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Monday, June 30, 2014

July & August events in Lloret

After a few bad days of weather we now have the sun again, just right for the start of the busiest time of the holiday season here in Lloret. July is a month with endless activities, of music, sports, crafts exhibitions, guided tours and everyones favourite - the large fireworks display on Lloret de Mar beach.
Also during the months of July & August the shops in the town centre will be allowed to stay open until 11pm. Many of these stores will be starting their summer sales during July with reductions of about 30% leading to larger discounts of 50-70% as the weeks go on.

Recent Views from Lloret

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lloret de Mar Beaches award

Once again the beaches of Lloret have been awarded the Blue Flag, with the exception of one- Cala Canyelles, only reason is that the area is a licensed port and cars can be parked on the beach. The council will in the near future try to rectify these problems.
All along the Catalan coast 89 beaches have the Blue flag this year with 28 of these awarded to the Girona coast. The Blue Flag is an International standard awarded for the quality of the sea, maintenance of the facilities and necessary equipment for safety etc.
You can see the fantastic photos and videos from the beaches of Lloret de Mar here >>> Lloret de Mar Beaches

Lloret Beach by night.

Monday, June 23, 2014

A day at Empuriabrava.

 About a I hour and 30minute drive up the coast from Lloret is the upmarket resort of Empuriabrava situated in the bay of Roses - a totally different resort to any other on the Costa Brava. Here you not only need a parking place for your very expensive car but a mooring for your very expensive boat/yacht right outside your very expensive villa or apartment!

 Just 2 of the nice cars we saw today. 

 Part of the great shopping area of Empuriabrava.

 With its 5,000 moorings Empuriabrava is one of the largest marinas in the world.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Holiday Time in Lloret!

This coming Tuesday will be a public holiday for many workers..banks and official departments will be closed for the day, normal shops however do usually stay open or will perhaps open for the morning and close at lunch time. Out and about this weekend up and down the coast its quite busy as many workers have taken extra time off work and are enjoying a full four days holiday. Sadly though todays weather could have been better for them, we do have quite a lot of cloud about just now but the temperatures are in the 20s...still good enough to get out and enjoy a leisurely time on the beach or the many events which are taking place during this holiday time!

 Todays Antiques fair at the nearby resort of Santa Susanna.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

On the beach in Lloret

 Considering its been a slow start to the season in Lloret today it seems that the tourist season is now here judging by the amount of folks on the beach! The weather has not been as good as it should be so maybe everyone had the same thought and tried to get a bit of sun while it was out. Today it began to look quite stormy as the day went on...and yes we did have another heavy downpour late this afternoon. Tomorrows forecast however is said to be fine and sunny all day with a high of 27ºc so everyone can head back to the beach and pick up where they left off today!

Even the boats were doing a good trade today!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Palafolls near Lloret de Mar

Only about 20 minutes from Lloret is a small town called Palafolls, most of you who are familiar with this region will have heard of Palafolls but probably won't recall why! Palafolls is home to one of the most popular attractions of the Costa Brava...Marineland. If you have visited Marineland then you may have noticed the ruins of the castle high on a hill overlooking the town. If you take a trip up to the castle on a clear day the views from the top are amazing! You have full 360º uninterrupted views of the mountains to the back and great views out to sea. There is parking at the top so it would make a fantastic spot for a family weekend picnic. 

The Sant Joan tower of Blanes in the distance
Views towards Montseny

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lloret de Mar Water World

 Water World just on the outskirts of town is a great day out for all the family.
Easily reached by a free bus from several resorts along the coast including Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar and Blanes. Times of opening are 10am - 7pm July to August, closing slightly earlier during May, June and September.
Other amenities include restaurants , picnic area, souvenir shop, bar, cafe/ snack bar and lots more! 

See more of my photos from an exciting day at Water World here - WATER WORLD

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Lloret de Mar - 'Indianos Festival'

 Evening shots from the 'Indianos' festival taken last night.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Fira dels Americanos Lloret

 There was lots of activity today along Passeig Verdaguer with the start of the 4th edition of the Fira dels Americanos.
All those who attend the event dressed in the traditional white clothing of the Americanos will be given a souvenir only have to ask at the Floridita Bar!

The full programme of the weekends entertainment can be found here...Fira dels Americanos