The sunny and sociable resort of Blanes is one of Costa Brava's finest. For many, it is the ideal Spanish beach holiday, with a pretty town, stunning coast and lots of bar action. Holidays to Blanes promise long days at the beach and lively nights out, with the interesting old town well worth a little sightseeing. It also has the benefit of being just a few hours from home and half an hour from the airport.
Blanes holidays are popular with groups and couples looking for a fun resort with a gorgeous beach and plenty of good places to eat and drink. It still feels like a little fishing village to wander around it, with beautiful views of the coast and lots of little cafés for sitting out in the sunshine.
The beach is around 4km long, and is classic Costa Brava; white sand and turquoise water ideal for swimming and sunbathing. If you're feeling adventurous, there are always plenty of water sports on offer, from diving to banana boats. There are also several small bays and coves that are fun to explore; you may even discover a secluded gem of a sunbathing spot.
The older parts of the town are also worth visiting on holidays to Blanes. They're full of ancient churches and buildings, and overlooking it all is the 13th century castle of St Joan. Sticking to the more traditional areas, you're bound to come across a local bar or restaurant where you can get some delicious authentic tapas or zarzuela.
If that's not for you, the bustling marina is a great place to get international and fast food. Nightlife in the modern area of Blanes consists of a huge choice of British pubs, music bars and clubs to dance and drink in until the early hours.