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International Women’s Day 2022

04Mar

Blanes has programmed various activities to celebrate the 8M movement

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, Blanes Town Council, together with other institutions and organisations in the municipality, has organised various activities. Shows, presentations, debates, exhibitions and much more!

The events began on Thursday 3 March and will end on 10 March. For a whole week Blanes will emphasize the need to fight against inequalities towards women.

Programme to commemorate International Women’s Day 2022

3rd March
18:30 h – The Woman Alone. At half past six in the evening there will be an intimate performance at the Casal Cívic de Can Borrell, where the need to fight against inequalities towards women will be discussed. The event is free of charge, but requires prior registration.

4th March – 8th April
From the first week of March until the second week of April, the Casal Cívic Can Borrell will host an art exhibition by fine arts students inspired by women and girls.

5th March
10:00 h to 13:00 h – Be the Woman in Your Life. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be a collaborative collage in Passeig de Dintre.

6th March
10:00 h – Women’s Run “Projecte Elles”. The solidarity walk will start at ten o’clock in the morning at Passeig de Mar, around Carrer Ample. To participate it is necessary to register in advance.

8th March
International Women’s Day 2022 is the most complete day of the whole week. The following events are scheduled:

  • 10:00 h – The factors that generate inequalities. At ten o’clock there will be a zoom videoconference where these factors will be discussed in professional environments.
  • 12:00 h – Zoom presentation of women’s entrepreneurship projects and various services for women in different fields. At the same time, in front of the façade of the town hall, there will be a reading of the institutional manifest.
  • 17:00 h – Talk by five women at the Casal Cívic Can Borrell about their professional careers and the play “Marquès de Trinxera”. At the same time, there will be a feminist short film at the Nau 4 youth centre.

10th March
18:30 h – Lecture on the implication of the labour reform on women, in the Roberto Bolaño Room of the Regional Library.

Note: On 6 and 8 March there will be an information and attention point (Punt Lila) on equality and gender perspective.

From Hotel Pimar & Spa we join in celebrating this fight for equality, participation and empowerment of women in all areas of society.

For a future with gender equality!

To download the International Women’s Day 2022 poster click here

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Cursa Mar i Murtra 2022

11Jan

Would you like to take part in the Cursa Mar i Murtra 2022?

Next January 16th will take place the Cursa Mar i Murtra 2022, a race to enjoy sport in the middle of nature. This event is organised by the “Fondistes Blanes” with the support of Muralla Òptica, its official sponsor.

Three different routes:

  • XXXIII Cursa Mar i Murtra 20 km. This is the classic and the most demanding of all, combining flat areas with uphill and downhill sections. It will start at 9:30 am.
  • VII Cursa Mar i Murtra 10 km. Completely flat and designed for everyone to be able to take part in it. It will start at 10:00 h.
  • II Trail Mar i Murtra 15 km/600 m+. For mountain lovers, starting and finishing at the same point as the other courses. It will start at 9:00 h.

Registration for the Cursa Mar i Murtra 2022

To participate in the Cursa Mar i Murtra 2022 it is necessary to register in advance. If you want to do so, we remind you that you have until 14 January. You can do it here.

The price varies depending on the race you choose, 14 € for the 10 km and 19 € for the 15 km and 20 km. If you don’t register before the aforementioned date, you can do so the weekend before at the Passeig de Mar in Blanes. However, once there the price will be 1 € more.

With each registration you will be entitled to:

  • Participate in the race
  • Have access to the cloakroom service
  • Assistance during the race
  • Shower service
  • Breakfast and drinks
  • Gifts

So, which race do you choose? We hope to see you there!

For more information, you can access the following link

To download the poster click here


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Escape Room in Blanes

30Sep

Don’t miss the first outdoor Escape Room in Blanes!

Hundreds of years ago, pirates hid a treasure in the town and no one has ever managed to recover it… Until now!

From 2 to 3 October, the Blanes Town Council, in collaboration with Girona Provincial Council and Imagina Escape Rooms, has organised the first outdoor escape room in the town, christened “The Great Treasure of Blanes”.

A unique event that aims to give visibility to the most emblematic spaces in the city, as well as the various empty premises in the town and significant buildings. For this reason, the venue for the event will be the streets of Blanes, as different atmospheres, locations and environments will be used.

