Delta de la Tordera, a privileged place for bird watching

18Mar

During your stay in Blanes we recommend you to visit the protected natural area of the Delta del Riu Tordera. It is a strategic place for the migration of many species of birds, which makes this natural space a privileged place for bird watching. Depending on the time of year, species such as the grey heron, the little bittern, the common kingfisher and the common sandpiper can be observed. The delta is also the natural habitat of the tree frog, the Magdalena river turtle and the Natrix maura. In terms of vegetation, you will find elm trees, aspeen trees, ash trees and reed fields.

The hotel is located approximately 4 kilometres from this natural space, we recommend a visit on foot in order to enjoy an excursion with unique and unrepeatable views. The estimated time for this excursion is 1 hour 40 minutes round trip from the hotel.

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Blanes, an ideal destination for practising outdoor sports

10Feb

Blanes has different signposted routes that you can do by running, walking, cycling or Nordic walking. These are itineraries of between 7 and 20 kilometres that run through the natural surroundings of Blanes, such as the Camí de Ronda, which offers an itinerary that continues alongside the sea; the route of the hermitages, which will allow you to discover part of the historical mark left by our ancestors; and the two Grans Camins de l’Aigua of 8 and 18 kilometres. Also on the terrain that surrounds the city, routes have been defined to follow with mountain bikes and three more for road cycling.

In addition, in Blanes you can do a lot of water activities such as: kayaking, paddle surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, sport fishing and snorkelling. There is also a wide range of boat rentals with or without skipper and nautical excursions.

Blanes is a privileged town, with an unbeatable natural environment for practising outdoor sports.

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Joaquim Ruyra Itinerary in Blanes

19Jan

Blanes and its landscape have inspired artists, poets and writers. Joaquim Ruyra was a writer with a short literary production, but of very high quality who described many landscapes and corners of Blanes in his stories. We propose a route through the eyes of Joaquim Ruyra that will take you to the places in Blanes that inspired the artist to write some of his best known stories. Among these places you will find landscapes such as those of Punta Santa Anna, the seafaring district of s’Auguer, the cliffs of El Convent and Cala Sa Forcanera. The visit of these points is accompanied by an explanation and the reading of a fragment of his stories where he talks about this place.

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Children’s Weekend at Marimurtra

09Nov

On 14 and 15 November 2020, the Marimurtra Botanical Garden will open its doors to families. The Children’s Weekend is a promotion for all children up to the age of 11, who can visit the Costa Brava Botanical Garden for free during these days.

They will be able to discover the insect hotels that coexist in Marimurtra and the more than 4000 species of birds that fly in the garden. They will also be able to observe how the garden takes advantage of natural resources to supply this large family, feeding the chickens, taking care of the organic garden and seeing how all these elements relate to each other.

To see the conditions and purchase the ticket for the Children’s Weekend, click on the following link

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Senyera en Blanes

National Day of Catalonia

09Sep

The National Day of Catalonia is celebrated on 11 September and commemorates the date of a defeat, the capitulation of Barcelona to the Bourbon troops in 1714. The commemoration has become a day for defending the country’s rights and freedoms, and an act of reaffirming Catalonia’s own character and its identity as a nation.

Blanes Town Council has designed a programme of commemorative events to celebrate the National Day of Catalonia, respecting all the health measures recommended by the Catalan government in relation to the COVID-19.

11:00 a.m. – Lifting of the senyera from the balcony of the town hall, accompanied by the hymn of Catalonia, els Segadors.

11:30 a.m. – Institutional flower offering in front of the monument to Lluís Companys on Sant Andreu de Sa Palomera street.

08:00 p.m. – Sardanas concert at the Banc dels Músics del Passeig de Mar by the Cobla La Flama de Farners.

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Ermita de Sant Joan de Blanes

Visits to the Ermita de Sant Joan de Blanes

11Mar

 

Every Sunday of this month of March from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the “Associació estimem les ermites de Blanes” organizes visits to the Ermita de Sant Joan de Blanes.

The hermitage is located on top of the Sant Joan hill, next to the castle with the same name. It is documented in the 13th century, and in 1377 there is evidence that there was a priest in the castle that took care of it. During the 17th century, it was a centre of pilgrimage during the day of Sant Joan Baptista. In 1959, a restoration was carried out in which the roof was redone and the Blanenca artist Maria Teresa Bedós painted the interior frescoes. In 1991, it was restored again with the rehabilitation of the castle. It is a work included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia.

Today it is preserved in good condition thanks to the entity “Associació estimem les ermites de Blanes” that fights to restore, preserve and make known the valuable cultural and religious heritage represented by the seven hermitages of Blanes, along with other buildings of public interest Blanenc.

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Carnaval Costa Brava Sud 2020

Costa Brava South Carnival 2020

11Feb

 

The eighth edition of the Costa Brava South Carnival has arrived, a joint proposal of the coastal towns of Lloret de Mar, Blanes and Tossa de Mar, which offers an infinite number of carnival activities for the most fun loving people.

Lloret will celebrate Carnival on Saturday 22 February at 4 p.m. and Sunday 23rd at 12 m. Blanes will be on Sunday 23rd at 5 p.m. and Tossa de Mar on Saturday 7th March at 4:30 p.m.

The countdown has already started! It’s time to get out the costumes, the makeup tools and get dancing. These are dates full of parades of floats and dancing groups, concerts, children’s activities, dances and above all a lot of parties for children and adults.

This year the city of Blanes is contributing an amount of 6.200 euros in prizes to be distributed among those 15 contestants who are awarded by the jury in one of the 3 categories that make up the competition (the floats that come from outside Blanes, the Blanes floats and the “comparsas”).

