Consider a honeymoon or romantic getaway in Lloret de Mar on Spain's popular Costa Brava.
This popular holiday resort is well known for its huge range of hotels, bars, discos and nightclubs, as well as for its five golden-sand beaches that lie within easy reach of the town centre and fringe picturesque coves set between tree-covered headlands to the north and south of the town.
Lloret de Mar offers an excellent choice of beaches, including the following…
Dig your toes into the soft golden sand of this 45m-wide, 1.6km-long beach that curves around the bay.
Sitting framed between two rocky headlands, the long beach is lined with hotels, bars and restaurants.
Facilities include parasols and sun loungers for hire, toilets, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards, regular police patrols and a range of water sports including windsurfing and sailing.
This 700m-long golden-sand beach nestles between bush-covered headlands and is fringed by a line of pine trees.
Fenals is a quiet alternative to the main beach of Lloret de Mar and offers good swimming and snorkelling in a calm turquoise bay.
Facilities include parasols and sun loungers for hire, toilets, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards, regular police patrols, a range of water sports and nearby bars and cafes.
Discover this small crescent of golden sand and shingle nestling between bush-covered hills in a tranquil, unspoiled cove of turquoise water.
There are no facilities here except for a kiosk selling ice cream and cold drinks.
Platja de Santa Boadella is located 2.5km south of Lloret de Mar.
Unwind on this small, 365m-long golden-sand beach that offers a range of facilities including parasols and sun loungers for hire, toilets, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards and regular police patrols, but no water sports.
Platja de Santa Cristina is around 3.5km south of Lloret de Mar.
Dig your toes into the soft golden sand of this crescent-shaped beach that nestles beneath pine trees and tree-covered headlands.
Facilities include parasols and sun loungers for hire, toilets, showers, ramps for people with disabilities, lifeguards, regular police patrols and a range of water sports as well as nearby bars and cafes.
Canyelles is located 3km north of Lloret de Mar.
Away from the beach, Lloret de Mar offers several theme parks.
Check out the giant catapult at Skyrider, which shoots passengers some 70m into the air, producing over 4Gs of pressure or choose from several white-knuckle rides and chutes at Water World. Nearby Karting Formula offers go-karts to race – perfect for thrill-seeking honeymoon couples.
For a quieter time, wander the maze of narrow streets in the Old Town, pop into the spectacular Gothic-style Church of Saint Romà, finished in 1522 and restored in the early 20th century, then discover panoramic views of the surrounding area from the tower of the Castle of Saint Joan, a 11th century medieval castle.
Stroll through the Santa Clotilde Gardens, designed in an Italian Renaissance style with formal hedges, borders and statuary located on a cliff top offering splendid views over the bay.
Admire the Monument to the Fisherman’s Wife, a bronze sculpture seen at the end of Lloret’s main beach and, to learn more about the town’s history, pop into the Museu del Mar (Maritime Museum).
After dark, explore a wide choice of music bars and dance clubs such as Hollywood, as well as live act venues featuring flamenco and international cabaret including the Gran Palace Lloret.
Or watch jousting knights, flamenco dancing and cabaret acts at the Castell Medieval Valltordera in nearby Tordera. For games of roulette, blackjack and chemin de fer, take your passport for entry into the Casino de Lloret.
Although there is a huge range of honeymoon accommodation in Lloret de Mar, many of the 3-star hotels are booked out by European tour groups. Instead, try the Gran Hotel Monterrey, a country club-style hotel located close to the casino, town centre and beaches.
Or try the Hotel Santa Marta, located 2km out of town and set above a crescent-shaped beach facing a tranquil cove of turquoise water.
The best time to visit Lloret de Mar for a beach holiday is from mid-June through August, when the weather is hot and sunny with little or no rain.
However, anytime from late-May to late-September is good for general outdoor activities.
Lloret de Mar enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot, sunny summers and relatively cold, wet and windy winters.
Located in the northernmost part of the Mediterranean coast of Spain, the Costa Brava receives more rain than elsewhere on the east coast of Spain.
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Lloret de Mar lies midway along the Costa Brava on Spain's northeast coast, around 68km (42mi) northeast of Barcelona, 39km (24mi) south of Gerona and 100km (62mi) south of the French border.
The most convenient route to Lloret de Mar is by air to Barcelona–El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport (BCN), previously known as Barcelona-El Prat and also El Prat Airport, located around 15km (9mi) southwest of Barcelona city centre.
The airport is around 100km (62mi) south of Lloret de Mar. From the airport, it's easy to hire a car or take a shuttle bus to Lloret de Mar.
By bus, Barcelona–El Prat Airport to Lloret de Mar takes about 1 hour 55 minutes, every two hours. Alternatively, Jayride shuttle bus is quicker and on demand, taking 1 hour 5 minutes.
By train, the high-speed Tren de Alta Velocidad Española (AVE) runs between Madrid and Barcelona, with 17 trains daily in each direction – non-stop trains take just 2 hours, 40 minutes.
The Costa Brava stretches for more than 153km (95mi) along the northeast coast of Spain, from the town of Blanes, 60km (37mi) northeast of Barcelona, to Cadaques near the French border.
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Latest update: Lloret de Mar Honeymoon Guide: 13 July, 2022