Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava, Spain
Lloret de Mar is a popular coastal town and tourist resort located on the north eastern Mediterranean coastline of the Costa Brava. Lloret de Mar attracts millions of visitors each summer for it’s package holidays, in fact, this town was one of the very first in the country to offer these low cost holidays. Although this magical location is probably best known for it’s beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife, here you are spoiled for choice with the numerous attractions and things to do on offer. Lloret de Mar is packed full of hotels, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and interesting attractions. If you somehow manage to run out of things to do here, the major city of Barcelona is 75 kilometres to the south with the city of Girona some 45 kilometres to the north. There are two other very popular towns close by also, the town of Blanes is located just to the south, with Tossa del Mar to the north. According to official tourism figures, Lloret de Mar is ranked number 5 for top tourist locations in the whole of Spain.
Top Things to do in Lloret de Mar
There are so many top attractions and interesting things to do in Lloret to Mar to keep you occupied during your visit, below we provide a little information about some of the most popular. You can also check out some more of the popular activities on this tourist information website for Lloret de Mar.
Lloret de Mar Beaches
Lloret de Mar is particularly famous for it’s superb Blue Flag beaches. In total there are over ten beaches and smaller coves to choose from which we plan on covering in another article. The main beach itself measures over 1600 metres and has a beautiful promenade running adjacent. The promenade is ideal to take a stroll and enjoy the beach-side views and other local surroundings. The graphic below shows the location of each beach and cove. Lloret beach is the biggest and one of the most popular, some of the other beaches and coves include Fenals beach, Sa Coleta cove, Cala Boadella, Santa Cristina beach, Canyelles beach, Treumal beach and Cala Banys.
Santa Clotilde Gardens
Santa Clotilde Gardens is by far the top attraction in Lloret de Mar, the beautiful gardens offer stunning views of the Sea while you admire the trees and the flowers in their vast array of colours. This majestic example of landscape gardening of the very highest order is actually built on top of a cliff. The gardens were designed in the style of Italian Renaissance by Nicolau Rubió i Tuduri when he was 28 years of age. Most of the visitors here speak of their experience as totally peaceful and tranquil, a relaxing walk here is particularly encouraged. There is a small 5€ charge to enter Santa Clotilde Gardens and enjoy the spectacular scenery on offer, you can also pay around 10 € for the garden tours bus.
Sant Roma Parish Church
Another top attraction located the centre of Lloret de Mar is the Sant Roma Parish Church. The church showcases some of the finest architecture both inside and out, this amazing building offers another peaceful and relaxing experience. Sant Roma Church is particularly striking due to interesting mix of colours used, night time sees the church illuminated which only adds to the beauty of the spectacular architecture. This beautiful church is said to contain on of the oldest organs in the whole or Europe.
Lloret de Mar Nightlife
Despite all the natural beauty on offer here, this popular town really comes alive at night. The Lloret de Mar Nightlife is extremely vibrant with tons of fantastic bars, restaurants and clubs for revelers to enjoy themselves. The strips are where most of the action can be found and tends to attract quite a lot of youngsters to it’s establishments. El Pub, Bar Room and Disco Colossos (picture below) are among the hot spots to enjoy an evening out. The Queen Vic is one of the better sports bars around if you want to catch up with the latest sports.