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In and around Lloret de Mar there are plenty of beautiful spots to visit, and places of interest.

Along the seafront in Lloret you will find the Maritime Museum, an interesting collection of boats and all things related to the sea.
Located behind Lloret, half a kilometre up into the mountain, you can find Roman ruins to explore. There is an open top bus which you can pick up on the seafront, which will take you around the Roman ruins and other places of interest.

Not far from Lloret centre, within walking distance along the coast, are the Gardens of San Clotilde. These are beautiful landscaped gardens, in an incredible clifftop setting, with breathtaking views over the sea. The gardens were designed in the manner of the Italian Renaissance, by Nicolau Rubio i Tuduri , when only 28 years old, showing immense admiration for his master and inspiration, Forestier.

Forestier taught Spanish Arabic style, mixed with French, as he used on the Montjuic gardens. Nicolau here though, preferred to use the spirit of the Italian Renaissance.

Nordic Walking is being promoted in Lloret de Mar, as another facet to its offers to tourism. Nordic Walking is the same as taking a normal daily stroll, but using specially designed poles, aimed at improving muscle, the cardiovascular system, coordination and mobility. The walking can be combined with a series of exercises to help power or muscle  elasticity depending on the individual’s physical level.

This project, forming part of the Lloret nature programme and musical sports service, claims the following goals: to raise awareness of Nordic walking among the population as well as tourists, emphasising health benefits, and enable walkers to discover the beautiful natural settings, and to add a new outdoor activity as an aid to discovering the interesting trails and coastal paths of the Costa Brava. Also hoping for Lloret to become known as a Nordic walking destination for the growing number of enthusiasts from all over Europe.

Scuba diving is a popular pastime around the Costa Brava, with diving centres in Lloret de Mar, Tossa, Estartit, L’Escala among others.

The Costa Brava offers some of the best diving in Spain, with an abundance of interesting sites along the rugged coastline (Costa Brava means rugged coast) Divers with all levels of training and experience will find something to interest them.

Water temperature varies from 13° in the winter to 24° in the summer, so divers can enjoy their sport all year round, provided the northerly tamuntana doesn’t put in an appearance: icy winds from the Pyrenees which can gust at well over 100 km an hour. Some dive centres operate all year round, but of course in winter there are occasions when weather will not permit.

Highlights of diving off the Costa Brava include the submarine nature reserves of the Medas Islands, and the Cap de Creus Natural Park as well as a number of dive sites over wrecked ships. Diving excursions are available, as are diving lessons.

The Costa Brava is also famous for its wonderful golf courses. There are 11 full 18 hole courses. Nine championship courses and several nine hole pitch and putt. PGA championship golf is played here, in the PGA golf de Catalunya.

The professional courses are:

In Lloret de Mar, and close by, there are several spas and water treatment centres, and also many natural springs in the surrounding countryside.

In Fenals, Lloret de Mar, you will find the Gem Wellness and Spa Centre. It spreads 1600 m² over two floors, and you will enjoy the services of a medical equipment specialist, dietician and nutritionist.

Therapies available include:

  • Physio electrotherapy, ultrasound, spinal traction, Massage, and pressure therapy.
  • Aerosol therapy: inhalation and steam baths
  • Rejuvenating beauty treatments for face and body.
  • Balneotherapy Unit, with therapeutic baths, underwater massage, seaweed wraps, seaweed baths, essential oil baths, dynamic pool, mud treatments, Scottish shower and Saunas.

Caldes de Malavella is the site of a natural hot spring when you can collect natural spring water from natures own ‘taps.’ It also boasts a beautiful spa treatment centre.

The characteristics of the spas:

Hyperthermic, bicarbonated, sodium rich, mineral rich, and a 60° c temperature.

Therapeutic indications:

Rheumatism, arthritis, circulation, respiratory tracts, digestive tracts, health treatments, beauty treatments, stress.

Technical:

Thermal pool, hydro massage, massage, Jacuzzi, pressure shower, Massage shower, foot reflexology, inhalations, obesity treatments, facial and body aesthetics, sauna, treatments with clay, mud and myrrh, and UVA treatments.

The Renaissance and Art Nouveau style resort in the centre of Caldes de la Selva, has good views of the town, and is surrounded by a lovely park with woods and gardens. It is easily reached, within 30 km of any of the main tourist resorts on the Costa Brava.

The Costa Brava also has some wonderful places for your day excursions:

  • Marineland, a theme park with rides and fun as well as many examples of the wonderful marine life from this area.
  • Waterworld, a water park with enormous slides and fun for all the family.
  • An children’s adventure fun park In Lloret de Mar, where you can swing from the trees, climb rope ladders, and grope your way across rope bridges. The park also includes a gnome park for the little ones.

With so many places to see and visit, there’s never a dull moment on the Costa Brava!

 

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