Cala Aiguafreda

Located between Cala Sa Tuna and Cap Sa Sal, places that you can reach by the coastal path that links them, Cala Aiguafreda is a small creek surrounded by a beautiful natural setting that offers visitors the chance to swim in clear waters.

La cala de Aiguafreda, en Begur

Aiguafreda creek, in Begur, Costa Brava, Spain

Cala Aiguafreda is a creek, so don’t look for a a sandy beach. In fact, sandy space exists, but is very small. Basically Aiguafreda is a small harbor for divers, well protected from wind stakes, and that some people enjoy for snorkeling and also sunbathing.

La cala de Aiguafreda y su entorno son un espacio de interés natural

Cala Aiguafreda and surroundings are natural protected territory

For those visiting Cala Sa Tuna, Cala Aiguafreda access is relatively easy. They just take the well maintained coastal path that stretches to the left of the creek and enjoy the landscape during the 15 minutes of journey. The views you take from the Punta d’es Plom (the long rocky arm in front of Cala de Sa Tuna) are impressive.

Camino de ronda que une las calas de Sa Tuna y Aiguafreda

Coastal path that joins Cala Aiguafreda and Cala Sa Tuna

Beyond Aiguafreda the coastal path stretches up to the Cap Sa Sal urbanisation, an apartment building (at the time of its construction, in the 60′s, it was a luxury hotel) built on an old stone quarry. And right from that point, to the north, begins Ses Negres Marine Reserve, a coast segment protected from any aggressive activity as spearfishing or motor sailing, which extends to the nearby cove of Sa Riera, about 1300 meters to the north.

La cala de Aiguafreda y, al fondo, Cap Sa Sal, también en Begur

Cala Aiguafreda and, at the background, Cap Sa Sal, in Begur, Costa Brava

It’s also possible to reach by car Cala Aiguafreda, since parking is provided nearby. The creek also has a little picnic area, a bar, a restaurant and a diving center where you can rent kayaks or participate in underwater excursions.

El fondo de la cala de Aiguafreda ofrece una gran variedad de especies marinas.

Cala Aiguafreda underwater offers a great variety of marine species.

In Aiguafreda you can sunbathe on the small sand space or on the side of the pier itself. As the ground is flat and hard on the side, your back will pray you for a hammock to enjoy better the sunny day in this stunning environment. Bathing in its waters is a great experience, both for the quality of its waters and the beauty of the high hills surrounding the bay, where plenty of pines grow which reflect on the sea surface.


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This post was written by Alex Rigola who has written 60 posts on Costa Brava Blog.

Alex Rigola is Costa Brava's editor and an ampurdan passionated who enjoys sailing his little boat through the Costa Brava coast. He currently lives in Pals and if you use to ride along cycling routes in the area, it's very likely that you encounter him at some point. When asked about his favorite spot on the Costa Brava he never hesitates for a moment: Cala Montjoi.

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