The constant appeal of Lloret de Mar for British tourists thorough the year is easy to understand. Located just a few miles from Barcelona, and on the far south of the Costa Brava, it offers a heady mix of outstanding beauty, captivating tradition and modern entertainment. Whether you want to laze by the pool and on the beach, or explore the wonderful local countryside, Lloret de Mar is the place for you.
As with many parts of the Spanish Costas, Lloret de Mar was once nothing more than a small fishing community. Today, it is a resort packed with stunning Blue Flag beaches, intimate sandy coves and the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. For those looking for a truly show stopping beach, the Cala Bodella definitely should be visited.
If it is a far more intimate encounter with nature that is needed, Lloret de Mar also delivers, and the great reps at Coop Travel will always be on hand to offer advice for where to go. With so many winding coastal paths through the mountains and forests that nestle up to this rugged coast, it could be fun to simply head off and explore on your own.
If a little more adventure is required, scuba-diving and kayaking are excellent activities here too, while this area of Catalonia is also great for mountain-biking. Horse-riders too are well looked after, and there are some great schools for novices to take to the saddle, and really get up close and personal with the landscape.
Traditional Spain is something that many Brits are keen to engage with, but seldom find time to explore when on a resort holiday. Here again though, Lloret de Mar delivers. The town itself has a rich heritage and, in the old town, the Sant Joan castle is domineering.
For something altogether different, Lloret de Mar is a great place to stay for visits to the biggest water park in Europe. Always a great family day out, Water World has thrilling rides and entertainment. Much the same is true of Port Aventura, a comfortable drive away, while Marineland to the south offers great fun with dolphins and reptiles.
As much as the days in Lloret de Mar are exceptional, it is perhaps the night activities for which the place really gets its reputation. With more than 30 nightclubs banging through the night, and late night restaurants serving up affordable and good quality food, you just have to be careful that you don’t end up sleeping the day away recovering.
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