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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lloret Events - Americanos Fair

A photo from the Americano Fair 2011
 A full programme is planned for this coming weekend which will transport Lloret de Mar back to the days of the Americanos. The Americanos are the people from Lloret who went over to Cuba and the West Indies during the 19th centuary in order to try earn their fortunes. Below is the full itinerary  of what you can see Saturday 2nd June. Another full days entertainment will again take place on Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. with the arrival of the El Far de Barcelona ship at Lloret Beach.
 SATURDAYS ITINERARY
10 a.m. Opening of the Indiano market.
Passeig Mossèn Jacint Verdaguer
10 a.m. Opening of the El Floridita de Lloret bar.
Plaça de la Vila (Town Square)
10 a.m. Opening of the exhibition of the
Brotherhood of Sant Elm.
Chapel of Els Sants Metges (Doctor Saints)
10 a.m. Salsa dance workshop.
Plaça de la Vila (Town Square)
11 a.m. Indiano trail.
Departing from the Maritime Museum
11 a.m. Street entertainment by Quantus Theatre
11 a.m. Rueda cubana (Cuban wheel) dance
workshop. Plaça de la Vila (Town Square)
12 p.m. Cocktail making demonstration.
Plaça de la Vila (Town Square)
12 p.m. Special live radio programme by Nova
Ràdio Lloret. Plaça de la Vila (Town Square)
1.30 p.m. Street entertainment by Quantus Theatre
5 p.m. Street entertainment by Quantus Theatre
5 p.m. Daiquiri workshop.
Plaça de la Vila (Town Square)
5 p.m. Guided tour of the exhibition
of the Chapel of Els Sants Metges (Doctor
Saints) by Agustí Blanch
6 p.m. Street entertainment by Quantus Theatre
5 p.m. Merengue dance workshop.
Plaça de la Vila (Town Square)
6 p.m. Josep Ball·llatinas dramatised tour.
Maritime Museum
7 p.m. Talk: Return journey with coffee by Pere
Cornellà. Plenary Hall of the Town Council
7.30 p.m. Street entertainment by Quantus Theatre
8 p.m. Narcís Gelats dramatised tour.
Maritime Museum
8 p.m. Cocktail making demonstration.
Plaça de la Vila (Town Square)
8 p.m. Closure of the exhibition of the
Brotherhood of Sant Elm. Chapel of
Els Sants Metges (Doctor Saints)
8.30 p.m. Rueda de casino (Casino wheel) dance
workshop. Plaça de la Vila (Town Square)
9.30 p.m. Salsatheque. Plaça de la Vila (Town Square)
10 p.m. Closure of the Indiano market

Friday, May 25, 2012

Lloret de Mar Nudist Beach


 Not many holiday makers are aware that just about 2.5km from Lloret de Mar's main beach is a very popular nudist beach, this is Boadella beach set in a stunning unspoiled location surrounded by woodland. To see more photos and videos of Lloret beaches visit  LloretdeMarStuff.com


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fenals Beach in Lloret de Mar

Here we have a short video showing Fenals Beach, always a great place to do your sunbathing if you like a more relaxing atmosphere than the main beach of Lloret de Mar.

Monday, May 21, 2012

More Rain in Spain!

video
You wouldn't believe the weather here could be so changeable here! After been kept awake most of Saturday night by the storm, it did eventually stop and gave us the chance to have a walk out in the warm sun until again the dark clouds came and then the rain started again along with hailstones and thunder & lightening! Today however we have the sun again but more rain is forecast for later...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Rain in Spain!

Stormy skies over Lloret again! Last night we were kept awake most of the night with a massive thunder storm, which hopefully may clear the skies for a much needed change in the weather...the month of May hasn't been very good at all, with more rain and possible storms to come!


Friday, May 18, 2012

Lloret de Mar Maritime Museum


Lloret's Maritime Museum is located opposite the beach and just a short walk from the town hall. The main theme of the museum tells the story of how the people of Lloret made their living from the sea, both by fishing and ship building. Scale models of the ships built are on show, along with the stories of how the towns folk sailed to Cuba and the West Indies to trade, returning to Lloret when they had earned their fortunes. The museum is housed in one of the few original buildings left which were built by those who returned to Lloret, almost all of those grand buildings were demolished in order to make way for the much needed hotels for start of the tourist trade back in the 1950s....the new idea of bringing money to the town!
Opening times - June to Sept
Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00
Sunday from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00
Price: 4€ Reduced: 2 €

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lloret de Mar Beach Views

We took a short video of Lloret beach yesterday, although it was a beautiful day its still very quiet in town for the time of year!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Views of Catalonia!

I've just found this video on YouTube, turn up the sound and just sit back and watch for 4 minutes!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Lloret de Mar in bloom!

 Now that the summer is well and truly here, there is plenty of colour in Lloret just now. As you walk around the town and through the woods flowers are in full bloom...and talking of flowers, just now in Girona is the annual flower festival taking place 12th - 20th May. Well worth a day trip out there as the city is literally covered with flowers at this time of year!


Wednesday, May 09, 2012

A day at Blanes Market from Lloret



Just a 20 minute bus journey from Lloret de Mar is Blanes town, where every Monday is market day, and in my opinion is the best market around. Purchase your ticket  from Lloret bus station and jump on the bright yellow L1 bus which drops you right on the beach front in Blanes where the market stretches from one end to the other! For the return journey back to Lloret the bus stops just by the first stall of the market, at present the fare is €1.50 each way.


Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Lloret de Mar Weather - May

Well it now seems that the weather here in Lloret is improving for this month. During the month of April we have had some very strong winds which felt very cold at times. Many days we hardly saw the sun owing to the dark clouds which brought quite a bit of rain. I'm now pleased to say that yesterday and today (1st - 2nd May) the sun has been shining all day long and there's hardly been a cloud in the sky.....at last!!
Ideal weather for flying your kite
Photos showing the rough sea's from the last day of April....