A seaside town on the Costa Brava in the Spanish province of Catalonia, Lloret de Mar has become a major destination of choice for young holidaymakers looking for a vibrant nightlife and amazing beach. The town delivers on both fronts, although it has much more to offer, especially for anyone who wants to head out into the countryside and go for a long walk. Despite attracting thousands of revellers and adventure-seekers every summer, Lloret de Mar is a surprisingly small place with a compact town centre. It’s possible to see it all within half an hour, although there is plenty to see such as shops, casinos and ruins which date back over 2,000 years. There are also several gentle activities that you could do here.
It would be wise to drive something small in Lloret de Mar, as anything bigger than a supermini would seem unnecessarily bulky to drive down its narrow roads.
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Important things to note
The town centre largely comprises of complicated one-way streets which, at first sight, can be hard to identify.
Many of the car parks in Lloret de Mar are underground, but some of them are poorly signposted. Asking for directions could be useful.
Typically, you can expect to pay between €2 and €4 per hour for car parking in the town. Street parking is cheaper but far more difficult.
Highlights & Hotspots
The Verdaguer Cultural Centre in town is the best place to learn about the rich history of the town. Although small in size, this museum has a handful of interesting artefacts such as naval vessels, paintings and photographs from years gone by.
Guitart Monterrey is a new casino on the beach. Built just a few years ago, it has numerous roulette tables and slot machines, while there’s also a few places on-site for you to grab something to eat before you’re ready to have some fun.
At the beach, there are plenty of ways for adrenaline junkies to get their fix. Sea kayaking and snorkelling are two popular activities with gear for both activities readily available in local shops. People wanting something more sedate can go swimming or just sunbathe.
St Pere is the best place in town to go shopping. As the main shopping street in Lloret de Mar, you’ll find boutiques, souvenir shops, jewellers and a few bazaars offering some bargain clothes and essentials for your stay here.
Girona-Costa Brava Airport (Aeroport de Girona-Costa Brava) is the nearest to Lloret de Mar, being nine miles north of the town centre. There are flights available to a wide number of major cities in Europe throughout the year, although there are more on offer in summer.
The airport is located alongside the AP-7, which goes south to the C-63. This road goes straight towards the centre of Lloret de Mar.