Many couples ask us if they can stay in Catalonia for their honeymoon and if there are any other places that we’d recommend. We always respond with a big yes, as there are lots of places that you can explore in this beautiful and diverse region! Costa Brava is by the sea at the north of Catalonia, where you have small fisherman villages by the sea and beautiful coves and emerald waters to discover.
My favourite place is Begur a small village with lots of story on top of a hill with breathtaking views to the sea and the Pyrenees. You can enjoy his architecture and the “Indian villas”. You’ll find unusual architectural style for the area which, was built by local men who left for Cuba during the last century and came back with an amazing skill set, that is evident in the extravagant and pretty buildings that can be seen in the village. Every year the first weekend of September is dedicated to this brave men, and all Begur is decorated with palm trees, markets of local and Cuban crafts. The sound of salsa and merengue resonates throughout and food and mojitos can be enjoyed all weekend until quite late at night!!
Best time to go during the year is June and September, when the weather is lovely and you can enjoy the restaurants and the coves without all the crowd of busy summer months. Of course, charming hotels will welcome you with open arms anytime of the year. Spend your day in Sa Riera, Sa Tuna or Aigua Blava have a walk by the cost following “Caminos de Ronda” protected paths by all coast and enjoy local food at restaurant Rostei, one of my favourites to eat fresh fish and seafood or local grilled meat at Can Torradas and a late drink at la Lluna or Croack. One of the highlights for me is to sit at the terrace in Sa Riera cove eating local fresh fish with a bottle of local wine while enjoying the view of the sea and the Illes Medes.
Yes, definitely Begur is just a great place for a honeymoon!
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