297. Santa Clotilde Gardens, Lloret de Mar
The Santa Clotilde Gardens are a true hidden gem in Lloret de Mar in Costa Brava. They are a pretty large and very beautiful and well manicured plus they have amazing views of the ocean.
The Santa Clotilde Gardens is located just outside of Lloret de Mar, south of Girona and just northeast of Blanes.
How To Get Here
Being that its Europe, there are a few ways to get here, lets look at them:
Spain has a fantastic network of buses that takes you all over the country. There are national and local city buses to complete the network. In this area the bus company is Moventis. You can check online for their schedules.
You can take buses from Barcelona city center and airport as well as from neighboring Girona.
Renfe is the name of the Spanish train service that serves Blanes, which is the next city over. You can then take a cab or local bus to Lloret. As a matter of fact some of the buses from Barcelona stop in Blanes before continuing to Lloret.
The closest airport is Girona, Spain (GRO). Once in Girona, you can take buses to Lloret de Mar and then local transportation to the Gardens.
The airlines serving Girona, Spain GRO) are:
brussels airlines (SN), Jet2.com (LS), Jetairfly (TB), Pobeda Airlines (DP), Ryanair (FR), Thomas Cook Airlines (MT) and Transavia (HV).
As an alternative, you can fly into Barcelona (BCN) which has many more flights, then take a bus directly to Lloret de Mar.
The airlines serving Barcelona (BCN) are:
Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), Aeroflot (SU), Aeromexico (AM), Air Algerie (AH), Air Arabia Maroc (3O), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air Europa (UX), Air France (AF), Air Moldova (9U), Air New Zealand (NZ), Air Serbia (JU), Air Transat (TS), AirAsia Zest (PQ), AirBaltic (BT), Alitalia (AZ), American Airlines (AA), Arkia Israel Airlines (IZ), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Atlantic Airways (RC), Avianca (AV), Belavia Belarusian Airlines (B2), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), Brussels Airlines (SN), Bulgaria Air (FB), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Condor (DE), Croatia Airlines (OU), Czech Airlines (OK), Delta Air Lines (DL), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Egyptair (MS), El Al Airlines (LY), Emirates (EK), Etihad Airways (EY), Eurowings (EW), Finnair (AY), Georgian Airways (A9), Iberia Airlines (IB), Jet2.com (LS), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), LATAM (LA), Lauda Motion (OE), LOT Polish (LO), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Luxair (LG), Mahan Air (W5), Norwegian Air International (D8), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Norwegian Air UK (DI), Pakistan International Airlines (PK), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Qatar Airways (QR), Royal Air Morac (AT), Royal Jordanian (RJ), Ryanair (FR), S7 Airines (S7), SAS (SK), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Swiss Airlines (LX), TAP Portugal (TP), Tarom (RO), Transavia (HV), Transavia France (TO), TUI Jet (X3), Tunisair (TU), Turkish Airlines (TK), Ukraine International (PS), United Airlines (UA), Ural Airlines (U6), Vueling (VY), Vueling Austria (VK), WestJet (WS), Windrose Airlines (7W) and Wizz Air (W6).
Where To Stay
There are places available in the nearby Lloret de Mar. You can choose to stay on the beachfront on the hills or in between.
Here are some places I stayed on my visit:
You can also checkout a site called Naturaki, which is a local company that provides property searches.
You can find a list of hotels here.
Where To Eat
You can eat in the town of Lloret de Mar.
What To Do
Walk the beautiful gardens and enjoy the ocean views. Stop and sit on the many benches through the Gardens and ponder life a bit.