Llafranc

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Llafranc
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Llafranc is located in Spain
Llafranc
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 41°53′39″N 3°11′37″E / 41.89417°N 3.19361°E / 41.89417; 3.19361
Country  Spain
Area
 • Total 85 km2 (33 sq mi)
Elevation 26 m (85 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17211
Panoramic view of Llafranc

Llafranc (Catalan pronunciation: [ʎəˈfɾaŋ]) is one of three coastal towns belonging to the municipality of Palafrugell, province of Girona, = Spain, the other two being Calella de Palafrugell and Tamariu. It is part of the Costa Brava, the coastal region of northeastern Catalonia, in the comarca of Baix Empordà.

Many domestic tourists come from nearby Barcelona, while the international tourists come from a whole range of countries, especially the Netherlands, England, France, and more recently the United States.

Llafranc is within easy walking distance of other, similar towns, such as Calella de Palafrugell.

Llafranc is considered a luxury in the northern part of Spain. It can cost up to 4 million euros just to find a small house overlooking the ocean. Some call it the "Laguna Beach" of Spain due to the rich, beautiful people and amazing homes. The small shops around town are gorgeous offering in-style clothes, great restaurants, and fun entertainment. Those who own even a small 3-bedroom apartment near town, can earn up to 2 million euros for the precious homes.

The Hotel Llafranc dominates the main sea promenade and was popular with artists such as Salvador Dalí and Ernest Hemingway. The English writer Tom Sharpe was also a resident of Llafranc.

El Far is the most popular residence in Llafranc, located 1.5 km north of the beach on a steep hill overlooking the beach and town. El Far has a lighthouse, hotel and large development with communal pool.

Coordinates: 41°53′39″N 3°11′37″E / 41.89417°N 3.19361°E / 41.89417; 3.19361