Tucked away along Spain’s Costa Brava, the classy Catalan village of Llafranc is an idyllic destination for travelers seeking peace and quiet. Whitewashed villas overlook a turquoise bay framed by pine-covered hills and rocky cliffs.
Things to do in Llafranc
Sunbathe beside the alluring sea along the Costa Brava's best beaches. Experience a cosmopolitan atmosphere on the golden sandy shores of Llafranc Beach or enjoy a quiet retreat at Cala Pedrosa, a sheltered cove edged by cliffs and conifers.
Do you like to keep active? Follow the Camí de Ronda footpath over the wooded headland to the charming village of Tamariu. Stop by San Sebastian Lighthouse for a drink on the patio bar and enjoy sweeping coastal views before passing through the archaeological remains of Llafranc's Roman Civilisation. The 4th-century AD ruins include an ancient wine press.
Visit the stunning Botanical Gardens of Cap Roig, home to an imposing 20th-century Neo-Gothic castle. Spanning 17 hectares, the cliff-top gardens boast over 1,000 plant varieties and exceptional views over the Mediterranean to the Formigues Islands. In summer, you can enjoy music concerts in the gardens, which have hosted Elton John and James Blunt.
Hire a glam yacht to explore the secluded coves and sea caves along the Costa Brava, such as the beautiful El Golfet Cove or Fonda Beach. Avid fishers can rent an authentic fishing boat at Llafranc Port, while seafood lovers can indulge in freshly-caught lobster, oysters and octopus at Fiego restaurant.
Getting around Llafranc
Llafranc is a 45-minute drive from Girona-Costa Brava Airport, with rental cars, taxis and shuttle buses available. Local buses run along the coast connecting Llafranc with nearby resorts.