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.
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.