Spain Guide


Blanes Accommodation

The vast majority of holiday accommodation in and around Blanes is provided within self catering apartments and villas. There are a small number of modern hotels and Spanish style pensions but these provide fewer than 5,000 beds in total whereas the self catering sector is now thought to be capable of accommodating around 40,000 holidaymakers.

The resort has 15 hotels seven three star, two two star and six one star. The three star hotels generally provide a good range of modern facilities to meet the demands of international tourists. The Esplendid, for example, is a big modern hotel 200 metres from the main S'Abanell Beach offering indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, squash and a fitness centre. Each room has air conditioning, satellite TV and a private balcony.

Most of the modern hotels catering for the charter holiday market provide buffet style meals which are usually included in your package deal.

As a cheaper option you could try one of the resort's 17 pensions or "hostals". These are more Spanish in character, often small family run businesses where the facilities are not as extensive as in the modern high rise hotels but you usually get clean and comfortable accommodation for a very reasonable price. Most of the better hostals have en suite facilities these days and many have restaurants with excellent, home cooked local dishes. Eleven of the hostals in Blanes have a two star rating, the others are all one star.

Self Cartering Holiday Apartments and Villas

There's a huge variety of self catering accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Renting a villa or apartment can work out cheaper than a hotel if you're traveling in a group as you normally pay a set price for the accommodation rather than paying per person.

Many of the local apartments are within complexes which provide a good range of communal services and leisure facilities such as swimming pools, bars, restaurants and games rooms.

Villas vary enormously in terms of the standard of facilities and price. Most have private swimming pools but as for furnishings and facilities, it all depends on how much you want to pay. There are some extremely luxurious villas to rent on the hillsides around Blanes, set in beautiful private gardens with wonderful Mediterranean views.

The best villas boast heated pools, saunas, jacuzzis, maid service, satellite TV etc. But a villa holiday can also be an affordable option for families on a budget if you shop around and are happy with more standard accommodation.

After self catering accommodation, the second most popular type of holiday here is camping. There are no fewer than 12 campsites in and around Blanes with room for 12,000 campers. Two of the sites are on the outskirts of the town and the others are by the sea in the tourist area of Els Pins.

Most of the sites accept caravans and also have bungalows available for rent. Facilities vary from site to site but you'll generally find a good range of services and leisure activities. Camping Blanes, for example, in Avenida Villa de Madrid, has its own bar, restaurant, supermarket, laundry, car wash, swimming pool and children's playground.