What to see and what to do in Begur?
The Costa Brava is one of the favorite destinations for most travelers from all over the world, especially the town of Begur and its beautiful coves with crystalline waters. Located in the Baix Empordà, this charming town is an hour and a half from Barcelona and less than an hour from Girona. Stay in a precise apartment with privileged views of the sea and discover the essential places in Begur.
Begur medieval town and historic center
Begur is a charming town, combining its medieval past with its Indian essence, which is why it is said that Begur hides a great historical heritage. One of the main attractions of Begur is its castle, the Castillo de Begur. Located on the hill of the town, it offers a magnificent panoramic view of the sea and beautiful views of the Medes Islands and the town. It is one of the most beautiful viewpoints to photograph the Costa Brava. Other essential places in Begur are the center of the Vila, a square full of terraces where you can taste the local gastronomy and where all kinds of events are held. Presided over by its church, the Church of Sant Pere and Santa Reparada, very close to the square we find the Town Hall, the defense towers and the Casa de la Vila. We recommend getting lost in its beautiful streets and discovering its most precious secrets, such as the colored stairs and the Es Pedrís Llarg bank.
Begur and its Indian houses
Another legacy that does not leave travelers different is its colonial tradition. Begur hides beautiful Indian houses, such as the Casa de la Vila, which breathe the spirit of old Havana, a sample of the cultural union of yesteryear between Cuba and Begur. At the beginning of September, the town pays homage to this relationship with the famous festival: Feria de Indianos or Fira d'indians. A party where markets are held, the locals dress up in period costumes, exhibitions and concerts are held, special gastronomic menus are offered and all kinds of activities are carried out for both adults and children.
Coves and beaches of Begur
An essential to see in Begur are its coves and beaches. Surrounded by cliffs, rocks and pine trees, Begur is home to the most beautiful coves and beaches in all of Catalonia. Located in a privileged enclave, from Apartamentos Aiguablava you can easily reach all of them.
- Cala de'n Maleret: cove with crystalline waters at the foot of the Aiguablava Luxury Apartments.
- Cala Ses Orats: small cove at the foot of theAiguablava Luxury Apartments.
- Aiguablava: a beautiful cove with turquoise waters, a 15-minute walk from the Aiguablava Luxury Apartments.
- Platja Fonda: wild beach 500 meters from the Aiguablava Luxury Apartments.
- Cala Illa Roja: 16 min by car from the Aiguablava Luxury Apartments.
- Cala Sa Riera: 16 min by car from the Aiguablava Luxury Apartments.
- Cala Aiguafreda: 18 min by car from Aiguablava Luxury Apartments.
- Cala Sa Tuna and s'Aixugador: 18 min by car from the Aiguablava Luxury Apartments.
Fornells, Platja Fonda, Cala de'n Maleret and Ses Orats, Begur
One of the most exclusive enclaves on the Costa Brava is the Fornells area. This area bathed by the bay of Aiguablava is home to small and quiet coves with crystalline waters such as Cala de'n Maleret and Ses Orats, coves near to Aiguablava Luxury Apartments. Very close to these apartments we also find the most virgin and wild cove on the entire coast, Platja Fonda. A cove that preserves all its splendor, with dark sand, surrounded by vegetation and with beautiful emerald green waters. Undoubtedly one of the best areas to stay in Begur.
A few kilometers from the Aiguablava Luxury Apartments we find one of the most famous beaches on the entire Costa Brava. Known for its beautiful transparent turquoise waters, Aiguablava falls in love with everyone. With golden sand and surrounded by pine trees, it is perfect for relaxing and enjoying its waters in different ways. From the Aiguablava apartments you can hire an exclusive boat and launch service to enjoy the cove in a more select way. On the other hand, the same cove has different services to complete your experience. It can be accessed by boat, walking along the Camino de Ronda or by car, being suitable for everyone.
Cala Illa Roja, Begur
In the north of Begur we find the Illa Roja cove, an internationally known nudist beach. Illa Roja is a beautiful cove hidden between cliffs with a huge reddish rock in the middle of it. Its waters are transparent and blue tones, an oasis of peace, where bathers seek privacy and total tranquility.
Playa Sa Riera, Begur
Known as one of the largest beaches in Begur, we present the Sa Riera beach. An extensive golden sand beach bathed by crystal clear waters. This beach owes its name to the torrent that runs through it, although its special charm lies in its legacy. Sa Riera was an old fishing village. Today it still preserves its beautiful white houses with the tractional and colorful boats on the beach, a picture that leaves no one indifferent.
Cala Aiguafreda, Begur
Cala Aiguafreda, is a cove surrounded by pine trees that has a small dock for docking boats. The cove has no sand, but it has a completely flat cobbled area with holes for umbrellas. It also has a small square area where seawater enters. A small saltwater pool where the little ones can have fun watching the marine life between the rocks from above. It is an ideal cove to go by boat or motorboat.
Cala Sa Tuna and s’Aixugador, Begur
One of the most beautiful coves in Begur is Cala Sa Tuna. Presiding over the cove we find beautiful fishermen's houses and a defense tower. Sa Tuna is an old fishing village which preserves all its essence, you can still see the traditional fishing boats on the beach and it has a buoy area to dock boats. The cove is made up of small round stones and sand, it is usually sheltered from the current and the water is totally crystal clear. Its best kept secrets are: its cave and the adjacent cove, s'Aixugador. It can be reached by going down a section of the Camino de Ronda on the right, by boat or by swimming.
Begur and the Camino de Ronda
One of the most acclaimed activities to do in Begur is to walk along the Caminos de Ronda. The Caminos de Ronda are paths that follow the Costa Brava. These are walks in which its visitors can walk by the sea, go through beautiful towns, small marinas and enjoy the beautiful views offered by the cliffs of the coast. They are divided into sections, they are easy to do and allow you to stop in less crowded and secret places. Walking the Camino de Ronda is one of the things to do in Begur suitable for families, couples or friends.