Welcome to Sa Tuna Villa, Begur, Catalunya
Our holiday home is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Spain. There are secluded beaches and little fishing villages close by.
The cove of Sa Tuna pictured above is a few minutes from the house,set in a protected bay, it is recognised as one of the jewels on the coast.
“The Costa Brava is still a place where fishing villages feel like fishing villages,where medieval towns are hushed at siesta time,and where the rugged Catalan landscape descends to startlingly blue water”
Sarah Wildman, New York Times
Begur, a small medieval village is ten minutes away. There are pavement cafes and late night bars.
Chic gift/clothes shops, a butcher, baker, seafood shop and a small supermarket provide all of your shopping needs.
In addition to the coast there are many attractions inland including superb golf courses, horse riding, biking and walking country with beautiful views to the Pyrenees in the distance.
There are excellent restaurants in the area serving good local country food, right up to fine food at El Celler de Can Roca in Girona (Michelin 3 stars). Click here El Celler de Can Roca
Sa Tuna village and beach are within walking distance – there are excellent restaurants overlooking the bay. Visit the restaurant website and take a look at the menu!
Pals and Peratallada are beautifully restored medieval villages fifteen minutes drive from the villa. Each has charming restaurants and cafes.
More Information about the area
The old town of Begur is situated some seven hundred feet above sea level, 3 miles inland and enjoys superb views over the coastline. Enjoy a gentle stroll around the cobbled streets of this romantic town which shelters at the foot of a 16th century castle. Begur has an attractive town square with bars, restaurants, cafes and a couple of nightclubs. In the high season there is live music in the square. Shops selling clothes, high class art, crafts of the local area and specialist food shops are dotted around the square. There is a market every Wednesday morning selling clothing and fresh daily produce. As with many of the region’s beautiful towns and villages, Begur is only minutes away from the rugged coastline. The many hidden sandy coves and picturesque fishing villages are surrounded by the region’s characteristic high, rugged hills.
Sa Riera, Sa Tuna & Pals
Sa Riera, Sa Tuna & Pals are situated in beautiful, secluded coastal locations, within a short drive of Begur. The villages typify this region of Catalonia and being too small for large tour operators means that these areas have not been commercialised for the masses. Nestling amongst the pine covered hills and cliffs in the coves and bays of this coastline, each village offers a genuine Spanish ambience with small cafes, shops and restaurants being the main centre of activity and stunning beaches without the crowds.
At Sa Riera the large sandy beach with clear water is ideal for swimming. Colourful, wooden fishing boats anchor in the cove and some are pulled up onto the sands, providing a traditional fishing village atmosphere.
Platja de Pals
Platja de Pals has a sandy beach that stretches for miles with a championship golf course nearby. The medieval town of Pals that lends its name to this area is just a few miles north.
Aiguablava is for many people the Costa Brava’s most perfect spot, where the cliffs reach down into a turquoise bay backed by a beach of gently shelving sand. It was here in 1908 that Ferran Agullo first coined the term Costa Brava. Although Aiguablava (its name means ‘blue water’ in Catalan) has been ‘discovered’ and villas are creeping up the hillsides, this remains a good place to experience the Costa Brava as it was before mass tourism took over in the more southern resorts.
Calella de Palafrugell
Calella de Palagrugell is the largest of Palafrugell’s beach resorts and consists of a series of pretty coves strung out like pearls behind a fishing village with whitewashed arches on the promenade. Fishing boats are pulled up on the sand and the seafood restaurants beside the water are always busy. Development here has been low-rise and low-key; this old-fashioned resort seems to have found a middle way between the excesses of mass tourism and the exclusivity of some of its smaller neighbours. A cliff path leads in around 30 minutes to Llafranc, making a delightful stroll. High above the bay the Jardi Botanic de Cap Roig is a botanical gdn offering stunning views.
Llafranc a small bay with a crescent beach is one of the gems of the Catalan coast. At the back of the beach is a beautiful tree-lined promenade and numerous small cafes and bars. The people who stay here are second-home owners from Barcelona, or discerning foreigners who want to avoid the mass tourist resorts. A footpath leads around the coast to Calella de Palafrugell, or you can hike over the hills to Tamariu, another perfect cove with tamarisk trees leaning across the sand. From the lighthse at Cap de Sant Sebastia, between Llafranc & Tamariu, there are wonderful views over the bay.
Tamariu lies in a small secluded bay between the towns of Begur and Palafrugel. Small coves set amongst rugged tree-lined cliffs, crystal clear water and beautiful beaches have made the area famous the world over for its beauty. Originally a small fishing village, Tamariu has not been over developed and has retained its identity and charm. There are some new villas and apartments on the edge of the village and like everywhere the village centre and beach gets busy in August, but you will find no high rise hotels or English pubs.