The Begur Experience

Begur Costa Brava what to do and where to go.

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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Market Palafrugell

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Palamos

Palamos yesterday

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Begur in March

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Top travel apps

Nuvola apps remote grayscale

Nuvola apps remote grayscale (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have found a few useful travel apps.

Spotted by locals.
European city app with tips for locals.
Price. Free to download costs €2.99 for each city guid.

Around me
Will help you find the nearest service where ever you are.
Price free.

Linley planet Spanish phrase book.
Helps with over 630 phrases
Coat €4.28

Tuned in radio
Has 50,000 on line radio stations.
Price free.

Postcards
Use your picture to create a postcard , add a message and the address , it will be made and posted for you.
Price free to download
Postage €1.80 international.

Barcelona public art.
Get insider tips on where to spot art around the city.
Price €0.84

Artspotter
This works in several different cities.
Price free.

Tripit
Sync all you travel info in one go.
Price free

Packing pro
Creates a packing list for you based on your destination and temperature.

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Packing

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It’s time to pack again. I think sometimes it’s the best bit of the holiday. You anticipate what you will be doing and imagine where you will be wearing the various articles of clothing you are packing! I know some people hate it but I love it ! I get that nearly there feeling.
This time next week I will be ” sitting in the square drinking coffee ” . I promise lots of happy blogging and great photographs.

Rent a beautiful villa in Begur click on the link below .
http://begurhaven.com/
Wish I was there!
The tired city girl.

Rent a beautiful villa in Begur click on the link below .
http://begurhaven.com/

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La Bisbal – Home of Ceramics in Catalonia

Weekly market on Main Square (Plaça Major) in ...

Weekly market on Main Square (Plaça Major) in La Bisbal d'Empordà (Baix Empordà, Catalonia, Spain) with the Santa Maria church. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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La Bisbal is the Costa Brava’s third most important inland town after Girona and Figueres, and comprises two distinct districts – the old and new.


The New Town
is straggled along the main road and nearly every every shop offers products of the local ceramics industry. This competition has resulted in a wide selection of flower pots, tubs decorative tiles and kitchen articles etc being offered for sale at prices which are a fraction of those elsewhere in Catalonia and the Costa Brava. Large, traditional glazed garden tubs are just a few euro. This alone is a great reason to visit La Bisbal.

Although many people visit the town with the sole purpose of buying ceramics , the old town has much more to offer.


The Old Town’s
original bridge over the River Daró is at the north west edge of the town. This 17th century bridge, Pont Vell, is now a footbridge and stands on the foundations of a Romanesque bridge which had been washed away by a torrent. Even in winter, the river is now hardly a stream and in summer it is virtually dry.

La Bisbal’s most important building is the fortified Palace of the Bishops of Girona, Castell Palau de la Bisbal, on the Plaça Castell. This heavily fortified castle provided the bishops with additional security by uniquely siting the chapel on the roof of the defences. A trap door in the chapel leads directly to the Bishop’s quarters below.

Rent a beautiful villa in Begur click on the link below .
http://begurhaven.com/

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Tamariu Beach

Tamariu BeachTamariu is situated 4km north of Llafranc in a tranquil and secluded bay of the Costa Brava. It’s name comes from the presence of many Tamarind trees along the promenade.

Tamariu is south facing on to one of the most sheltered beaches of the Costa Brava, there are three small hotels and some good seafood restaurants and great pizzeria reasonably price great for kids and lots of small cafes & bars. The coarse-sanded Blue Flag beach extends nearly all around the bay is very clean. The crystal clear water is ideal for swimming as the beach, especially on the right hand side, shelves at a fairly gentle angle. It is also popular as a dive site as there are many caves to explore along with the submerged mountain of the Llosa de Cala Nova.

At high season Tamariu tend to be busy and parking can be a problem.

 

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Platja d’Aiguablava

Aigua Blava, a small bay on the Costa Brava, G...Leaving Begur in the direction of Palafrugell You will come to Platja d’Aiguablava which enjoys a truly sensational situation.

Dominated to the west by the Ses Falugues mountain, it is flanked by Punta d’Es Mut and, to the rear Cap de Begur, with its impressively beautiful cliffs. Owing to its waters of infinite hues and shallow depth, and its fine, light-coloured sand, the beach affords a sensation of welcoming warmth in a virtually unspoiled and little-developed natural setting.

This little piece of heaven is at the end of a rather precarious corkscrew road. It is a bit hair-raising to get there on the other hand the view is worth the car sickness (don’t encourage the driver to look!)

It is one of the most popular beaches not only in Begur but in the whole of Catalonia, both in terms of the number of people who come to —it is packed in the tourist season.

My advice as a seasoned campaigner go early or late evening as the parking is very limited.

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Water Park

http://www.waterworld.es/uk/

Platja d’Aro water park is well worth a visit if you have kids. Go early in your holiday as it is expensive. On the up side you can purchase half price and sometimes depending on the promotion you can get free tickets for another visit. This way you will get two visits for the price of one!

If you plan to go then GO EARLY there are large queues to get tickets during the season.

You may be able to purchase tickets on-line see the link .http://www.waterworld.es/uk/

The Plarja d’Aro park is not as busy as the loret de Mar park and in my opinion is more suitable for young children although it is smaller it is easier to get around.

We went several times last year as we had lots of family visiting with kids of varying ages. There is something for everyone but go prepared. The car park is free and large. It is very near the park so not far to walk with the picnic basket.

The picnic areas are very good and you can hire sun beds and sit by the pool if you don’t want to engage in the thrill of the rides. Last year my family shamed me into trying out all the rides! Given that I have teen age children it goes without saying that I am not in my first flush of youth! I will finish by saying the kamikaze ride was akin to a surgical procedure! I’ll leave the rest to your imagination.

The rest of the experience was great fun ( embarrassing your teenagers can be so much fun, well I must have my compensations! )

In summary bring lots of drinks, sun lotion as it washes off on the slides, and hats.Go on a hot day as you spent a lot of time wet and waiting in line.

Wish you were here.

The Tired City Girl.

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