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Platja de Aro is situated in the middle of the Costa Brava eighty kilometres north of Barcelona. It is a large, popular resort with a magnificent stretch of soft sandy beach washed by clear blue waters. Originally a small fishing village, it has grown beyond recognition to accommodate the ever increasing numbers of holidaymakers. Three kilometres inland is the ancient village Castell d’Aro with its medieval castle and fortified church. Platja de Aro’s wide ranging accommodation, from high rise hotels to private villas with pools, caters for all budgets and its vast choice of restaurants accommodates all tastes. A variety of leisure activities, both in and out of the water, keep holidaymakers entertained by day and the bars and discos keep them partying at night. A Platja de Aro holiday has something for everyone.
Platja de Aro offers equal measures of sun, sea and sand as well as a wide range of sporting facilities. It is well endowed with bars, restaurants and discos and has excellent shopping facilities. A Platja de Aro holiday offers a lively break on a sunny beach with plenty of entertainment by both night and day.
Platja de Aro is popular with a wide range of people. Although the beach attracts families, those with small children may wish for a more peaceful resort. Young people will find plenty to entertain them from water sports by day to discos by night. Golfers will be pleased with the excellent Mas Nou course.
April to October is the best time to visit Platja de Aro when the temperature ranges from 20 degrees rising to 30 degrees in the summer months.
Platja de Aro is a popular resort on the Costa Brava with one of the best beaches in the region. The soft golden sand stretches for two kilometres and as it slopes gently into the Mediterranean, it provides safe bathing for children and less confident swimmers. A wide range of water sports is available from the beach. Apart from the long expanse of sand there are also many secluded coves offering privacy.
Platja de Aro has a wide range of accommodation catering for all budgets. There are all-inclusive hotels providing good value if you are travelling with ever thirsty and ‘ice cream hungry’ children. Those wishing to self-cater will find a range of apartments, villas and studios to accommodate their needs.
Platja de Aro shopping is fairly comprehensive providing an array of supermarkets for essentials and specialist shops and boutiques for those whose holiday would be incomplete without a little retail therapy.
There are bars, pubs and restaurants serving a wide variety of menu from traditional Spanish to international cuisine. There are many venues where the unadventurous British palate can find their favourite meal. As well as the bars, there are discos and clubs to enliven the evenings. Platja de Aro offers dancing and partying until dawn.
Golfers will enjoy the Club D’Aro course, also known as Mas Nou Golf Club. It is located above the resort and enjoys spectacular views over the sea and the surrounding countryside. There are also opportunities for exploring the area on horseback or by bicycle.
Platja de Aro has a number of celebrations throughout the summer months including a beer festival and a jazz festival.
Platja de Aro nightlife if fairly lively with bars discos and night clubs providing a party atmosphere that continues until dawn. It is also possible to find restaurants where you can spend a relaxed evening in the company of friends or enjoy a romantic meal for two.
Platja de Aro has supermarkets supplying provisions for self caterers including many British brands. There are also a number of specialist shops and designer boutiques. There is a market on Fridays where visitors can barter for their holiday souvenirs. Popular buys include leather goods, ceramics and embroidered linens.
Platja de Aro has a wide variety of restaurants catering for most tastes with ranging from the traditional local dishes such as paella, tortillas, tapas and chorizo to an extensive choice of international cuisine. A good way to try Spanish food is to order a plate of tapas which consists of a medley of bite-sized dishes. Tapas are also ideal for filling the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner, which is served later in Spain than at home. Spanish wines are pleasant and inexpensive. Children are always made welcome and their tastes and portion sizes are usually accommodated.