Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lloret de Mar - Exchange Rate.

  The British food shop in Fenals do a very good commision free exchange rate, todays rate is...
                                               €1.15 = £1  (14th Dec)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Latest Cigarette and Tobacco Prices....Dec 2010

The price of cigarettes and tobacco has just risen sharply in Spain, here is a copy of the price list which I got from the tobacconist today. So far the biggest rise is with Golden Virginia which has gone up almost €20 for a pack of 10. Some prices have not yet changed but I was told others will rise shortly, so I'll keep you informed whenever this happens.

(I now have the very  latest price list, it can be found .... HERE


Monday, December 6, 2010

Lloret de Mar - Car Hire, Car Rental

 If you are spending any length of time in Lloret de Mar it may be worth your while to hire a car if you want to make the most of your time here. There are several companies to choose from all centrally located, or why not pick up your car at the airport saving you quite a lot of money on transfer fees to your hotel. Some of the largest car rental companies have offices right here in Lloret...click on the following links for more information from their web sites.

Europcar.com  Find them on the Blanes road near to the Royal Star Hotel.

Sacar.com  Near the bus station in Lloret, opposite the Gran Casino Royal Hotel.

Abacars.com Their office is in Fenals, first right after the fire station.

Some companies which dont have an office in Lloret  but good car hire rates can be found online...


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lloret de Mar - What to do.

In Fenals we are very lucky to have one of the best tourist attractions in Lloret de Mar on our door step. For only about €4 you can visit the immaculate gardens of Santa Clotilde and take in the views of the fantastic coast line. Take a look at the film show....

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Flight Information

If you are living in Spain and often make trips to the airport to pick up friends or relatives here is a very handy flight tracker which you can use to get real time flight info. You only need to put in the details of the required flight, then all the information you need will be shown on the screen, try it - it really does work. It could save you hanging around for late arrivals! Likewise, if you are flying to Spain (or anywhere in the world) pass on the link to your friend who will be picking you up from the airport.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Stuff for the kids....

If your planning your families annual holiday in Lloret de Mar next summer, here is a list of the best days out for the kids. The top attractions are Waterworld, Marineland, and Go-karts which all run a very handy complimentary bus from Lloret de Mar bus station.

Set in the woodland just 5 minutes out of Lloret de Mar is the ever popular Waterworld. They are open for the new summer season 16-5-2011 until 18-9-2011. There's lots more to this place than just a water park for the kids, the adults can come and have a go on the bungee jump and also the extreme mountain ride over 260 mts long...if you dare! You will also find mini golf, snack bars, restaurant, tavern and picnic areas.  Lockers are available to rent in which you can keep your personal stuff.

Again only 5 minutes from town out on the road towards Girona is the thrilling Go-Karting track. Great fun for all the family, you can take the free bus from the Lloret de Mar bus station

Marineland, is a fun day out for everyone. Here you can watch shows put on by the dolphins, sea lions and parrots. Other birds and animals such as penguins, otters and flamingos are also on show in the park. In the  water park area there are lots of water chutes and slides to keep everyone amused for the day. There is a restaurant and several snack bars and cafes, or if you prefer to  bring your own packed lunch there is a large picnic area.

 Situated just on the main road near to the Don Juan hotel is the bowling alley and crazy golf course. An entertaining day for all, and only a short walk from anywhere in Lloret. There is an great cafe/restaurant and a fully stocked bar downstairs in the bowling alley, so this is also a great night out for the adults....and its open till 3am!

Magic park in Llorets busy nightclub area is the largest indoor amusement centre on the Costa Brava with 3 floors of great family entertainment. Slot machines, bumping cars, video game machines, remote controlled trucks, pool tables, driving simulators, table top football and mini casino....the list is endless!

