A Spanish spot with Cuban style

Costa Brava might be famous for its beautiful beaches, but on Begur holidays you could easily spend a week without even touching a bucket and spade. Although that does depend on you resisting the winding roads that uncoil onto the golden, sandy coastline that stretches as far as the eye can see. Secluded beach and cove-basking aside, this town, full of pretty terracotta-roofed-buildings, is a treat to stroll around.

Cobbled streets feature chic boutiques, Cuban-style neoclassical mansions and excellent bistros where classic Catalan dishes are served with fine Spanish wine. The pedestrianised streets are perfect for leisurely walks, and the crowning glory is the crumbling hilltop castle – along with its astonishing views. With an attractive spread of hotels within easy reach of cliff-side paths, water sports and scenic swim spots, there’s plenty on holidays to Begur that will tempt the whole family.

Your Begur questions, answered

Those looking for a vitamin D hit have plenty of pretty coves to choose from – Sa Tuna, Aigua Blava and Platja de Sa Riera are particularly picturesque.
Costa Brava isn’t known as ‘the wild coast’ for nothing. While the summer tends to be reliably hot and sunny, changeable weather means it’s wise to bring a waterproof.
As well as being a good choice for a relaxing break, explorers will enjoy hiking or horse riding in the pine forests and snorkelling over thriving sea-beds.

Best things to do in Begur

Visit the market

Make your souvenir shop an atmospheric one at Begur’s market. As well as top-quality fruit and vegetables, it’s a good place to buy a trinket or two.

Celebrate Cuban culture

When Cubans settled here in the late 19th-century, they brought with them an exuberant style, reflected in Begur’s colourful architecture, cocktail bars and lively annual festival, Fira d’Indians.

Look out for pirates

It’s a steep climb to Begur Castle but the views from the top are worth it. Put the little ones on pirate watch while you enjoy the vistas.