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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lloret de Mar Nightlife 2012


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  Its the height of the summer and once again this year in Lloret the nightlife is in full swing, the young clubbers are queuing to get in to the night clubs and disco bars every night of the week!

Taxi Anyone!
 Take a look at these large colourful cocktails in the Blue Bar, what a great location looking out to sea and just watching the world go by just at the end of the beach!
Cocktails in the Blue Bar
In the same street we have some of the old favorites such as 'Rockefellers' disco bar which is still as popular today as it was more than 30 years ago! alongside new venues such the Beach Club that only opened last year 2011.


Come and try the best nightlife on the Costa Brava...everyone loves Lloret!
(See more of my nightlife photos here >  Lloret's Nightlife )


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Lloret Clon Festival 2012 - Mecano

This years Clon Festival event kicked off last night with a fantastic night of music from Heroes de la Antartida who are a tribute band to Mecano. They are not a band I'm familiar with but still another great night of music enjoyed by the hundreds of the Spanish Mecano fans who gathered all around the stage down by the beach.

 To see lots more photos and videos visit -
 Lloret de Mar Clon Festival




Friday, July 27, 2012

Lloret de Mar Fireworks 2012

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 Last night the beach and all the roads around Lloret were packed with spectators wanting to catch this years fireworks display, we got a good spot on the beach just a few minutes before the show started. Unfortunately there wasn't any music to accompany the fireworks this year....the reason I should think would be to keep the cost down owing to the cuts the town hall is trying to make.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Taking the bus in Lloret

Take a ride with us along the seafront in Lloret and see the full length of the lively Lloret de Mar beach from the famous castle to the start of the fantastic nightlife street 'Just Marles'



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Latest Tobacco Prices


Here is the very, very latest price list from the tobacconist which shows the new prices for cigs and tobacco as they are today 25th July 2012 in Spain.
Most significant price rises at the moment seem to be on the hand rolling tobacco.


A Colourful Day in Lloret



 Yesterday while walking around the town there seemed to be a mass of bright colours everywhere, from the Town Hall which was decorated in flags to celebrate the Santa Cristina fiesta, to the parasols, kayaks and cocktails on the beach.
This is just a small sample of the colourful photos we took.





Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lloret de Mar - Santa Cristina Fiesta


There's been a lot of activity out at sea in Lloret today, this was to celebrate the patron saint of Lloret de Mar, Santa Cristina. This special fiesta day started early this morning with the procession of boats setting off to the hermitage of Santa Cristina carrying the statue of the saint from Lloret's Sant Roma church.  Once there they then make their way to the tiny church of Santa Cristina where they all gather for mass and a typical Catalan meal of Estofado (a very tasty meat stew) is served for those taking part. It was far too early for us to be out and about taking photos of the start of their journey but here we have a few of the boats making their way back to Lloret to return the statue of Santa Cristina.



Monday, July 23, 2012

Lloret de Mar Fiesta

This week sees the start of the Santa Cristina fiesta with daily events taking place in the streets and squares in and around Lloret. It will be a week of processions, music, dancing taking place in the Town Hall square. The fireworks display which seems to be the fiestas most popular event takes place down on Llorets main beach Thursday 26th at 10pm. A massive bang will be heard all over Lloret 15 minutes before the display starts to alert everyone of the spectacular show which is about to take place.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Weather today in Lloret

Its 35ºc today (18th July) with the temperatures predicted to stay around the same for the next day or so and then drop slightly for the weekend.


Friday, July 13, 2012

The Billionaire's Yacht in Lloret!

There has been a lot of talk in town about a 'super yacht' which has been seen out at sea just off  Lloret beach. The problem has now been solved and I can now tell you the yacht is owned by Andrei Melnichenko, born in 1972 in Belarus. He co founded the MDM bank which became one of Russia's largest private banks in only 10yrs, he is also a member of the international elite 'under 40' Billionaire's club.
Watch the video to see how the other half live!