Consult the programme of all the activities that will take place in Blanes on Carnival days by clicking on the following link.

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“Cursa Mar i Murtra de Blanes 2020"

“Cursa Mar i Murtra 2020”

03Jan

 

On the 12th of January the “Cursa Mar i Murtra” will take place in Blanes, organized by the “Fondistes Blanes”. The event consists of 3 routes, the classic one of 20 km, a demanding route with asphalt and dirt roads, which combines flat sections with uphill and downhill sections. This route is ideal for all those runners who want to measure their form.

The 10km route is totally flat and very accessible for all those runners who want to participate in the running day.

And as a novelty, there is a 15 km route to delight those mountain runners, starting and finishing at the same point as the other races.

For more information on the race click on the following link

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Christmas in Blanes

02Dec

 

The starting point of the Christmas holidays in Blanes begins with the lighting of lights. Throughout the month of December and part of January you will find events for all ages. From nativity scence to theatrical performances, including exhibitions, circus shows, chocolate party, concerts and inflatables. Within the framework of these festivities also find thematic fairs and sporting events.

Then, we inform you about some of the activities that will take place in Blanes during this Christmas:

Date: 5/12                                          

Activity: Inauguració del pessebre monumental

Organizes: Ajuntament de Blanes

Place: Plaça dels Dies Feiners

Schedule: 17:30h

 

Date:  8/12

Activity: “Pastorets. La gran aventura”.

Organizes: Grup Rialles Blanes

Place: Teatre de Blanes

Schedule: 17:30h

Price: 7€

 

Date: 22/12

Activity: Caga Tió Popular

Organizes: Esbart J.Ruyra i Ajuntament

Place: Plaça d’Espanya

Schedule: 17 a 20h

 

Date: 31/12

Activity: II Cursa de Sant Silvestre

Organizes: Club Triatló Blanes

Place: Sortida passeig Cortils i Vieta (davant c. Ample)

Schedule: 17.30h

 

Date: 05/01

Activity: Arribada al port de Blanes de Ses Majestats Reials i Cavalcada de Reis.

Organizes: Ajuntament de Blanes

Place: Carrers del centre

Schedule: 18h

 

For more information see the full program of Christmas in Blanes, clicking on the following link: https://bit.ly/2rOa5rC

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Karting Blanes

Leisure activities in Blanes (Costa Brava)

16May

Venga a disfrutar de unas maravillosas vacaciones en familia durante este verano en el Hotel Beverly Park & Spa. En nuestra ciudad podrá deleitarse con múltiples actividades de ocio durante este verano para todos los grupos de edades, tanto para los más pequeños como para los mayores de casa.

Come enjoy a wonderful family vacation this summer at the Hotel Beverly Park & Spa. In our city you can enjoy multiple leisure activities during this summer for all age groups, both for the little ones and for the elderly at home.

Blanes has a wide variety of offers in leisure activities. You will find everything you need to spend a fun family vacation.

Here are some suggestions to complete your free time:

Ice cream parlors: Both in the old town and along the promenade, you will find terraces and ice cream parlors to enjoy a fabulous ice cream, together with your family. Some of them are: Sete Gel Gelateria, Brezza Gelateria, Gelateria Natura, Orxateria Gelateria Glaç-Glaç, Gelateria Artesanal, Gelateria Giotto, among many others.

Karting: If you like to feel the speed and the adrenaline rises you can have fun in the karting circuit, an ideal activity for the whole family.

Link: https://bit.ly/2Jk8v8h

Cruise departures: If you want to know the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea from another point of view, we recommend taking advantage of the cruise departures from Blanes. You and your family will have the deep waters of the sea under your feet.

Link: https://bit.ly/2WJRYgX

Bowling: Spend an entertaining afternoon playing bowling as a family: an ideal activity to get the champion inside.

Link: https://bit.ly/2YueT0c

Playgrounds: Let the youngest of the family venture into a fantasy world, bouncy castles, trampolines, ball pools, slides, circuits. You can also visit the Mini Club of Passeig de S’Abanell, where you will find large inflatables, children’s workshops, foam parties, games and crafts.

Link: https://bit.ly/2JjCz3P

Paddle surfing: If you want to enjoy the sea, in the sailing club of Blanes offer paddle surfing outings for all levels: without a doubt, one of the best ways to contemplate the wonderful coves of the Costa Brava.

Link: https://bit.ly/2W5xsKy

Banana boat: If you want to carry out a fun activity with your family, we suggest you get on the banana boat and enjoy a tour of Blanes beach playing with the waves and trying to keep your balance as long as possible.

Kayak: Another way to travel the coast of Blanes is by kayak. It is an activity that can be done freely, or in groups accompanied by a guide, and that allows you to contemplate the city of Blanes and its coves from the sea.

Link: https://bit.ly/2VZd6CM

Escape room: Definitely an ideal activity to spend an unforgettable time with your family. They will find themselves locked in rooms, where they will have to solve puzzles, complete games and decode strange clues.

Link: https://bit.ly/2LKFNQ3

Balloon flights: An ideal activity if you want to contemplate Blanes and the coast from a bird’s eye view. You can also see many villages and hermitages lost in the mountains, infinite fields of cultivation in the plains and valleys and the profile of the mountains that border the coastline.

Link: https://bit.ly/2E8QzcA

Submarinism: Enjoy diving in Blanes. Discover an exciting underwater world that you can enjoy whether you are a beginner or want to improve your technique.

Link: https://bit.ly/2YBQZQD

Tourist train: Stroll with the tourist train and enjoy with family the highlights of the first town on the Costa Brava.

Link: https://bit.ly/2HoXxuI

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