History of the Hotel Aiguablava

The history of the Hotel Aiguablava

Hotel Aigua Blava was founded by Clara Capellà, “la Clareta” in 1934, located in the bay of Aiguablava, Begur, at the heart of the Costa Brava, it has retained its homeliness of being a familiar hotel through its 75 years history, always maintaining its family roots and now being managed by the third and fourth generation of the same family.

Clara Capellà found in his son in law “Xiquet” Sabater, the key that allowed him to convert the Clareta Hostal into the current Aigua Blava Hotel, which is situated at the Finca El Paradís.

However it  was here that more than 100 years ago, they named this piece of the catalan coast, streching from Tordera until France, as the COSTA BRAVA, meaning rough coast. It was a group of polititians including Joan Ventosa i Calvell that together with Mr. Ferran Agullò published in a catalan newspaper called La Veu de Catalunya in 1908, the first article reffering to the Costa Brava:

“… in one of our excursions, we were in Begur, in the property named Paradis, that our friend Mr. Ventura Sabater had on the cove of Fornells during the conversation the coast was named the  Costa Brava”

Xiquet and the rest of the family were able to continue entrepreneurial spirit of “l’àvia Clareta” and make Hotel Aigua Blava one of the most praised and rewarded hotels of its type, both nationally and internationally.

Hotel Aigua Blava has become known for its everyday luxury hospitality offered to their clients without losing the family atmosphere and proximity to the clients. Proof of which is that the hotel sees clients returning to spend their holidays year after year.