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Lloret De Mar Mini Guide
Who Goes to Lloret de Mar?
Most people assume that Lloret de Mar is another resort on the Costa del Sol and whilst it is on a ‘Costa’, it’s the Costa Brava in north eastern Spain, partway between Girona
. It is one of the original Spanish holiday resorts being popular, especially with the British, for decades. Today it attracts the 18-30 holiday set who come for the beautiful 1.6km beach and the bars and nightclubs of the town. The resort is trying to bring more families to Lloret de Mar with more family oriented hotels and attractions but for now the young party crowds reign supreme!
How do I get to Lloret de Mar?
One benefit for the younger tourist travelling to Lloret de Mar is that the nearest airport, Girona Barcelona is one of the popular routes for low cost airlines such as Ryanair who have dozens of flights to the airport. Girona is around 35 miles from Lloret de Mar but a shuttle bus operates a direct route between the two with tickets costing no more than ten euros.
What is There to see and do in Lloret de Mar?
It depends on what you’ve gone there for. Many will be happy to see the beach and the many bars that cater for those that want to get drunk on the cheap. Others will still appreciate the beach but take time to visit the Verdaguer Cultural Centre where you can find out about the pre-Christian settlement there from the finds on display. Apart from that, a good idea for a day out is to hire a car and head inland to the villages of Catalonia. There you’ll see what this part of Spain was like before the advent of tourism and enjoy the friendly hospitality of the Catalan people.
What is There to buy for Friends Back Home?
There’s very little in the line of quality souvenirs there as the market is dictated by those who prefer less tasteful souvenirs. The best purchases are the natural sponges and some of the locally made beauty products based on natural ingredients sourced locally.
What Should I eat Whilst I’m Lloret de Mar?
A lot of the restaurants there cater for the fast food brigade with Burger King and McDonald’s popular cuisine for the masses. For the same price it’s possible to eat delicious Spanish or Catalan fare in traditional surroundings. Fresh fish from the day’s catch made into tasty stews or paella or casseroled game or poultry with mushrooms and wine make a far more enticing meal than burger and chips.
What About Local Events and Festivals?
Within Lloret de Mar, many of the traditional celebrations have gone by the wayside in the wake of making money but travelling inland you’ll find old villages and towns whose festivities revolve around the agricultural and religious year. Wine festivals, Easter celebrations and saints days are all celebrated here and the interested tourist is welcomed into their throng.
- On the 24th of July, the town celebrates its own festival, that of Santa Cristina. You'll get to see the exquisite square dance, performed by couples beautifully dressed in ballroom outfits and also see the sailing regatta off the beach. As is usual, there's plenty of food and drink on offer so a good time will be had by all.