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The winding cobblestone streets lined with stylish boutiques, vistas of intensely blue sea, and contemporary Catalan cuisine & wine combine for a sensory overload in Begur. Located just an hour north of Barcelona, this is one of the most wonderful villages along Costa Brava and the perfect base for exploring the area’s emerald coves, picturesque countryside, and quirky cultural gems.
Whether your dream Mediterranean vacation involves design-centric surroundings and local meals with a twist at an intimate boutique hotel, long afternoons of sun-bathing and cocktail-sipping by the pool in the lush confines of your own private villa, or living like a local in a charming Catalan cottage, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best places to stay in Begur for style, sea views, and serenity.
The tasteful aesthetics and sophisticated boutique feel make La Bionda the ultimate choice for design lovers visiting Costa Brava. Situated right in the heart of Begur, the hotel has been lovingly (and sustainably) transformed by Barcelona-based studio Quintana Partners from an abandoned 17th-century vacation home into a quirky, contemporary retreat infused with characterful antiques, designer furnishings, and colorful custom-made details.
The eight rooms are uniquely decorated and feature thoughtful amenities like Marshall speakers, organic bath products, and beach baskets for exploring the nearby calas in style. Breakfast is served in handmade ceramic vessels at a large common table in the delightful greenhouse or outside on the chic, sunny terrace.
Bonito Apartamento Begur
For those more inclined to spend their vacation in a rental apartment than a hotel room, this one’s a treat. Graced with glittering Mediterranean views and styled in a soothing seaside color palette, you won’t miss any of Costa Brava’s charm when booking this serene apartment looming over the rugged coastline.
Interiors are stylish and inviting and come appointed with all contemporary comforts, while the vast, furnished terrace makes for a lovely spot to hang out and relax with your traveling companions. There are three bedrooms to fight over, and the modern kitchen is fully equipped for cooking meals inside.
On sun-baking days when the 9-min stroll to the stunning Cala d’Aiguafreda beach feels too much, hit the shared pool for a refreshing, panoramic swim.
Staying at Aiguaclara was one of the highlights of my trip to Costa Brava last spring. Set in a 19th-century colonial palace in the town center, this family-run hotel happily retains its historical architecture, but throughout the grand, high-ceiling interiors runs an intimate, home-like feel reinforced by eclectic antiques and mismatched vintage furnishings.
The 10 bohemian rooms, some of which boast spacious greenery-draped terraces, are individually styled – think rich velvets paired with glam chandeliers, wicker furnishings with tropical wall art, and romantic four-poster beds dressed in floral fabrics. A delicious breakfast is included with your stay, and there’s also a lovely restaurant on site serving contemporary Catalan cuisine.
Neither too fancy nor too plain, this is easily one of the best hotels in Begur, and I would happily return.
Perched on a hillside above the idyllic blue bay of Aiguablava, Villa Ander sleeps up to 7 in 2 spacious ensuite bedrooms, plus a small private apartment with its own kitchenette. The style is modern, and there’s an airy open-plan living area complete with a fully equipped kitchen, but my guess is that you’ll spend most of your time outdoors, where a panoramic dining area and a sparkling infinity pool set the scene for fun-filled days and unforgettable soirees that linger long into the night.
Cap Sa Sal Hotel
Designed for a soothing grown-up escape, Cap Sa Sal welcomes guests in tasteful rooms furnished with natural woods and textiles in subtle earthy tones. The adult-only hotel sits amidst centuries-old pine trees on a cliff facing the sparkling Mediterranean and makes every use of its privileged coastal location.
In addition to a private swimming pool overlooking the sea, there’s a modern restaurant offering al fresco locally-inspired meals with a view. Those looking for an even more intimate stay will likely want to book one of the hotel’s elegant apartments and villas. One even has its own private pool and pier.
The allure of Sunset Hideaway lies in the name itself. Though located within walking distance of the town’s picturesque center, this Begur villa provides a relaxing self-catering retreat for large groups and families who value comfort and privacy.
Fusing traditional touches with contemporary design, it offers airy living spaces awash in natural light and upscale finishes, as well as a charming stone-walled garden complete with an emerald-hued swimming pool and captivating sunset views over the Pyrenees.
Talaia Plaza Ecoresort
Style meets sustainability at Talaia Plaza Ecoresort, a unique hillside complex sandwiched between fragrant pine groves and the translucent waters of Sa Riera beach. Accommodation is a mix of cottages, bungalows, and glamping tents, all featuring natural contemporary decor and amenities.
A spectacular swimming pool, a wellness area, a rooftop bar, and a sleek Mediterranean restaurant overlooking the Medes Islands round off the package, making this eco-friendly retreat one of the coolest places to stay in Begur.
Lush gardens and smart, rustic-chic interiors done up in calming whites and woods translate into a charming stay at Mi Casita, a newly revamped vacation home tucked away on a verdant residential cul-de-sac just a short drive from some of Costa Brava’s best beaches (Aiguablava and Tamariu). Begur’s lovely restaurants and boutiques are less than one kilometer away, and a brand-new swimming pool is underway as I write this and will be ready to dive into this summer.
Villa Mendes’ elevated position in the hills above Begur affords breathtaking views of the rugged coast below and the mighty peaks of the Pyrenees beyond. Boasting luminous open-plan living areas, a fully-equipped kitchen, and ample grounds designed for gracious outdoor living, this strikingly modern property is a destination in its own right. Most of the bedrooms open onto furnished terraces, and the beautiful garden pool provides a tranquil alternative to the beach of Sa Tuna (2 km away) on days when you just want to laze around.
From its hilltop position, Casa Bo overlooks the sea from nearly every room – but the view isn’t the only draw. The beautiful minimalist architecture, refined, light-flooded interiors, and linger-worthy outdoor areas all conspire to turn your Mediterranean fantasies into reality.
Envisioned by Girona-based architecture studio Jané & Font, this fantastic villa can host up to 10 guests and is a few minutes walk into the twisting medieval center of Begur.