bodeguita del Medio.
Nightlife in Begur
When the summer sun sets it’s party time on the Costa Brava. Can Marc, with its magnificent outside seating area, is one of the best places in Begur to have a drink but it isn’t the only place. Just go for a wander and you’ll find plenty of pubs and cocktail bars in Begur to enjoy the nightlife.