The Begur Experience

Begur Costa Brava what to do and where to go.

Catalonia 

Hidden corner / Rincón escondido

Hidden corner / Rincón escondido (Photo credit: . SantiMB .)

Welcome to a little bit of heaven!

It’s eleven o’clock on a Monday morning and I’m sitting in the square drinking coffee. The bells of the old tower echo softly around the square. The yellow brick of the ancient church walls creates a striking contrast against the mediterranean blue of the sky. The clear mountain air brings new life to my poor city lungs.
I have escaped once again to recharge my batteries.
Life in This area of Catalonia  moves to the beat of a different drum, slower and more measured time takes on new meaning.

I want to share my experience of this little bit of heaven with you, I hope you enjoy my blog and find it useful. I will share my knowledge and my experiences of this area with you and hope you enjoy Catalonia  as much a I do. 

Please tell me about your experiences of this area and comment on restaurants and things you did that were great and not so great !

Wish you were here.

The Tired City Girl.

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Golf

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There are a great range of different courses close to Begur. The nearest is Platja de Pals, a tree -lined tight course, Par 73. It is a flat course, however it is more demanding than it appears and keeping the ball out of the trees can be a challenge!! Green fees in this area are not cheap, however, open days can be a little cheaper.

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2 km further away you have Emporda Golf, a complex with two courses -Links Par71 and Forest Par 72. Here they have an open day on a Wed. called the birdie club. These are two very different courses and will give you two very different experiences.

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Other courses in the area I have played include Club Golf D’Aro-Mas-Nou -very interesting course with fantastic views.Par 72

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And PGA Golf de Catalunya – under an hour from Begur, close to Girona Airport – a course for low handicap golfers – two courses – included in the top ten courses in continental Europe.

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Restaurants in and around Begur

   
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PRICES 1=low  5=high   
CUISINE: REG (regional)  CAM (Catalan modern)   
COSTA BRAVA AREA RESTAURANTS    
    
 CON (continental)  PIZ (pizzeria) 
 *=menu del dia   
    
  TELEPHONE CUISINE PRICE
    
BEGUR    
    
Can Naci  972622103                                                    CAM 3
Can Pitu  972623299                                                     SEA 3
Can Torrades  972622881                                           MED 2.5
Casa Juanita  972622013                                            SEA 3.5
Castell Can Maurici  972622010                              TAP 3
Dotze  972623585                                                          TAP 2.5
Escalopa, La*  972623824                                         *GER. 2.5
Fonda Caner  972622391                                            REG 3.5
Mas Comangau* (Galena)  972623210                  * CAM 3
Ola, La  972624373 TAP 2.5
Pizzetta, La  972623884                                   Fus/   PIZ 2.5
Platillos  972622502                                                      TAP 3
Rostei  972622704                                                        REG 3
Sa Rascassa  972622845                                              REG 3.5
Turandot*  972622608                                                *REG 3
    
BELLCAIRE    
    
Horta, L’  972788591                                                   CAM 3.5
    
CALELLA    
    
Bella Lola, La  972615279                                         REG 2.5
Tragamar  972615189                                                 MED 3
    
CALONGE    
    
Bona Taula*  971167147                                             *REG 2
Can Tia*  972661210                                                     *REG 2
Lajovita  876876086                                                    REG 2.5
Rio De Oro*  972650537                                             *REG 2.5
    
CINCLAUS    
    
Mas Concas  972775158                                              *REG 3
    
CORÇA    
    
Bobila, La  972630359                                                JAP 3.5
Bo-tic  972630869                                                        INT 4
Mas Pastor*  972630452                                           *REG 2.5
Rakú  972630240                                                          TAP 2.5
    
ESCLANYA    
    
Mas Ses Vinyes*  972301570                                   *MED 3
Sa Papilla*  972303411                                                *REG 2
    
ESTARTIT    
    
Cal Tet  972751179 TAP/                                            SEA 3
Gaviota, La  972752019                                               SEA 3
Salines, Les  972751611                                               SEA 3.5
    
