Platja d' Aro
South east of Girona, and roughly midway between Lloret de Mar and Begur is the fabulous beach-side resort of Platja d'Aro.
The international airfield at Girona is approximately 40 minutes drive. Platja d'Aro is a ??modern, cosmopolitan town, neighbouring the elegant town of S'Agaró, in south east Girona. This fabulous beachside town, also boasts a wonderful and historical town centre, which has preserved well its medieval charm.
The area offers a brilliant holiday experience, with so much to offier: a beautiful natural setting, culture, leisure, sport and best of all, a delightful seafront location, with an impressive, endless beach, and idyllic little bays.
Leisure & recreation
The three neighbouring towns of Platja d'Aro, Castell d'Aro and S'Agaró offer an unrivalled holiday experience and perfect location: on the coast, yet situated close to the main transport routes, excellent selection of businesses and facilities, excellent shopping, variety of nightlife and gastronomy, and leisure and sports opportunities, to name just a few.
The resort offers all year round facilities, making it one of the main destinations of the Costa Brava, and one of the most popular of the whole of the Mediterranean.
The main town has many boutiques and makes a great shopping location.
Nearby there are opportunities for hacking, hiking and running.
The main beach is a long stretch of beautiful sand and there are many further sandy coves and rocky areas to explore. Equipment and tuition for a variety of water-sports can be hired; plus there are diving schools.
Platja d'Aro remains full of life all year round, with a complete programme of events and festivals, such as Carnival, the Beer Festival and the Medieval Market in Castell d'Aro.
Businesses and other organisations also hold conferences and conventions here, shaping the projects and innovations of the future.
Barcelona, Girona and the Pyrenees are all close enough for day trips, as is the incredible Dali museum. A gentle run by car inland or along the coast will turn up many surprises as you enjoy medieval architecture and quaint villages, and discover old fishing ports and vibrant towns.
The gastronomy of Catalonia is rich and varied. Principally it is the typical Mediterranean diet of fish and seafood with fresh vegetables, olives and olive oil rice and pasta.
We recommend that visitors try some traditional Catalan dishes whilst on holiday, especially delicious are Escudella I Carn D'olla, vegetable broth with pork, veal and chicken.
Pa Amb Tomàquet, ??simply rustic bread, can be toasted, rubbed with tomato pulp and dressed with oil and salt; these delcious breakfast can also be served with ham, sausage or tortilla.
Coca is a very thin dough baked with onions, peppers and other vegetables served with and meats, or fish (especially sardines).
Mild winter merges into blossoming spring which in turn gives way to a seemingly endless sunny summer the eventually yields to an autumn of mellow fruitfulness.
There are many family activities nearby like the Aguadiver Waterpark, PPS Theme park, and Magic Land Amusement park.
Our agents live closeby and will be happy to assist you.
Other Activities: Paint-balling and Quad Biking
Golf: There are 8 excellent championship courses and 2 par 3 courses all within 5 - 40 minutes drive of from our luxury property.
Five of which were voted among the top 50 golf courses in Europe by Golf World.
Costa Brava voted one of Continental Europe’s top three Best Value Golf Travel Destinations
The famous Mas Nou Golf Course, with its incredible views, lies at the top of the mountain directly opposite. Don’t assume that a low handicap ensures you won’t loose a few balls!!! For the less adventurous there are 7 other golf courses at normal altitude! The Club de Golf in Sant Cristina d´Aro, The Serres de Pals Golf Course & The Playa de Pals Golf Course in Pals, T
The Challenging PGA Golf de Catalunya Golf Course only 20 mins away, has recently been voted the 3rd best Golf course in Europe 2012
A visit to the ever improving and expanding Emporda Golf Courses is essential.
The Pitch & Putt par 3 golf courses are great quality golf courses, for the more inexperienced, or casual golfers, wishing to enjoy an afternoon of fresh air, and natural settings while chatting and entertaining with friends.
Ski: The Costa Brava contains 5 Ski resorts, 4 Alpine and 1 Nordic. All situated about 1 h 30 min drive from the villa. They are accessible, though it would be recommended to leave very early in the morning to arrive at the opening time of 09:00.
The Ski Stations close at around 16:30, making it entirely possible to travel there and back in one afternoon.