Situated on the Costa Brava, Llafranc is an unspoilt coastal town that seems a world away from the high rise developments of other areas. In fact, this popular tourist destination is regarded as something of a hidden gem in Spain, and is a place where the Spanish rich and famous choose to buy their multi million Euro holiday homes. For the tourist, though, a holiday rental apartment in Llafranc is probably a more realistic option! With all the mod-cons that you would expect, you will feel at home whilst at the same time being able to enjoy your holiday in Llafranc.
Whilst a holiday in Llafranc is mainly about relaxing in the sun and not a great deal else, visitors will soon discover that there are a wide range of activities available both in the town and in the surrounding area. Most of these do revolve around the beach and sea of course, so swimming, fishing, surfing, water skiing and kayaking are all viable options. The area also has some interesting diving should you be interested. Inland and farther afield, hiking, cycling and golf number just three amongst an almost infinite number of recreational activities that can be tried.
If you decide to venture farther away from your holiday rental apartment in Llafranc for the day, then there are several recommendations. Firstly, Girona is only an hour away by car, and it is certainly worthwhile spending a day here. There are many stunning buildings such as the cathedral and the fortifications, and it is best seen by just taking a casual stroll through the streets. A little farther away is Barcelona, and again you could take a day here and still only scratch the surface of what the city has to offer in terms of charm, style and architecture. To the north of Llafranc are the Pyrenees, and nature lovers will love the opportunity to see the beautiful mountains and wildlife that lives there.
Like the rest of the Costa Brava, Llafranc enjoys a Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and mild winters. The summer months are both the hottest and the driest, with the top temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius being reached during July and August on a regular basis. Sometimes, it can rise higher – much higher! The winter months see the average temperature drop to 13 degrees, although at night it can be around 7 degrees. Still much warmer than the UK at the same time of year! A holiday in Llafranc can be taken at any time of year, with each season having something unique to offer, from the burst of green in spring, to the enjoyable countryside walks in autumn.
Travellers setting off for their holiday rental apartment in Llafranc have two choices of airport to land at. The first one is Girona (GRO), and the second 100km farther away at Barcelona (BCN). The Girona airport offers flights from airlines such as Ryanair and Thomson Airways who fly out of UK cities such as Manchester (MAN) and London Luton (LTN). The airport in Barcelona is a major international one, and British Airways fly into here from Heathrow (LHR).