Located in the central part of Costa Brava, the small Catalan town Begur is one of the most prestigious and in-demand beach resorts on the coast. Steep green hills of the town lead down to picturesque coves and small intimate beaches of Costa Brava (Begur claims 8 beaches on the coast), ancient squares and alleys straight from the Medieval times hide numerous cozy restaurants and cafГ©s, and well-developed tourist services help grow the summer population of Begur ten-fold.
District: Baix EmpordГ
Population (2012): 4.221
Area: 20,71 kmВІ
Getting to Begur
There are several ways to get to Begur: by car from Barcelona, following the highway AP7 up to the exit 9 towards PalamГіs, the total distance is 135 km; by bus from Barcelona, Girona (51 km) or Palafrugell (7,5 km); by train towards the station FlaГ§Г , located 30 km away from Begur, and then by taxi.
Accommodation in Begur
During high season the population of the resort grows at least ten times and exceeds 40 000 people. Guests are offered standard hotel accommodation, as well as more economical and comfortable villa rentals and houses on Costa Brava. Renting an apartment or villa in Begur is optimal, if you are planning to spend a long time there (over 2-3 weeks).
The look of Begur is mostly shaped by its main historical monument, a medieval castle visible from all hills of Begur. Casas Indianas ("Indian houses"), the colonial-style mansions, are also interesting to visit, as they belonged to emigrants to Cuba who left Spain during the economic crisis of the 19th century and later returned rich.
In the southwestern part of Begur lies an ancient Roman settlement EsclanyГ . The tower of EsclanyГ (La Torre de EsclanyГ ) was built in the 14th century, and the centrepiece of the pueblo, the church Sant Esteve de EsclanyГ , has structural elements dating back to the 10th century.
A Google Maps map with beaches, restaurants and sights of Begur
The map of Begur (source - www.visitbegur.com)
Useful contacts in Begur
Holidays, festivals, fairs in Begur and its surroundings
Beaches of Begur
Apartments and villa rentals on Costa Brava and Costa Dorada