Playa de Aro
The location of Playa de Aro
Playa de Aro (Catalan: Platja d "Aro) is a town in the Northwest of Spain, in the autonomous Catalan province of Girona, within the administrative district of Baix Empordà (lower empordan)
The municipality of Castell/Platja d'Aro has a total population of around 10,000 and comprises two smaller districts: S'Agaró, along the coast to the South; and the original historic district of Castell D'Aro, 2 km from Platja D'Aro in the interior. The latter contains the historic nuclei with its small castle and church.
Families with Children
There is plenty of fun for families with children:
Along the main avenue, Avinguida S'Agaro, you will find the PPS, a small outdoors amusement park for children. For water enthusiasts, there is the Aquadiver Water Park with many water slides. In the village itself, there are numerous children's playgrounds, parks and green areas. There are public basketball and football fields, as well as possibilities for table tennis and skateboarding. In the surrounding area there is also a horse farm.
The Beach of Playa de Aro
The beaches and the bays of Playa de Aro / Platja d'Aro
Playa de Aro offers its visitors not only one of the longest, but also one of the few car-free beaches of the Costa Brava. The main beach (Platja Gran) extends a total of 2 km; stretching in the north from the famous Playa de Aro monument, the stone of Cavall Bernat to the Club Nautic, in the South, which is one of the largest marina ports of the Costa Brava. Heading in either direction from the main beach, via the Camí Ronda, one will find many small bays with idyllic beaches, which can be reached on foot via on the Cami Ronda, which winds along the entire Costa Brava.
The beach gets cleaned on a daily basis during the main season and an elaborate system of sewage treatment plants ensures that no unpurified water enters the sea. As such, Playa de Aro has been awarded the blue flag for a number of years, attesting to a particularly high quality of drinking water. Furthermore, the beach is monitored during the summer months by several rescue floats. An additional safety feature are the colored beach flags, which for most of the year indicate a green light for safe swimming. For small injuries and missing persons, the Red Cross also maintains a number of stations for immediate assistance. Along the beach, visitors will also find free, public toilets and showers throughout the summer.
For fun and games, there are recreation zones near the harbor with volleyball nets and other special zones for beach football, badminton, etc. There are also a number of playgrounds for our small holidaymakers, spread along the entire beach promenade
The Beach Boardwalk
Along the traffic-free beach promenade of Playa de Aro, there are plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes, which invite you to linger, enjoy a cool drink, or snack, but also provide a fine-dining atmosphere. In the evening, the boulevard is illuminated, presenting an appealing ambiance to end the evening comfortably to the sound of the waves.
Shopping and Going Out
All tourist services happen in the center of Playa de Aro. The streets' village provide multiple activities for going and eating out with possible shopping and strolling day and night. Playa de Aro is well known and liked for providing a family atmosphere for the sophisticated taste, which differs distinctly from the antiquated and erroneous association of cheap party tourism with the Costa Brava. To the contrary, Playa de Aro's roots stem from the early 1930s, later adjusting well to the tourism boom of the 1960's. Its particular flair and ambience is a result of the influences from nearby Barcelona and southern France. Stylish restaurants and bars alternate with individual small shops and boutiques. Particularly worthwhile is a stroll through the car-free streets of Neptuno galleries. . In town there are excellent, centrally located shopping possibilities for every purse with many international products, which especially the foreign visitors appreciate.Playa de Aro's rich palate of activities and things-to-do is further enhanced by the surrounding area and its variety of high-quality gastronomy. It will take a few days to get to know the diverse offer of Platja d'Aro and the region.
Playa de Aro is known for its apartment tourism. In town there are excellent, centrally located shopping possibilities for every purse with many international products, which especially the foreign visitors appreciate.
Good to know: Fridays is weekly market day