An enchanting resort in Spain

Blanes holidays, in the ‘gateway to the Costa Brava’, offer sun-drenched fun on the beautiful, rugged Spanish coastline. This popular seaside resort is home to fine sandy beaches, pebble-beached coves, aquamarine waters and one of the prettiest botanical gardens on the Costa Brava. Despite its reputation as a reliable sun, sea and sand destination, the town remains a thriving fishing port at heart.

As well as scenic boat trips with the fisherman, if you fancy seeing where your dinner comes from, visitors of all ages can have a go at many thrilling water sports on holidays to Blanes. Those who prefer to stay on dry land won’t feel put out, though, as they can instead enjoy the tapas bar terraces, bustling cafés and top-quality Spanish restaurants found in the picturesque old town. It won’t take you long to fall for this Catalan charmer.

Your Blanes questions, answered

Party animals should make a beeline for the bar-lined streets surrounding Carrer dels Olivers, which comes alive after dark with lively discotheques and intimate cocktail bars.
The Romans crowned this area ‘Blanda’, meaning mild – and comfortably mild temperatures are exactly what you can expect here, from May all the way to October.
Yes. Whether you’re into bowling, building sandcastles or plunging into open water, Blanes has masses of family-focused fun on offer, and a number of restaurants provide kids’ menus.

Best things to do in Blanes

Walk along the promenade

Shop at the market and breathe in the sea air as you scout out your next beach stop. Don’t fancy walking? Hop on the coastal train instead.

Find a fiesta

During the summer season, the resort becomes a riot of celebrations and beach parties, where you’ll often see dazzling fireworks and parades. Check the Catalan calendar before you travel.

Look out for parrots

The beautifully landscaped cliff-top gardens of Marimurtra offer some fabulously photogenic views, and – if you look up to the tops of the trees – some colourful parrots, too.