Lloret De Mar is one of those places you can get everything you’re looking for, all in one city – a sunny, sandy, southern Spanish coastal retreat with fantastic nightlife, beautiful women, and plenty of things to do during the day! For a stag weekend with a difference, Lloret De Mar means you can trade that dull city pavement for sandy beaches, that grotty boozer for a beachside bar, and the local clubbing hole for a vibrant, thumping club full of tanned beauties - and we don’t mean that kind of tan that looks like their mum shagged a wotsit! In the summer months, the temperature’s regularly tipping a pleasant thirty degrees, with the sea temperature not far behind!
Lloret De Mar itself is fairly small, and can be traversed easily by foot. In fact, this is recommended – you’ll be able to soak up the sun and discover those little out-of-the-way treasures for those who are willing to explore a little! At least it’s better than sweating yourself dry on a crowded bus!
MUST SEE/ MUST DO:
• In October, for three days, Spain’s rally car championship comes to Lloret De Mar!
• Check out the English Basilica in the town centre for some fantastic architectural delights!
• Vamos a la playa! (Get to the Beach!)
HISTORY AND CULTURE:
Lloret de Mar’s main attractions lie in it’s beautiful surroundings – just an hour from Barcelona, situated on the Costa Brava, it is surrounded by acres of forests and wilds, perfect for those who fancy an escape from the busy town centre. Fishing is one of the main incomes for the town (aside from its huge tourist income), and the people of the town are very friendly and welcoming to visitors. There’s a lot of fishing traditions, including a local superstition that if you touch the foot of the famed ‘Fisherman’s wife’ statue, while looking out at the horizon, then all your wishes will come true! There is a very laid-back aspect to the town, with a lot of traditional eateries, as well as loads of friendly bars where you can relax in the morning after a long night of clubbing.
You won’t find better nightlife anywhere on the Costa Brava! Lots of tourism has brought some of the biggest clubs and promoters to the pumping coastal resort, and during the summer months, you’ll find lots of reps for the top clubs thrusting free tickets at you to get you in! One of the top clubs in the area is Tropics, which features two dance floors and five bars, with some of the most impressive laser shows you’ll ever see – a true meditteranean clubbing experience ! There’s something for everyone, no matter what your vice happens to be – there are casinos, clubs, bars and pubs. There are tons of places with live music, flamenco, and cabaret – you’re completely spoilt for choice!
Being a seaside town, the seafood is delicious – all freshly caught and prepared by local chefs, and there’s a massive selection to boot! Being a tourism hotspot, there’s also plenty of places to enjoy food from all walks of life, ranging from some good old British pie and chips, to more exotic cuisines such as Indonesian, European and obviously, traditional Spanish fare. There are also dinner shows at some of the local hotels, with many showcasing some great cabaret and flamenco shows!