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Lloret de Mar is a resort located up the coast from Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Catalonia. What was once a bustling harbour town, nowadays the sailors have given way to holidaymakers who come in search of sun, sand and the sea. Offering some northeast Spain’s best beaches and plenty of lively bars and clubs, it is not hard to see why Lloret de Mar holidays are a favourite.
The town’s heart is a mix of old and new, where hip bars and fast-food outlets sit alongside Gothic and Catalan-style buildings on the narrow streets. A short walk from the busy waterfront promenade; and you will find the colourful Church of Santa Roma. While up on the clifftops ancient castle ruins overlook it all.
Lloret de Mar has two beaches that run 2.5 kilometres down the coast, both hold coveted Blue Flag status. They are extremely popular with snorkellers and divers, courtesy of clear waters teeming with fish. The dining scene follows mainly English or American themes.
Temperature: Around 30 degrees Celsius in July and August.
Best time for holidays to Lloret de Mar: September for loads of sunshine without the scorching hot sand.
Lloret de Mar follows has a typically Mediterranean climate, this means long hot summers and very mild winters. The region enjoys more than 300 sunshine days per year, with temperatures reaching highs of 30 degrees Celsius in July and August.
Hang out with a group of mates on the beach or jetski by day, before hitting the clubs every night on your Lloret de Mar holidays. Beach lovers need only to select a sun-lounger and kick back and relax knowing the beach bars are just metres away.
Not just a destination for clubbing, Lloret de Mar is packed with family-friendly stretches of sand, as well as water parks and watersports that are sure to keep the kids amused.
An hour-long bus tip brings you to Barcelona, where you’ll see the largest football stadium in Europe, the Nou Camp. There are plenty of iconic sights and history as well you can discover Gaudi’s towering basilica in the city’s heart, and a cathedral from the 14th century in the Gothic quarter. In the evening the city springs to life with one of the best bar scenes on the continent.
Before sun down, the best place to be on holidays in Lloret de Mar is without doubt the beach. There’s five to select from, and the largest have a promenade packed with a fantastic range of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Most also offer a wide variety of sport and activities, including jet skiing and beach volleyball. If you want somewhere quieter to bask in the sun, the other beaches are more peaceful. Stroll along the sunny waterfront and you find a few of them, like a tiny horseshoe-shaped cove with soft, powdery white sand.
If you want to stay on the beach, there are plenty of sailing and watersport opportunities on holidays to Lloret de Mar. Cruises and boat trips from the marina are ideal for relaxing on the water, and when you come back ashore, go go-karting, horse riding or play a round of mini golf. There’s lots of things to keep the kids happy in Lloret de Mar, such as the resort’s water park, Water World, complete with all the slides and rides you’d expect.
Lloret de Mar is the Costa Brava’s nightlife capital, with massive dance clubs, pubs and bars heaving with people every night. All of them are within an easy walk from the hotels and from the beaches. The best places to start the night on Lloret de Mar holidays are in the relaxed beach bars.