Rent private villas in Begur

To explore Begur for the first time is to feel as if you’ve stumbled over one of Costa Brava’s best-kept secrets. Located within the enchanting Empordà district, Begur combines cobbled streets and whitewashed houses with quick and easy access to some of the best beaches Spain has to offer.

The area around Begur comprises several hills (known collectively as the Begur Massif) and a beautiful expanse of uncrowded coastline. The pretty medieval village centre has remained unspoiled for centuries, with haunting echoes of Spain’s remarkable history at every turn.

A visit to the nearby castle ruins provides the perfect vantage point to take in the spectacle of Begur and its surroundings from above. The coral collectors, fishermen, returned colonists and cork makers that once called Begur their home have all left their mark on this uniquely historic town, making it an absolute joy to explore at any time of year.

All while enjoying the peace and quiet of a place that feels a million miles removed from any typical Costa Brava tourist resort.

Begur Area Map

The Beaches of Begur

Getting into Begur couldn’t be easier, as the town is a mere 45 minutes by car or bus from Girona. The village centre lies just less than 1.5km inland from the closest beaches, making for an enjoyable stroll or a quick leisurely hop on one of the regular public transport shuttles.

Begur’s coastline is as enchanting and unspoiled as the town itself. Packed with mysterious coves and craggy cliffs to explore, there are also eight beautiful beaches that can be reached easily from Begur in a matter of minutes.

The largest of the beaches - Platja del Raco – offers looks out over the Medes Islands and is a firm favourite among visitors. Illa Roja cove offers a particularly impressive spectacle with its large rock formations, while Sa Riera beach is the place to head for nearby restaurants, bars and the plethora of leisure activities available.

Eating Out and Leisure

In true Catalan style, most local bars and restaurants in and around Begur specialise in seafood. Menus vary daily in accordance with the local catch and visitors can be assured of the warmest possible welcome from the locals. Families and children in particular will find Begur a fantastically welcoming place for a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Some of the more quintessentially Catalan dishes that must be tried while visiting Begur include Escudella I Carn D'olla (vegetable broth with pork, veal and chicken), Pa Amb Tomàquet (rustic bread rubbed with tomato pulp) and the ever-present local take on the tortilla.

Quality wine is also something of a religion in the region, which is home to a dizzying array of vineyards and wineries, many of which offer tours and tasting sessions which are to be taken full advantage of during your stay.

Most leisure activities take advantage of the beautiful Begur coastline, where diving and snorkelling are particularly popular. There is also the option of hiring your own motorboat for the day, or taking a horseback ride into the surrounding countryside.

Begur Climate

Weather conditions in Begur are exactly as would be expected anywhere on the Costa Brava. Visitors are treated to beautifully warm temperatures from the early spring through to the mid-autumn, with seasonal peaks in July and August.

Like many popular destinations in Spain, the best time to visit Begur is just before or after the peak season. The months of May, June and September in particular bring the best of all worlds – comfortable temperatures, lower prices, and no mid-summer crowds to contend with.

Shopping in Begur

Embarking on a shopping spree in the charming enclave of Begur is more than just soaking up the sun and scenic views. It's a delightful fusion of exploration and acquisition, where every corner holds treasures waiting to be discovered.

Nestled within the picturesque lanes of Old Town Palamos lies a trove of authentic Catalan shopping experiences. Wander through the cobblestone streets adorned with quaint boutiques, each offering a glimpse into the region's rich cultural heritage. From intricately woven baskets to delectable culinary delights like anchovies ensconced in flavourful oils, every find tells a story of tradition and craftsmanship.

For those craving a modern retail fix, Centre Commercial Cavallers is just a skip away from your Begur villa. Board the bus and indulge in a leisurely afternoon perusing racks of discounted designer apparel and cutting-edge electronics. And for a touch of artisanal elegance, La Bisbal Ceramics awaits, showcasing bespoke marvels meticulously handcrafted by Catalonia's finest ceramic artisans. From dazzling tableware to exquisite decorative pieces, each creation is a testament to the region's enduring artistic legacy.

So, whether you're hunting for high-street steals or timeless keepsakes, Begur's shopping scene promises an enchanting blend of old-world charm and contemporary allure. Unveil the treasures that await, and let your shopping escapade become a cherished chapter in your Catalan adventure.

Family Holidays in Begur

With luxurious amenities like private pools and expansive gardens at your disposal, relaxation seamlessly intertwines with boundless adventure right at your holiday abode.

Dive into a world of endless delights as you venture beyond your villa's confines. Discover pristine coves perfect for safe swimming and soft sands that beckon endless play. From exhilarating sports to invigorating hiking and biking trails tailored for all ages, the possibilities for outdoor excitement are limitless. Delight in bonding moments with your loved ones as you embark on family-friendly horseback rides, tracing the scenic headlands, pathways, and forests.

But the fun doesn't stop there. Begur unfolds a tapestry of exhilarating experiences, from thrilling a water park (as close as a 45 minute drive away) to adrenaline-pumping adventure centres. Set sail on enchanting voyages along the azure waters or indulge in a tantalising array of kid-approved culinary delights. Every moment in Begur is a symphony of laughter, exploration, and cherished memories, transforming your family holiday into an unparalleled journey of joy and discovery.

Begur Accommodation Options

Finding a place to stay in Begur to suit your requirements and your budget is a breeze. From charmingly rustic guest houses to family-friendly hotels, Begur villa rentals and apartment blocks, there is no shortage of options to choose from.

Though of course, we recommend booking your own luxurious villa to make the most of your stay. Nestled in the most beautiful and tranquil surroundings, a villa stay in Begur is what dream Spanish holidays are all about.

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