To many people - those who have yet to visit the Costa Brava - this
coast conjures an image of high-rise hotels & apartment blocks and
noisy bars selling English beer. The reality could not be more
different, and Llafranc is a perfect example of this.
Llafranc, a cozy resort
between Tamariu and Calella de Palafrugell, is surrounded by wooded
hills which are dotted with second-home villas. While it is a bustling
town in the peak season, this ensures that Llafranc is not lifeless in
the winter. in short, it offers tranquility and gastronomy in equal
From the lighthouse buildings on top of Cap Sant Sebastia (which now
houses a hotel and fine restaurant, there are excellent views over the
town and it's almost semi-circular bay, the small port, Calella de
Palafrugell, Forcats Point, Cap Roig, Cap de Planes and the blue
The seabed outside the bay contain the Els Ullastres underwater
mountains and trenches, ideal for diving.
The bars are venues for laid-back conversation and people-watching -
there are no noisy bars here!
The fine promenade, behind the Blue Flag beach, is the perfect place
for a gentle evening stroll. On the landward side are a mix of grand,
early twentieth century villas, low rise hotels & apartments,
restaurants and bars.
Llafranc restaurants, both the independents and those within hotels,
tend to be a little pricey but they do offer excellent locally-caught
The resort has very good hotels situated on the promenade and dotted
around the hillside. There are privately owned villas and apartments to
rent, if you can find them!