Girona/Gerona/Costa Brava airport, or by train from Barcelona. There are now buses to Lloret from the airport at 8 euros but only a little more expensive at just over 10 euros is the (shared) ShuttleDirect which is direct as the name indicates and will drop you off and pick you up at your accommodation. You'll find them on the Girona airport internet site.
The central part of town is very easy to walk around with a long shopping precinct and other shopping areas. Be careful crossing roads. Not many toilets about but there is one in the bus station.
2 good beaches. Lloret and just south of that, Fenals beach. The Verdaguer Cultural Centre has excavated relics from the Puig de Castellet Iberian settlement dating back to 250 BC (open Sat-Sun, 11am - 6pm only). Also naval models, paintings and photographs. Museum of the Sea. 4 euros but has very little in it other than a collection of model boats.
Places to avoid: At the far end of the Lloret beach is a castle structure. Thousands walk quite some distance to it every day only to find it is private property and does not allow visitors. There are extensive cycle lanes in parts of Lloret on the pavement. Not many use them and tourists wander through them. These are very dangerous as a collision between a speeding cyclist and a walker is an accident waiting to happen and will result in an injury or worse. There are a number of casinos and slot arcades ready to relieve you of any excess money.
The inevitable McDonalds and Burger King but for the same money as a meal there, you can get far better food at any one of the endless number of small cafes and eating establishments. It is often chips with everything but some good food just the same. 3 (large) Caprabo supermarkets for food and goods. One at Tossa end of town, one at Blanes end and one in the middle. Also at Blanes end are Consum and Dia supermarkets. Open all day Mon-Sat and Sunday morning. Ice creams and lollies around town are about 2 euros each. Buy them in a main supermarket and a box of 3, 4, even 6 can be a lot less than 2 euros.
Spoilt for choice with bars and discos, some of which will stay open to the early hours of the morning. A fair number of bars have large screen TV's for British and other foreign football matches. The locals are very passionate about Spanish football teams and would not like them being insulted in any way. Not just bars but restaurants push alcohol hard and try to get youngsters to drink too much, regardless of the consequences.
A number of hotels are in the centre of town near the bars so check reviews on them as they can be very noisy well into the night. Some hotels are by busy roads and not for those who want to sleep past 8am. Many hotels have satellite TV, some with BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV, C4. Air-conditioning is good June to August as it can get very hot but some hotels only have A-C on at set hours. There is a camp site (caravans also) at the Blanes end of town as well as outside town on the road to Girona.
About 80% of things for sale are 5 euros and under. No big stores. Cheap and expensive supermarkets, so shop around. All the usual souvenirs at reasonable prices. Not a lot in the way of quality goods. There is a medium sized market (Av. de Reiral) several minutes walk west from the centre of town on Tuesdays.
There is a tourist office at the Bus Station and at Av. de les Alegries which you may pass on the way into town. Hotels hand out a very good free street map of the town with all important locations on it.
Buses to Girona, Tossa de Mar, Blanes and Barcelona. Buses do tend to fill up, with people standing. If at a bus station, buy a return ticket if intending to come back as it saves queuing again.
By car you can visit other beautiful areas in the Costa Brava, such as Begur and Cadaqués.
From the beach in Lloret you can also hope on a boat that takes you to the nearby towns of Blanes and Tossa.
Lloret also has a train station nearby - in Blanes, the adjacent town at the distance of 10-15 min drive - from which you can go to anywhere in Spain.
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