Hotels in Blanes
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Blanes 129 yd from city centre
Aiguaneu Apartaments Center is set within 250 metres of the beach, at different locations in Blanes on the Costa Brava. Spacious,...
Fonda Can Setmanes
Blanes 305 yd from city centre
This hotel is set in an excellent location. Guests can enjoy everything that the commercial and fishing village of Blanes...
Blanes 330 yd from city centre
This hotel offers a peaceful, central location within a short distance of Blanes Beach, the marina and the botanical gardens,...
Hostal Blanes La Barca
Blanes 331 yd from city centre
Property Location Located in Blanes, Hostal La Barca is convenient to Treumal Beach and Santa Cristina Beach. This pension...
Hostal Sa Malica
Blanes 373 yd from city centre
Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket...
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Known as the Gateway to the Costa Brava, Blanes is a vibrant modern seaside resort with a Roman heritage. Surrounded by the gorgeous nature of the Wild Coast, there are great beaches and plenty of activities and fun for all the family without the bustle and hectic nature of other Costa towns.
Holiday accommodation in Blanes is widely varied with everything from the friendliest comfortable hostels and hotels at budget prices to swanky hotels and private villas.
Neighbourhoods of Blanes
Blanes consists of a number of districts:
- The Old Quarter: The cultural hub of Blanes, there’s a pleasing mixture of medieval and modernist buildings as well as a gothic fountain and romantic squares.
- The Port and Marina: A bustling area of the town, the picturesque port is one of the busiest in the region and is always full of activity and atmosphere, as is the lively evening fish market.
- The Promenade: Named the Passeig de Cortils i Vieta, the prom is a popular place for a stroll as well as being lined with plenty of bars, restaurants and shops.
- Beaches: Blanes boasts 4 kms of lovely sandy beaches all safe for swimming and with plenty of opportunities for water sports.
What to see and do in Blanes
The Old Town has plenty of interesting architectural sights including the Town Hall, a gothic church and the hospital. Main visitor attractions in the town include the remains of the 13th century Castillo de San Juan and the Marimurta Tropical Gardens and the Pinya de Rosa Tropical Gardens. Water World water park in nearby Lloret de Mar is a short distance away and there’s a free bus service from Blanes.
What to eat in Blanes
Naturally, the staple of the food scene in Blanes is fish and seafood but the local restaurants, cafes and bars will cater to all tastes and dietary requirements. Popular local dishes are prawns, known as gamba de Blanes, cim i tomba (fish and vegetable stew), and fideus rossejats (vermicelli cooked in fish broth).
Typical events and festivals in Blanes
The main event in the Blanes festival calendar is the annual Fireworks Competition held over the last weekend in July. Other events to note in the holiday diary are Carnevale in February, and the Noche del Fuego, also known as the Noche de San Juan, in June. Special gastronomic events are held throughout the year.
How to move around in Blanes
Public transport in Blanes is a wide-area bus service around the town and with connections to other southern Costa Brava towns including Girona and Barcelona. It is also connected to Barcelona by train. Local taxis are readily available.
The climate in Blanes
Summers are hot in Blanes but without extremes. You can expect July and August to have average highs of 29°C (82°F). Winters are typically mild.
More interesting facts about and sights in Blanes
The history of Blanes predates the Roman conquest and the town was burnt to ashes in the 17th century during the Catalan Revolt.