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25th of March 2017

Lloret de Mar is a Mediterranean town on the coast near Barcelona and Gerona, Spain. It is one or the more popular holiday destinations on the coastline and has a population of around thirty-nine thousand. The town’s beaches attract summer tourists who visit with a package tour of the beach town and the surrounding areas. The temperatures for this region of the Mediterranean are warmer all year round due to a thermal effect, which is a part of this area of the Spanish coastline.

Lloret de Mar, Spain

Lloret de Mar is a part of the Iberian and Roman civilizations and has numerous archaeological sites to explore for the science-minded visitor. There are several sites of cultural interest that include Gothic churches and medieval castles from past centuries. The Santa Clotilde gardens are designed as an Italian Renaissance garden and are located at the top of a cliff that has a breathtaking view over the sea. The summer beaches and coves offer white sand beaches along a 1630 meter coastline. Fenals beach is positioned along this coastline and has been awarded the blue flag seal of quality. Sa Boadella cove is located in the district of Lloret de Mar, and the cove offers beautiful views of the cliffs and coastal regions. The area is well-known to scuba divers. The Santa Cristina beach is in this same county on the southern Costa Brava.

Treumal beach and Canyelles beach are located in this same region. The Canyelles beach has it own inter urban bus service and a small marina and club. Sa Caleta is located near Lloret beach and has a spectacular view of a castle. Cala Banys is a rocky cove that is popular for fishing and snorkeling. Most of the beaches can be reached by foot or by car during the summer months or all year round.

There are numerous museums to walk through. Several long distance hiking paths are available. Long distance foot paths offer walks that may take around three hours or more to complete. There is a beautiful walking trail along one of the Costa Brava areas. An annual carnival is promoted that includes parades that traverse through three of the local coastal towns. A well known motor sports rally The Rally Costa Brava takes place each year and is the oldest event of its kind in Spain. A Mediterranean International Cup for youth football players takes place each year nearby.

Lloret de Mar can be easily reached both by train and bus. There are also direct Lloret de Mar Airport Taxi services from Gerona or Barcelona airport. Depending on the number of passengers, it could be very affordable than train and definitely more comfortable. You can book online knowing the full price before booking, with faster confirmation by email after the payment, although it’s not necessary to pay the full price in advance.

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