On the seafront, the Hotel Aigua Blava is one of the most special hotels on Costa Brava. Located on one of the best beaches on the Costa Brava, Aiguablava beach, in Begur, this luxury hotel has beautiful rooms with sea views, an outdoor swimming pool, sports areas and magnificent garden areas.
Its exquisite Empordà cuisine combined with the magnificent views of the Aiguablava Bay makes it one of the best restaurants on Costa Brava.
History of the Hotel Aiguablava
Hotel Aigua Blava was founded by Clara Capellà, “la Clareta” in 1934, located in the bay of Aiguablava, Begur, at the heart of the Costa Brava, it has retained its homeliness of being a familiar hotel through its 75 years history, always maintaining its family roots and now being managed by the third and fourth generation of the same family.
Clara Capellà found in his son in law “Xiquet” Sabater, the key that allowed him to convert the Clareta Hostal into the current Aigua Blava Hotel, which is situated at the Finca El Paradís.
However it was here that more than 100 years ago, they named this piece of the catalan coast, streching from Tordera until France, as the COSTA BRAVA, meaning rough coast.
It was a group of polititians including Joan Ventosa i Calvell that together with Mr. Ferran Agullò published in a catalan newspaper called La Veu de Catalunya in 1908, the first article reffering to the Costa Brava:
“… in one of our excursions, we were in Begur, in the property named Paradis, that our friend Mr. Ventura Sabater had on the cove of Fornells during the conversation the coast was named the Costa Brava”
Xiquet and the rest of the family were able to continue entrepreneurial spirit of “l’àvia Clareta” and make Hotel Aigua Blava one of the most praised and rewarded hotels of its type, both nationally and internationally.
Hotel Aigua Blava has become known for its everyday luxury hospitality offered to their clients without losing the family atmosphere and proximity to the clients. Proof of which is that the hotel sees clients returning to spend their holidays year after year.
The Hotel Aigua Blava overlooks the Aiguablava bay. Our rooms, which have been completely renovated recently, have views over the bay, the Fornells beach or the hotel’s gardens.
The Hotel has also rooms that lead straight onto the beach just a few meters from the sea. From the Hotel there’s direct access to the Aiguablava bay and the Fornells beach.
Junior Suite Special
Comfortable double rooms with a living room area and 2 single beds (can be made up as a double bed). They have private bathroom with hot tub, terrace and sea or beach views. In the Junior Suites Special it´s possible to set up one or two extra beds for children for an additional charge.
Baby cots can be supplied free of charge but please reserve them early as there are limited numbers. The hotel has beach and pool towels at your disposal (you can ask for them at the reception desk).
Large double room with two single beds 1,90×0,90 that we make together as one big double bed. They can as well be made up as twin beds on request.
They have bathroom and private terrace overlooking the sea or the beach. In the Junior Suites being more spacious, it is possible to have one or two extra beds with a supplement. Baby cots can be supplied free of charge.
On the beachfront, with garden and private terrace
Fully equipped apartments in the Costa Brava, with a magnificent garden, kitchen, living room, one or two bedrooms, and a private terrace with amazing sea views.
The apartments have a private terrace with sea views and a magnificent garden as well as access to all hotel facilities (swimming pool, restaurant, table tennis, tennis, etc.) and free wi-fi.
The Hotel Aigua Blava Restaurant has gained recognition from the country’s most demanding gastronomy guides and experts as one of Costa Brava’s best restaurants.
Our restaurant offers traditional Catalan cuisine with fresh, seasonal ingredients. The menu includes a great selection of wines including some local wines produced in the Empordà region.
Guests at the restaurant experience all the flavours of the Mediterranean diet and have the chance to taste the typical gastronomic culture of Catalonia and the Costa Brava. The restaurant boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Bay of Aigua Blava, allowing guests to enjoy the incredible scenery as they dine.
The Hotel Aigua Blava Restaurant offers three different spaces, the Restaurant, the Terrace and “La Rocalla”, in the garden, where guests can enjoy a full breakfast, an apéritif, a light lunch under a parasol, a romantic dinner al fresco, a family meal, a business meeting or any other special occasion you would like to celebrate.
The gastronomic restaurant Aiguablava features the Restaurant Menu, the Terrace Menu and a Daily Set Menu.
It also offers Seasonal Menus, and the Tasting Special Rockfish Menu during the Peix de Roca Gastronomic Campaign, and the Indians Menu. Our great selection of Wines includes some of the best local wines produced in the Empordà region.
THE KITCHEN AT THE AIGUA BLAVA
Our head chef, Lluís Ferrés, applies great creativity to the flavours and textures used in traditional Catalan cuisine to create something unique for the Hotel Aigua Blava´s restaurant.
Using a combination of regional fresh produce from local suppliers with his expertise, his innovative have guests, both local and international coming back to enjoy his culinary delights year after year.
Lluís has had an extensive career working in kitchens across Europe and in Spain. For almost twenty years he´s been the head chef at the Hotel Aigua Blava Restaurant.
