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Please do not download or copy photos without my permission, Thank you.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Cala Banys Lloret de Mar

 Cala Banys is a rocky cove in between the beaches of Lloret and Fenals, set in the rocks is the Cala Banys cocktail bar with outdoor terraces on different levels giving great views of the cove and out to sea. Just sit and relax with your drink as you enjoy the views, you'll want to stay forever its such a lovely calming atmosphere!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lloret de Mar to Circuit de Catalunya

Judging by the emails I've had during the last 3-4 weeks it seems that those who have tickets for the F1 in Barcelona are unsure of the travel options they have to the Circuit de Catalunya from Lloret de Mar. Some of you may opt to rent a car or make your way there by public transport. The latter of which means a lengthy trip by both bus and train with several changes. By far the easiest way for a stress free journey would be to book a direct transfer to the circuit with pick up and return near to your hotel. For details of how to book your seat on the coach just contact me at

Lloret de Mar, A different view!

 Heres a few unusual night shots of Lloret de Mar.

 Below is a night time view of Roca Grossa the urbanisation at the back of town which looks down over the whole of Lloret.

Night time traffic
The road to Girona

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cats Festival 2014 - Lloret de Mar

 The 'Cats Festival' this morning had a lovely warm sunny day for the start of their annual event. Starting off with different groups taking to the stage dressed in their colourful costumes they put on a fantastic show enjoyed by everyone there.

 The children also dressed in their cat costumes were fascinated as they watched the show.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Beach damage - Lloret & Fenals

 The latest photos of the damage to both Lloret and Fenals beaches clearly show that more damage has occurred during the week. Even more massive rocks and boulders have been uncovered owing to the fact that so much sand has been taken out to sea. What will be done to repair the beach we will have to wait and see, sometimes the sea will bring back so much of the sand it has taken but its doubtful that this will be repaired by mother nature alone!
Walkways which lead to nowhere!

Fenals beach below... the stone path which should lead down to the sand has been so badly damaged that now the bottom half is just a pile of rubble.

 So much sand has been taken that these rocks are not usually visible on Fenals beach!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Lloret de Mar Countryside

If you fancy a day with a difference in Lloret then its sometimes nice to get away from town and just take a gentle stroll through the woods and countryside at the back of the resort....just as we did yesterday to take the pictures you see here. Apart from the amazing views stretching as far as the eye can see you will come across horses and donkeys in the fields and even though we are getting towards the end of February there are still lots of colourful flowers in bloom.

 The monastery of San Pere del Bosc in the distance. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cats Festival 2014 - Lloret de Mar

Once again this year the Russian tourist board in Lloret are hosting the very popular Cats Festival, it begins with the parade at 11am in front of the town hall. Everyone taking part in the parade will be dressed in cat themed costume and the 'Giant Cats' from Calalonge will also be attending. 
Concerts and exhibitions are taking place in town until 28th Feb...also the cats museum will be open for

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Lloret de Mar Carnival 2014

Wouldn't it be great if this good weather lasted until Carnival Time?

It's nearly time for the carnival here in Lloret de Mar starting off on 28th February when there will be a full 6 days of entertainment and activities. The big parades will take place over 2 days Saturday and Sunday 1st-2nd March. This is one of the best events on Lloret's calendar and there's sure to be a massive turnout from Lloret's residents and also the hotels (those that are open!) will be fully booked for carnival time. The close of the carnival will take place in front of the Town Hall at 8pm on Wednesday 5th March with the very strange event of the 'Burial of the Sardine'.......dont miss it!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Lloret de Mar Q for Quality!

Lloret de Mar has again received the Q for quality award for 4 of its tourist accommodations. The certificate is given as a recognition of good service and continued inprovement year after year. In the province of Girona there are a total of 24 Q awards with Lloret de Mar achieving 4 of these.
In the centre of Lloret the 4* hotel Anabel has now held the award since 1999, and on the seafront the Marsol has held the award since 2008. At Santa Cristina beach stands the Santa Marta which first received the award in 2004 and has maintained its Quality ever since. 
Last but not least is the excellent Camping Toucan, they are now in their 10th year for Quality accommodation and services!
Hotel Marsol
Anabel Hotel

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Fishing in Lloret

Yesterday we had a temperature of 22º in Lloret and already at 10.30 this morning its 18ºc. With temperatures forecast to rise for this weekend its a great opportunity for getting out and about and enjoying the HOT weather!

 The sea is still very rough as it has been all week but it wont deter the local fishermen from trying to catch lunch for their families!

Friday, February 14, 2014

St Valentines Day in Lloret

 February 14th and what a beautiful day it is in Lloret de Mar today to celebrate St Valentines Day!

 There's hardly a cloud in the sky and people are out in the sun enjoying the 22ºc we have today.
 Love is in the air and it also seems that spring is just around the corner with the flowers in bloom!