Lloret de Mar is where Costa Brava's brightest indulge in more for less
It takes around two and a half hours for a direct flight from the UK to touch down in this part of Spain, which is just one reason why Lloret de Mar in Costa Brava is so popular.
Another big reason is Lloret de Mar’s upbeat vitality, as the nightlife centre of the region. Among the 13 beaches that are stitched together along the curve of the coast, you’ll find both lively and secluded numbers. And many are Blue Flag accredited as well as being in close proximity to affordable amenities.
A combination of coastal walks, ancient historic monuments and modern bars full of cheap cocktails make Lloret de Mar a sublime place for a holiday that won’t break the bank.
Cheap things to do around Lloret de Mar
The finest laid-back Spanish living is yours to savour in Lloret de Mar. A handful of euros will let you access places like the Maritime Museum to explore the town’s storied relationship with the sea, or you can head to the beach to meet this legacy face to face.
Laying down your towel and leaving your cares behind is a fantastic and free way to make the most of this place.
Even beyond its history, Lloret de Mar has plenty to offer. Market days and bargain hunting among the streets are a fine way to get more for less. Make a beeline for the main shopping plaza, Carrer de Sant Pere, where even window shopping is sure to inspire.
The bars to be found here specialise in local wines and cool beers that keep the merriment flowing without needing a flood of cash to get going.
How to get a great Lloret de Mar holiday deal
A good mix of Self Catering and All Inclusive deals pepper the options available in Lloret de Mar, making it a versatile place to holiday on a budget. It’s even cheaper if you book in low season of course, during the winter months, and a last minute deal could push that price even lower.
Remember, last minute bargains can be snapped up within eight weeks of your departure date. Try broadening your horizons, too. Costa Brava is home to many of Spain’s most inspiring places, all available at a low cost when you book smart.
Barcelona is a city steeped in culture and history everyone ought to see at least once in their lifetime, and it’s not a pricey place to play either. The rugged coastline of Calella is a more secluded place to enjoy a budget break, in a seaside town where window shopping and people watching is the norm.
Great savings are also to be found in Santa Susanna, the beachside village far from the hubbub where you can enjoy picnics in Parc El Castell.
That said, if you’ve got your heart set on Lloret de Mar after reading our travel guide to the town, check out our hotel recommendations below for great value holidays.
At just a five-minute walk from the beach, locations don't come much finer than that of this little corner of affordable luxury. Easily spotted while you're out and about thanks to its white and blue architectural motifs, inside it's a mix of rustic buffets and downtempo lounge bar nights. The pool wins points for its appeal to the lazybones in us all, and is positioned just right to catch the finest sun around.
An adults-only retreat with its own spa, secluded in woodland and with a pool garlanded with statues – it might sound like high-end luxury, yet Augusta Club is actually one of the most affordable breaks in town. At just 10 minutes from the beach, you could instead stay put for themed nights and buffet meals. Activities here put wellness in mind, so expect yoga, pilates and a fully-equipped gym.