Celebrations on the Costa Brava
Want to party? Yeah ?! Lloret de Mar Costa Brava is a popular place to celebrate. A pool party with hip music, colorful headlights and lots of fun in the pool of our hotel like teens. Food Trucks are in the town square of Lloret de Mar at the beginning of May. They lure the guests into an evening get-together with good food. We visit festivals and festivals where Catalans like to greet people from all over the world. In the beach bars you will meet during the day to enjoy sun, sand and sea with a drink. There is a paella for several people in one of the restaurants in front of the town hall of Lloret de Mar Costa Brava. At a beach party in a bay south of the city we get acquainted with Catalan traditions and at a beer festival in the neighboring town of Blanes we taste the products of brewing art from different European countries.
Beach bars in Lloret de Mar Costa Brava
The list of cocktails in the beach bar Mar I Tu makes us curious, which lies at the entrance to the bar on the sandy beach of Lloret de Mar. Fruit juices in all variations are mixed with different alcoholic drinks to exciting sounding drinks. Cocktails are available at prices from 8,00 Euro. I get a non-alcoholic pineapple Iced Tea (5,50 €) in a dimension that I've never seen before. More than half a liter of fruity ice tea, beautifully decorated with slices of pineapple and fresh strawberries, tempts us to spend more than an hour in the bar watching the morning hustle and bustle on the boardwalk and the sand while the loudspeakers above our heads ring with groovy jazz ,
Paella and seafood in Lloret de Mar Costa Brava
A party without good food? That does not work, right? Of course, the restaurants of Lloret de Mar Costa Brava have something typical to offer: seafood, fresh mussels, tapas with local ham, anchovies, olives and tomatoes abound. We choose a classic paella with fish and meat. This is rustic - and often for several people - served in the pan and smells intense after the fish and meat delicacies of the region. It is perfect for a spontaneous party with friends.
This is how the Catalans celebrate
You have to have luck! We are invited to a beach party on the beach of Santa Cristina south of Lloret de Mar Costa Brava. We pass by the catamaran from the center of Lloret on the cliffs, to which the coast of the Costa Brava (the "rough coast") owes its name. Huge figures, the Gegants, welcome us to the Santa Cristina Beach in the traditional costume. They personalize important figures from the history of the place and dance to the amusement of the audience. They are also often encountered at local festivals.
Regional delicacies sweeten our evening: Pan y tomato (bread and tomatoes), the typical breakfast of Catalonia, we learn as well as the tasty cheese, spicy sausages, fried fish and delicious pastries, which is hardly sweet, but all the more tasteful.
Later in the evening, castellers demonstrate their skills: human pyramids that outdo each other in terms of height and audacity. They are often encountered at traditional festivals. Anyone who wants to see them should look out for patron festivals or anniversaries.
Beer and wine festivals in the Lloret de Mar area
There are many wineries and microbreweries in Lloret de Mar and the surrounding area that produce excellent wines and beers. It is worth looking out for wine or beer festivals. In the neighboring town of Blanes, 26 brewers from all over Europe present their beers at the Birrasana Festival, and we celebrate with them. The barley juice flows from taps into glasses that have been distributed beforehand, and we can taste it at wooden tables along with a selection of tapas. We find a refreshing way to spend lunch in warm Catalonia! Who will imitate us?
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