Enjoy an early morning dip in the sea
you won’t be the only one! – and a leisurely breakfast on the terrace of one of the seafront restaurants. Watch how the beach will slowly fill up – so time to head back to your own pool and maybe return to the beach late in the afternoon when it becomes quieter.
Stroll down to Llafranc seafront
and meander along the promenade to the marina to gaze at the boats. On the way back, stop and enjoy a leisurely drink whilst engaging in a spot of people watching.
Visit the Peralada Castle Museum and see how cava is traditionally made.
Sample this or the delicious red or white wines which are equally famous. As a treat, try the Wine Spa at the Hotel Golf Perelada. Tel: (00 34) 972 53 88 30
Scenic greenway between Palafrugell and Palamós.
Follow this 6 kilometre stretch of scenic greenway, which is ideal for both walkers and bikers. Mountain bikers will love the many opportunities to deviate into the forest which hugs the spectacular coastline here.
Neighbouring Calella de Palafrugell
is a comfortable stroll away and has some charming boutiques along the sea front. Stop for dinner at one of the beachside restaurants and gaze at the twinkling lights of the fishing boats out at sea and the brightly lit cruise ships gliding silently by on the horizon.
Hire bikes and cycle along the flat path the 3 kms to Palafrugell.
The town square has some lovely cafes to enjoy refreshments before the trip back and a cooling dip in the pool! The cycle hire shop in Palafrugell will deliver to the villa: www.ciclesjk.com.
Take the ‘Cami de Ronda’ footpath
that leads from Llafranc along the coast and over the headland to neighbouring Calella de Palafrugell. It is well signed and will even give you an idea of how long it takes to walk it! If you don’t want to walk back, catch the little tourist train which will take you up to the lighthouse from where you will enjoy breath taking views down the coast.
Visit the pre Roman Iberian settlement on the headland to the left of the El Castell beach.
Walk among ancient stone walls and enjoy the spectacular views out to the Isles Formigues, where bottle nosed dolphins have often been spotted feeding.
For the motor sport enthusiasts visit the Circuit de Catalunya, just off Exit 13 of the AP7.
Guided tours are available to include entry to the paddock, the control tower, the podium, for example. www.circuitcat.com. Maybe the ladies could indulge in some retail therapy at the same time at the nearby outlet shopping centre La Roca Village. www.LaRocaVillage.com
Visit the fabulous city of Girona for the day,
taking in the beautifully restored Jewish Quarter, the Arab Baths, the cathedral, its museums and the many shops. Why not pay a visit to Cacao Sampaka, C/Santa Clara, 45 to indulge in the finest products using chocolate – cakes, drinks, spreads, ice creams to name a few!
Anyone for tennis?
Llafranc tennis club.www.tenisllafranc.cat. Tel 972 30 23 80
Don’t want to cook?
Order a freshly cooked paella to take home and enjoy on the terrace of your villa. Available, to order, from the ever popular nearby Restaurant Leon (Tel: 972 30 14 19), it is something of a tradition in Llafranc. Spend a relaxing evening by the pool and return the pan the next day – you won’t be the only people doing this!
The seafront in Llafranc comes alive in the evenings
when artisans set up their stools to sell their hand made wares. All generations of families, mainly regular visitors to this delightful village, meet up to chat and catch up with their news, and enjoy an ice cream or a digestif.
If you are really fit, walk up the winding road to the lighthouse
and marvel at the spectacular open views down the coast. Stop for a drink or a meal in the restaurant and spoil yourself by taking the tourist train down to the village centre.
Go for a day trip to Figueres and visit the Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres
and enjoy the wacky experience, which will appeal to all members of the family. It is a lot of fun and well worth braving the queues! Afterwards, pay a visit to the lesser known Museu del Joguet de Catalunya (toy museum), also in Figueres. Tel: 972 504 585
Go diving: Triton Diving Llafranc has been operating since 1979
Contact details: tel: 00 34 972 30 30 20, email: email@example.com; www.tritonllafranc.com, for up to date information on prices, courses available and where and when the next dive takes place.
A night time visit to the lighthouse
will reward you with the vista of the pretty lights of Llafranc and Calella below and the twinkling starry skies above. It is a delightful spot to enjoy dinner at the restaurant here.
See this stunning coastline from a boat
You can hire your own or take an excursion. Llafranc boats: Tel 972 61 15 48. Open daily May-September 09.00-20.00. www.llafrancboats.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go ride a horse!
Hipica Begur (tel 619 23 60 73) also offer night excursions, carriage rides and for those who do not wish to take to horseback, Kart Cross excursions can be taken from here.
Visit the spectacular Greek and Roman settlement of Empuries.
Enjoy a lunch of fresh anchovies from L’Escala – a local speciality. On the way back, visit the pre-roman Iberian settlement of Ullastret and see how life was 2,500 years ago compared to today’s world!
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