Blanes on Costa Brava – Spain

Blanes on Costa Brava – Spain

Situated on the coast in the district Girona (Catalonia), 70 kilometers from Barcelona.

It is called the gateway to Costa Brava, as it’s the first town on the Costa Brava Coast.

The little rock called “Sa Palomera” divide the beach in two and marks the officially start-point of Costa Brava.

Blanes is a very popular tourist destination with beautiful beaches surrounded by pines and among the clearest water along the coast.



S’Abanell Beach

The main beach in Blanes is the 2 kilometer long beach S’Abanell. You see it on almost any postcard from here and is a lovely beach.


Blanes Beach “Platja de Blanes”

This beach is 625 meters, in front of the old city center, between the rock “Sa Palomera” to the marina and harbor.

Events and Festivals

Blanes Fireworks Competition

The biggest event in Blanes is the Fireworks Competition. Held every year usually in last weekend of July.

The fireworks centers around the rock “Sa Palomera”, that divide the beach in two and also marks the line between the old town and the newer where most hotels and campings are situated.

birrasana beer festival

Beer Festival “Birrasana”

An other big event in Lloret de Mar, the neighbour town of Blanes, is the Birrasana Beer Festival, held in May every year.

It was earlier held in Blanes but has moved to Lloret de Mar.

Bars and Restaurants

In the old town you will find many cozy bars and restaurants, and of course some great tapas places as well.


In the area in front of the rock “Sa Palomera” you find some of the most popular hangouts.

Cocktail bars and restaurants in awesome surroundings at their terraces with sea view.

Places to stay and hotel tips …

Hotel Pimar and Spa 

We stayed at this hotel for 10 days, and it was very nice with wonderful beach-view from the balcony.

Great staff, and good breakfast with everything you need to start your day.

Little hard beds, but if that doesn’t bothers, you get good value for money here.

Budget Apartments with fantastic views

Apartamentos Muntanya Mar

If you can endure a hill, and 5 minutes walk from the beach and center of Blanes, this is an apartment-hotel with good value for money.

All apartments have a balcony with nice sea-view.

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