With its spectacular resorts, Costa Brava has been attracting tourists for many years. Beaches are beautiful, sand is golden and powdery and gulfs excellent for diving. Lloret de Mar has all those qualities, but also a whole lot more.
Lloret de Mar on Costa Brava is a popular Spanish town, which Polish people often associate with a quite controversial series. Is there anyone, who haven’t heard about the so-called “meat hedgehog” (“mięsny jeż” – a cold platter made only of meat, ham and sausages, in the shape of a hedgehog), or about the incredible stories of our compatriots, who’re spending their peculiar holidays there... Though for many to admit it would be as embarrassing as being caught red-handed on listening to the disco-polo music (combination of disco music with folk tunes, popular in Poland among specific audience, although by many people considered as kitschy). That, however, doesn’t change the fact that Lloret de Mar is one of the most attractive resorts on the Spanish Coast, really gladly visited by tourists from all over Europe, not only in winter.
The city is located about 70 km from Barcelona, in a close vicinity of Blanes and Tossa de Mar, the resorts enjoying equally great interests amid vacationers.
The beaches of Lloret
One of the biggest attractions of the resort, are of course the beaches. Adherents of basking in the sun can enjoy over 9 km of beaches, including those full of bustle, tourists, loungers and blankets, but also those more intimate, perfect if you want to spend a romantic evening, admiring the sunset. The first extend along the central part of the resort, and an unquestionable leader here would be Playa de Lloret, located right next to the seaside promenade. Here, you can find literally everything you could dream of during holidays in an exotic country: pubs, stores, discos and restaurants.
Just like Playa de Fenals, the second biggest beach. It extends on the length of over 700 meters, and tempts tourists with thick, gold sand. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of attractions typical for a seaside center, including water bikes and scooters. In the offer you will also find parasailing, or floating on a parachute towed by a boat. Rocky coves provide the best conditions for diving – especially in Els Mulans and Punta Roja.
The resort also has a nudist beach. Placed in a picturesque area, far away from the bustle and prying eyes, Playa de la Boadella enables you not only to get a beautiful tan, but also to rest like anywhere else.
Talking about Lloret, it’s impossible to forget about famous discos. Not without a reason the resort advertises itself as a town offering Europe’s finest parties, lasting until dawn, both on the dancefloor and on the sand. Tourists come here mostly to fully indulge in fun. And they will find it easily in one of dozens of taverns, bars and pubs stretching along the coast.
But Lloret is not only about pubs and beaches. A famous local attraction is Water World, a family water park which is also one of the Europe’s biggest aqua parks. An area covering approximately 140,000 m² features slides, swimming pools, rafting rivers and hot tubs. Here, you can bungee jump, play mini–golf, or take part in rafting. A whole-day ticket for an adult costs 30 EUR, for kids and seniors – 17.
Accomodation in Lloret de Mar – where to stay?
The most prestigious (and the most expensive) hotels are located right next to the beach. Those, who would like to stay in Lloret de Mar, but not necessarily in a luxurious apartment, can consider a hotel located a bit farther from the center, smaller guesthouse or a campsite. There’s a nice spot, Càmping Santa Elena, situated close enough to the attractions, and far enough to be able to rest. Position for the motorhome costs here from 9,75 € to 16,55 €, while the accommodation for one person – from 5,65 € to 10,05 €.
If someone wants to spend the holidays actively, will be pleased with the stay in loud and bustling Lloret de Mar. Saturday nights are filled with dancing, while days can be spent on the beach, getting to know new people from all over the world.