We have a small selection of villas with private pools in Llafranc. A good number of houses and apartments with shared pools and some great beachfront apartments.
You can browse our selection of holiday accommodation below via your specific requirements and dates. You can also email us with your requirements and we can recommend the best options for you based on what you want. All of our staff have visited Llafranc and so feel free to speak to us if you need help deciding.
Llafranc is probably the most exclusive of the resorts in this area with houses prices way above the neighbouring Tamariu and Calella de Palafrugell. Llafranc has a beautiful sandy beach and bustling promenade with a good selection of restaurants and hotels with the Hotel Casamar recently being awarded a Michelin star. Llafranc is a fantastic place to spend your holiday with everything you could want on your doorstep as well as having Calella de Palafrugell as close neighbours.
From the sandy beach you can take the coastal path towards Calella de Palafrugell and be in a different beach resort in a matter of minutes and so you can easily leave the car parked for a few days..
Just a few miles south from Tamariu, you will find the pretty village of Llafranc where again you will find an excellent beach, a small marina and a beautiful tree lined promenade with several excellent restaurants by the waterside.
A gentle walk above the rocks from Calella brings you to Llafranc, a smaller resort with a more upmarket air. The town is made up of whitewashed streets winding up into hills studded with elegant villas. A steeply shelving beach stretches across the small bay, with a marina at one end and a pine-shaded promenade running along its length.
The Costa Brava suffers from something of a split personality. It is still best known for the big, bland resorts of Estartit and Lloret de Mar, as well as the much prettier Tossa de Mar, which were among the first in Europe to be developed for mass tourism. But tucked among the rugged coves and pine-covered hills of Spain`s "Wild Coast" lie some wonderfully unspoilt resorts.
Heading north from Barcelona, you soon break out along one of the most stunning coastlines on the Mediterranean. Wooded hills and vineyards roll gently to a series of salmon-pink headlands and secluded bays. Skirt the bigger beaches, ruined by heavy development, and you`ll find whitewashed villages clustered around small beaches, more reminiscent of Greece than the Costas. Instead of arcades and burger bars there are shady promenades lined with pavement cafes. Instead of vast, crowded beaches, you`ll find picturesque and secluded coves (though they too can get busy at weekends).
There is plenty of variety among these smaller resorts too, from Aiguablava, with nothing but a sheltered beach and a couple of hotels, to the much busier Llafranc - an old favourite of Salvador Dali.
Calella de Palafrugell Calella is the largest of three resorts tucked along this craggy stretch of coast, yet it remains an attractive base for a holiday. In part it is still a fishing village, with a series of small, The Costa Brava suffers from something of a split personality. It is still best known for the big, bland resorts of Estartit and Lloret de Mar, as well as the much prettier Tossa de Mar, which were among the first in Europe to be developed for mass tourism. But tucked among the rugged coves and pine-covered hills of Spain`s "Wild Coast" lie some wonderfully unspoilt resorts. Rocky bays backed by winding alleys of whitewashed houses and cool squares. Although the seafront is usually busy, the pine-shaded headlands and maze of streets remain reasonably peaceful, even in high season.
The restaurant at Hotel Llafranch spills out on to the square and serves good Catalan specialities. El Far`s dining room offers excellent dishes. The resort is quiet at night. The bar at the Hotel Terramar has seating just above the beach, perfect for watching dusk fall over the bay.
Llafranc has a lovely sandy bay and small marina sheltered by the towering hill of El Far where you have a handful of good developments offering from 2 to 5 bedroom houses and apartments with communal pools and tennis courts overlooking the bay of Llafranc and those at Calella de Palafrugell.
Haven On Earth have a number of villas with shared and private pools overlooking the beach and straight out to sea. The standard is high in Llafranc and you should expect to pay a little more than you would in Begur. We also have a number of apartments on the promenade at Llafranc and others set back from the beach with shared pools.
If you are considering renting an apartment or villa and want to be able to walk from beach to beach and have a host of restaurants and bars at your disposal then Llafranc is a very good option but don’t forget to visit Begur in the evenings.
Article taken from the telegraph.co.uk:
British visitors to the north Catalan coast return year after year. Sophie Campbell discovers why
It takes three policemen to look after Llafranc, on the Costa Brava between Barcelona and France. "I do a full day, the others do half-days," said a tall, handsome officer in a short-sleeved shirt and peaked cap, his eyes flickering over my shoulder in search of possible problems - an exploding Lilo, perhaps, or illegal dog`s mess - on the crescent beach beyond.
