Lloret de Mar has been a hit with sunseekers since the early 1970s, and although the hairstyles have changed, Lloret de Mar holidays remain as beguiling as ever. Not only does this Mediterranean coastal town have a family-friendly Blue Flag beach and many bars that are popular with fun-loving holidaymakers, but it also boasts hidden gems to discover. Away from the bustling, palm-lined boulevards, head to the Renaissance-inspired clifftop gardens for dazzling sea views.
History buff? Be sure to spend some time wandering the ancient church and castle. But if your main reason for visiting the Costa Brava is beachy fun, you won’t be disappointed – you’ll find everything from quiet, secluded coves to long, sandy stretches where you can play volleyball before cooling off in the azure waters of the Mediterranean. It’s safe to say that holidays to Lloret de Mar will never go out of fashion.
Go for a hike
Take one of the winding coastal paths carved into the craggy limestone hills along the seafront or, for something a little more strenuous, hike up to the Iberian ruins.
Visit the cemetery
One of the more unusual ways to see the work of Catalonia’s celebrated sculptors is to wander around Lloret de Mar’s cemetery, which is full of modernist-style tombs.
Try an old tradition
‘The Venus of Lloret’ is a bronze statue that stands at a viewpoint at the end of the beach, and rumour has it she will grant the wish of anyone who rubs her foot while looking at the horizon.