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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lloret de Mar countryside?


Looking at this photo of a waterfall from Lloret you would think it was taken out in the country, miles from anywhere. The truth is, it's in the busiest part of Lloret de Mar behind the Caprabo supermarket, right next to the main road opposite the petrol station!
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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Lloret de Mar, October Weather

These photos were taken today on the seafront in Lloret de Mar, plenty of people were out and about making the most of the very good weather. Its been another beautiful day with temps again in the 20s.

The beach bars were also kept very busy with the thirsty holidaymakers!




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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Summer is still here ....


.... for now at least !


Yesterday it was 29º C in the shade, very hot for the time of year in Lloret. The few holiday makers that are still here are still venturing into the sea and making the most of the sun. It is supposed to rain this week end, so they say, but they have been saying that for quite a while now.


Further down the coast in the Valencia region they have had very heavy rain which has caused flooding in many parts, so far we have had very little since the heavy down pours last August.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Lloret de Mar - Where to eat.


I am often asked by readers of the blog about the best places to eat in Lloret de Mar. Here I will give you a brief guide of what I consider to be not only good food but also good value for money - which is what people are wanting on holiday these days. Menus of the day are always at a set price so are the best value, evening meals are priced individually from the menus.

Starting in Lloret only 2 mins from the church is ''La Fusta'' not only do they have an excellent evening menu, but for just a little more than €8 you can have a menu of the day. All menus of the day at any restaurant comes with choice of 3 courses of food, along with bread and wine, so these are always the best value.
''Can Sabata'' just at the back of town up on the main road near the turn off for Girona is another good restaurant, whether it be for an evening meal or daily menu. Its a very rustic looking place, once inside you would think you were out in the country ... miles from anywhere!
If you like Chinese food the Chinese Buffet on the sea front (opposite end to the castle) is excellent value with an excellent choice of food. Here you can help your self to as much as you can eat from the self service buffet. The cost here is again only about €8 each (day or night)


Over in the Fenals area you have a very good choice of restaurants. In my opinion the best place here is the ''International'' on the sea front, the steaks here are the biggest and the best around. With the outdoor terrace overlooking the sea makes this a very popular place to eat (weather permitting)
Just about 2 yrs ago the ''America Restaurant'' on Av D America in Fenals was totally refurbished and is now one of the most modern looking places in town. Here is a large varied menu with food ranging from burgers, paellas to fillet steaks which they advertise as the best in town ! Owing to the vast menu here it could be a good option for families with children.

Monday, October 06, 2008

A Week-end in Lloret de Mar

This time of year is when we see lots of week-end visitors coming to the Costa Brava. Many of them come from France as Lloret is just a little over an hours drive from the French border. Also though, with the ease of a direct journey from Girona airport it is just as easy to come to Lloret de Mar for a long week-end from the UK.


If you were here for a short break this week- end then you wont have been disappointed with the weather. As these photos taken last Friday show, it is still warm enough for the beach and also to have a drink and a snack out doors.

 

So this time of year you get all the benefits of the good weather but without all the hassle of the crowded beaches and streets as you do in July or August!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Lloret de Mar Today

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Just a short film clip showing Lloret de Mar beach today, 2nd October and the temp was 24c.