In the heart of the Costa Brava, 80 kilometres north of Barcelona, Platja d’Aro has become a busy seaside resort and a favourite with families. Holidaymakers are drawn to the local amusement parks (including a water park) as well as the excellent beaches, interesting history and scenic coastal walks. Platja d’Aro holidays are fun and relaxing, with lots for everyone to do. Inland on holidays to Platja d’Aro you’ll find the picturesque historical quarter of Castell d’Aro, with its majestic Benedormiens Castle dating from the 12th century.
The resort centre of Platja d’Aro – with shops, restaurants and gorgeous Estanys Park – is further connected to the Sant Pol beach and cove of Sa Conca de S’Agaro by a coastal path – strolling along it is an excellent introduction to the area. There are a number of other beaches, from the town’s central 2-kilometre sandy beach to gorgeous rocky coves with clear blue water.
Head for the beach
The busy central sandy beach, Platja Gran, is great for families. For quieter sunbathing and scenic views head for pretty coves like Cala Sa Cova and Cala del Pi.
Go bird watching
Tourists aren’t the only thing attracted to this town. A variety of visiting bird species can be seen from hides overlooking the pond at the lovely Estanys Park.
Swim in lane
Swimmers can safely explore the coastline from the water thanks to the arrival of Vies Braves – a public network of open-water lanes that passes through Platja d’Aro.