The municipality of Begur is located at 200 metres above sea level, on the massif of the same name, located between Gavarres and the coast. Here, on the coast, are some of the most admired coves and beaches of the Costa Brava. There are still some fishermen's huts, which are a reminder of the importance that fishing had in towns such as Sa Riera or Sa Tuna and which give them a charming atmosphere.
The town extends around the impressive Medieval castle, dating back to the 11th century, surrounded by narrow, winding streets that lead up to the fortresses ruins, through a rough and capricious orography. The town's defence towers are its referential historic elements.
The essentials- Walk through the narrow streets of the old quarter, without missing the defence towers.
The municipality’s primary economic activities are the construction and services industries. This is partially due to the importance of the second home, the summer holiday and tourism. Although it is experiencing a recession, agriculture is practised on the flattest lands of the municipal district. The dry farming activities are dedicated to cereals and vineyards. The livestock raised consists of cattle, pigs, sheep and goats. Fishing plays a secondary role. Residential tourism has become one of the town’s most important resources, the main source of income for its inhabitants.