Costa Brava’s popular Lloret de Mar is a classic beach holiday destination, home to Blue Flag beaches, plenty of family attractions, vibrant nightlife and traditional Spanish charm. Situated just 70km from Barcelona, it’s a great base to explore the wider area too.
Once a fishing village, the resort has changed significantly. With so much to see and experience, here are 6 things to do on your next beach holiday to Lloret de Mar!
1. Sunbathe on Lloret Beach
Soak up the Spanish sun on the seafront! With over 1 km of pale golden sand, the Blue Flag Lloret Beach is the biggest and named after the town. There are plenty of facilities on the beach including lockers, and leisure activities such as parasailing, snorkeling and jet skiing.
2. Visit Parish Church Sant Roma
One of the most recognisable attractions in Lloret de Mar is Parish Church Sant Roma in the centre of town, adorned with colourful tiles and flecks of gold. Dating back to the 15th century, the Gothic-style church continues to play an important role in day to day life and tradition. While much of the church was damaged during the Spanish Civil War, restorations to the building have preserved its original design and structure. It’s open daily to the public.
3. Hit the Town
After-hours, Lloret de Mar comes to life with hundreds of bars, clubs and live DJs. From karaoke bars and pubs playing pop classics, to cosy cocktail and beach bars, you’ll be entertained till the early hours. There are plenty of places to enjoy a more laid-back night out too; the choices are endless.
4. Go Carnival Crazy
Each year, crowds descend on Lloret de Mar for carnival! Join hundreds of local people and visitors gathered to watch colourful street parades and dance to live music and bands. It’s a true celebration of culture and tradition, enjoyed by all ages.
5. Explore Santa Clotilde Gardens
For a peaceful escape, visit Santa Clotilde Gardens. This romantic landscaped garden sits atop a cliff offering spectacular views over the sea. It was designed by Nicolau Rubió i Tuduri, and features intricate sculptures of mermaids by María Llimona. Throughout the lush green gardens, all of the paths, squares and steps are surrounded by perfectly shaped hedges, trees and flowerbeds.
6. Visit the Modernist Cemetery
Designed and built during the Catalan Modernism movement, this extravagant cemetery full of tombs and crypts was commissioned by wealthy Indianos. Famous sculptors including Josep Puig i Cadafalch contributed work here, and today the cemetery stands as both a work of art and resting place.