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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Lloret de Mar - April- May

Here are the latest views of Lloret de Mar, taken during the last couple of months. The weather has still not settled down to what should be by now sunny almost everyday.
We are still having a lot of rain for some part of the day, but at least it is warm with no need for the heating on at home.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Airport Transfers to Lloret de Mar

Just recently I have had several emails asking for information about airport transfers from both Barcelona and Girona airports to Lloret de Mar. So here I will try to give as much info as possible along with links.

Arriving at Barcelona you have a choice of taxi, train or bus.
First of all a private taxi will cost about 150€ with your luggage etc, so its quite expensive. Journey time about 1hr depending on traffic.

Your next option is the train (approx every half hr) This is the cheapest but not easiest option. You travel as far as Blanes by train then by bus from there to Lloret, the bus waits for the train outside the station. The full cost of this journey was 5€ last year, so maybe just a few cents more now. Owing to the coastal route of train this journey can take 2 - 2 1/2hrs from airport to your hotel. Click HERE for times. (To return to this page click back.)
The train station is just over the road from the airport, reached via the footbridge. When you buy your ticket tell them you are going to Lloret de Mar as you can use this ticket for the bus part of the journey, but you will have to change trains at Barcelona Sants.

Another option both for Barcelona and Girona is Resorthoppa bookable on line. This is not a private transfer, you will have other stops along the way so again it could take 2hrs or more, but it is the easiest way for Barcelona as it could save you getting lost! The Barcelona fare is about 38€ return. Girona about 25€, with a transfer time of about 1hr depending on other pickups. Resorthoppa will drop you off and pick-up as close as possible to your hotel.
Also with a Girona flight there is an airport bus which runs to and from Lloret bus station, costs about 8€ but unfortunately does not run all that often, journey time 35mins, times can be found HERE This time table is valid till June.
A private taxi Girona - Lloret cost's about 48€.

No train service is available from Girona as Lloret does not have a train station.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Lloret de Mar Today

This morning the weather seemed warmer and more settled than it has for quite a while, so we decide to have a walk over to Boadella beach. So here are three very different shots from today.
The first one with people in the sea which I didnt expect to see, they are braver than me at this time of year!

Then the next shot, a lizard came out onto the rocks just next to us to soak up the sun.

The last photo is the sandy path leading down to the beach, quite a difficult walk down but much harder walking back!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lloret de Mar, Bar Cala Banys

The bar with the best view in town has got to be the one tucked away in the rocks at Cala Banys.

A little bit difficult to reach owing to the rocky foot paths and steps but at least when you get there you can sit and have a nice relaxing drink.

Oh yes...I forgot to mention, although these photos weren't taken today its finally stopped raining !

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Rain in Spain.

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These Pictures were taken today from our balcony at 4.30pm.

We had a bad day yesterday with the rain lasting all day, but this morning was much better.
Although cloudy it was still warm. Then all of a sudden the rain started again.

With the above picture we should be able to see the deep blue Med in between the buildings, but we cant see anything for the rain.

More rain is forecast for the next few days but it is needed badly as Spain is going trough its worst drought in 50yrs.
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Friday, May 09, 2008

Lloret de Mar - Views

A change from the usual beach scenes usually associated with Lloret.

The top photo is looking over the country side towards the Monastery and Angle Golf course, and below is the foot path between Lloret and Fenals which brings you to the bar in the rocks at Cala Banys.

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Sunday, May 04, 2008

Party Night at Buzzby's !


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To celebrate Ann's 50th birthday it was party night in Buzzbys last night. Many of her family and friends came from all over the UK to help her celebrate, and celebrate we did...until about 4am!

So I should think there's a few sore heads in Lloret this morning!!

Steve and Stan behind the bar did a great job keeping the booze flowing, and there was a fantastic selection of food all laid out on the pool table outside. So thanks to Steve and his army of sandwich makers for their hard work!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Lloret de Mar - Todays Weather

3 views from Fenals beach today.

Today has been the busiest day on the beach so far this year.

The current temperature (at 3pm) in the shade is 23c, and there's more to come tomorrow!
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Friday, May 02, 2008

Lloret de Mar - Samba Hotel

Yesterday (1st May) was a holiday for most workers here in Spain, all shops were closed. Many people are making this holiday into a long week-end, and will not return to work until Monday. The only places open here in Lloret were the bars & restaurants. The weather forecast is also very good for the coming week-end.

After a very slow start to the season, over the last few days Lloret has really come to life with thousands of tourists coming into town...somehow I just don't think they are here for the advertised Scrabble competition at the Hotel Samba shown on the above poster !