Historically, Begur prospered due to the coral trade of its fishing coves such as Sa Riera, Aiguafreda, Sa Tuna, Fornells and Aiguablava. Today, tourism is Begur’s main source of revenue but fortunately it has preserved its traditional charm and beauty. An evening spent strolling around Begur beneath its floodlit castle is something quite special.
Many of the buildings that give the town its character are a legacy to a number of its emigrants who returned wealthy from Cuba. Young 19th century 'Bagurencs' crossed the Atlantic to seek their fortune and returned many years later to spend their riches on these elegant and sumptuous houses. Referred to as 'Cases Indianos', they are decorated with arches and brightly painted murals depicting exotic scenes from across the Atlantic. Begur's links with Cuba are celebrated during the 'Fira d'Indians', a not-to-be-missed fair, normally held at the beginning of September.