Blanes is a town in the comarca of Selva in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. During the Roman rule it was named Blanda or Blandae. It is known as the “Gateway to the Costa Brava”. Its coast is part of the Costa Brava, which stretches from Blanes up to the French border.
The township is 18.29 km². Blanes is a popular tourist town, and it is known for the Concurs de Focs d’Artifici during the Santa Anna festival; this event includes many fireworks. Separated from Blanes beach by the Sa Palomera rock, S’Abanell beach is one of the longest of the whole Girona coast. It is over 2,380 metres long, stretching up to the mouth of the Tordera river.
One of the botanical gardens in Blanes is the Marimurtra (Walking Tour of Marimurta on my channel!), which covers almost 15 hectares. It includes over 4000 different plant species and is visited by 300,000 people every year. Another garden is the Pinya de Rosa, which consists of over 7000 different plant species. Date recorded: August, 2020