Lloret de Mar, in Northeast Spain, is home to Gran Casino Costa Brava. It is a small town located just over an hour outside Barcelona on the way to the French Border at the Pyrenees Mountains. Some of the most popular destinations in this part of Spain are the Santa Cristina Hermitage beach, Parish Church of Sant Anna, Playa Cala Sa Boadella beach, and the Gardens of Santa Clotilde.
Barcelona-El Prat International Airport is the closest to Gran Casino Costa Brava, and is 93 km away. The rest of the journey can be completed via car, bus or taxi.
Though Gran Casino Costa Brava is in quite a large facility, it only has a medium sized selection of games. There are several other amenities available to guests on the property other than the casino inclusing a restaurant, auditorium, sportsbook, poker room and bar.
Gambling options at this casino are plentiful with four separate gaming areas. There is the general gaming room, a VIP room, sportsbook and a poker room. Each of them offer slightly different gaming environments, and there is even a host of high limit games available. The sports betting area includes HD televisions and desks for players to place wagers on sporting events. The restaurant is a popular location to dine.
High limit games are found in the poker and VIP rooms, as well as roulette tables in the main gaming hall allowing up to €250 bets. There is also an 11,000 square foot auditorium. The casino is open every day from 12 PM to 3 AM and poker tournaments begin at 7 PM.
The table games at Gran Casino Costa Brava are split between three of the most popular casino games – roulette, blackjack, and poker. In total there are 10 table games on the main casino floor and VIP room as well as 10 additional tables in the poker room.
There are both American and European Roulette tables, and they offer the highest maximum betting limits in the main gaming hall as well as in the VIP room. These tables are both live and electronic. The electronic games are all found in the main hall while the VIP room houses a live American Roulette table.
The maximum bet at roulette (in both the VIP and main gaming room) is €250.
There is a single blackjack table in the VIP room which offers the highest bets per hand for any blackjack table at the casino. The rest of the blackjack tables in the main hall go up to €25 per hand.
There are a few poker tables out in the main gaming hall, but these all offer “player vs. dealer” variations.
The rest of the gaming tables are located in the poker room. There are both live cash games and tournament poker played here. Anyone interested in playing cash games will need to inquire about the current blinds and min/max buy-in.
For tournament poker, make sure to look out for the advertisements in the casino, as buy-ins can vary from one tournament to the next and the tournament style can change. For example, expect most tournaments to be freezeout competitions, but sometimes there will be re-buys and add-ons.
There are 90 slot machines spread throughout the main gaming floor which include traditional slot machines, video reel slots and slots with progressive jackpots. There are a few high limit slot games in the VIP room. The slot machines feature a variety of game titles and denominations ranging from €0.01 to €25 per spin.
Lloret de Mar has many accommodation options. The nearest options are:
Gran Hotel Monterrey which is a 5-star hotel that has rooms available starting at €175 a night and including amenities such as an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a spa, a restaurant and bar, and air-conditioned rooms.
Hotel H-TOP Alexis is a 3-star hotel located down the road from the casino. Rooms start at €90 per night. There are an outdoor pool and hot tub accessible by all guests. Wi-Fi is available but will cost you extra.
Semaforo is the simplest option in the vicinity. It has air-conditioned rooms and a restaurant and bar. A room here will cost you €75 a night.
The restaurant inside Gran Casino Costa Brava is open every night from 8:30 PM and closes at 1 AM. There are various gastronomical inventions available at this restaurant. The modern-designed restaurant and menu is reasonably priced and provides a relaxed environment away from the noise of the casino.
There is also a bar available in the casino area itself and provides guests with light dining options, like sandwiches and nachos, and alcoholic beverages.
Alternatively, you can try out nearby restaurants like Trattoria Da Paolo Pizzeria, Restaurante Al Freskito, and Restaurant La Campana.