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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year from Lloret

Happy New Year to you all from Lloret de Mar.

It seems we are going to have a good weather for the start of the year with blue sunny skies and warmer temperatures than of late. Today the sun is shining and there are lots of people out walking around town and along the seafront. Many of the hotels which closed at the end of the summer season have reopened for the Xmas & New Year holidays and are more or less full with people from all over Europe, the majority are French but Ferris and Siesta coach holidays have brought many British visitors into Lloret and the other nearby resorts. I'm sure they will all appreciate this warm weather here on the Costa Brava...much better than the icey conditions back in the UK!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Santa on his way around Lloret

 Well! Christmas is almost here and in Fenals it was a lovely atmosphere as Father Christmas and his helpers set off on their first journey around Lloret waving to the crowds on the way. Tomorrow evening they will be out on the roads again in Lloret centre from 4pm onwards.

Father Christmas routes in Lloret

Father Christmas and his helpers are visiting Lloret today (23rd Dec) at 4.30pm starting from the childrens playground in the centre of Fenals. Tomorrow his route will take him all through the streets of Lloret starting at 4pm.

Friday, December 19, 2014

December weather in Lloret

 For the last 2 days in Lloret the weather has been unusually warm for the time of year. Yesterdays temperature reached 19ºc and 20ºc today, so warm in fact that as these photos show outside the bars and cafes people are able to sit and enjoy a drink in the sun......
 .....or maybe even a game of cards!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Events in Lloret de Mar

Lots of exciting things are taking place in Lloret over the Christmas period. This Saturday 20th Dec in the Church Square from 11am there will be a full days entertainment with a cupcake workshop for the kids, concerts throughout the day, Father Christmas and the always popular Lloret Giants will be attending...lets hope the weather stays fine for this day!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Costa Brava Towns

 All along the Costa Brava coast you will come across some beautiful little towns and coves, today we visited 2 of the best - Llafranc and Tamariu where the water is crystal clear! Picturesque Tamariu still retains its unspoilt charm of an old fishing village and has a good selection of beach front cafes and restaurants. Llafranc also is equally unspoilt with its small working port and fishing boats, it also has several bars, restaurants, cafes and shops in the little cobbled streets leading down to the beach. Both towns are part of the municipality of Palafrugell situated  just a few kms from the coast.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Views of Tossa de Mar

 One of the most picturesque places on the Costa Brava is our 'next door neighbour' Tossa de Mar.

 Reaching Tossa de mar from Lloret is very easy by boat or bus but to really get the best view of Tossa's unspoilt location you need to take the road out leading to Sant Feliu and pull into 1 or 2 of the viewing points, from where you can can how Tossa is surrounded by miles upon miles of pine forest and stands on a beautiful part of the coast.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Sunday morning Tirada L'art

All those who took part in Sunday mornings Tirada L'art in Lloret had great weather conditions, and as the nets were drawn in they were rewarded with a large catch of assorted fish for all their hard work.

 Preparing and cooking all the fish for breakfast, served with lots of tomato bread and wine! 

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Lloret de Mar Christmas lights

 Llorets Christmas lights are looking a little different this year with a new design and using a new LED system they seem a little brighter than other years...even the tree looks brighter, they will be on every day between the hours of 6pm -12midnight. 

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Lloret de Mar - December

 Now the recent heavy rain has finally stopped and the sun has reappeared we had the opportunity to get out and take a few photos today. The bright blue sky and sunny photos can be very deceiving though as it did feel quite mild in the sun which is great for those here in Lloret for the holiday weekend...later in the afternoon when the sun goes down however the temperature drops sharply so warm coats and scarves are needed to keep out the chill!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Tirada L'art - December 2014

Providing it's nice weather on Sunday 7th Dec we will be down on the beach to once again take photos of the Tirada L'art - this is the old method of fishing carried out many years ago by Llorets fishermen. Everyone taking part will be on the beach for the 8am start, and once the fishing nets have been pulled in the catch will be cooked and served with tomato bread and wine for breakfast!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Lloret de Mar Parish Church

 One of Llorets most distinguished buildings is its Parish church which is stood on one of the busiest shopping streets in Lloret so visitors to the town are always sure to come across this beautiful building without any need for directions! The building is so unusually decorated that you can always be sure to see someone taking photos of the church whenever your passing.
 The church was constructed between the years 1509-1552 in the Catalan gothic style.

Opening times to look around are 9.30am-1pm / 4pm-7.30pm.
Mass is held -
Tuesday to Friday 7pm 
Saturday 6pm
Sunday 10.30 - 12 noon - 8pm