As I wrote in my previous blog post, there are plenty of great hiking trails which can take up most of your time in Lloret de Mar but there are also plenty of other things to do there.
Here I compiled a list of things you should not miss during your next summer vacation in Lloret de Mar.
Visit the Santa Clotilde Gardens
This is without doubt one of my favourite attractions in Lloret de Mar. Declared as a national treasure of Catalonia, it boasts several trees and flowers with ponds, fountains and sculptures scattered along the peaceful green gardens.
While walking along the paths breathing fresh air one can also admire the beauty of the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea at the horizon.
These Catalonian Noucentista gardens provide a romantic setting for couples who want to spend some time away from the centre of the town. Santa Clotilde Gardens can be easily reached by bus or on foot and are found between Fenals Beach and Sa Boadella beach.
Eat paella at La Parilla
Lloret de Mar is filled with the fast food chain restaurants but it’s no excuse to stop you from finding impeccable eateries. A little off the main road you’ll find La Parilla, a family-run restaurant, serving mouthwatering Paella with succulent seafood, meat and poultry.
Friendly service, free tapas and genuine good food… what else could you need?
Party all night long
Nightlife is one of the characteristics of this town, popular with tourists during the summer months and all locals from the surrounding area during weekends. With several clubs next to each other there is a lot of competition and so each one tries to host the best night with several theme parties and renowned guest Djs.
One of my favourite places was Disco Tropics a club with buzzing nightlife all week, with various theme nights that will ensure you will have a fun night out. One party which must not be missed at this club is the infamous foam party. You can visit the website here to know what theme nights are planned. Also, make sure you watch out for any guest Djs as they get some really good ones. In fact, during my stay I managed to listen to Steve Aoki live.
Have a couple of cocktails
Cocktails are a huge hit in this town with several lounges and bars preparing various delicious cocktails at reasonable prices. One of my favourite bar is Mar I Tu situated just on the Lloret Beach. It’s famous for its huge cocktails which are ideal for sharing with friends. They have a large selection but one special kind is the champagne sangria cocktail…exquisite champagne mixed with fruit juices and pieces of fruit.
Touch the Dona Marinera Statue’s feet
There is a belief that when you look in the direction where the Dona Marinera statue is gazing while touching its feet, all your wishes will come true.
The Sculpture of the Sailor’s wife is found along the coast which can be reached by climbing a couple of stone steps on the side of the main Lloret Beach.
From up here you will get the chance to enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the coast.
Along the steps which take you to this statue there are several love locks put there by couples who throw away the key in the waters below, a trend which has only started recently in Lloret de Mar.
Visit Water World Park
A short bus ride away from Lloret de Mar there is the exciting Water World Park, filled with loads of fun rides to choose from. For the highly adventurous there is ‘Speed Furious’ ride which is sure to give you a thrill as you freefall down the slide. You can easily spend a whole day here going on various rides, ending the day sunbathing on the lush green grass or unwinding in the jacuzzi.
Visit the Sant’ Roma Parish Church
Boasting a beautiful Catalan Gothic Style, this church goes back to the early 16thcentury. It is adorned with colourful mosaics which you will fall in love with immediately. It is quite easy to reach as it is found in the centre of the town.
Swim, swim, swim!
Being a town along the Costa Brava coast, you cannot go to Lloret de Mar without swimming in one of its beautiful beaches. Choose the pristine beaches, such as Cala d’en Trons or Santa Cristina beach, which are less crowded for some relaxing time refreshing in the crystal blue waters and sunbathing in the Spanish sun to recharge after a long night out.