Begur is one of the most important villages in the Costa Brava thanks to it’s unique location and beauty. It’s an old medieval village located at the top of a hill, very close to the beach. You will enjoy spectacular views of the Medes Islands, access to some of the nicest “calas” (little beautiful beaches) in the whole Costa Brava and walk through Begur streets, where you’ll find beautiful spots, shops and restaurants. The Aiguaclara Restaurant is located inside of the Aiguaclara Hotel, one of the best hotels in Spain. You’ll find it very close to the main square of Begur, within a minute walk.
Ambience and service:
A very nice spot: warm and relaxed atmosphere, candle lights, soft music, good food and a nice outdoor chill-out terrace.
“Fet amb Love” or Made with Love is their catchword, and that’s great because it describes in a short and perfect way the whole atmosphere of this restaurant. Wherever you look at you’ll see antique objects, collectibles and furniture, photographs, paintings and many other details that make you notice everything is done with love and great sense for decoration.
From Wednesday to Saturday open at night. First impression was great, different because of the details. Cartes have pictures of famous movie kisses like the one from “La Dolce Vita” with Marcelo Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg. Wood floor and warm decoration.
In summer you can enjoy live vinyl DJ that I’m pretty sure will make you dance a little bit and have a lot of fun.
Food and Drink:
Dishes are based on quality products from the region and mediterranean influence. Good products with a good cooking process. As a result, a great dinner experience too. You can eat a full menu including starter, main course and dessert for 27€. If you don’t feel like eating that much you can always ask for one starter and a dessert, two starters or another combination and you’ll pay what you get. That seems a great idea, as many restaurants have close menus without any flexibility.
You will see dishes like fresh pasta, vegetables pie, tuna tartar with guacamole, parmesan salad, duck confit, steak tartar and salmon crep with asparagus and goat cheese, among many others. They also have season specialties that are a really good option, like baby beans with ham, crispy spinach cannelloni or cod cheeks.
I had the tuna tartar with guacamole and it was really delicious, fresh and tasty, with some seeds too that gave crunchy texture. Duck confit also very good. I specially enjoyed the chocolat mousse and the Seagram’s gintonic.
They also have a choice of some great wines from Spain. In the wine carte they put a Spain Map so you can see exactly from where each wine is.
If you’re up to it, don’t miss the chance of tasting some of their spectacular mojitos or gintonics “made with love” too. The perfect ending for a perfect meal.
Around and activities:
Stunning and incredibly beautiful “calas”: Illa Roja, Sa Tuna, Aiguafreda, Fornells and Aiguablava (among others). All of them are great and really close to the Hotel (you can get there in less than 5 minutes by car). Water is specially blue and clean, few space for people (wich I consider a positive thing) and surrounded by cliffs and mountains. A lot of privacy and a great sense of being almost alone, facing the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea. 20 minutes from Begur there is another nice beach, bigger, with white sand and big quietness: “Platja del Castell” (Castle beach).
You will be able to drive short distances and visit many interesting places and other medieval villages like Pals, Peratallada or Monells. Enjoy the countryside and the fertile croplands you’ll see while driving the nice roads all along the Costa Brava, from south to north and from the sea to the interior lands. Coarse cultural backup, people who left a great trace and heritage. Consider a visit to Dalí Museum in Figueres, Cadaqués, Calella de Palafrugell, Llafranc, L’Escala, Torroella de Montgrí (nice street market on mondays) and Girona, the capital of the region. Greek and roman ruins next to the sea in Empúries deserves a visit too.