Lloret de Mar in the south of the Costa Brava, boasts an ideal location for discovering some of the most emblematic places on the Costa Brava and in the region of Girona, but also in the province of Barcelona. Don't miss out on the best places to visit during your holidays in Lloret de Mar!
The town of Tossa de Mar, located just a few kilometres from Lloret de Mar, is one of the most beautiful towns on the Costa Brava.
The walls of its imposing castle surround the old town of this fishing village, which hides small coves with crystal-clear waters set between cliffs, such as Cala Pola, Cala Giverola and Cala Futadera.
It can be easily reached by car or by bus, taking the L9 bus from the Lloret de Mar bus station.
One of the most picturesque towns on the Costa Brava is Calella de Palafrugell, in the Baix Empordà region.
The old town preserves the charm of its seafaring past, with cobbled streets, fishermen's houses, and white vaulted arcades. In addition to the spectacular coves such as Port Pelegrí and Port Bo, it also has one of the most beautiful botanical gardens on the Costa Brava, the Cap Roig Botanical Garden.
The easiest and fastest way to get from Lloret de Mar is by car, since is less than an hour away.
The villages of Pals and Peratallada, located in Baix Empordà, are two places perfect to visit on the same day, as they are only 10 minutes by car from each other.
They are two medieval villages which have preserved their charm despite the centuries, with narrow cobbled streets and buildings from the Middle Ages. Very close to these towns are the Montgrí massif and the Medes Islands, two must natural areas to visit for those nature lovers.
To visit these two towns from Lloret de Mar, we recommend you travelling by car, takes about an hour.
Environs to the Cap de Creus Natural Park is the town of Cadaqués, the most easterly town on the Iberian Peninsula. It is also known for being the village where the artist Salvador Dalí lived for many years.
This old fishing village has been able to maintain its beauty throughout the years. Its promenade, which borders the Bay of Cadaqués, is the perfect place to observe the white houses and the narrow streets where the charismatic church of Santa Maria stands.
Cadaqués is located an hour and a half's drive from Lloret de Mar. It can also be reached by public transport, although the journey takes about 3 hours.
The village of Besalú is in the Garrotxa region, it is a mediaeval town with a long history and a great monumental heritage. Its mediaeval historical-artistic ensemble is considered one of the best preserved in Catalonia.
It is built around the hill taken up by the county castle and the church of Santa Maria of Besalú, its old quarter has been declared a site of national interest. It can be accessed through the majestic 11th century Romanesque bridge over the river Fluvià.
The easiest and quickest way to reach Besalú from Lloret de Mar is by car, as the journey takes less than an hour. In this case, we advise against arriving by public transport because of the large number of transfers during the journey.
The city of Girona, inland the Costa Brava, is the province capital where Lloret de Mar is located. It is one of the must-visit places during your holiday on the Catalan coast, for its beauty and for the wide cultural and leisure activities offer.
It has one of the most beautiful old quarters and one of the most spectacular cathedrals in the region and it was the setting of the trendy serie Game of Thrones. From its bridges you can enjoy a fantastic view of one of the city's icons, the coloured houses along the Onyar river.
You can get to the capital of Girona either by car or by bus, taking the e4 bus from the Lloret de Mar bus station. The journey takes about forty-five minutes.
The city of Figueres, capital of the Alt Empordà region, is in the north of the province of Girona, inland on the Costa Brava.
The Dalí Theatre-Museum, one of the most visited museums in Spain, is one of the main reasons to visit the city. You should also visit the Castle of Sant Ferran, a large bastioned fortification built in the 18th century, and the Church of Sant Pere, a Gothic church built in the 14th century.
Figueres is approximately one hour by car from Lloret de Mar and between one and a half and two hours by public transport.
No introduction is needed for this iconic city overlooking the sea. In Barcelona you'll find thousands of options for everyone likes.
Visit some of the most emblematic modernist buildings designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí, such as the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera and Park Güell; stroll through some of the city's most popular neighbourhoods, such as the Gothic Quarter, the Born and Gracia, or go shopping in Passeig de Gracia and down Las Ramblas until you reach the seafront promenade.
To get Barcelona from Lloret de Mar you can go by car or by bus, taking bus number 2 from the Fenals bus stop.
A must day trip from Lloret de Mar is the Montserrat massif, located some 50km north of Barcelona.
The word Montserrat is formed by the words mont and serrat, which in Catalan means "serrated mountain". This name is due to its peculiar morphology, with large rocks of surprising and capricious shapes, the result of a geological and geomorphological process of millions of years.
At the top of this massif is the Benedictine sanctuary and monastery of Montserrat, dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat, popularly known as "la Moreneta" because of her dark colour.
The easiest way to get to Montserrat from Lloret de Mar is by car, as it is only an hour and a half by road from the city. If you don't have a car, you can also get there by public transport, although it can take more than twice as long.
The Garrotxa area located inland the province of Girona, is known for being the greatest exponent of volcanic landscape on the Iberian Peninsula. It has around forty volcanic cones and more than twenty lava flows.
In the Garrotxa Volcanic Area Natural Park you can visit the Fageda d'en Jordà, an unprecedented beech forest growing on a cooled lava flow, and the volcanoes craters of Santa Margarida and Croscat. One of the most important towns in the area is Olot, which is also surrounded by many extinct volcanoes.
The best way to get to Olot and the Garrotxa Volcanic Area Natural Park is by car, as they are only one hour and fifteen minutes from Lloret de Mar.
If this publication has been of your interest, you can check out our post about the most beautiful villages on the Costa Brava.
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