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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.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Blanes

The most centrally located hotels in Blanes with the best ratings are: Hostal Regina, Hotel Fonda Can Setmanes and Apartaments El Sorrall.

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in Blanes, like Hotel Blaucel, Hotel Horitzó By Pierre & Vacances or Hotel Stella Maris.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Blanes, we recommend Hotel Blaucel, Hotel Horitzó By Pierre & Vacances and Hotel Stella Maris.

If you´re looking for peace and quiet and want to stay at an adult-only hotel in Blanes, we recommend Hotel Petit Palau - Adults Only.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Blanes are Hotel Checkin Blanes, Hotel Blaucel and Apartaments El Sorrall.

If you want to save time, the hotels in Blanes with express check-in and check-out are Hotel Petit Palau - Adults Only and Hostal Los Maños.

The best hotels with a pool in Blanes are Hotel Blaucel, Hotel Checkin Blanes and Hotel Stella Maris.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Blanes are Apartaments El Sorrall, Hotel Blaucel and Apartamentos Elvira.

In Blanes, Hostal Regina, Hotel Blaucel and Hotel Checkin Blanes offer 24-hour front desk service.

The best-rated hotels in Blanes with a gym are Hotel Blaucel, Hotel Horitzó By Pierre & Vacances and Hotel Blaumar.