Lloret de Mar is justly famous as a popular summer holiday destination on the Costa Brava. Fabulous scenery, wonderful weather and a delightful combination of an historical old town and stunning beaches, Lloret de Mar is the ideal place to visit with family or friends. But you don’t have to go in summer to get the best out of this charming former fishing village, as it is an attractive, fun and lively place to visit at any time of the year. |
Here is our guide to five of the events you can experience in and around Lloret de Mar throughout the year. There is one for every season!
Carnestoltes Carnival King
The eve of Lent, usually in February, welcomes the annual Lloret carnival when the streets come alive with parties, decorated floats, people in fancy dress, music and fun. Everywhere you look the place is bathed in colour. There is great ceremony when the Carnival King (Carnestoltes) parades through the town and takes possession of the town staff. Following this, there are all night celebrations and parties, paellas cooked on the beach and plenty of the quintessential Catalan sausage and bean dish to sample.
Lloret de Mar Night Shopping
We all know how much the Spanish love their late nights, but shopping until 00:30am? In Lloret de Mar, Night Shopping begins on Friday 8th May when there are also fashion shows and live music to mark the occasion. The place is a hive of activity with people topping up their summer wardrobes and enjoying a drink or two under the late spring skies.
Step back in time at the Americanos Fair in November. This vivid celebration commemorates the Indianos, the people who left to make their fortune in America before returning with wealthy businesses. These people had an important role to play in the way the history, culture and social life developed in Lloret de Mar. The Fair - through demonstrations, theatre, exhibitions, guided tours, rum tastings and other presentations - relates all elements of this prosperous time in the village.
Tirada a l’Art (Casting the Net)
This fishing technique that involves the fishermen casting a net from the shore was the one used for many generations by Lloret’s local fishermen. When dawn breaks on the first Sunday in February and the first one in December, everyone is invited to get involved in a local commemoration to those who rely on the sea to make a living. In days gone by, anyone was welcome to help the fishermen cast their heavy nets and in exchange were given fish or a little money. Today, all those that come down at daybreak to the beach at N'es Trajo d'en Reyné can help drag in the net. After the nets have been hauled, a breakfast is served showcasing the fish caught.
With so much going on all year round in Lloret de Mar, you are guaranteed a great holiday regardless of when you travel.
How to Get There
Barcelona is the international airport that serves most resorts on the Costa Brava. Receiving flights from most major European cities, including London, Rome, Madrid, and Paris, it makes travelling to this magnificent coastline relatively easy. Budget airlines such as easyJet fly from London Gatwick and London Luton and you can pick up flights for less than £100, depending on when you travel.
There are several options for transferring from the airport in Barcelona to Lloret de Mar, but by far the most convenient is by private shuttle. Shuttle Direct offer a professional and competitively priced service that will have you at your final destination in no time.
You can book a private or shared transfer from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar, and by booking in advance you have peace of mind that your transfer will go as planned.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for an affordable transfer fromBarcelona to Lloret de Mar, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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