Luxury holidays in Palafrugell

A pocket of Mediaeval Spain set just inland from the centrepoint of the Costa Brava, Palafrugell has narrow cobbled alleys to wend down, a lively plaza and ancient villas with terracotta roofs. It’s home to a lighthouse viewpoint over the Med, contemporary sculpture gallery and museum dedicated to cork-craft, but really you’re here to shimmy along the coast, discovering hidden coves, scuba-diving and hiking along ruggedly beautiful footpaths. And, here you’re privy to picturesque swathes of Catalan countryside and Empordà’s culinary clout.

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When to go

Aim to hit the Costa Brava in spring or autumn to avoid the troupes of tanning tourists.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Girona – Costa Brava airport is the closest, about a 50-minute drive away, although Barcelona (about a two-hour drive away) has more domestic and international arrivals.
  • Trains

    Girona train station (which has links to Montpellier) is around an hour’s drive away.
  • Automobiles

    Palafrugell itself is walkable, but you’ll cover its four kilometres fairly fast, so acquire a car for exploring further afield.