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Blanes 1.1 mi from city centre
This top-notch hotel is situated in the holiday resort of Blanes within a few minutes walk of the beach (approximately 150...
Blanes 1,462 yd from city centre
This hotel lies at the centre of Blanes and is well situated for access to the public transport network, restaurants, bars...
Blanes 1,749 yd from city centre
Located just 100 metres from S’Abanell Beach in Blanes, this hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi in...
Pimar & Spa
Blanes 907 yd from city centre
This pleasant hotel lies in the tourist centre of Blanes directly beside the beautiful sandy beach. It is just 500 m to the...
Blanes 831 yd from city centre
Make use of convenient amenities, which include wireless Internet access (surcharge) and concierge services. Featured amenities...
Horitzó By Pierre & Vacances
Blanes 978 yd from city centre
Located in Blanes which has several well-known beaches and is the starting point of the Costa Brava. The hotel is about 1...
Blanes 1,116 yd from city centre
This property is located 100 m from the beach in Blanes and the town centre. The hotel is situated on the Costa Brava, only...
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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.