Definitely one of the Costa Brava’s hidden treasures, Begur, in Catalonia is just a 50 minutes drive from Gerona and about 90 minutes from Barcelona. It’s a magical little haven filled with amazing beaches, wonderful food and a vibrant nightlife. Definitely worth the trek if you are staying in Barcelona or Gerona.
The village of Begur is beautiful, vibrant and elegant filled with amazing places to eat and spectacular beaches where you can kick back, relax and forget your worries. Begur has several well-known beaches and coves that are consistently featured on Spain’s top beaches list all across the internet. In particular Aiguablava cove and Sa Tuna are considered the best Begur has to offer.
Begur is also blessed with an amazing nature reserve consisting of 7 small islands, known as the Medes Islands. The reserve is home to a wide array of marine life and features a number of underwater caves. The islands have been protected by the government since 1983 and they have been growing in importance in the past years.
In town, you will find a spectacular Medieval Castle, an old quarter packed with boutiques, bars and restaurants and a collection of mansions belonging to the many residents who braved the Atlantic Ocean headed to Cuba looking (and achieving) their own little fortune.
If you are planning a vacation in Barcelona or Girona, definitely set aside 1 day to visit Begur, one of the Mediterranean coast’s greatest hidden treasures.