Holidays in Lloret de Mar
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 is thriving, with enough venues and clubs to go to a different one every night.
September for plenty of sunshine without the hot sand.
Girona-Costa Brava Airport.
Plan the summer of your life and book your Thomas Cook holiday to Lloret de Mar now, to spend long days on the beach and long nights in the club.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn to sail, zip across the ocean on water skis or ride a horse along the coast, then a Lloret de Mar holiday is the place to do it. Plan a day trip with the kids to see the local attractions, or hop on a boat and explore a nearby resort. Pick from a huge choice of restaurants and have a meal on the seafront to gather your strength for the night ahead. Relax in a pub, grab a few cocktails or head straight to the clubs – the choice is yours.
Before the sun goes down, the best place to go in Lloret de Mar is undoubtedly the beach. There are five to choose from, and the biggest have a colourful promenade lined with a good choice of bars, cafes and shops. Most are packed with sports and activities, including beach volleyball and jet-skiing. If you’d prefer somewhere a little quieter to sunbathe, the resort’s other beaches more peaceful. Wander along the sun-soaked waterfront and you’ll come across a few hidden gems, like a tiny horseshoe cove with powdery white sand sheltered by rugged green scenery.
The resort is in a top area for attractions to try with your mates or for a day trip with the kids. If you can’t tear yourself away from the beach, there are plenty of opportunities for sailing and water sports. Boat trips and cruises from the marina are the best way to relax on the water, and back on dry land, spend a day go-karting at the local track, play a round of mini golf or try horse riding. There are lots of things for kids to do in Lloret de Mar, from outdoor adventures to visiting the resort’s own water park, Water World, complete with slides, rides and a lagoon for the little ones.
Lloret de Mar is the nightlife capital of Costa Brava, with huge dance clubs, pubs and bars filling up every night. The venues are an easy walking distance from the hotels and the beaches. The best places in Lloret de Mar to kick off your night are the chilled-out beach bars, mixing it up with cocktails or getting stuck into the fancy dress or theme nights. Keep an eye out for promoters and special events when you’re here, and round your holiday off with a boat party out on the Mediterranean or partying on the beach until you see the sun rise.
Mates: Hang out on the beach or race on jet skis 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: Not just a clubbing destination, Lloret de Mar is jam-packed with family-friendly beaches, with water parks and outdoor sports to keep the kids entertained.
Language: The language spoken in Lloret de Mar is Spanish
Currency: The currency used in Lloret de Mar is Euro (€)
Local time: Lloret de Mar is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Girona-Costa Brava Airport
Flight time from UK: Approximately 2 hours
Tourist Information: Further Lloret de Mar tourist information can be found at http://lloretdemar.org/en/
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Lloret de Mar
Temperature: Around 30°C in July and August.
Best time to go: September for plenty of sunshine without the hot sand.
The weather in Lloret de Mar follows the typical Mediterranean climate, meaning long hot summers and mild winters. The region enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year, with the heat reaching highs of 30°C in July and August. The best time to go to Lloret de Mar is in the spring, when the average mid-20s temperature maintains the ideal beach weather.
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 option.
By taxi: The resort has plenty of licensed taxis, which are white and easy to identify.
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.
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 neoclassical venues, make sure you’re in Lloret de Mar at the beginning of August
Spicy salsa: A little earlier in the year is Lloret de Mar’s popular Salsa Festival, held at the beginning of May. The festival includes workshops and lessons for beginners, competitions for the pros and dance parties every night.