Area Focus Begur

Positioned at the heart of the Empordà district, the town of Begur and its beaches are one of the most wonderful spots on the Costa Brava. The municipality is made up of a number of hills known as the Begur Massif, and a stretch of coastline lapped by the waves of the Mediterranean.

Both Begur old town, with the numerous landmarks that represent the legacy of key points in its history, and the small Romanesque settlement of Esclanyà, as well as the eight coves and small beaches that lie within its boundaries, make up a setting of unrivalled landscape.

Begur is a town with a profound sense of history. Protected by the mediaeval castle, coral collectors, fishermen, returned colonists and cork makers have written the splendid pages of a history reflected on every street, in every house and corner of the town.

The most famous image of Begur is undoubtedly the mediaeval castle that overlooks the town, although there are plenty of other places of interest to visit, such as the numerous "Indies" houses (built in the colonial style by townsfolk who emigrated to the Americas in the 19th century, fleeing the economic crisis of the era, and subsequently returned from the colonies with a considerable fortune), the 16th-century defensive towers (a legacy of the period when pirates sailed the Mediterranean, built by the people of Begur to protect themselves against attack), the church (built in the Gothic style and dedicated to St Peter), as well as such other historic buildings as the Cultural Centre and the Old School.

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Begur Beaches

The Begur coastline is of unrivalled beauty, with the cliffs, pine trees and concealed coves of crystal-clear water along the rugged waterfront making this the very essence of the Costa Brava. Begur has eight coves and beaches in the north, east and south of the town, all with their unique characteristics and beauty.

  • Aiguablava
  • Fornells
  • Platja Fonda
  • Sa Tuna
  • Aiguafreda
  • Sa Riera
  • Illa Roja
  • Platja del Raco


Begur Gastronomy

The cuisine of Begur reflects the riches of a Mediterranean region which provides all manner of fish and seafood, supplemented by the inland area where a range of outstanding fruit and vegetables are grown, as well as first-rate meat. A great many both traditional and modern restaurants, drawing on a considerable traditional culinary and seafaring tradition still maintained in many homes, serving rice dishes, "surf and turf" and "platillos", the range and quality of the seasonal produce sourced from the town and its district itself, have all helped make an international name for the gastronomy of the Empordà region.

Both in the centre of Begur itself and on the beaches and bays, a wide range of restaurants serving all types of food can be found.

Meanwhile, another of the many attractions of the town of Begur is in particular its rocky coastline, and it is these beautiful rocks that are home to the rock fish, considered one of the tastiest and finest on the market. The most traditional element of Begur's cuisine, then, is unquestionably the rock fish, which provides the basis for the Culinary Season staged every year in the spring. Over this period, the various restaurants participating in the event include within their culinary offering the option of a special menu comprising dishes created using rock fish, with a wide variety of recipes and broad spectrum of prices.

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