Located in the heart of Empordà, the town of Begur and its beaches is one of the most wonderful spots on the Costa Brava. The town boundary takes in the impressive hills of the Begur Massif and an extensive coastline washed by the Mediterranean sea.
The striking silhouette of the medieval castle overlooking the old town, its numerous monuments and colonial-style houses (the village has cultural ties to Cuba) and the narrow streets and alleys give the village a beauty that is easy to enjoy. The old fishermen’s huts still conserved in the Begur coves, also testify to a long and intense history that make Begur and its natural surroundings an unbeatable place to visit.
The village is very lively with plenty of boutiques, terraces, restaurants and bars. All through the year, but mostly in summer, cultural events, gastronomic fairs, concerts and festivities are held for visitors to enjoy.
The coast enjoys a shoreline of exeptional beauty, whose many beaches, cliffs, pines, crystal waters and hidden coves make this area one of the most characteristic of the Costa Brava. Begur has eight coves and beaches, located to the north, east and south of the town, each with it’s own character and particular kind of natural beauty. This includes natural beaches only accessible on foot, a black sand beach, a wide white sand beach that stretches for kilometres to the north, and beaches in old fishing settlements that have a generous choice of restaurants facing the clear blue sea.
Begur offers a wide variety of water sports:
- amazing diving and snorkelling in protected waters (eg. marine park of Isles Mendes)
- cliff diving
- waterskiing (powercraft are controlled and kept away from the beaches but there are designated places to enjoy them)
- wind surfing
There are also many land based activities on hand including:
- golf on one of the many courses nearby
- cycling along the well signed routes
- horse riding
- hot air ballooning
- an off-road Segway trail through the forests
- markets, including Begur on Wednesday morning
- wine tasting at one of the many surrounding wine estates
- visiting art museums (the world famous Dali museum is one hour away)
- fabulous hiking possibilities include routes along the coastal paths (camins de ronda), which cover a total length of 20 kms and are absolutely stunning, hikes through the pine forests, hikes between wonderful medieval villages such as Peratallada and Pals, and many more.
The possibilities for great meals out are simply too numerous to list. Suffice it to say that in the village and surrounding area there is enough on offer to suit all tastes and budgets, from luxurious gourmet to cheap and cheerful places full of character. I am sure you will all find your pleasure.
For more information on the village, activities, restaurants and more, please visit: http://www.begur.org/turisme/eng/index.php