Lloret de Mar – Fun in the sun, season after season
Location: High on the coast, where the sun meets the sea
Part of the appeal of Lloret de Mar is down to its location. It sits right in the middle of the famous Costa Brava, 75 km north of Barcelona and 120 km south of the Spanish border with France. Girona-Costa Brava Airport is just 30 km away from the city, making it accessible for European and international visitors.
Business: Long-term tourism
Lloret de Mar understands that its appeal lies in tourism, but this is a seasonal industry. So the city came up with a ‘Strategic Tourism Plan’ that aims to maximise its tourist potential year-round by offering visitors excellent shopping facilities, access to historic sites, new walking routes, and year-round entertainment.
Culture: Where Spanish culture meets the rest of Europe
The Spanish way of life is envied the world over, but in Lloret de Mar, expats and tourists contribute to the cultural milieu. You could start the day with an English breakfast, go shopping for Italian brand names, have a traditional Irish pub lunch, admire the Gothic Church of Saint Rosa with its Moorish and Byzantine influences, and then spend the evening sampling tapas and sangria with the locals.
Activities: Life’s a beach
At Lloret de Mar, beach life is at the centre of everything. Lifeguards are on hand to keep you safe if you want to swim in the sea, and there is a whole host of other water sports that can be enjoyed. Away from the beach, there are some excellent hiking trails around Lloret de Mar–two parts of the famed Mediterranean footpath pass through the city, while the coastal footpath to Fenals Beach is considered one of the most beautiful walks in the area.