55. Platja d’Aro, Costa Brava Spain

Why Platja d’Aro, Costa Brava

Another great beach town in the Catalunya region of Spain that’s worth visiting if you don’t want to do anything, but just relax. 

Platja d'Aro, Costa Brava Spain - Beach

Platja d’Aro, Costa Brava Spain – Beach

 

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Where is Platja d’Aro, Costa Brava

Platja d’Aro is located in the Catalunya part of Spain north of Barcelona and just south of the Bay of the Roses; a UNESCO World Heritage site. Al located in the Costa Brava region.

How To Get Here

There are a few ways to get here, lets look at them:

By Bus

There are national and local city buses in Spain to get you around. In this area the bus company is Moventis. Check online for their schedules. From Barcelona, its a little under 2 hours drive through beautiful countryside.

Platja d'Aro, Costa Brava Spain - Sarfa Bus

Platja d’Aro, Costa Brava Spain – Sarfa Bus

You can take buses from Barcelona city center and airport as well as from neighboring Girona.

By Train

The Spanish rail service, Renfe serves the area. Platja D’Aro does not have its own train station, but, you can go to Figueres or Girona and then take a bus from either of these towns to Platja D’Aro.

By Plane

The closest airport is Girona, Spain (GRO). Once in Girona, you can take buses to Platja D’Aro; just head to the ground transportation area. As an alternative, you can fly into Barcelona (BCN) which has many more flights, then take a bus to Platja D’Aro.

Gerona Airport (GRO)

Gerona Airport (GRO)

The airlines serving Girona are:

Jet2.com (LS), Ryanair (FR), Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium (HQ) and Transavia (HV)

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

 

Where To Stay

There are not many places available here; but the ones that are, are very quaint and affordable. I stayed at the Park Hotel San Jorge which is very beautiful and offers ocean views, plus a balcony so you can well, enjoy the views.

You can also checkout a site called Naturaki, which is a local company that provides property searches.

Platja d'Aro, Costa Brava Spain - San Jorge Hotel Silken

Platja d’Aro, Costa Brava Spain – San Jorge Hotel Silken

 

Platja d'Aro, Costa Brava Spain - Hotel Calla del PL

Platja d’Aro, Costa Brava Spain – Hotel Calla del PL

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

There are many places to eat here. Just remember that there is a siesta each day, which means places will be closed during this time. You may still find one or two places though that are still open. I’m a big ice cream nut and there are a few ice cream places as you walk down the main street. Lots of restaurants as well. They do eat a bit later at night so be aware of that.

L'Escala, Costa Brava, Spain - Ham

L’Escala, Costa Brava, Spain – Ham

Platja d'Aro, Costa Brava Spain - Ice cream

Platja d’Aro, Costa Brava Spain – Ice cream

Have a beer at the Bar Havana, which is very quaint complete with photos from Cuba and Cuban drinks too.

Platja d'Aro, Costa Brava Spain - Estrella

Platja d’Aro, Costa Brava Spain – Estrella

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here

What To Do

It’s a beach town so get your swimsuits ready. There is a golf course, a water park and also you can go diving or take long walks along the beach or down the main street. The week I went, it rained for most of it, but you can get a gist of what I experienced.

Platja d'Aro, Costa Brava Spain

Platja d’Aro, Costa Brava Spain

If you are into camping there are a few camp sites along the coast as well.

Platja d'Aro, Costa Brava Spain - Camping Calagogo

Platja d’Aro, Costa Brava Spain – Camping Calagogo

==>>Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>>You may also check Viator for additional things to do in the Costa Brava region.

==>> Information and Guide Books for the region from Lonely Planet.

Additional Information

Language: Catalan, Spanish

Currency: EUR

Costa Brava Tourism Board

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Platja d'Aro, Costa Brava Spain - Beach

Platja d’Aro, Costa Brava Spain – Beach

 

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2 Responses

  1. cindy hoyt says:

    I had thought two trips to Spain would be enough for my lifetime, but you’ve shown me more places I want to see!

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