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Llafranc is a charming resort on the Costa Brava coast near to Calella de Palafrugell.

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Spain This Way review: Although small Llafranc is very charming and is one of our favourite resorts on the Costa Brava

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At the heart of Llafranc is its sandy beach which although small is one of the larger beaches in the Palafrugell area.

At one side of the beach the rocky coast rises up and is dotted with villas and small hotels and on the other side is a small marina. The marina has 140 moorings.

If you are a sailing fan there is a regatta every year in August, the Regatta de Santa Rosa, when you can see lots of sailing boats in action.

The esplanade behind the beach is lined with charming buildings housing hotels, bars and restaurants and is a very pleasant spot for lunch or dinner overlooking the sea.

One of the hotels is the Hotel Llafranc which in the past has welcomed famous guests including Sophia Lauren, Elizabeth Taylor and Salvador Dali.

Behind the seafront slightly above the town is the church of Santa Rosa de Lima and there is also a Roman winepress next to it. The pretty, whitewashed church was built in 1897 but expanded in 1948 and 1958.

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A particularly nice way to discover Llafranc is by walking along the coastal path from Calella de Palafrugel. This is a 25 minute walk with lovely views along the way.

From Llafranc you can carry on along the path to Sant Sebastian where you will find the highest lighthouse on the Costa Brava coast and from here you have tremendous views over the coast and over Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell.

There is also a hermitage and the remains of an Iberian village to discover at Sant Sebastian.

The coastal path is a highlight of any trip to the Costa Brava and stretches from Blanes in the south to Partbou in the north.

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Where to visit near to Llafranc

A half hour walk from Llafranc is the Can Mina dels Torrents dolmen from the megalithic culture. It is a polygonal funerary construction from about 3000 BC. It is signposted from Llafranc.

This is one of our favourite stretches of the Costa Brava and the beautiful resorts of Calella de Palafrugel and of Tamariu to the north of Llafranc and San Sebastian are both not to be missed.

Inland of Llafranc are the beautiful medieval villages of Pals and Peratallada. Peratallada is one of the "most beautiful villages of Spain"

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You can find more local travel ideas in the Girona guide and the Catalonia guide.

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Llafranc places to visit

Calella-de-Palafrugell

Calella-de-Palafrugell

Calella-de-Palafrugell is one of the most beautiful villages on the Costa Brava coast.

Calella-de-Palafrugell guide
Jardins de Cap Roig

Jardins de Cap Roig

The Cap Roig botanical garden is a beautiful garden in a beautiful cliff-top location with sweeping views over the sea.

Jardins de Cap Roig guide
Tamariu

Tamariu

Tamariu is a charming seaside village on the Costa Brava.

Tamariu guide
Begur

Begur

Begur is a charming village set a little inland with good bus links to its beaches on the Costa Brava.

Begur guide
Palamos

Palamos

Palamos is an attractive port town on the Costa Brava.Its pleasant old town winds uphill from the beach.

Palamos guide
Pals

Pals

Pals is a lovely medieval village inland of the Costa Brava.

Pals guide

...or see all our recommended places to visit in Catalonia

 
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