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Visit Platja d'Aro

Platja d'Aro is in the province of Girona in Spain's Catalonia region. It is a popular resort on the Costa Brava coast. Platja d'Aro is south of the port town of Palamos and north of Tossa de Mar.

Explore Platja d'Aro

Platja d'Aro is a popular beach resort on the Costa Brava coastline. It has developed parallel to the beach and grown up for the tourist industry.

Its streets, full of appartment blocks, shops, bars and restaurants are not unattractive and lots of palm trees and pretty flowering trees have been planted to line the streets.  However there is no medieval centre or historical interest. This is a beach resort pure and simple.

Platja d'Aro

Having said that it has pretty good shops, some interesting restaurants, good night-life and a large sandy beach (though the sand is gritty). If you are looking for a lively resort but on a scaller scale than Lloret de Mar, down the coast, or huge resorts like Benidorm then this could be a good bet.

The beach at Platja d'Aro is excellent. It is a nice sandy beach but also has attractive rocky areas jutting into the sea and small rocky outcrops in the sea which makes it attractive to look at and great for exploring rock pools.

In October Platja d'Aro hosts a beer festival that has been running since the late 1980s.


Aquadiver, Platja d'Aro

If you are travelling with children then you won't want to miss a trip to Aquadiver - a large water park at Platja d'Aro. Aquadiver has a wave pool and various large waterslides and makes for a good break from the beach. It also has picnic areas and snack bars.

Golf d'Aro (Mas Nou Golf Club)

Set high above the beach resort with spectacular views over the coast is Platja d'Aro's golf course. It is an 18 hole championship course, par 72, and a 9 hole (pitch and putt course)

Platja d'Aro

Places to visit near Platja d'Aro

Castell d'Aro, 3km inland from Platja d'Aro, is a medieval village with a castle and a fortified church.

Admire the medieval monastery at the nearby resort of Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Close to Platja d'Aro is the very upmarket resort of S'Agaro. S'Agaro is a village of houses all built in the Modernist sytle by Rafael Maso, one of Gaudi's students. There is also a luxury five star hotel, the Hostal de La Gavina.

South of Platja d'Aro is the popular and very attractive seaside resort of Tossa de Mar which has a castle rising up from the beach. To the north is Calella de Palafrugell which is one of our favourite Costa Brava resorts and is home to the lovely Cap Roig botanical gardens.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Girona guide and the Catalonia guide.

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Palamos is an attractive port town on the Costa Brava.Its pleasant old town winds uphill from the beach.

Palamos guide
Sant Feliu de Guixols

Sant Feliu de Guixols

Sant Feliu de Guixols is a relaxed resort with a Benedictine monastery. The town has an interesting mix of colonial and Moorish architecture.

Sant Feliu de Guixols guide
Jardins de Cap Roig

Jardins de Cap Roig

The Cap Roig botanical garden is a beautiful garden in a beautiful cliff-top location with sweeping views over the sea.

Jardins de Cap Roig guide


Calella-de-Palafrugell is one of the most beautiful villages on the Costa Brava coast.

Calella-de-Palafrugell guide


Tossa de Mar is a very attractive mid-sized resort on the Costa Brava which has retained its character.

Tossa-de-Mar guide


Peratallada is a medieval village, and is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

Peratallada guide

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