Blanes is known for its long, clean beaches — and its blue-flag-quality seawater.
The longest beach, S’Abanell, is alongside the area of town known as “El Pins.” Pins are pine trees, and there are lots of them – giving this popular area of town a nice ‘look and feel.’
It is no wonder that most of Blanes’ hotels and campings are located here.
Now, as you may already know, we normally recommend that tourists stay at self-catering apartments.
But on several occasions when we did need to stay at a hotel for a few nights, we were fortunate enough to stay at Hotel Stella Maris
The hotel is located just 100 meters from beach. It is ideal for families, the comfortable rooms have private bathrooms, TVs and balconies — and (important to us) very good bed.
The hotel has a classy dining room with an extensive buffet. We had plenty of good food and enjoyed the variety of dishes on offer.
When you’re not at the beach or at the pool you can enjoy relaxing at the bar, on the terrace or in the lounge.
The El Pins area provides everything a vacationing family would need – from children’s playground to discos, and from supermarkets to snack bars and fine restaurants.
Old-town Blanes is within walking distance. You can also rent bicycles at the hotel, or use the nearby ‘tourist train’ to travel back and forth between downtown and the hotel.