Bathers at a popular beach in Blanes were briefly prohibited from going into the water after several stingrays had been spotted.
The animals are rarely seen near the coast. Continue reading
Each year tens of thousands of people stream into Blanes for El Focs de Blanes
the international fireworks competition.
The 2014 edition drew record crowds, and included a show gone wrong due to a computer malfunction. Continue reading
Rodalies de Catalunya, Catalonia’s commuter train service, has introduced a number of new train services.
Important for tourists staying in Blanes is the new RG1 line, which allows people to travel by train from Mataro to Figueres — with stops in Blanes and Girona — without having to transfer at Maçanet/Massanes. Continue reading
Even in the midst of the crisis, Blanes remains a wonderful place to be. Continue reading
Blanes — long a favorite seaside resort for locals from Barcelona and elsewhere in Catalonia — has been spared the tourist excesses that for many people have spoiled Lloret de Mar, the popular tourist hotspot to the north. Continue reading
Blanes is home to a wonderful fresh fruit and vegetables market.
This daily (except Sundays) market is found in the old town, just one block from the beach. Continue reading