Lloret de Mar has been a holiday destination since the 1920s. During that time, several high society families from Barcelona chose to holiday there. The poet Joseph Carner let the secret of the beautiful resort out of the bag in 1919 when he called it a “gentle paradise”.
The holiday industry grew gradually, and in 1950, the town welcomed its first coach full of foreign tourists. That was the spark that turned Lloret de Mar into the most popular holiday destination on the Costa Brava.
Today, it is still a great place to visit.
The beach and sun
One of the main attractions is still the beaches and beautiful weather. The beach is well looked after and the weather is good virtually year round, so many visitors are drawn to the resort to sit on the beach and relax. There are five Blue Flag beaches including a very popular nudist beach.
However, if that is not your cup of tea there are plenty of other things to enjoy in this beautiful seaside resort. Here are just a few ideas to help you to plan your next holiday there.
Visit the Clotilde Gardens
These beautiful Renaissance style terraced gardens are relatively cool in the summer. They are full of gushing fountains and beautiful marble statues. This is a tranquil spot with beautiful views out over the Mediterranean.
Go for a walk
The resort is criss-crossed with walking routes and trails. Some take you along the cliff tops, while others take you through the town itself. The surrounding woods are a great place to walk on a hot day providing shade and a chance to enjoy the local plants and fauna.
Unusual tourist attractions
There are plenty of traditional tourist attractions in the town including the beautiful the Castell d’en Plaja and the Santa Cristina Hermitage, but there are also some more unusual sights to enjoy.
The Modernist Cemetery
This cemetery was clearly built for the uber rich; it is full of stunning hypogea and pantheons carved from expensive stones like marble. It is one of the best-preserved Indianos cemeteries in Spain, not at all spooky and well worth a visit.
The Parish Church of Sant Roma
This beautiful church was built in an unusual way from brightly coloured stones, which are striking. If the church is open you can go inside too, but you need to understand that it is a place of worship, so will need to walk round quietly.
There are several great discos. Many of them have been going for decades, being updated to appeal to each new generation of clubbers. A great way to spend an evening.
Booking your Lloret de Mar holiday
There are over 30,000 hotel beds in the resort, which means that there are always plenty of holiday deals to Lloret de Mar. In the high season, finding a cheap deal can be tricky, but the rest of the year, it is relatively easy. At A1 Travel work with several hotels and resorts, so even have good deals available during the high season.