The economy and culture of Begur revolves largely around the tourism industry these days, but the resort boasts some fine historical attractions too. Bergur is a tiny town on the Costa Brava, whose permanent population of around 4,000 people increases in size to ten times that amount during the summer months. Despite the presence of so many tourists, the town also has some rich history to explore, and is close to some of Catalonia's finest beaches. The town has a very picturesque setting, located as it is between the hills of the Begur Massif and the beautiful coastline. This region of Catalonia is known as Emporda, and people staying in Begur villa rentals will find plenty of opportunity to explore beaches such as the Platja del Raco, known for its stillness and tranquility, or Sa Riera, the town's largest beach. For anyone looking for something a little more exotic, the Platja de l'Illa Roja is a nudist beach.
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The beauty of some of the headlands and bays close to the town has to be seen to be really believed. Platja d’Aiguablava, a bay which has the Cap de Begur to its rear and the Ses Falugues mountains to its west, the Catalan writer Josep Pla wrote extensively about the beauty of this place, with its gentle coastal curves and a rocky profile. This beach has been voted as the best in Catalonia in its past, and remains very popular with visitors. Visitors to Begur holiday apartments who want to do something a little more active than enjoying the superb view will find plenty to keep them busy. There are a number of venues offering the chance to participate in water sports, and anyone who wishes to try scuba diving will find several diving centres. Mountain bikers and hikers will find plenty of well-maintained trails in the town's hinterland, and golfers are well served by several courses.
Begur also has a medieval castle, and there are traces in its architecture of its past as a fishing village, and a centre for cork manufacturers and coral divers. The town was also known for the 'Indios', or wealthy returning emigrants from the Americas, who settled there. Several of their houses can still be seen today, including the Casa del Senyor Puig, built in 1872. With great local produce, especially seafood, making for some really fine local cuisine, this corner of Catalonia is a very welcoming place for visitors. A stay in Begur holiday rentals is really something special to be savoured. Some of the best summer holiday destinations in the world are located in the USA