Lloret and the surrounding area
Thanks to its outstanding location in the south of the Costa Brava, Lloret is very well connected to the surrounding towns and cities, giving you plenty of options for day trips during your stay in Lloret.
Tossa is the only town on the Catalan coast that retains a walled enclosure. Situated on Es Racó, above the Platja Gran beach, it was built in the 12th century to defend the town from pirates and today is one of the most important mediaeval ruins in Catalonia. You will also find ancient houses there, such as Els Ametllers, a Roman villa dating from the 4th century.
In Blanes, also known as the Gateway to the Costa Brava, you will find activities and attractions to visit all year round, such as the Marimurtra Gardens, a botanical garden with sea views and more than 3,000 plant species, or the International Fireworks Competition, one of the most important in Europe, held for one week in July.
Situated 29 km from Lloret de Mar, Girona buzzes with energy all year round: parties, culture, festivals, events, etc. One example is the Girona Temps de Flors (flower season) exhibition, during which the streets are adorned with floral motifs. What's more, it offers an array of gastronomic options; the Celler de Can Roca, in the outskirts of Girona, is one of Spain's best restaurants, boasting three Michelin stars.
Barcelona located just 70 km from Lloret, is very well connected by road for travelling by car, or using public transport from Lloret de Mar bus station. Some of its most important tourism attractions include Les Rambles, Port Olímpic and Gaudí's works, such as Parc Güell and the Sagrada Família. It also offers huge variety in terms of culture, gastronomy and shopping.
Figueres, situated close to the French border, is the gateway to Catalonia. Noteworthy attractions include the Dalí Theatre-Museum, devoted exclusively to Salvador Dalí, where in addition to his works the artist's tomb is housed below the main floor, and the Castle of Sant Ferran, built in 1743, one of the largest monuments in Catalonia. Figueres is also a city that enjoys a great tradition in holding fairs.
The Montserrat Massif is considered the most important mountain in Catalonia. One and a half hours from Lloret. Discover the legends of Montserrat, visit the Monastery and Montserrat Museum, which contains works by artists including El Greco, Picasso or Salvador Dalí. You can arrive by car from Lloret or go on one of the many scheduled day trips that depart from Lloret.
Cadaqués is a fishermen's town with cobbled streets, white-washed houses and excellent tranquil beaches and coves. A variety of sports can be enjoyed there, along with some of the county's culinary specialities, such as rice stew or cuttlefish with peas.
Cap de Creus
Cap de Creus is one of the largest Natural Parks in Catalonia and is just one hour away from Lloret. An ideal place for nature lovers thanks to the diversity of its flora and fauna. It is so beautiful that it has been a source of inspiration for painters and poets, e.g. Carles Fages de Climent. Furthermore, within the Park there are many activities on offer, e.g. diving or hiking
Aiguamolls de l'Empordà
The Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls Park is one of the best known natural areas in Catalonia due to the importance of its exceptional fauna, including the European otter and the stork. It also offers a wide variety of infrastructures and a large number of activities.
Empuriabrava is a town on the Costa Brava with canals for streets. It is ideal for water sports and also skydiving, with the largest certified skydiving centre in Europe. You can also find monuments there, such as the Cathedral of Castelló d'Empúries, a religious monument in the Gothic and baroque style dating from the 13th century or the remains of the walls that enclosed the town
In Pals, in the county of El Baix Empordà, you will find interesting places and activities to suit everyone. Particular highlights are its mediaeval historical centre and its Romanesque tower, along with the Lookout point of Josep Pla, from which the fields of L'Empordà and the Medes Islands can be seen. As regards activities, you can play golf, enjoy nature walks or cycle around the town, among other things.
Peratallada is a medieval town on the Costa Brava that has been declared a historical-artistic complex. It retains its ancient appearance thanks to its narrow streets, a noteworthy fortified castle, the town walls, the Castle of Sant Esteve and the great moat that surrounds the town. In addition to its architectural charms, crafts and gastronomic products and activities are available all year round.