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Introducing Lloret de Mar
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.
What to do and see in Lloret de Mar
Away from the beach, Lloret de Mar offers several theme parks, including: the giant catapult at Skyrider, which shoots passengers some 70m into the air, producing over 4Gs of pressure; a choice of white-knuckle rides and chutes at Water World; and race go-karts at nearby Karting Formula - 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.
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Location – Lloret de Mar lies midway along the Costa Brava on Spain's northeast coast, around 68km northeast of Barcelona, 39km south of Gerona and 100km south of the French border.
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