Tamariu, named for its tamarind tress and pines, is the smallest of the three fishing villages. Located south off Begur, the town consists of just about 90 inhabitants.
Tamar lies huddled against a rocky bay, surrounded by thick pine forests. Fishing nets and buoys lean against white houses. The first tourists have arrived already and can be seen sunbathing on the small patch of sandy beach.
The sea is colourful with the small dots that are really fishing boats. Of course, this little town is well known already, and visitors arrive in herds, especially on the weekends. Off peak, however, Tamaríu is a dream come true for the incurably romantic yearning for peaceful and silent.
We recommend trips on the water to the caves Cuevas d’en Gispert and de El Bisbe. It also is a lovely place for scuba diving. At the village’s outskirts, a couple of frogmen waddle along the rocks and then disappear head first in the water. We manage to get hold of a free seat in one of the cafés near the beach and watch the vibrant buzz of activity at the beach.