"I saw one of them yesterday with a beautiful girl in a bikini," said one British visitor, enviously. "She was wearing his hat. It`s got to be the best job in the world."
"Really?" said the policeman in surprise, when I told him how lucky he was. A troop of French teenagers sauntered past, all long hair, long legs and bikinis. He still looked puzzled.
The police post is at the northern end of the beach, where the swimming area gives way to a little harbour (two fishing boats, which will sell you fresh fish if you`re there at the right time, a beached flotilla of sturdy weekend dinghies and some glamorous yachts). At the southern end of the beach are three brown and limber female lifeguards in red swimsuits with a white cross, white T-shirts and red shorts. This is the Creu Roja (Red Cross) and Soccorista (first aid) post.
In between, on a lovely stretch of coarse coral sand, is arranged the full spectrum of beauteous Mediterranean youth: golden-chested boys and flat-bellied girls wearing wisps of colour, gracefully twirling volleyballs and making that silly game with wooden bats and a fluorescent ball look like something invented on Mount Olympus. Beyond them, at the water`s edge, little girls with water wings glistening in the sunshine skip about like chubby fairies. The whole scene is framed by tranquil green water of startling clarity, edged with bright yellow floats.
The Begur region of the Costa Brava has long been the preferred holiday destination for wealthy Barcelonans alike. A charming medieval town, just an hour and a half drive north from Barcelona, Begur is steeped in history from its historic squares and churches to its medieval castle constructed in the 16th century and strategically situated at the town's crown, on top of a hill in the centre of Begur.
The town of Begur is 3km from the coast and within 5 minutes drive of the picturesque beaches of Aiguablava, Sa Riera, sa Tuna and more.
This fortunate area of the Costa Brava has remained undeveloped and free from unsightly tower blocks and large developments, mainly due to its particularly rugged coast line, making it difficult to build in the region. The name ‘Costa Brava' loosely translates as ‘wild or rough coast'. It remains one of the most magical places in the Mediterranean. Time has been particularly kind to the Begur region; the area has remained quintessentially Catalonian and has retained its unique identity, unspoilt by tourism and devoid of English pubs, all day fry-ups and karaoke bars that plague some less fortunate coastal regions in the Costa Brava.
During the summer months, Begur's old square enjoys a buzzing atmosphere where families enjoy a variety of entertainment; locals performing traditional dances, live music or just visitors enjoying a quick drink before they head to one of the many other local bars or Catalonian restaurants along the winding alleys of the old town.
Most restaurants serve a large selection of traditional tapas dishes and renowned regional stews, however, there is also Italian, Indian and Cuban cuisine on offer up towards the ‘new square' which was created in 2008 due to the abundance of visitors that flock to Begur during peak season.. For those that want to purchase gifts for family and friends, there are a selection of small shops and smart boutiques selling a variety of unique clothes, homewares, art and jewellery.
Calella de Palafrugell
Some of the most inviting towns are southeast of Girona. Calella de Palafrugell embodies the appeal of the region. The main activity here is simply soaking in the beauty of the forested cliffs hugging the beach and the rock formations jutting into the azure Mediterranean. This can be done quite nicely while sunning on the sand or sitting in a seaside cafe. Or, for those feeling more active, a 30-minute-long, cliff-top walk beside the sea provides panoramic views on the way to Llafranch, another scenic village.
