Begur

The medieval castle towers above Begur. ​Photo by Albert Torelló.

At the southern end of stretch of sand that beach that extends all the way from Estartit the coastline again becomes rocky. Here you find the town of Begur with its mediaeval castle, and a number of fishing villages belonging to the municipality that have retained their charm and avoided over development.

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These are Sa Riera, Aiguafreda, Sa Tuna and Fornells, all of which are a world away from the type of low budget tourism sometimes associated with the Costa Brava and typified by Lloret de Mar. Here is the Costa Brava of pine covered cliffs and rocky coves and summers of swimming and snorkelling followed by evenings eating fresh seafood under the stars, washed down with a local wine.

The hamlet of Esclanyà is also in the municipality of Begur and contain Roman remains as well as a thirteenth century church and fifteenth century castle.