For me, Begur is one of the most beautiful villages in Gerona. Once you step through the arch, you're transported back to the Middle Ages by the streets, buildings, and hidden corners. There are plenty of restaurants, each more beautiful than the last. Just one thing: prices are a bit too high. If you arrive by car, it is best to park it at the entrance of the town, where there (at the time of writing) is a free parking lot.
The Costa Brava is famous as a tourist destination but it still hides some lonely stretches of coast which are accessible by foot and have great beauty. One of these places spreads from Joncols Cove to the top of Sa Figuera, in the area of Cap de Creus. Another one is the Aigua-Xelida Cove that is located in the vicinity of Begur, and consists of a set of rocky cliffs with the strangest shapes and forms, where the sea leaks through the rocks and pines that grow in unlikely places. Cottages Girona: Http :/ / www.Toprural.Com/cataluna/casas-rurales-girona_bd-es-17.htm
Sa Riera beach belongs to the town of Begur. This beach is relatively far from the centre of town and to reach it you have to go by car or take a bus. A very convenient option is to stay at El Maset campsite (http://www.Campingelmaset.Com/) as it is located 3 minutes walk from the beach. This campsite has pitches and bungalows. Just one problem: if you do not have a good vehicle the slopes are too steep to access with a caravan.
Sa Tuna is one of the most beautiful places of the Costa Brava, it is a small cove in the municipality of Begur. It has got all the amenities you could wish for, such as showers, restaurant (I highly recommend you to go to Furio where you can eat from a chicken for 7 € to a good fish for 40 €) etc.. The best time to visit is in June / July when there are not too many foreigners and the garbí wind leaves the creek as a lake.
Begur Castle is one of the attractions of this town. Access is free and it is located in the upper area of the city, so you can drive almost to the top. Then you have to walk along a paved trail until you reach the castle, which is perfectly preserved. Its location makes it perfect to exploit the topography of the Terran. The castle is related to the history of pirates and sailors in the area. Take care with young children because there are some protected areas as the tower is crumbling. The views from the castle of Begur and the Medes Islands are wonderful, where there are usually lots of tourists and water sports enthusiasts. It is worth spending some time just listening and watching the closeness of the sea. There are not usually many tourists around the castle, only a few locals who are walking their dog. The climb is not too difficult because it is very short. Also if you go in summer, Begur has wonderful coves and beaches to enjoy.
I enjoyed my visit a few weeks ago at the Tourist Office of Begur, because for the 1st time I found service up to my expectations. On arrival I had to wait for a tour guide and it all began with a smile, which is a plus, because in many places the seriousness of the staff is stressful. I told her about my interest to see in Begur and the towns, and he pulled a pair of triptychs: Map and info about the town, explanation, and then 2 triptychs, on beaches and hikes, the end one most general on medieval routes in the area of the Costa Brava and what I liked was the eloquence and passion he showed, a person who really loves his job, loves the place and wants to show that they are excited to meet you. The office itself is small, but occupies a room in a building with a courtyard and sinks which well come when you will begin to walk. It has pictures of the place, a counter and a panel with many brochures of the city and the region.
The Cultural Center Escoles Velles - from 1961 this was a public school in the center of Begur until the doors of the new school opened in mid-1970. Currently it is mentioned in the tourist routes of the historic center. It also hosts several cultural agencies, including: The public library Salvador Raurich, Nursery, an Exhibit Hall & Events, the local radio station and the historical record. Significantly, from the main entrance you can see a beautiful courtyard.
On the road that joins Begur with Palafrugell something that really catches the eye is the striking historic nucleus of Esclanyá, which is a territory that belonged to the Lord of Cruilles and that's now attached to the town of Begur. Esclanyá Castle is one of the buildings that defines the sky-line, along with the bell tower of St. Stephen's Church, which dates back to the 14th century. The construction maintains Roman ruins, is rectangular, and although its north and west facades are hidden between paired structures in its south and east facades you can see the arc right in the middle.
In Begur, as in other towns of the Costa Brava, there are easily identifiable style houses or mansions which are also called Colonial Indian or Catalan. All these buildings now set up an important heritage of this place and it was a kind of architecture that was built in the mid nineteenth century and early twentieth century. They are property of people who made their fortune in America and returned to their country of origin and brought their own colonial style America. There are many examples in Begur, Bonaventura Carreras street is perhaps the place that has more of these sites that are identified and specified in its tour route. In their structures there are floral decorations, frescoes colorful motifs, balconies, patios, porches and wooden paneling, these are all very typical of colonial architecture.
The smallest village in Sant Aniol de Finestres is a great base for exploring the charming Llemena Valley, which borders Finestres between a landscape of forests and streams. Along the way, be sure to make a stop in the Iberian settlement of La Palomera, and the small town of Mieres, with its charming stone houses. Cottages in Begur: Http://www.Toprural.Com/cataluna/girona/casas-rurales-begur_rm-es-17013.htm.