Villa Pinell
Great things to do near Villa Pinell
Take in the views....
Just sit and enjoy the fabulous open sea views from the property and the comings and goings of all types of sea going vessels from the smallest inflatables to the massive glitzy yachts - all from the comfort of your sun lounger!


Stroll down to Llafranc seafront...
and meander along the promenade to the marina to gaze at the boats. Before heading back, stop and enjoy a leisurely drink whilst engaging in a spot of people watching.


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.


The seafront in Llafranc comes alive in the evenings
when artisans set up their stalls 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.


Go diving
Triton Diving Llafranc has been operating since 1979. Contact details: tel: 00 34 972 30 30 20, email: diving@tritonllafranc.com; www.tritonllafranc.com, for up to date information on prices, courses available and where and when the next dive takes place.


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 before walking back down to the villa.


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, under the twinkling stars. Available, to order, from the ever popular 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!


Botanical Gardens of Cap Roig
Walk amongst all the different exotic Mediterranean flora and fauna at the Botanical Gardens of Cap Roig where you get magnificent panoramic views of the coastline that stretches from Calella to the cliffs of Cap Roig.


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: info@llafrancboats.com.


Drive a few miles inland
and visit the many ancient stone villages that make up what is known as the “Golden Triangle”. Stop for lunch at the Restaurant L’Arc Vell in Peratallada and enjoy a meal in the confines of its peaceful walled courtyard. After lunch visit the fascinating farm museum in the tiny village of Palau Sator


Visit the Sunday morning Market at Palafrugell
and soak up the atmosphere with a drink in the main square. Buy some fresh produce and enjoy a long and leisurely BBQ lunch at the property, followed by a well-earned siesta!


Explore the nearby medieval village of Pals
which can be seen perched on the hillside from miles around. Wander around the old town, El Pedró. One of the main features to see is the magnificent circular Romanesque Tower, the Torre de les Hores, which is all that is left of the castle that used to guard the estuary of the river Daró. From the viewpoint you can see the Medes Islands, the Montgrí and Canigó massifs and the Albera mountain ranges.


Drive to the centre of Begur and climb up to the castle
from where there are far reaching views. The most noteworthy are those towards the Medes Islands, long ago a refuge for pirates and smugglers, although today they are famous as a marine nature reserve.


Take a stroll beneath the arched ‘Voltes’
situated along the front of Port bo beach in Calella de Palafrugell. Enjoy a drink or evening meal at one of the seafront restaurants and watch the twinkling lights of the fishing boats out in the bay and the spectacle of the brightly lit cruise ships gliding silently across the horizon.


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!


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


Catch the train and visit Barcelona for the day.
There is so much to see and do in this vibrant city. Take the open topped tour bus and hop on and off at the different sights. After a lunch of delicious tapas save some energy for shopping in the elegant shops.


Explore the nearby Cala del Ruso, close to Calella de Palafrugell,
named after the Russian Colonel Woevowsky, who lived there with his aristocratic English wife, Dorothy Webster. Together they built the Botanical Gardens and small Castle at Cap Roig and used to swim daily at the cala.


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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