FONTANILLES    
    
Agora, L’  972757911                                                    REG 2.5
Can Bech  972759317                                                   REG 3
    
FORNELLS    
    
Acacies, Les  972622495                                            REG 2.5
Aiguablava Hotel  972622058                                  CON 4
Miranda, La  972623831                                             PIZ 2.5
Parador Aiguablava  912754915                             REG 3
    
GIRONA    
    
Cellars de Can Roca, El  972222157                       FUS 5
Les Cols  972269209                                                     CAM 5
Pou del Call*, El  972 223 774                                   *REG 2.5
    
GOLA DE LA TER    
    
Picasso*  972757572                                                   *REG 2.5
    
GUALTA    
    
Ca La Paquita*  972758303                                     *REG 2.5
Tritón*  972757038                                                    *SEA 3.5
    
LA PERA    
    
Trobada,* La  972489059                                           *REG 2
    
L’ESCALA    
    
Al Capriccio  972773447                                            MED 2.5
Clota, La  972770827                                                   INT 3.5
Coquille, La*  972770239                                          *MED 3
Moli l’Escala  972774727                                           REG 3
Roser 2, El  972771102                                               MED 4
    
LLFRANC    
    
Can Bertu*  972304517                                               *REG 2.5
Casamar  972300104                                                  INT 4
Chez Tomas*  972306215                                          *REG 3
El Far  972301639                                                         REG 3.5
El Toc  972610961                                                        REG 2.5
Léon  972301419                                                          REG 2.5
Llagosta, La  972300115                                            REG 2.5
Llevant  972300366                                                     REG 3
Simpson  972301157                                                   REG 3
    
LLOFRIU    
    
M’hi Paro*  972300765                                               *REG 2
Sala Gran*  972301638                                                *REG 2.5
    
MADREMANYA    
    
Plaça, La  972490487                                                    REG3.5
    
MONELLS    
    
Arcs de Monells  972630365                                     REG 3.5
    
MONT-RAS    
    
Pla*, El  972315085                                                       *REG 2
    
PALAFRUGELL    
    
Can Quim* (Palmeras)  972305139                        *CAM 3
Casona,* La  972303661                                           * REG 2.5
Mas Oliver*  972301041                                             *REG 2.5
Pa I Raim*  972 304 572                                             *CAM 3
Pizzeria  l’Arc  972303419                                          PIZ  2
Porchada, La  972305783                                          PIZ 2
Xado*  972304428                                                         *REG 2.5
Xicra, La  972305630                                                   CAM 4
    
PALAMÓS    
    
Candela  972315999                                                      TAP 3
Club Nautic*  972314048                                            *SEA 3
Front de Mar*  663015397                                         *SEA 2.5
Galeo, El  972985340                                                    TAP 2
Galera, La  972315178                                                  SEA 3.5
Gamba, La  972314633                                                 SEA 4
Malcontenta, La  972312330                                    CAM 3.5
Menta, La*  972314709                                              *MED 3.5
Por Babor  972314925                                                 TAP 2.5
Salsa, La  972315546                                                    MED 2.5
Sarape, El  667876263                                                 MEX 2
Topi”s Bar  972315390                                                 TAP 2
Vostra Llar*  902570854                                           *REG 2.5
    
PALAU SATOR    
    
Can Saló  972634166                                                    REG 2.5
L’Avi Quel  972634873                                                REG 3
Mas Pou*  972634125                                                 * REG 3
Racó de L’Era*, El  972634225                                 *MED 2.5
    
    
PALS    
    
Antic Casino*  636993883                                        * INT 2.5
Ca La Teresa*  972636405                                        *REG 2
Can Ruben*  972636997                                            *REG 2
Mas Roig*  972637363                                               *REG 3
Mas Salvi  972636478                                                 FUS 3
Pedro*, El  972636983                                                *REG 2.5
Sol Blanc  972667365                                                  REG 3.5
Vicus  972636088                                                         CAM 3.5
    
