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Please do not download or copy photos without my permission, Thank you.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lloret de Mar - Fenals Fiesta

Dancing in the street!
Here we have photos of this evenings activities in Fenals for the week end long fiesta and also a video of the fireworks display. Part of the road along the seafront was blocked off to allow the restaurants to set out more tables on the pavement and road for the expected customers for their celebration meals. People were dancing along to the band as they played their typical Catalan music. Earlier today the favorite dish of the Catalan people 'butiffaras' were served for all those who wanted to join the queue in the square in Fenals centre.

Bouncy castle for the kids

More activities will taking place tomorrow so if your any where near Fenals come and join in the party atmosphere.

Diners out in the road!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Lloret de Mar Events

There are a couple of events taking place this week end in Lloret de Mar and Fenals. The annual  Fenals fiesta starts today Friday 26th Aug and with concerts, dancing, games for the kids and fireworks display etc taking place all over the weekend.

In Lloret at the Evenia Olympic Palace on Saturday there is a concert which pays tribute to Abba with a cast of 18 taking part. This is promising to be a very colourful and lively event as there will be a change of clothes for each song. Admission charge is €25, there will be two performances, the first at 8pm and the second at 10.30pm

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lloret de Mar Hotels

Hoteliers in Lloret de Mar have recently agreed to better manage the bookings of their hotels, this will mean that some tour operators who deal solely with the groups of students etc they bring to Lloret will no longer 'find room at the inn' ! The town council wants to bring to an end the bad publicity that Lloret has had since the troubles over the 11th August period.

Statistics for the month of July for Lloret are down a little compared to the the same month last year, with a little over 160,000 visitors staying on average 4-5 days. The most likely reasons for this being  Ryanair reducing their routes at Girona airport and also the 'poor' weather during much of July.
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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lloret Clon Festival - Gansos Rosas

The Clon Festival is over for another year, and last nights band the Gansos Rosas (Guns n' Rose's tribute band) gave a great performance just as all the others who have played this year! 
They danced,  ran, sang  and bounced about all over the stage for a solid 2hrs. We heard a fantastic selection of the best Guns n' Rose's tracks, such as Live & Let Die, Sweet Child o' Mine, Knockin' on Heavens Door and the finale was Paradise City!
I have uploaded videos to YouTube and  there are more than 100 photos from the Clon Festival Web page........CLICK HERE see them all.

(You can still see photos and videos from all this years 'Clon Festival' bands on the same page)

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Lloret de Mar Watersports

During these very hot August days the Fenals Watersports centre seem to be very busy with people taking trips riding across the waves on the Ski Bus, FlyFish and Slyder. With the para sailing you can soar 50 mts high and take in the fantastic views of the coast. On all trips life jackets are provided and safety is always paramount. 

Special rates are available for groups and multitrips.
To see lots more photos and prices  click here > FENALS WATERSPORTS


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lloret de Mar News

Approximately 1,500 people joined in the march by Lloret's residents yesterday evening to demonstrate against the recent trouble in town. This was their way of saying just how sick and tired they are of the type of visitors the town seems to be attracting during August. The protestors are asking that the current regulations  be reviewed and better enforced to bring an end to the mindless and drunken behaviour by a minority of the younger August tourist's who seem intent on causing as much noise, damage and unrest as possible during their stay!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lloret de Mar News

A nice day in Lloret!
A peaceful protest by the residents of Lloret de Mar is to take place tomorrow (Mon 12th Aug) to show their disapproval of the way the town has been shown by the media during the recent disturbances. This will be a silent protest by residents who will make their way from the athletics ground to Av Just Marles the area of the disturbances. All residents are welcome to join this silent and peaceful show of unity which they hope will show just how much they are against the way the town is now portrayed in other parts of the world. Lloret is so often given this bad image by some of the younger groups of visitors who think that the way to enjoy themselves is by causing as much noise, disturbance and damage possible to the town whilst here! Its now time for the town of Lloret de Mar to say enough is enough, and will only welcome those who can conduct themselves in a law abiding way.

WE all know what Lloret has to offer, its time that the right image was put out there to attract the right people, ie  - Holiday makers who will come to Lloret with the intention of enjoying themselves in the many bars, clubs, restaurants, cafes, gardens, parks and fabulous beaches!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Lloret de Mar in August

Here we have a selection of photos taken yesterday 11th Aug showing the beach of Lloret. It shows just a typical holiday resort with people just lazing about about enjoying their holiday in the sun. 

 Just recently there has been some unrest in the town at night, as far as I'm aware caused by a minority of the younger generation who had been turned away from Colossus Disco after they had bought tickets but then turned away after the DJ had refused to play after the air conditioning and broke down.

So with this it seems they then thought it gave them the right to start causing havoc out on the streets not only for one night but for just about every night since. This week end there will be more police out and about to curb any trouble makers who just come into town at week end simply to cause trouble!

One thing I am pleased about is that this time its not the British who are getting the blame as they usually do!

Below you can see a video of the disturbances as it was reported on TV.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lloret de Mar Events

For all fans of Madonna there is a show called 'Madonna, I Love You' taking place at the Evenia Olympic Palace in Lloret de Mar on Saturday 13th August. The show will include dancers and orchestra and gives a view into the singers  life and achievements. This is a big first for Lloret as the show is not normally shown outside the big cities such as Barcelona and London. There will be 2  performances during the evening with the first showing at 8pm and a later one at 10.30pm.
Tel 972 374489 to book....Ticket are on sale at the hotel or Suris Travel and cost €20 each.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

The Exploding Boys in Lloret

The Cure tribute band 'The Exploding Boys' were in action in Lloret de Mar last night (Fri 5th Aug) for the 3rd event of this years Clon Festival. Not sure what to expect from this band we took our place in front of the stage at 10pm. They then 'exploded' on to the stage at 10.20pm, where they entertained and amused everyone in the crowd until well after the midnight deadline, true professionals!

Those of you who are in the UK may not get a chance to see the Exploding Boys as they are from Madrid, but if you do ever get a chance to catch them live then it really is a of the best we have had for the Clon Festival, we would definatley go to see them again!

I have lots more photos and videos from last night  HERE and the 'Boys' have their own MySpace page with lots of live videos and photos.

Thanks to them for a great night, and the Facebook friend request....its a privilege!

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Friday, August 05, 2011

Lloret de Mar Clon Festival 2011

There will be another great night of music in Lloret tonight, this time it's the Exploding Boys tribute - The Cure. They will be on stage next to the beach from 10.15pm until about midnight. Visit their My Space page to see more info about the band - photos, great videos and lots more!

Also you can find the boys on Facebook!