8 days in Begur / Costa Brava

Aug 13th, 2019, 04:22 PM
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8 days in Begur / Costa Brava

Hello all - in less than a month I will be traveling to Begur with my wife, 4 year old and 1.5 year old. We will be spending a few days in Barcelona beforehand.

We we will have a car and are looking for some suggestions on things to do other than relaxation at s beach. Our children are generally very well behaved and typically find enjoyment in “non-children” specific activities.

Any and all suggestions are appreciated.
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Aug 13th, 2019, 06:49 PM
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If you haven't seen it, you might find some useful ideas in my trip report:
Four Awesome Weeks in the North of Spain and Catalunya
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Aug 13th, 2019, 07:52 PM
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We love Begur.
Early September is a wonderful time to be there. Other than relaxing at the Aiguablava, Platja de Pals, Tamariú, Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell beaches, you could take a driving tour to the beautiful medieval villages of Pals, Peratallada, Ullastret, Palau-Sator, Sant Feliúl de Boada and Madremanya.

There's a lively Sunday market in Palafrugell that starts at 8 am and a Cork Museum, Museo del Suro, there.

In Palamós. there's a daily fish auction at the pier from 4:00-5:30 on weekdays, Tuesday-Friday and also at the port, a small Fishermen’s Museum, Museu de la Pesca, which explains the past and present of the fishermen’s work.

There's also the beautiful botanical garden, Jardí Botanic, of Cap Roig south of Calella de Palafrugell.

The Dalí triangle:
You could also drive up the serpentine highway to Cadaqués to see this sort of Greek island looking artists' colony, home of Dalí and visit his house, the Casa-Museu Dalì in Port-Lligat (reservations required).
And if Dalí sites have any appeal, you could tour the 11th century castle that Dalí purchased and restored for his Russian wife, Gala, in 1970, in the sleepy little village of Púbol, the Castell Gala Dalí at Púbol (timed tickets can be purchased online).
And speaking of Dali you'd be in striking distance of his over-the-top, wildly extravagant Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres in the Upper (Alt) Empordà. There's a Thursday morning outdoor market In Figueres held on the Rambla.

While this a non-children specific activity, since you asked, you might (or might no) want to take a trip up to the splendid Greco-Roman ruins (some of the finest in Spain) and Museum of Empúries (getting an early start, as there's no shade) for a quick tour around and to watch the video in the museum, and afterwards go to the lovely sandy beach under shaded pines of Sant Martí d’Empúries next door. The drive to Empúries from Begur via the C-32 will take about 40 minutes. The distance is 34 kilometers.
We've enjoyed two nice places for lunch there: the Hostal-Spa Empúries facing the beach and the Mesón del Conde on the Plaça Major 4 in the village of Sant Martí d'Empúries.
While you're in that area, L'Escala is the "anchovy town" and has an anchovy museum.

This section of the northern Costa Brava is so beautiful!

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Aug 14th, 2019, 04:16 AM
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If you will be in Begur September 6, 7 or 8 there is a festival that is really cool - Fira d'Indians. I think your kids would enjoy it. Here is some info, if the dates work - https://visitbegur.cat/en/fira-dindians-fair/

If you do go to Empúries as Maribel suggests, consider hiring one of the guides there. They have some good guides and sometimes they dress up in traditional costumes of Roman antiquity. You can get in touch with the office and ask them about it - they are not that expensive, but I don't know if they have the dress up guides for private groups or if its only for school groups. Empúries | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.
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