As Patrick Beau said, this land “is still attracting birds with coloured feathers and extraordinary people such as musicians, painters, actors, writers and other creative creatures.
They all give the area its aura. It is not difficult here to meet artists linked to the area. But this is also a favourite destination for tourists, lovers, historians, families and people from across the world looking for a unique haven of tranquillity in the Mediterranean. Pure magic. One hundred kilometres from which to savour the fine art of the good life.
From Begur to L’Estartit, via the inside of the Baix Empordà area, hospitality, landscapes and fine dinning, at a different pace of life.Each season has its own charm and whether you visit during the warm months or the less warm ones it still has a chameleon-like beauty.
This destination is not overly crowded in summer, especially if you wish to enjoy the natural attractions, the history and cuisine in the Empordà area.There is no doubt that the Costa Brava in general and Begur in particular hide the wildest beaches in the Mediterranean. With crystal clear waters, it is well known for being one of the most spectacular diving destinations on the Iberian coast.
Here you can enjoy fine sand and polished stones, welcoming coves and long, romantic beaches, sapphire blue and emerald green seabeds.
To the east of the town of Begur, you will find Aiguafreda. This small and welcoming cove is protected by the Puig Rodó and has a dock for small boats. Its surrounding calm, along with the natural water spring make it an ideal place to spend the whole day. This cove is naturally secluded and protected by the Punta d'es Plom and the Cap Sa Sal. Almost intact, it preserves its age-old beauty and is noteworthy for the calm and quality of its pure and crystal water.
A real luxury for romantic souls. A spectacular cove protected by the region's most characteristic wild nature. Take a walk along a natural path next to the Hotel Convent de Begur or go by car, to reach a charming place full of magic and inspiration, Sa Riera, which gets its name from the torrent that ended at its shoreline.
This fine sand beach has a shallow, blue sea floor. It is one of the preferred culinary destinations not just in Begur, but on the entire Costa Brava, as is home to the romantic Toc al Mar restaurant, where you can enjoy an unforgettable black Pals rice or grilled lobster. From Toc al Mar you can contemplate this spectacular beach, its fauna and beautiful views of the Cap de Begur and the green pine tree covered hills that surround the east of this town. One of the main highlights is the magnificent and hypnotic coastal path, the camino de ronda, which starts on the right of the cove, protected by the shade of the pine trees and a wooden rail. From here, the sapphire colour of the Begur coast stands out best.
This is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience for those who don't suffer from vertigo. Taking a walking along the caminos de ronda trails on this coastal path along almost 1000m high cliffs is one of the most significant attractions of Begur and the Costa Brava. Historically speaking, these narrow walking tours were used as a safe passage for tobacco smugglers and fishermen for the area. Today we can also see some private houses with access to majestic private coves via stone steps. These paths are one of the reasons why thousands of tourists visits the Costa Brava each year.The Camí de Ronda is approximately 20 kilometres long in total, but it is divided into four sections along the coast,which we have summarised below. Our charming hotel in Begur invites you to follow us down one of them... Feel free to ask us any questions and we'll be happy to provide you with a map and a GPS guide.Camino Sa Riera - Illa Roja - Platja del Racó - Illa Roja - Sa Riera (1h 30min, 1'6km)Camino Sa Riera - Punta de la Creu - Sa Riera (1h, 3km)Camino Aiguafreda - Sa Tuna - Aiguafreda (40min, 2,25km)Camino Aiguablava - Fornells - Platja Fonda - Fornells - Aiguablava (2h, between 2 to 5km)