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Blanes Travel Guide

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Blanes is considered the southern gateway to the Costa Brava.


Blanes, Costa Brava: A holiday resort with an extensive offer
With its around 38,000 inhabitants, Blanes is a typical holiday resort: long beaches, numerous bars, restaurants, shop, numerous events and in the high season also rather busy.
    
Blanes has two large town beaches, the Playa Sabanell and the Playa de Blanes. At the southern end of Blanes next to the larger and more southern beach Playa Sabanell the hotel and camping district can be found, where most holiday makers stay. It should be mentioned that that Blanes, believe it or not, has 12 campsites, meaning it has by far the largest offering of campsites on the Southern Costa Brava. Between the Playa Sabanell and the second town beach Playa de Blanes lies the town’s landmark, the beautiful rocky Sa Palomera Peninsula, which becomes the stage for the world famous Fireworks Contest in the summer as part of the fiesta mayor. As well as the main beaches, Blanes also has smaller, quieter beaches and coves, such as the Cala Punta Santa Anna near the harbour, the northernmost beach Cala Treumal or the popular beach Cala Sant Francesc.

Flair of a small fishing town
To a certain extent Blanes has retained its fishing tradition. Particularly in the small lanes opposite the Sa Palomera Peninsula, you can still enjoy the flair of the old fishing town. It is also worth taking the time to watch the fishermen as they arrive in and leave the harbour or attend the traditional fish auction in the harbour.

A popular place for family holidays

Family holiday makers are particularly attracted to Blanes. Many young people also choose Blanes as their holiday destination (with and without parents), as it has a good choice of nightlife for young people and the party capital Lloret de Mar is only a few kilometres away.
Activity holiday, party, but also peace and quiet
On the Blanes coast, where there are both small coves and long sandy beaches, it is possible to do many types of water sports : diving, snorkelling, parasailing, jet skiing, banana boat etc.
There is also a lot to do in the evening. Although the nightlife of Blanes has calmed down somewhat in the past few years and can by no means be compared to neighbouring Lloret de Mar, the town generally offers a good range of places to go in the evening.Those looking for more peace and nature will be find both in two of Spain’s most important botanic gardens: Mar i Murtra and Pinya de Rosa. Here you can marvel at Mediterranean and exotic plant species, go for a walk, relax and enjoy a beautiful sea view in a beautiful natural setting.