Lloret de Mar
Lloret de Mar holidays on Spain's eastern flank, Costa Brava, have broad appeal as the resort is at once well known, yet not so well travelled from Ireland. Situated approx 75 klms north of beautiful Barcelona, this delightful resort town in Catalonia in south Costa Brava, holidays in Lloret de Mar are universally loved and enjoyed.
This captivating area, regrettably sometimes seen as brash, actually is quite beautiful with an indented coastine, secluded coves and mountain backed ridges. Boasting a rich culrtural heritage, there are also many historical sites of interest including the 11th century Castle of Saint Joan and the 16th century Gothic Cathedral of Saint Roma. So, holidays in Lloret de Mar are not all just sun, sea and sand!
The town beach, a sandy stretch which is consistently awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness, is the jewel in the tourist crown where sea kayaking is a hugely popular sport. The sea is fairly calm and flat, so there are plentiful watersports in general. If your family loves watery pursuits, then a trip to Water World, just north of Lloret de Mar, is one of the main attractions on the Mediterranean coast.
Lloret de Mar is also home to one of the biggest casinos on this coast, so mild flutters at the tables might be on the cards! Holidays in Lloret de Mar are never boring as there are restaurants, cafes, tapas bars, pubs, music venues and nigthclubs to delight any night owl. Carrer de Saint Pere, a street which runs from the beach, is a shopper's shangri-la with designer stores and upmarket jewellery shops.
A holiday in Lloret de Mar is not for the shrinking violet as the infrastructure here is long established and is perfectly geared to the tourist who wants every amenity at their fingertips and the warm Mediterranean waters lapping their toes. Busy and commercialised and making no apology for it, Lloret de Mar holidays are days of sunshine and nights of fun.
There are no flights to Lloret de Mar, but regular direct flights to Barcelona from Ireland guarantee easy access to this lovely coastal resort. We provide a selection of holiday accommodation in the area.