Follow this link to read more about Andrei Melnichenko on the 'Born Rich' website...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Barcelona Airport to Lloret/Tossa de Mar


The Sarfa bus company have now increased the number of daily transfers between Barcelona El Prat airport and Lloret de Mar/Tossa de Mar The bus stops outside T2 at the airport, the first  bus departs at 9.55, 1125, 12.25, 13.25, 17.55, 18.55, 19.25, 19.55. the timetable is valid until 30-9-12.
For the return journey from Lloret de Mar bus station the first bus departs at 8am, 9.30,10.30, 11.30, 14.15, 16.00, 17.00, 18.00 the journey time is approx 95mins. Again the return times are valid until 30-9-12...but are subject to change.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Lloret Weather Latest

Just a quick weather update - It has reached 32ºc in Lloret today (34ºc in Blanes) with not a cloud all day! Its now 4.30pm and the current temperature is 29ºc with a very slight breeze making it feel more comfortable. With these hot temperatures it is very hard to keep your cool so drink plenty of water so you don't dehydrate, use plenty of sun cream, the higher the factor the better. Using a high factor will not stop you from getting a tan but will prevent you from the harmful sun rays, and remember to reapply after a dip in the pool.
Talking of pools, here's a few pictures from some of the apartments and hotels in Lloret..fancy a dip?
Also a handy tip, buy a fan just like the older Spanish ladies use, they really do the job of cooling you down!

Monday, July 09, 2012

Lloret News - Clon Festival 2012

This years Clon Festival dates and Tribute bands have now been announced, on the 27th July the festival kicks off with a band I've never actually heard of and they are Heroes de la Antartida a tribute to 'Mecano' I'm told they were a very well known and successful Spanish band during the 80s.
Second on the list playing on 10th August is Séra Clocks a tribute to Coldplay...which I think will be my favourite of this years acts!
On the 24th August will be a tribute to Metallica, and they are Séra Metalmania. 
All the bands can be seen on stage at 10.15pm down by the beach at Roca dén Maig at the opposite end to the castle. For a reminder of last years acts take a look at the photos and videos on the Clon Festival page.


Sunday, July 08, 2012

Lloret de Mar - out and about!

 Out and about yesterday in Lloret, here are just a few random shots taken around the town....



Saturday, July 07, 2012

Its a busy weekend in Lloret!

What a fantastic day its been today in Lloret, the beach has been packed with hardly a space to be found!  We had a really hot spell towards the end of June when we were getting temperatures in the high 30s but its now cooled down feeling much more comfortable with temps 26-27ºc.
 These photos from today showing some of the girls on the beach topping up their tans....some may have even taken a trip on the Ladies Parasailing to cool down!





Friday, July 06, 2012

Enjoy & Respect Lloret de Mar!

 New leaflets are been handed out to visitors to Lloret which give recommendations for enjoying their time in the town. Stricter guidelines are now in force and fines will be given out to those who dont comply....here is a copy of the leaflet with details of the new regulations.

Fines of up to €3,000 will be given for underage drinking, anti social behaviour, endangering your life or that of another person, damaging property in the streets and prostitution in public places.
Swimming costumes must be only worn on the beach or on the roads next to beach otherwise you could be find up to €750 for this offence...so be wise and cover up!
For a late night singing and shouting session on your way back to your hotel which disturbs others in the nearby area could land you with a fine of €1,500!

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Parrots in Lloret

For  the last week or so we have been hearing an unfamiliar squawking in our local area just a minute or so from the beach in Fenals. I finally managed to see what it was yesterday and quickly got hold of the camera and took these photos before it disappeared again! We have seen parrots before in Lloret but they tend to live at the back of the resort in the woods. This one is different from the usual short tailed parrots and are wondering if he has escaped from somewhere as he does seem to be living alone.



Wednesday, July 04, 2012

30years for Lianne Smith

Lianne Smith the woman who suffocated her 2 children in the Miramar Hotel in 2010 has been sentenced to a 30years prison sentence 15yrs for each child. Her partner who was extradited to the UK was serving a prison sentence for pedophilia was found dead in his cell last January.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Lloret de Mar Blue Flag Beaches

Four out five of the Lloret de Mar beaches have once again been allowed to fly the 'Blue Flag' which is the awarded for the environmental condition of the beach and sea in the nearby area.