Gnomo Park is an adventure playground just on the
outskirts of Lloret de Mar on the way to Blanes. If your staying in the Fenals area of Lloret then its not too far to walk, but if your hotel is in Lloret then you can always catch the Blanes bus at the bus station and this will drop you right outside of the park. Here at Gnomo Park are indoor and outdoor activity areas. mini golf, remote controlled boats, trampolines, a maze, mini karts, cafe, restaurant and picnic area.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lloret de Mar - Girona Bus Timetable

This piece has been amended as of 6/07/2013...the latest timetable

For those arriving at Girona airport and staying at any of the nearby resorts this is the latest timetable for the Sarfa bus company.  and at present the cost into Lloret de Mar is €8. This is by far the cheapest way to get to your resort as the taxis are now charging around the €50 mark...not too bad if you are travelling with 3 to 4 friends but quite expensive if you are travelling alone.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Lloret de Mar Best Restaurants

 I am often contacted from readers asking which are the best restaurants in Lloret de Mar, so to make things easier for holidaymakers who like to dine out in a nice restaurant I have created a list of my personal favourites. No matter where you are staying in Lloret you can always find a very good restaurant nearby. Click on the 'chef' below and he will take you to my list and map of the location of each one from where you can take a tour of my choice of the best in town.
 Click on me for the best restaurants!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Lloret de Mar Bars Map.

I have created a very useful interactive map for Lloret de Mar, you will be able to find all the British pubs and clubs featured on the previous posting.
Just click on the glass to take you to the map where you can then start on your virtual pub crawl around the best bars in Lloret!


Friday, July 30, 2010

The Best Bars and Pubs in Lloret de Mar.

If your taking your annual holiday in Lloret de Mar this year you wont be dissapointed with the nightlife. Here is a quick tour around a small selection of the best local bars in town. Most of these British bars are actually run by the owners so you get a great welcome from someone who has been in Lloret for many years and has lots of experience of running a well established and successful bar!

All the bars have their own web page which you will find if you follow the links in the right hand column on this page.

Starting with - 

ROUTE 66,  an American style bar/diner  run by Andy and Jackie who have been in Lloret for many years and previously run the Bravehearts bar. Great food is served all day long, find them right opposite the beach on Lloret's sea front.

BUZZBYS in Fenals is now owned and run by John and his wife Toni. They are always here to give you a great welcome to this
'local bar' away from home! A firm favourite of many of the locals in Lloret, and holiday makers who come back to Lloret several times a year!

The NAVY bar, in Fenals just opposite the Aquarium hotel. This International bar as you can guess has been designed with a naval theme and is decorated to a high standard. Another bar where you will find a true personal service, and great atmosphere!

GERRY'S BAR has always been a favourite of the locals in Lloret de Mar and holiday makers who return year after year. Run by Simon the son of former owners Gerry and Julie, this is one of the oldest and most popular British bars in Lloret.

RABBIE'S BAR is in an ideal spot in town whether you are staying in Lloret de Mar centre or Fenals, you are never very far away from Rabbies so be sure to call in to this great bar for a drink or snack if your feeling peckish! Linda runs this bar, and is always there to give a friendly welcome.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Girona Airport Bus Timetable

For anyone traveling to or from Girona airport to Lloret de Mar bus station here is a link to the latest timetable on this site
Lloret de Mar / Tossa de Mar -Girona

Please note times and prices are subject to change.
At present the fare into Lloret is €8 each.
If you choose to take a taxi for the same journey be warned as they are quite expensive at present about €50- 55.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lloret de Mar Nightlife

As the sun goes down and the town breaks into the nightlife capital of the Costa Brava, the streets of Lloret de Mar are almost bursting at the seams every night of the summer season. You certainly don't need directions, just follow the crowds and you'll soon find the bright lights and the fantastic choice of venues, all of which have the perfect ingredients for your clubbing holiday!

 Why not make Lloret de Mar the destination for your stag or hen party? 

With Lloret's vast choice of venues from the biggest and best clubs and pubs on the coast to the most cosy relaxing bars etc, you are sure to have the time of your life while in town. You can even try your chances at the casino...you may be lucky!

For the Lloret de Mar Stuff pick of the best bars and pubs in town follow the links in the side column.