Blanes is a jewell located in the very south of Girona next to the opening of the river Tordera in North East Spain. The town of Blanes itself is ideally located right at the base of the Mount Sant Joan and next to the sea, making it the perfect place for a holiday.
For those of you that are considering a holiday to the Costa Brava then you would be well advised to consider Blanes as your holiday destination. You will be served adequately by modern facilities, whilst enjoying a break in an authentic fishing town with plenty of magnificent scenery and lots of facilities to keep you amused throughout the day and night.
There are many things to consider when planning a trip to the holiday resort of Blanes so we have put together this information page which will hopefully help you decide where the best place to stay is in the area and of course what to do when you are there.
Temperature in Blanes
The average temperature in Blanes through the year is 16 degrees, although in the summer months it gets much hotter, so you can expect to be basking in temperatures in excess of 30 degrees.
Brief history of Blanes
The area of Blanes has a lot of history attached to it, long before it was ever considered a holiday resort. I is believed that some of this history even dates back to prehistoric times.
Originally at around 218BC, the area was known as Blanda and was actually occupied by the Romans. After the fall of the Roman Empire in Spain the town, like many in Spain went through a period of Moorish occupation.
At the beginning of the 20th century the docks were opened and this ultimately led to the growth of the economy and the transformation into the Blanes we know today.
Access from Barcelona
There is actually a train that runs between Blanes and Barcelona which makes it also a popular destination for the city dwellers of Barcelona to get away from everyday life and spend a day or two in a stunning holiday resort. Likewise people of holiday in Blanes can easily access Barcelona for a spot of culture and fine dining.
Accommodation in Blanes
We have put together a section detailing the different types of accommodation and hotels in Blanes. Please click here for more information.