This is where the multi-storey Mediterranean madness began, and from
where developing resorts can learn a lesson or two; embracing all that's
good and, hopefully rejecting some of the worst aspects of Spanish
tourism to be found here.
In the busier resorts entertainment is on tap 24/7 with nightlife in
abundance - Lloret de Mar is part of the 18-30 scene.
Orlando has been used as a blue print for some of the theme parks
which offer the visitor an alternative to the usual excursions (see
However, Costa Brava also yields a more restrained side to its
nature, where you can select or reject what the region has to offer ...
our resort guides will help you make the right choice.
Weather: Noticeably milder
than the southern Spanish 'Costas' even during the summer months. Not a
|Flight time: 2
- 2� hours
Time: Summer: GMT + 1
Currency: Euro see
- Three fun parks, the biggest, Port Adventura is
further away in Costa Dorada but still within reach. Operated by
Universal, the park has a Disney feel, with rides and shows for all
ages set in different 'lands'; Catalu�a, themed as a typical
Mediterranean port, Polynesia, China, Mexico and the Wild West. It
will take more than a day to get round but multi-day admission
prices are reasonable and bookable in the UK. Expect long queues for
the rides in summer.
- Waterworld just 30 minutes outside Lloret is
rammed with wet 'white-knuckle' rides.
- At Marineland dolphin and sea lion shows pack 'em
- Trains run approximately every 20 minutes
from resorts south of Blanes to Barcelona. Journey
takes approx 2 hours.
- Barcelona is a city worth seeing and within easy reach. The famous
Nou Camp football stadium is one of the main modern
attractions, culture fans will lap up the city's authentic
architecture and the Picasso Museum, while kids
might enjoy the city's world famous zoo. Tourist buses operate along
different routes of interest for one fare.
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