The activity, which is completely free of charge, will consist of a competitive team game in which participants will have to overcome a series of obstacles to find the treasure hidden in the city. It will last between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on your teamwork and their skill.

The organisers recommend a minimum age of eight years old to take part, as there are a few kilometres to walk. On the other hand, children from the age of twelve can play on their own, but must be supervised by an adult. Finally, youngsters over the age of fourteen can go on their own.

To participate, you will have to sign up in advance because places are limited. Once you have registered, you will have to wait until the day before the event to be informed of the exact meeting point, which will be a secret place until the last minute!

You will only need to wear clothes suitable for the temperature and comfortable shoes.

Come and have a good time!

Will you be able to find the lost treasure?

You can download the programme here

For more information you can consult the following link

Hotel Pimar & Spa

If you want to visit Blanes during these days and you are looking for accommodation, come and stay at Hotel Pimar & Spa. Take advantage of the last days we are open!

You can make a reservation by clicking on the following link


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Escape to blanes

06Sep

Squeeze out the last days of summer and escape to Blanes

Welcome, September! If you think that summer plans end when August comes to an end, we’re sorry to say that we don’t share your opinion. Let us tell you that this is the best time of the year to renew yourself, improve and be even happier. Whether you are one of those who have already enjoyed a well-deserved holiday, or if you have availability to do it now, from Hotel Pimar & Spa we want to encourage you to take advantage of these last summer days.

If you want to start your routine with a clear mind, enjoy the peace, tranquillity and calm that this month offers with your family, your group of friends or your partner, we recommend you to read on. We have prepared for you a list of the best beaches and coves in Blanes so that you can choose the one that best suits your tastes.

Make the most of the good weather that will still be with us this month!

Places in Blanes that you can’t miss…

Blanes has four kilometres of coastline where you can find a wide variety of beaches. Every year, its beaches are recognised with quality certificates such as the blue flag. We agree when we are told that the coves of this beautiful town are true jewels of nature.

If you love the sea, spending time on the beach and enjoying the sea breeze, this will interest you:

SANT FRANCESC COVE
Cala San Francesc is a beautiful cove located on the outskirts of Blanes. It is also known as “Cala Bona”, due to its spectacular surroundings full of pine trees and rocks. Due to its marvellous crystalline waters, it is an ideal place for snorkelling.

TREUMAL COVE
Treumal cove, which is no more than 100 metres long, is one of the smallest beaches in Blanes. It is located to the north of the municipality and is ideal for bathing. The sea is usually calm and there is usually not much wind thanks to its privileged location.

PUNTA DE SANTA ANNA COVE
Santa Anna cove, also known as “Capellans beach”, is located at the end of the port of Blanes, just below El Convent. If you like pebble beaches, this is the perfect one for you. A different kind of beach, ideal for snorkelling.

BLANES BEACH
Blanes beach is located right in the centre of the town, next to the port. If you look at it from the sea, on the right-hand side you will find the large rock Sa Palomera. Thanks to its size, you are sure to find enough space to feel at ease.

S’ABANELL
S’Abanell beach is the largest and busiest beach in Blanes. It is located on the left side of the rock of Sa Palomera. It has all kinds of services and is surrounded by bars and restaurants. An ideal place for the whole family.

Hotel Pimar & Spa

Come and stay at our hotel. You will return to your routine with a good taste in your mouth, and above all, with
your batteries well charged.

You can make your reservation by clicking on the following link

Enjoy the last days of summer and escape to the beaches of Blanes!

We are waiting for you!


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Blanes, Sports City

20Aug

Exhibition about local sport in Blanes

Blanes is mainly known as a tourist destination. However, it also receives a significant number of visitors thanks to sport. For this reason, this summer 2021 you can’t miss the exhibition on the history of local sport prepared by the Municipal Archive of Blanes, the Department of Tourism-Promotion of the City and the Department of Sports.

From 23 June to 8 July the 10 roll ups that make up the exhibition were located in different shops of the ABBC (Associació de Botiguers de Blanes Centre). These included the Dakota shop, the Giotto ice cream parlour, La Casa Groga, the Daina Dance School, Euronics, the Perinyà Sports shops, Foot On Mars and San Juan Òptics.

The exhibition, called “Història de l’esport local” is about the history of sport in Blanes and includes information about different sports disciplines such as basketball, boxing, judo, football, handball, hockey, cycling, sea sports, among others.

