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Friday, June 26, 2015

Lloret de Mar weather in June

A heatwave is on the way to Lloret for the coming week, temperatures will reach mid to high 30s so get the sun cream ready and drink plenty of water if your out and about this week!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

UK allowance for tobacco & cigarettes etc

There is often confusion about the allowance of tobacco, cigarettes and spirits which can be imported back into the UK as you return from your holiday in the EU. This handy guide might help to save you  from getting all your goods confiscated on your return!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

A stroll along the seafront!

 Here are a few recent pics taken along the seafront in Lloret...

In the first picture you can see the yellow L2 bus, a very handy service if you need to travel between Lloret de Mar and Fenals and you dont fancy the walk! At present the fare is €1.35.
In the second picture are the kiosks where to book your boat trips to other beaches and resorts such as Tossa de Mar, Blanes, and Calella.

 Here we have part of the nightlife area which comes to life late at night and closes as the day breaks!

 To get away from the heat of the sun you can take a stroll through the older streets towards the back of town....some are lined with colourful trees giving lots of shade.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Fira dels Americano's

 Lloret stepped back in time over the weekend to the days of the Americano's with exhibitions, craft stalls, music, guided tours, and also a look at how they dressed in those early years.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Americanos Fira 2015

Starting today Friday 12th and going on until Sunday 14th June is the 5th edition of the Americanos event when we see how people from Lloret de Mar traveled to Cuba and the West Indies to earn their fortunes. Many of them did and on their return to Lloret built the large buildings and homes we can still see today on the seafront and in the older streets in the centre of town.

Read more about the Americanos here 

Two photos from previous years of this event

Monday, June 08, 2015

Views of Lloret

From the Roca Grossa urbanisation at the back of Lloret there are many view points from which to look down over the town and get some great shots. Lloret has so many different areas to see, from here you can see the villas and homes of Roca Grossa and the older part of town in the centre.  The taller buildings are the residential/ holiday apartments and hotels, you then have views of the coast with the boats out at sea and in the far distance is the next resort of Blanes.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Lloret de Mar summer weather

Todays temperature in Lloret has hit 31ºc ....with the rest of Spain forecast to see higher temperatures than normal for this time of year. Even the Northern areas will experience temperatures in the mid to high 30s. To stay safe in this hot weather its always advisable to use plenty of high factor sun cream, wear loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydrating.

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Catalan Village of Espinelves

 Espinelves is a small but very well known historic village out in the Catalan countryside. The village is surrounded by miles and miles of fir trees and this is the reason for its popularity....this is where hundreds of people come every year to buy their Christmas trees at its Fir tree and Christmas fair held in December! But if you get the chance to visit dont wait for the Christmas fair..the village is a delight to see any time of year with its beautiful stone houses, gardens and cobbled streets.

Monday, June 01, 2015

What to see in Lloret.

It was a colourful day in Lloret on Saturday when 'Giants' from all over Catalonia were walking the streets. We saw some weird and wonderful characters some were almost scary!