The Hotel Aigua Blava Restaurant, located in the exceptional area of the Bay of Aiguablava, offers its customers an elegant space with spectacular views thanks to its large arched windows, where you can enjoy at nights a varied and quality menu.
Our restaurant offers traditional Catalan cuisine with fresh, seasonal ingredients. We offer the exquisite Restaurant Menu, the Seasonal Menu, and the Daily Set Menu. Guests can choose from a great range of tapas, starters, main courses and desserts.
Each year the Hotel Aigua Blava restaurant takes part in the Peix de Roca de Begur Gastronomic Campaign. From April the 30th until mid-June we offer the Tasting Special Rockfish Menu (which replaces the Seasonal Menu durating the campaign), based on unique species found in the rocky depths of the Costa Brava (the “Peix de Roca”, literally ‘Rock Fish’).
A great selection of Wines including some of the local wines produced in the Empordà region is also available.
Terrace with spectacular panoramic views
The restaurant boasts spectacular panoramic views of the Bay of Aigua Blava, allowing guests to enjoy the incredible scenery as they dine.
For lunches at the restaurant terrace we offer our Terrace Menu and the Seasonal Menu. From April the 30th until mid-June we offer the Tasting Special Rockfish Menu, as the Hotel Aigua Blava Restaurant takes part in the Peix de Roca de Begur Gastronomic Campaign.
The Rockfish Menu replaces the Seasonal Menu during the campaign. During the first half of September Indians Menu is offered, during the Fira dels Indians wich takes place in Begur from 2nd to 4th September.
At night we also offer the Restaurant Menu and the Daily Set Menu. A great selection of Wines including some of the local wines produced in the Empordà region is also available.
“La Rocalla” is located in the hotel grounds, along the pool, and is open in summer. During the day, an exquisite Empordà meal near the sea and in the shade, surrounded by the beautiful vegetation of the garden and in the open air.
At night, relaxed outdoor dinings where you can enjoy the pleasant summer temperature and the wonderful starry sky of Aiguablava. A great selection of Wines including some of the local wines produced in the Empordà region is also available.
Weddings in Costa Brava
An unforgettable day in a magical venue. If you’re looking for a special place for the big day … look no further! Get married at the Hotel Aigua Blava, with the best sea views in Costa Brava.
Hotel Aigua Blava has the capacity to organize weddings for up to 90 people, in spring until June 15th, and from September 15th until the end of the season. Due to the high occupation of the hotel in the summer, unfortunately, it is not possible to celebrate weddings during these months (from June 15th to September 15th).
Celebrate your special occasion in the Hotel Aigua Blava. With an exceptional setting on the Costa Brava our hotel and restaurant offers the ideal location for your celebration. Whether it´s a christening, a fist communion, a retirement dinner or a wedding in the Costa Brava, we can offer tailor made pacakage just for you.
Meetings and Events
The Hotel Aigua Blava is pleased to offer different venues to host your corporate meetings and events. Set in the heart of the Costa Brava the Hotel offers the opportunity to hold corporate events or business meetings with all the latest technology in a unique natural setting.
The Hotel has two main meeting rooms, the Fornells room or the Aiguablava room, depending on the type and size of meeting you wish to hold.
The Hotel staff will work with you to set up your event and ensure that the venues are equipped with audiovisual facilities, internet connection (wifi) refreshments for coffee breaks, customized menus etc.
The Costa Brava is one of the most remarkable regions in Spain. With miles of coastline flanked by coves and beaches, rocks and pine trees it offers breathtaking views year round and an ideal choice for a mini break or a sun holiday.
Thanks to the Hotel Aigua Blava’s prime location at the heart of the Costa Brava, guests can discovering one of the richest areas in Spain in regards to history and gastronomy whilst enjoying excellent hospitality in a four star hotel.
The beaches and coves can be accessed by boat or foot using the coastal path that runs the length of the Costa Brava, once there you can spend a relaxed day enjoying the Mediterranean sunshine and sea.
For those who would like more than just a sun holiday, the Costa Brava offers a wealth of cultural and sports activities to suit all tastes. The local gastronomy has also come to the fore in recent years with some of the worlds best restaurants located here.
The staff at the Hotel Aigua Blava can organize cultural excursions to the main historic sites, museum visits, tickets for music festivals, gastronomic and wine tours and outdoor and water sports so that you can discover the Costa Brava and the Empordà region.
Wine TOURISM IN THE EMPORDÀ VINEYARDS
The Empordà – Costa Brava wine region has of late become a very promising area in making high end, quality wines. Try some of the local wine tours or wine tasting experiences in some of the Costa Brava vineyards.
The Aiguablava beach or cove is translated as “blue waters” in English and just as its name indicates it´s a small beach with crystalline waters. Its shallow waters and golden sand make it one of the most famous beaches on the Costa Brava. Located on the Begur coastline it boasts spectacular views of the bay and the cape of Begur.
The beach can be accessed by road or sea and besides sunbathing you can try snorkelling, diving or kayaking. On the beach itself there is a dive centre where you can rent equipment or kayaks by the hour. There are also a couple of restaurans where you can buy lunch or drinks.
