In our small bay, the sea is always just a little bit calmer. It’s as if the Mediterranean had chosen Llafranc to take refuge when the tramuntana —the north wind— blows. For centuries, the fishermen sought the shelter here that we are now able to offer visitors. Since the 1950s, many artists have come here in search of inspiration.
But neither Sophia Loren nor Burt Lancaster, nor Dalí nor Josep Pla, nor we are able to tell you how great it is to wake up facing the Costa Brava. You need to come here to find out for yourselves.
In Llafranc and its surrounding areas, you will always find something to do. A calm stroll to the neighbouring village of Calella or a hot air balloon flight so that you can see Llafranc and the entire Costa Brava. How about some sport? Scuba diving, paddle tennis, golf or some cycle touring. The coastal paths, which were used by the police who watched out for pirates and smugglers, are perfect for walking along the coast and discovering its treasures. During the summer, the music festivals at Cap Roig or Peralada put on a programme to suit all tastes: from Rod Stewart and Santana to Sopa de Cabra and Sergio Dalma.
In Palafrugell, a nearby town, you will find a market of local products as part of its rich commercial fabric. Girona, the capital of the province, is only an hour away. Its historic centre is the legacy of a mediaeval past. In Figueres, a little further north, we highly recommend visiting the Dalí Museum to find out about the most international artist from the Costa Brava. If you would really like to find out about the culture in the area, there are several routes that follow the steps of the author Josep Pla, the best chronicler of Empordà tradition.