A number of the villages in this region have artistic and historic as well as scenic attractions. Atop a hill and on the way to the coast is Pals, a 12th-century walled town that has won awards for its careful restoration. Tossa de Mar, another medieval settlement, is known for the dramatic defence towers guarding the old centre of town. Residencial Begur Residencial Begur is just on the edge of the town of Begur itself. Due to the nature of Begur`s winding streets and its situation on a hill, many local Catalans have chosen to set up residence in the large forested area of Residencial Begur. This area is good for families as many of the properties here have large fenced off grounds with pool and barbecue areas and it is still only approximately 3km from the beautiful beaches and coves the Begur area has to offer. Residencial Begur has its own swimming pool complex and tennis courts, the use of which are available for a small fee. Casa de Campo Slightly further south of Residencial Begur is CASA DE CAMPO, which is set in the beautiful Catalan countryside about 2km inland from Tamariu, and is an old established area where a few villas have been discreetly built amongst the pinewood hills. Ideal for those seeking complete peace and quiet in a countryside setting yet within easy striking distance of the lovely coast which is 10 minutes away by car or a 30 minute walk down a woodland path. Aiguablava The coves along the Begur Coast, between Aiguablava and Sa Riera, are said to be the most beautiful of the whole Costa Brava. The coves of Aiguablava, a name connected with the intense blue of its waters, where the state run Parador lies, and Fornells, which lies before Begur, are justly called "shining scenery" because of their colour and transparency. There, accommodation is compatible with peace and quiet. Begur lies in a semicircle around a hill on which a castle stands, the 5 huge towers of which are officially protected as a site of national importance. The castle is of the 15 Century and was occupied during the War of Independence. From there the beach of Pals, the Medes Islands and the Emporda plain can be seen. The narrow, winding streets with the portico galleries of the houses are typical. These buildings belonged to the so called Indianos, natives of Begur, who emigrated in the 19 Century and returned rich. Sa Tuna and Aiguafreda After rounding the Cape of Begur, leaving a rough coast, the Bay of Sa Tuna provides the first contrast: the beach of eternally peaceful waters skirts a fishing village, where a 14 Century fountain and the ruins of a medieval tower are preserved and shared with the summer visitors. Aiguafreda is the next lovely cove of the characteristics described. Sa Riera was nothing but a fishing village a few years ago due to the abundance of anchovy and sardines; today its beautiful beach has a modern tourist centre from where the Medes Islands can be seen in the distance. Extract from the Costa Brava guide." Article on Begur from one of our clients Article taken from Sunday express. Written by clients who stayed in our villa 001G. "SIMPLY mention the Costa Brava and for many it conjures up an image of Elsbels and the fictional Spanish resort from Carry On Abroad. Anyone booking a holiday here would surely be as dim as the hapless tour guide played by Kenneth Williams: Stuart Farquhar. Or as each guest asked when our hero introduced himself: Stupid what..? The coast is associated with package-holiday hell: theme pubs, all-day breakfasts and sprawling beachfront developments. I reflect on this as I sip my second glass of cava after tucking into a mouth-watering feast of fresh seafood. For here I am enjoying local bounty on the Costa Brava and I find the place more Charles Dance than Charles Hawtrey (who played the nerdy, bespectacled character Eustace Tuttle). The smaller towns of the Catalan coastline have an effortless class - and Begur, where I am staying - is among the classiest. Europe`s most sophisticated take their holidays in Barcelona, and Barcelona`s most sophisticated take their holidays in Begur. For most of the year it has a population of 3,986, which can swell to more than 40,000 in the height of summer. Built across three hills, its 16th-century castle dominating one of them, Begur has narrow, cobbled streets with smart boutiques, tapas bars and artists selling their wares. The town is blessed with spectacularly wild countryside on its doorstep - here the Costa Brava lives up to its name of the rugged coast. Its centrepiece is the shell of the medieval castle that commands stunning views of orchards and olive groves as far as the eye can see. Within a short drive there are a string of hill towns built of honey-coloured stone, with plenty of shady nooks in which to pass a lazy afternoon. And far below it all are the glittering coves. Just a 15-minute drive down the winding coast road and you will be paddling in the family-friendly, clear, shallow waters of Aiguablava with its small pebbly beach. Another short hop along the coast and you can enjoy the watersports of Fornells. Then there is Cala Fonda, reached via a winding hill path and Sa Riera, the largest beach in the area. Begur itself is surrounded by villas mostly owned by Catalans, although many are available for rent. Lazing on the pool-side terrace of our villa, La Julivia, we could take in the entire panorama of golden coastline and rolling pine-covered hills. It felt a million miles from the concrete jungle of its near neighbour Lloret de Mar. But that is because Spain is changing. And nowhere is that change more dramatic than in the fiercely independent region of Catalonia. This is the home to Carme Chacon, Spain`s first female head of the armed forces. Having last week given birth, she will also be the first government minister to take maternity leave. You could enjoy any meal here as long as it was battered, deep-fried and served with chips. Now it is home to the world`s best restaurant. The three Michelin-starred El Bulli, just up the coast from Begur in the town of Roses, is run by Ferran Adria and his team of 42 superchefs. Adria a cook every bit as mercurial in the kitchen as that other local legend Pablo Picasso was on the canvas. The tiny restaurant can handle only 8,000 diners a season who come for dishes such as freeze-dried shaved foie gras, cauliflower couscous and Spanish omelette served in a martini glass. With 800,000 people calling to make a reservation, that`s a lot of diners fighting for every table. On top of that, bookings for the £200-a-head home of molecular gastronomy are taken only on a single day in October, for the next year. Luckily the region is blessed with scores of great restaurants, where you can eat for far less. A meal for two, with wine, will set you back around £24. The wait for a table will be minutes rather than the months required at El Bulli.. that really is too much of a Carry On.