10 Unmissable activities in Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the Costa Brava and has a variety of activities on offer, whatever you’re looking for.

Fancy a day at the beach? You’re in luck! Lloret has several beautiful beaches to discover: from secluded sandy beaches with crystal clear waters, to larger, livelier, city beaches. How about a day exploring local culture? There’s plenty of that here too! Lloret has several interesting historical sites and you can also immerse yourself in more modern culture, including the vibrant nightlife. Prefer to get lost in nature? Visit the botanical gardens or take a relaxing walk along Lloret’s nature trails. Or maybe you’re looking to dance the night away! Once again, Lloret de Mar is bound to have exactly what you’re looking for!

Adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers are also sure to find everything they need in Lloret. There is a range of watersports to try out, an action-packed theme park, an exciting water park, and even the opportunity to do a bungee jump for those that are really feeling adventurous!

For those with a perfect family holiday in mind, Lloret also has plenty of child-friendly activities to enjoy such as water parks, playgrounds and family outings.

There is certainly more than enough on offer in Lloret de Mar. Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the choice? Let us help you discover the real Lloret, with these 10 unmissable activities.

1. Relax on stunning beaches

Lloret de Mar beach

The Lloret beach is the most central, and the largest beach of Lloret de Mar, meaning it is easy to reach and is accompanied by many facilities. Parasols, sun loungers and even hammocks can be rented here, plus there are plenty of restaurants and cafes where you can have a refreshing drink or some lunch. Looking for a more active beach experience? There are also sports facilities and water-based activities available here. The Lloret beach is very popular which can mean it gets crowded in the summer, but also ensures that visitors will never spend a dull moment here!

Fenals beach

Fenals beach is along the Lloret beach, but the two are separated by a strip of land covered in pine trees. This beach is 700m long and considerably narrower than the Lloret beach, but is still the third largest beach in Lloret de Mar. This beach is ideal as it is much less touristy and offers some calmer, natural areas whilst still providing facilities and places to eat. This somewhat quieter beach is the ideal option for couples and families, and anyone looking for a bit more peace and privacy.

Santa Cristina beach

Looking for more peace and quiet? Head to Santa Cristina beach. This beach is a little further away, however this allows you to enjoy more calm and nature, away from the noise and traffic of the centre. It is the ideal beach for escaping the city in high season and for enjoying the natural environment of rocks and pine trees. Despite this peace and quiet, this beach still provides many amenities such as showers, lockers, parasol hire and places to eat. The Santa Cristina beach can be reached by car or by boat (only in high season).

Sa Caleta bay 

Sa Caleta is a beautiful bay with fishing boats lined up along the sand. Located at the northern end of the city’s central boulevard, this bay is one of the most special places in Lloret de Mar, a beautiful combination of culture, history and nature. It lies at the foot of a hill, upon which the impressive Castell d’en Plaja is situated. You can easily visit the castle from the bay, and the steep steps leads you to a lookout point with a spectacular panoramic view over Lloret de Mar. Fancy snorkelling or diving? The turquoise and transparent green waters here are perfect for this. Furthermore, La Caleta is the starting point of one of the picturesque Caminos de Ronda trails which leads to the small yet beautiful bay, Cala Trons.

2. Discover the area along the Caminos de Ronda hiking trails

Caminos de Ronda is a walking route, stretching no less than 583 km along the entire Costa Brava. This route, also known as GR-92, runs from the French border to the Ebro Delta. Lloret de Mar is home to two beautiful stretches of this trail; a route with beautiful views over the sea from La Caleta to Cala Trons and a second route from the south side of the Lloret de Mar beach to the rocky Cala Banys, which also provides breathtaking views out to sea.

3. Visit the awe-inspiring Sant Romà church

The church of Sant Romà has a typical gothic Catalan style and lies right in the centre of town – so it is impossible to miss whilst visiting Lloret! The striking exterior, with colourful mosaic roofs and modernist turrets, is a real eye-catcher and contrasts with the sober but colourful interior.

4. Discover the Santa Clotilde Gardens

The unmissable Santa Clotilde Gardens have a spectacular clifftop location with a view over the sea and the Costa Brava. In addition to the breathtaking view, fountains, marble sculptures as well as a variety of exotic trees and flowers can also be enjoyed here. These romantic gardens are almost 100 years old with a classical layout and Italian-inspired elements. Santa Clotilde are considered some of the best historical Mediterranean gardens in Europe and are easily accessible from the Fenals beach.

5. Dive into history at the Iberian ruins of Puig de Castellet

Puig de Castellet is a 2,300 year old settlement from the first inhabitants of Lloret de Mar and is of great historical importance. Tours can be taken to discover more about the ruins and their history. Furthermore, the site is also a great place to enjoy a panoramic view over Lloret and Blanes.

6. Enjoy the vibrant nightlife

Lloret is of course well known for its bustling nightlife, so anyone looking for an authentic Lloret getaway should make sure to include it on their itinerary. Eat delicious tapas on one of the many terraces, enjoy a refreshing drink in a local bar or dance until the early hours at one of the lively clubs and bars: the entertainment on offer in Lloret is wonderfully diverse and caters to all tastes. Find out more in our Lloret de Mar entertainment guide.

7. Take the whole family to Gnomo World

Going on holiday with kids? The large range of child-friendly activities that Lloret de Mar has to offer means that it is also the perfect destination for a family holiday. Take a family day trip to Gnomo World, an outdoor activity park ideal for children aged 12 and under. The kids will get to explore a selection of engaging activities and let off some steam with mini golf, climbing areas, ball pools, craft workshops and much much more.

8. Make a splash at Water World

Whether you’re going on holiday with your kids or enjoying a break with friends, no holiday in Lloret is really complete without a visit to Water World. This water park in Lloret de Mar is one of the largest in Europe and has some of the craziest waterslides, as well as a wide range of swimming pools. It is the ideal way to cool down from the Spanish heat and to break the routine of days spent at the beach.

9. Get adventurous in the ArbreAventura Park

ArbreAventura is an outdoor activity park and high-ropes course. Visitors must navigate a variety of obstacles following different treetop circuits, over wooden platforms, zip lines, suspension bridges, balance trunks and many more fun challenges. The park is suitable for all ages: from young children to adults.

10. Take a boat trip or try out one of the many water sports

Lloret de Mar has lots on offer if you’re looking to try out some water-based activities. You can take a boat trip to Tossa de Mar, Blanes, Santa Susanna or Calella for example, and there is also the chance to take a trip in a sailing boat. For those looking to get a bit more active, Lloret beach has a large water sports centre where you can do some sea kayaking or snorkelling, among plenty of other activities.

Relax in your villa after a day out in Lloret

The best way to enjoy all these unmissable activities, whilst ensuring that your dream holiday is also the perfect chance for well earned relaxation, is by renting a beautiful villa in a central location in Lloret de Mar. This way you can relax after a day out by taking a refreshing dip in the pool or enjoying a chilled glass of wine on your private terrace.


Would you like to know more about renting a holiday home in Lloret de Mar? Get in touch! As true experts of Spain we’re more than happy to help!