The Costa Brava has gained a somewhat negative reputation over the years, which is unfortunate, considering how beautiful the region is. The resort city of Lloret De Mar, on the Mediterranean coast, is one of the most popular resorts here for tourists arriving on package holiday deals. It has the usual beaches, bars, restaurants, and souvenir shops that you would expect, but it also has a rich cultural heritage, which often does not get the attention it deserves from visitors.
Holidays in Lloret De Mar are sometimes described as a little brash, but if you overlook the fierce tourist trade thrust upon this city, its traditional culture and captivating attractions offers an ideal destination if looking for more than a beach holiday. The Maritime Museum is worth a visit, as are the ruins of the Castle of Saint Joan, which dates back to the 11th century. The Church of Saint Roma is a fine example of a 16th century gothic church, and was originally used as a refuge from Algerian and Turkish pirate attacks. The Saint Clotilde gardens are a wonderful place to find tranquillity in this busy city. The gardens were designed in an Italian Renaissance style, and command impressive views over the sea.
European tourists have been enjoying package holidays in Lloret De Mar for several decades, and so the city has built up an extensive range of facilities and attractions to keep visitors, young and old, entertained. Sea kayaking is popular as the sea is relatively calm here, and the activity requires minimal training. Other experiences to enjoy include horse riding, bowling, mini-golf, and go-karting. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out while on your holidays in Lloret De Mar; the small cafes and tapas bars offer fantastic food and provide the opportunity to sample delicious local dishes.