You will currently find these ten panels in the foyer of the Blanes Regional Library. They will be there until 31 August and then they will be moved to the hall of the Blanes Sports City. So, if you want to do something different and get to know this city more deeply, we recommend you to visit this exhibition, we are sure you will like it!

For more information you can go to the following link

Hotel Pimar & Spa

If you want to visit the exhibition during your stay in Blanes, choosing our hotel will be your best choice. It is only a 5 minutes walk from the Regional Library, so you can escape for a moment to visit it. Moreover, for sea lovers, the hotel is located on the first line of the sea. It will be the perfect starting point to not miss any plan.

Don’t think twice!

You can book by clicking on the following link


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Blanes Town Festival 2021

16Jul

In Blanes we celebrate the town festival in honour of our patron Santa Anna from 22nd to 26th July.

The Costa Brava fireworks competition, in which fireworks companies from all over Europe take part, is the highlight of our main town festival.Unfortunately, for the second year in a row, the competition has been postponed, as the pandemic situation does not allow for events with large crowds. However, there will also be other important events which you can consult in the programme of the town festival by clicking on the following link

If you are planning to stay in Blanes during the weekend of the town festival of Santa Anna you can book a stay at our hotel by clicking on the following link

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Spanish Windsurfing Championship 2021

17Jun

The Spanish Windsurfing Championship 2021 for the classes: (Raceboard, Formula Foil and Open Foil), will be held in the waters of the Bay of Blanes, from 19th to 23rd June 2021.

The event will be organised by the Club Vela Blanes by delegation of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and with the collaboration of the Catalan Sailing Federation and the National Secretariats of the Raceboard, Formula Foil and iQFoil Classes.

Event programme:

-Saturday 19 June from 10:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m. (Registration of participants and Equipment check)
-Sunday 20 June at 11:55 a.m. (Competitions)
-Monday 21 June at 11:55 a.m. (Competitions)
-Tuesday 22 June at 11:55 a.m. (Competitions)
-Wednesday 23 June at 11:55 a.m. (Competitions and Awards Ceremony)

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Delta de la Tordera, a privileged place for bird watching

18Mar

During your stay in Blanes we recommend you to visit the protected natural area of the Delta del Riu Tordera. It is a strategic place for the migration of many species of birds, which makes this natural space a privileged place for bird watching. Depending on the time of year, species such as the grey heron, the little bittern, the common kingfisher and the common sandpiper can be observed. The delta is also the natural habitat of the tree frog, the Magdalena river turtle and the Natrix maura. In terms of vegetation, you will find elm trees, aspeen trees, ash trees and reed fields.

The hotel is located approximately 4 kilometres from this natural space, we recommend a visit on foot in order to enjoy an excursion with unique and unrepeatable views. The estimated time for this excursion is 1 hour 40 minutes round trip from the hotel.

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Blanes, an ideal destination for practising outdoor sports

10Feb

Blanes has different signposted routes that you can do by running, walking, cycling or Nordic walking. These are itineraries of between 7 and 20 kilometres that run through the natural surroundings of Blanes, such as the Camí de Ronda, which offers an itinerary that continues alongside the sea; the route of the hermitages, which will allow you to discover part of the historical mark left by our ancestors; and the two Grans Camins de l’Aigua of 8 and 18 kilometres. Also on the terrain that surrounds the city, routes have been defined to follow with mountain bikes and three more for road cycling.

In addition, in Blanes you can do a lot of water activities such as: kayaking, paddle surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, sport fishing and snorkelling. There is also a wide range of boat rentals with or without skipper and nautical excursions.

Blanes is a privileged town, with an unbeatable natural environment for practising outdoor sports.

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Joaquim Ruyra Itinerary in Blanes

19Jan

Blanes and its landscape have inspired artists, poets and writers. Joaquim Ruyra was a writer with a short literary production, but of very high quality who described many landscapes and corners of Blanes in his stories. We propose a route through the eyes of Joaquim Ruyra that will take you to the places in Blanes that inspired the artist to write some of his best known stories. Among these places you will find landscapes such as those of Punta Santa Anna, the seafaring district of s’Auguer, the cliffs of El Convent and Cala Sa Forcanera. The visit of these points is accompanied by an explanation and the reading of a fragment of his stories where he talks about this place.

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