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Llafranc

Llafranc Holidays

Holidays to Costa Brava are a truly unique experience, and the gorgeous coastal town of Llafranc isn't your average holiday destination. It prides itself on being far from the crowds, luring instead holidaymakers who are looking for a peaceful escape. Llafranc offers a blend of luxury and culture, with low-key historic sites dotting the coast and serene beaches lined with stunning architecture.

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Scenic beaches

When you just want to stretch out on your towel and indulge in a siesta to the tune of lapping waves and local songbirds, cue Llafranc – your low-key beachside sanctuary.

Close enough to the more bustling parts of Costa Brava but in its own little pocket of the coast, Llafranc is the area's best kept secret. You won't find noisy crowds or pumping music on these shores – just the faint tinkling of glasses clinking from waterfront restaurants and the occasional family enjoying an afternoon in the sun, ensuring you get that relaxing beach experience you've been craving.

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Out to sea

What's great about Llafranc is that it comes equipped with a gorgeous stretch of coast for laying down your towel, getting active in the water or exploring the seaside paths and buildings.

Perched at the edge of a cliff is the lighthouse of San Sebastian – a historic site bordered by ruins of the old surrounding town, which also has a restaurant where you can grab a bite to eat or a drink after the journey. Not to mention incredible views of the ocean, which are enough to make the climb worth it.

Also nearby are a variety of diving schools like Triton Diving, whose seaside excursions make for lovely afternoon activities. Regardless of past experience, the skilled instructors will get you suited up and underwater, catching an up-close glimpse of the local aquatic life. And if you aren't up for taking a dip, take a trip out to sea on a scenic boat ride where you can learn more about Llafranc and its history.

Gourmet eats and Spanish treats

When it comes to first-class food, the people of Costa Brava know how to do it right. Lucky for you, a great number of Llafranc restaurants serve authentic Spanish food, which mixes fresh seafood with meat and vegetables from the ripe mountainous fields inland. The restaurants are also known for their spectacular ambience, whether that's in the charming courtyard at Chez Tomas or overlooking the Mediterranean Sea at La Llagosta.

And nearby...

For an easy day trip out of the area, just a short stint away from Llafranc is the town of Calella de Palafrugell, or simply Calella. This waterfront town is similar to Llafranc in beauty and size but has a more lively vibe. The two areas are connected by a scenic coastal walk that's dotted with coves, whose restaurants and award-winning Blue Flag beaches beg for a pit stop. Once you've arrived, you'll find gorgeous spots like the Botanical Gardens of Cap Roig located along a cliff and overlooking the Mediterranean.

If you're keen to sample all that Llafranc has to offer, be sure to check out our fantastic range of All Inclusive holidays to Costa Brava.

Cool vibes

Nestled into a sheltered cove, the town of Llafranc naturally has an air of exclusivity about it. That's probably why it was the preferred holiday spot for some of the greatest artists of the 20th century like Salvador Dali and Ernest Hemingway. And when you see the whitewashed buildings lined with turquoise waters, you'll soon understand why.

But that's not to say Llafranc is inaccessible if your name isn't Hemingway. Its relaxed beach scene, handful of restaurants and maritime activities attract visitors of all types, each looking for holiday packages to Costa Brava that provide a picturesque spot with a hint of luxury. After all, we all like to feel glamorous on holiday.