Lloret de Mar holidays

Lloret de Mar has the golden good looks of a classic Spanish beach destination, with the personality to back it up! Fun, friendly and with something new to offer every day, you could chill out on the quietest part of the beach or head into the thick of the action and try some water sports. The nightlife here is thriving, too, with enough venues and clubs to go to a different one every night during your Lloret de Mar holiday.

Things to do

Take the family to Water World where adults and children can zoom down the slides and ride the waves in the wave pool. The attraction also has a children's lagoon and plenty of restaurants and snack bars where you can quickly recharge your batteries. Or head to the Museo del Mar museum to learn about the Costa Brava's maritime heritage, then explore the scenic Italian Renaissance themed Santa Clotilde Gardens on a cliff above the resort.


Go to Barcelona, just over an hour away by car, and see its distinctive Gaudi architecture such as the Casa Milà arts venue and the Sagrada Familia church. Wander through the city’s lively tree-lined promenade of La Rambla, where you'll find many of the city's best boutiques, visit the huge indoor market of La Boqueria, and spend some time at the enchanting Gothic Quarter with its quaint narrow streets and vibrant nightlife venues. The Catalonian capital is the perfect daytrip for your Lloret de Mar holidays.

Attractions

Once you step away from the hotels, the bars and the beaches, there’s plenty of interesting attractions to discover. Lloret de Mar has a history stretching back to the Romans, and if you take a wander around the town you’ll find 11th century castles built to defend the locals from pirate attacks, gardens designed in the Italian Renaissance style, and the stunning bronze sculpture, Monument to the Fisherman’s Wife; one of the town’s most iconic attractions. One of the real gems is the biotope. This artificial reef is an absolute wonder for snorkellers and divers, while still preserving and protecting the fragile ecosystem that lies just under the water, from Cala Canyelles all the way to the centre of Lloret de Mar.

Entertainment

Lloret de Mar holidays primarily focus on the beach during the day, and the town’s thriving nightclubs, bars and restaurants during the evenings. As many hotels are located close to both the beach and the main entertainment centre, you shouldn’t have too far to walk, so a taxi probably won’t be necessary. Clubs have a relaxed dress policy in general, although beachwear is perhaps a little too relaxed for the more popular clubs and bars, so bring some glad-rags for the evening. You’ll find a lot of bars run by ex-pats, so expect theme nights, big-screen TVs (football is a passion in this part of the country so expect all the bars to be packed when Barcelona are playing), and a friendly welcome wherever you go.

Towns and cities

Lloret de Mar is surprisingly big, and there’s plenty to see and do. However, if you fancy a healthy dose of Spanish high culture then the historic city of Barcelona is only 48 miles down the coast. With fabulous art galleries, museums, parks and top-class shopping on offer, it’s the perfect day trip and should only take you around an hour and a half to reach. For a slightly longer journey, head north to Perpignan, around 80 miles away and packed with 13th and 14th-century buildings, elegant parks, and the beautiful 14th century Cathedral of St Jean Baptiste.

Map of Lloret de Mar

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For fun in the sun, book your holidays to Lloret de Mar in July or August. You can also expect plenty of warm sunshine in May, June and the first half of September as well.

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Groups of friends: Hang out on the beach or race on banana boats during the day, and hit the clubs every single night. 

Beach lovers: Pull up a comfy lounger and relax by the sea, with the beach bars just seconds away.

Families: This is much more than just a clubbing destination. The resort is jam-packed with family-friendly beaches, with water parks and outdoor sports to keep the kids entertained on their Lloret de Mar holiday.

Fast facts for Lloret de Mar

Language: The language spoken in Lloret de Mar is Catalan and Spanish. However, as a cosmopolitan resort, you’ll find many tourist businesses like hotels and nightlife venues will have good English, so you’ll have little trouble getting by. Still, if you’re eager to practice some Spanish or Catalan to impress the locals, pick up a phrasebook or download our handy language app for your holidays to Lloret de Mar.

Currency: The currency used here is the Euro (€), so load up a Lyk Card before you go for quick access to your holiday funds.

Local time: Lloret de Mar is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Girona Airport. 28km from Lloret de Mar.

Flight time from the UK: Approximately 2 hours.

Tourist information: If you’d like more tourist information before your holiday, visit https://www.spain-holiday.com/Lloret-De-Mar

Visa / health: For more advice on health and visa requirements for your holidayvisit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/entry-requirements.

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  • Getting around Lloret de Mar

    By bus: Lloret de Mar operates a regular bus service connecting it to the nearby resorts and cities. If you’re keen to avoid the stress of parking then hopping on the bus is an easy and cheap transport option during your Lloret de Mar holidays.

    By taxi: The resort has plenty of licensed taxis, which are white and easy to identify. Always remember to agree the fare before you set off.

    By open garden tour: The best way to get around if you’re visiting the beach or local attractions is the open garden tour, a cross between a bus and tourist train that lets you see the sights in comfort.

    By car: Although Lloret de Mar does have a very good public transport network, hiring a car can be a convenient way to get around, especially if you’re a family with children. You’ll find several rental firms at Girona Airport.

    Events in Lloret de Mar

    Summer dancing: Lloret de Mar is a proud participant in the annual Costa Music Festival, which sees music venues hosting events right across Costa Brava. If you love the combination of music, sunshine and incredible venues, make sure you book your holidays to Lloret de Mar for the beginning of August .

    Spicy salsa: A little earlier in the year is the popular Salsa Festival (the dance, not the dip!), held at the beginning of May. The festival includes workshops and lessons for beginners, competitions for the pros and dance parties every night.

    Lloret de Mar weather

    Daytime temperatures get close to 30°C in Lloret de Mar by July and August, and it’s rare for temperatures to fall below 18°C at night in the summer, so make sure your hotel has air conditioning! This is the best time to visit if you’re looking for beach weather, although you can expect very warm, mostly dry weather from late June until at least early September. Sea temperatures off the coast of the Costa Brava reach the mid 20s °C by around August, which is ideal for swimming, and the water temperature can often remain above 20°C until at least October. For more comfortable sightseeing weather, book your holidays to Lloret de Mar in late spring or early Autumn, when it’s still warm enough to enjoy the great outdoors, but rarely too hot.

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