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El Jardí de Can Marc, Begur

By B. Gallagher 01.09.15

Despite the over-development of the Costa Brava during recent decades there remains numerous beauty spots, breathtaking scenery and unspoilt villages on and near the coast as well as inland. One of these villages is Begur, located in the province of Girona, with a population of approximately 4,000 inhabitants that can be ten times that during the summer months. With its historic buildings and unusual topography Begur can also boast proximity to some of the finest beaches on the Costa Brava, protected coves with crystalline waters such as Sa Riera, Fornells, Sa Tuna and Playa Fonda. Dominating one of the several hills that define the town is the unique El Jardí de Can Marc, is a restaurant/cocktail chill-out bar and nightclub (and art gallery) situated within its own sprawling grounds which include several separate buildings, a swimming pool, planted gardens and exceptional views of the entire Baix Empordà region.

El Jardí de Can Marc is a pioneering establishment, one of the very first nightclubs in the area dating from the late 1960s and still managed by the same family today. The grounds retain the spirit of the previous use as a farmhouse and out buildings offering visitors a variety of different corners and secluded areas to contemplate the gardens and the views. The gastronomic offering here at Can Marc combines cocktails and gourmet tapas, served within the gardens or the covered seating areas that each has their own character. The menu has been created to highlight the seasonal local ingredients of this privileged geographical location, between the coast and the surrounding hills, featuring surf and turf options. The cocktail menu features the classics as well as a range of specially invented creations.

  • El Jardí de Can Marc
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    Panoramic view of Can Marc and Begur

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    One of the secluded seating areas / privees of Can Marc

    The original nightclub (which has its own entrance from the street level) has recently been refurbished by the interior design team Trestrastos (www.trestrastos.com)  who have re-imagined the décor while maintaining the original character. Accommodated within a separate structure the club also opens out onto the gardens and terraces belonging to the chill-out area which feature Barcelona designed outdoors furniture by Lobsters Day and other collections. 

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    The culinary offering is based on gourmet tapas and bespoke cocktails

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    Many of the gastronomic creations have been developed inhouse

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    Open from 7 in the evening Can Marc is a seasonal establishment operating from May through early October. During September open from Thursdays through Sundays only.

  • El Jardí de Can Marc
  • C/ de la Creu 10,
  • 17255 Begur, Girona
  • Tel. 972 62 31 19
  • www.canmarc.cat