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Friday, September 28, 2007

Lloret de Mar - Weather

Clouds Gathered out to sea early yesterday evening. As the evening went on it started to rain. Until eventually we had a full storm raging all over town, which went on for most of the night.

This morning though the sun is shining again...the current temperature is 21c, so later today it should reach 23-24c at least!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Lloret de Mar, A guide to eating out.

La Campaña

Where ever you are staying in Lloret you will never be far away from a very good and reasonably priced restaurant!

The most popular place for chicken is La Campana (Pedro's) The chicken here  done on the spit is the best I have tasted its usually served with chips and salad and to make it a complete night out there is live music and dancing. Pedro's can be found in Lloret up the hill 'Carrer de L'Areny' behind the museum on the seafront.

One of the nicest decorated places to eat is La Fusta. Here there is a good choice of menu ranging from pasta, grilled meats such as lamb chops and steak...the goulash is very good and very filling! The menu of the day is very good value, the cost is about 8.20 euros which includes a 3 course meal with wine. The address is...Hospital Vell 8, only 2mins from the church.

One of my favourites is Can Guidet, situated across the road from the Olympic Suites Hotel at the back of Lloret. The Can Guidet stands in its own grounds and gardens where they grow much of their own produce. Here you'll find a typical Catalan Menu, but dont worry its not too far out of the ordinary! Just a really good varied menu aways cooked perfectly, especially the 'galtes'...pigs cheek cooked in tasty gravy with onions and sauted potatoes. This dish is a favourite of many locals in Lloret....me included!!

The following restaurants are situated in the Fenals area of Lloret.
On the sea front is the Xaloc and then just next door is the Fenals International. Both have very good varied menus, the steaks in both are equally as good and large!

CLICK HERE  for a map and more detailed report on restaurants in Lloret.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Lloret de Mar - Weather

The weather has taken a turn for the worse in Lloret today. Yesterday was beautiful, the temperature was 25c, with hardly a cloud in the sky. Then today at 8am was a bit dull and cloudy, now the rain has started....looks like it could be here for the day!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Playa De Aro

The beach at Playa De Aro just seems to go on and on, at more than 2km long it is one of the longest beaches on the Costa Brava. Just like anywhere else on the Costa Brava this beach is kept spotlessly clean.
It also has the services of lifeguards and first aid centres.
You can also join in at the Beach Fun Area which is free for anyone, activities here include...water-volleyball, beach- tennis, football, beach- rugby and for the younger children there is a work shop where they can learn crafts and take part in their own gentler games! All under cover so there is no danger of sunburn!!


Friday, September 14, 2007

Lloret de Mar Parish Church

Sant Roma's parish church is one of the most famous landmarks in Lloret, and one of the most photographed. No matter what time of day you pass there are always several people competing for the best place from which to take their shots! Before the construction of the church began back in the 16th century, the building which originally stood on the site was used to store coal, owing to it been so close to the sea for loading the ships.
Bet it looked quite different to the grand building which is standing here today!!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Lloret de Mar - Excursion to Marineland

Here is musical photo slideshow... this time  showing the seals, and also the dolphin show at Marineland in Palafolls which is only about 30mins away from Lloret. You can pick up the free bus from the bus station and enjoy a full day watching the various shows then spend the afternoon in the waterpark. For more info visit the Marineland website here!!

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Bargain Holiday in Lloret De Mar.

The above poster has been put on the wall in Buzzbys pub in Fenals...this is an unbelievable price for the Costa Encantada. Usually one of the most expensive places to stay in Fenals but also a very good family complex.
The price does not include flights but with Ryanair flights into Girona you should be able to grab a really cheap flight now we are into September and temperatures are equally as good as August, if not better!!

Lloret de Mar - Catamaran cruise

A very popular trip here on the Costa Brava is the Catamaran Cruise. It is a half day excursion which picks up at both beaches in Lloret, Tossa de Mar and also Blanes. After boarding you are taken to a quiet cove where you can swim, dance to the music on board and enjoy a barbeque, and not forgetting...enjoy the beautiful coast line of the Costa Brava !


Thursday, September 06, 2007

Lloret de Mar Beaches Today





Now that the kids are back to school the town is a little bit quieter. This morning we decided to have a walk through the woods over to the nearby beaches of Boadella and Santa Cristina. The temperature in Lloret today was 32c, so the beaches were still quite busy but not as packed as they are in July and August. These 2 photos were actually taken today.



Sunday, September 02, 2007

Lloret de Mar - Tribute Bands

Here we have just a couple of photo's from the last of this years tribute bands The Blues Brothers!They played last Friday night on the open air stage near the beach. As usual every one enjoyed a really good show....wonder who will play next year??




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