A weekend in Begur, Costa Brava was on the top of my list for places to go from Barcelona. I had my eyes set on this town that sits not too far from the sea, with towering trees and sun-washed streets.
It’s an easy day trip or a perfect weekend away from Barcelona. Costa Brava is a region that after going several times, is certainly one of my favorites to visit. Of course each town is picturesque like a postcard but what really draws me to Costa Brava, is the coast line,
It seems there’s not a bad place to swim. Each cove is unique with steep walls that plunge into the turquoise waters. Shade of blue and jade reflect back, making it an idyllic place to sunbathe for the day. From Begur, there are so many places to explore, and we spent most of each day hopping from one cove to the next.
Take a look at what to do in a weekend in Begur, Costa Brava…
A Weekend in Begur, Costa Brava
Where to stay in Begur, Costa Brava
I highly recommend staying near or around the town of Begur. We opted for an Airbnb as it was the most affordable and there are plenty to choose from in the area. Being in Begur made it easy to pop into town and into the several areas to swim as well. (P.s. use this link for $40 off your first stay!)
One hotel in town that did catch my eye in Begur was the Cluc Hotel and would have been the one I would have chose if we went with a hotel.
How to get to Begur, Costa Brava
A car is definitely needed to be in this region. We rented ours in Barcelona and made the 1.5 hr drive up. Really easy!
What to see near Begur, Costa Brava
There is a ton nearby and after visiting the town of Begur, we found ourselves mostly on the coast. Here’s a few places near Begur not to miss:
Begur: The town of Begur is incredibly beautiful. You could spend a morning walking around, exploring the streets.
Sa Tuna: This was our favorite of the spots along the coast. After descending down the tiny road into this small village, we were smitten with the views. It’s a typical cala with rocky shores and rocks to sunbathe on. You can walk the coastal trail from here as well. For food, a picnic would be nice or there are two-three restaurants open seasonally.
D’Aigufreda: A smaller bay to the north of Sa Tuna. We walked over to take a peak while at Sa Tuna.
Platja Fonda: We spent the better part of a morning here on our second day. The stairs down are steep but worth it for these turquoise waters. There’s also a great spot to jump in from on the right side of the cove. *no food or drinks here.
Platja de Fornells: We walked over here from Platja Fonda and found a hotel to grab lunch at. Later on we went down to the rocks in a place called Playa Cala Smiroli to sunbathe and swim.
Playa Cala Aiguablava: This was the busiest of all beaches with the most amenities. We hiked here and it was so packed we grabbed a water and made our way back to Platja Fonda.
Cala d’Aigua Xelida: A beautiful rocky cove with incredible colors. A lot of kayakers come through here to explore the steep walls.
Girona: If you have some time, a day trip to Girona would be well worth it. Check out this Girona post here.
Where to eat in or near Begur, Costa Brava
We did cook in a few of the meals over our long weekend. We did mostly lunches out, so here are a few spots we loved in the area:
- Hostal Sa Tuna: It’s labeled hostal but the restuarant is much more like fine dining. In fact, every table but one was reserved far in advance. The food was delicious and one of the best meals we had in a while.
- Hotel Aigua Blava: We came here for a lunch with a beautiful view. It’s definitely up market but the views are hard to beat. It would also be a nice dinner option.
- Bar Es Castell: In Begur, we came in to get breakfast and coffee here.