Although the beach doesn´t attract mass tourism, in July and August it can get quite busy so we recommend that you go early to get a good spot on the sand.
Beaches AND COVES IN BEGUR
The Begur coast enjoys a shoreline of unparalleled beauty, whose cliffs and pines, the crystal waters of its hidden coves and its abrupt coastline, make this area one of the most characteristic of the Costa Brava.
Begur has eight coves and beaches, located to the north, east and south of the town, with different characters and completely different kinds of natural beauty. The first beach from the north is Platja del Racó, found near the neighboring town of Pals. It is the widest beach of Begur and offers a beautiful view of the Medes Islands.
Following the coast south-west is the Illa Roja beach, internationally renowned nudist beach. This beautiful beach, one of the most emblematic begur coasts, is characterized by a chaired by a reddish rocky islet that gives its name to the cove.
Also to the north lies the village of Sa Riera beach, one of the Begur largest and nearest town with an excellent location, then the right is the sheltered cove port from Port d’es Pi, and the left, the Cala del Rei. Sa Riera, which gets its name from a river that divides the beach into two halves, retains its traditional character and also offers various sports activities and tourism services.
Located in the east cove of Aiguafreda small cove sheltered by the Puig Rodó hill. There are a small pier for boats and a pleasant picnic area.The next cove east also, Sa Tuna is characteristic for its sheltered location, access and tortuous.
This beach offers a nice bath in clean and transparent waters, and nice walks along the coastal path. In the southern coast of Begur Platja Fonda are the unique, located at the foot of the majestic Cape of Begur.
This natural hide, with thick sand and dark, has managed to remain untouched and preserved a primitive purity rarely found in other parts of the Costa Brava. Also located in the south, the coves of Fornells, where according to tradition, this coast was baptized, a hundred years ago, with the familiar name of “Costa Brava”.
The coastal trail serves as a bridge to reach all the small creeks that form the core of Fornells: cove n’Estasia, Port des Orats, Malaret and the Port Esclanyà cove. These coves are shared characteristic of the sand is not fine, but you can sunbathe in peace, and water is very clear.
The last beach belonging to Begur, south of Fornells, is the welcoming Aiguablava, beach, characteristic for its crystalline waters and shallow, and its fine sand and clearly.
Costa BRAVA MUSEUMS
For those who wish to change a day on the beach for a cultural activity, a visit to one of the Costa Brava museums is a good alternative. Recognised internationally for their artists and the quality of their work, the Costa Brava offers a range of museums to suit everyone´s tastes.
Probably the most famous of all the museums is Dalí´s Museum in the town of Figueres, about 55km from the Hotel Aiguablava.
For lovers of his work or art lovers in general, a visit to this museum is a must. In summer the museum has late night openings and even some tours by night, for more information take a look at the Salvador Dalí Theatre Museum.
Coves AND BEACHES IN THE COSTA BRAVA
The coves and beaches in the Costa Brava are some of the most spectacular Spain has to offer. Situated in the north-east of Spain overlooking the Mediterranean sea the Costa Brava has a mixture of long sandy beaches or smaller coves and bays with a backdrop of mountain villages.
In the majority of the medium and larger beaches you´ll find small restaurants where you can taste the local food while enjoying sea views.
Many of its beaches have been authorised with the Blue Flag Award for the quality of the water, the cleanliness of the beach and the number of lifeguards present, the Aigua blava beach being one of these.
Coves A FEW MINUTES WALK FROM THE HOTEL
Cala d’en Maleret is a small cove facing south, in a sheltered location surrounded by rocks. You can reach it comfortably by foot, as is located a few minutes walk from the hotel. Usually it is not crowded because you can only reach it through the coastal path, or directly from the hotel.
The fine golden sand and its crystal and calming water allows to have a nice bath and diving, with great views over the bay of Aiguablava.
To the north the coastal path goes to other small coves very close to the hotel, as the Port des Orats, narrow, with coarse-grain sand, and the Port d’Esclanyà, wider and with a rocky sea bed, both on the beach area and in the water.
Following the path you can reach the Platja Fonda, a wild beach, hidden between rocky walls and pines, thick and dark sand, located at the foot of the majestic Cape of Begur; the unavailability of services makes it particularly quiet, with primitive purity.
Cultural EXPERIENCES IN COSTA BRAVA
Besides the long days on the beach and outdoor sports, why not try some cultural experiences in Costa Brava. The list is long but we´ve chosen a few that we think are well worth a visit.
National PARKS AND GARDENS ON THE COSTA BRAVA
The National parks and garden on the Costa Brava offer a world of nature in it´s puriest form. There are three protected national parks as well as mountains, forests, volcanoes, coves and beaches and unique wildlife in this region to discover.
For outdoor lovers, the Hotel Aigua Blava has a special “Hiking Offer Costa Brava” which includes a stay at the hotel as well as a guided tour of the coastal path that runs the length of the Costa Brava.