Llagostera Holidays – Charming country town, full of Catalan character, close to the beaches
Llagostera offers a different kind of Costa Brava holiday, and allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy coast and enjoy the peace and quiet of a traditional Catalan town. Located 15km inland, Llagostera enjoys a rustic location amongst attractive farmland, whilst boasting easy access to the coast, making it ideal for couples and families in search of a tranquil and relaxing base. You can take your pick from any of the stunning Costa Brava beaches, such as the picturesque Tamariu and Tossa de Mar, both quiet and fairly undeveloped resorts with convenient facilities and water sports, or explore the area and discover tiny hidden coves and quiet bays. Package holidays to Llagostera are an ideal choice if you’re looking for a resort with real Spanish character in the beautiful Catalonian countryside, where there’s the opportunity not only for sunbathing and leisure activities, but interesting sightseeing excursions, too.
When to go to Llagostera
The best time to go is during the summer season, which runs from May to October. You’ll enjoy hot sunny weather, great for days spent in the countryside or on the beach, with the warm evenings perfect for alfresco dining in the local tapas bars and restaurants. Peak season can be busy, however, with very high temperatures, as well as high prices, so look to travel outside of these times if you can. May, June and September still see great weather, with spring and autumn experiencing cooler temperatures, and more comfortable conditions for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
The weather in Llagostera
Although the town experiences a typically Mediterranean climate, with long hot summers and mild winters, the country town of Llagostera enjoys slightly cooler weather than resorts along the coast. Summer sees an average daily temperature of 24C, with highs reaching 29C-30C in July and August, and as much of 10 hours of sunshine each day, with an average night-time temperature of 18C. Spring and autumn still enjoy temperatures of 20C – 23C, and around 7 hours of daily sun. Summers are dry, with the highest chance for showers occurring in April and October.
Getting the best deals to Llagostera
For the best deals, being flexible with your travel dates can ensure you get value for money, and enable you to take advantage of any bargains that are around. School holidays are always very busy, so departing any time before or after mid-July or August guarantees better prices, and a wider choice of accommodation. Travelling at the last-minute is an excellent way to get the a great deal, too, so for the very best prices, look at our offers below, and visit our late deals page to search for last minute specials.
Airport and Transport Need to Know
To get to Llagostera, you fly into Gerona Airport (GRO), which is just 15km from the town. Flight time is 2-2.5 hours from the UK, and there are plenty of departures from a number of regional airports, including London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Stansted, Luton, Manchester, East Midlands, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow and Prestwick. The airport is small but efficient, as it serves the whole of the Costa Brava, and is rapidly developing to meet demand.
Getting to the town is easy and takes 15 minutes from the airport. Taxis are available and can take 4 passengers, with the fixed rate to Llagostera costing 30 euros (20GBP). Renting a car is recommended, as it’s the best way to get out and explore the area, with car hire companies (Avis, Europa and Economy) found at the airport
Best beaches in Llagostera
Llagostera is well-placed for a day trip to the coast, with a dose of sun, sea and sand making a nice change from the tranquil country atmosphere. There are a number of Blue Flag sandy beaches within reach, and all along the dramatic coastline you can find tiny rocky coves, perfect for secluded sunbathing or snorkelling. Here are our picks for the best beaches in the area.
Best beach for sunbathing – Playa de Canadell
Located just 25km from Llagostera, the resort of Palafrugell lies on one of the most attractive parts of the coastline, and remains largely undeveloped. The main beach here, Playa de Canadell, boasts golden sands and clear warm waters, making it a haven for sunbathers looking for a classic Spanish beach.
Best beach for activities – Playa de Llafranc
For more energetic pursuits, head north to Llafranc and try your hand at one of the different water sports on offer in this sheltered bay. Choose from windsurfing or sailing, or head out on a snorkelling or scuba-diving excursion to one of the sites off the coastline, such as the Illes Medes.
Best beach for isolation – Playa de Tamariu
The beautiful beach at Tamariu, just above Llafranc, boasts an excellent spot for secluded sunbathing, with this lovely Blue Flag stretch, set amongst scenic pines and rugged cliffs, exuding a tranquil charm.