Tucked into and protected naturally by the Punta d’Es Plom and Cap Sa Sal headlands, Sa Tuna bay has retained its ancestral beauty almost intact and is outstanding for its calm atmosphere and the quality of its crystal-clear waters. The slatey colour of the beach lends a sensation of self-immersion and darkness which, in the words of the writer Josep Pla, means that the sea at dusk takes on a bluish hue that gives the water a thick appearance. Sa Tuna offers pleasant and tranquil walks that allow its marvellous natural setting to be admired. Aiguafreda and Cap Sa Sal Por can be reached along the path that flanks the rocks; here there used to be a luxury hotel, now converted into apartments. Visitors with a boat can go to S’Eixugador bay, a harsh setting though one of beautiful peacefulness. Due to its concealed and sheltered position, and tricky access to it, Sa Tuna bay always turns out to be an unsuspected discovery for those visiting it. It’s the ideal placed to enjoy relaxing holidays and to gaze in wonder at the idyllic singularity of its hinterland, while not forgetting the hotel and gastronomic provision that afford a chance to try out the finest local cuisine almost beside the sea itself. During the Peninsula War, the H.M.S. Hydra bombarded the defences of the Catalonian port of Begur (including the defensive towers of Sa Tuna cove) on 7 August 1807. Several paintings of the event can be seen in the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich).You are currently not logged in. Login to comment.
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