PERATALLADA    
    
Bonay*  972634034                                                      *REG 3
Borinot, El  972634084                                               REG 3 
Can Nau  972634035                                                    REG 3         
Cocques del Psss, Les  972635014                          REG 2
Païssad’en Cardina,*La  972634708                    *  MED 2.5           
Papibou  972635030                                                    REG 3
Candelaria  972634181                                                REG 3.5
    
PLAYA D’ARO    
    
Friends  972818267                                                      REG 3
Cal Padri  972826035                                                   REG 3
Sa Cova  972825770                                                    CAM 4
    
PLAYA DE PALS    
    
Font de Subruixa  972637111                                  REG 2.5
Mar Blau  972636079                                                  REG 3
Sa Punta  972667285                                                   REG 4
Solimar  972636419                                                     SEA 3
    
REGENCOS    
    
Bocca  972308716                                                        REG 2
Restaurant del Teatro  972306270                       MED 3.5
    
ROMANYA DE LA SELVA    
    
Can Roquet  972833081                                             CON 4     
Refugi*, El  972833060                                              * MED 3.5
    
SANT ANTONI    
    
Costa Brava  972651061                                             SEA 3 
Churraskito Don Sanch*,  972652164                  * REG 2.5
Kubansky  972661935                                                 MED 3.5
    
SANTA CRISTINA    
    
Ca La Maria  972831334                                             CAM 3.5
Mas Tapiolas  972837017                                         CAM 4           
Panolles, Les  972837011                                          CAM 3.5
Tinars, Els  972830626                                               CAM 4
    
SANT CLIMENT DE PERALTA    
    
Masia,* La  972634058                                               *REG 2.5
    
SANT FELIU DE BOADA    
    
Can Bach  972196080                                                  REG 2.5
Can Dolç  972635003                                                   REG 3
Can Joan*  972634313                                                 *REG 3
Escoles, Les  650132310                                             TAP 2.5
    
SANT FELIU DE GUIXOLS    
    
Ca l’Isern*  972822821                                                 *REG 2.5
Rey del Jamon, El  972821824                                 REG 2.5
    
SANT MARTI D’EMPURIES    
    
Esculapi, L’*  972770053                                           *MED 2.5
Meson Del Conde  972770306                                 MED 2.5
    
SANT MARTI VELL    
    
Riera, La  972490211                                                   REG 2.5
    
SA RIERA    
    
Recer de la Mar  626928699                                     VIET 3
    
SA TUNA    
    
Furió*, Es  972620036                                               * REG 3
    
S’AGARO    
    
Dunas, Las  972315546                                               INT 3
Taverna del Mar, La  972821846                            SEA 4
Pi de Sant Pol, El  972321078                                   MED 3.5
Mas Vila  972822526                                                   CAM 4
    
TAMARIU    
    
Es Dofi  972620043                                                      SEA 3.5
    
TORRENT    
    
Mas De Torrent  972303292                                    CON 4.5
    
TORROELLA DE MONTGRI    
    
Fonda Mitjá*  972758003                                         *REG 2.5
Lo Mirador*, Palau  972758063                              *CAM 3
Portal de Mar* (H. Coll)  972761389                      *CAM 3.5
Tast, El*  972760105                                                      *TAP 2
Ter-Mar  972757821                                                     MED 2.5
    
ULLASTRET    
    
Fort, El  972757773                                                         CAM 3.5
Iberic  972757108                                                              REG 3
    
VALL-LLOBREGA    
    
Can Sidro*  972317653                                                      * REG 2.5
Mas del Arcs*  972315135                                                 *SEA 3
Tina*  972601582                                                                  *REG 2.5
Vall-Llobrega Restaurant * Rest. 972315135            *REG 2.5
    
VERGES    
    
Mas Pi*  972780612                                                                * REG 2.5
    
    
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Las Bisbal ceramics fair

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La Fosca beach Palamos

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Perpignan France

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Perpignan is only a little over an hour and a half from Begur, however we were surprised at how much more expensive it is. I is worth noting that if you take a day trip from Spain, make sure your car fuel tank is full as it is at least 15c more a litre in France.

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Aguablava beach

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Tamariu

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Market Palafrugell

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Palamos

Palamos yesterday

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