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Coastal Path – Section South


From Rentbegur we suggest as the first path to follow, the one that runs between Aiguablava beach and Fonda beach. Going down from our flat to the beach of Aiguablava is about 600 mts walking along the road although there is a path through the forest a little shorter. Once at Aiguablava beach you will see some stairs on the left that will take you to the beginning of this path.

In this link you can see more information about the route.

The route is about 5 km long and takes about 40 minutes one way plus another 40 minutes on the way back. There is a small stretch of stairs along the route and also to go down to Platja Fonda.

In the past, Aiguablava cove was a natural harbour that was used for ships passing through the area to make a technical stop.  The ships’ crews would clean up and throw objects they no longer used or that were broken into the sea, such as glasses and cups, jugs, etc. …..

Over time, the space where these ships anchored has been converted into an archaeological museum under the sea and since 2016 the government of Catalonia has begun to recover the legacy of this history. Today, imitations of amphorae have been submerged in cement and recovered to leave the seabed of the area as close as possible to the state it was in during the Middle Ages. With this small underwater museum, bathers in Aiguablava can enjoy a piece of history from the past.

Platja Fonda, with its coarse, dark sand, has managed to remain unspoilt and preserve its primitive appearance. You will walk through the Port d’Esclanya, tunnels and private houses, the Malaret cove, the Port de Fornells, Cala Ses Orats, the natural swimming pool excavated in the rock, Cala de N’Estasia with its fresh water fountain and finally Platja Fonda.

You will be able to see the house “El Paraiso” which one of the grandsons of Bonaventura Sabater, a Catalan industrialist, publicist and politician born in 1862, known as Xiquet, the driving force behind the Hotel Aiguablava, had built over the port of Ses Orats and which, according to tradition, was the place from which this coastline was christened, a hundred years ago, with the well-known name of “Costa Brava”.

The American clarinettist Artie Shaw, divorced from Ava Gardner, and Lana Turner also lived in a house in this area in the 1950s with the actress Evelyn Keyes. Liz Taylor also fell in love with this area during several shoots on the Costa Brava.

Near Platja Fonda you can see a beautiful house in front of the sea that belonged to the famous Spanish ophthalmologist Dr. Arruga.

This section is one of the three routes or “Camins de Ronda” that belong to the municipality of Begur together with Aiguafreda – Sa Tuna and Sa Riera – Platja del Racó.

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