Nestled snugly on the coastline of the Spanish Costa Brava region of Spain is the former fishing village of Platja D’aro. A Platja D’aro holiday is suitable for all types of travellers as it is now a popular resort both with the Spanish locals themselves and the international visitor. Not only will a luxurious, modern Platja D’aro holiday rental villa come complete with all the comforts you need to have a relaxing time, the majority of the properties offer stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Being a popular coastal resort, there is no shortage of great activities for visitors to enjoy. The likes of diving, sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling, bay fishing, water skiing and swimming are very popular pastimes at Platja D’aro. Other activities available in and around the resort include caving, golf, tennis, horse riding, paragliding, cycling and roller blading. Close to the resort is the Castello D’aro which dates back to Medieval times as well as a beautiful fortified church, both of which are worth exploring during your stay.
Whilst on a Platja D’aro holiday there are some wonderful places in the surrounding area worth exploring on a daytime excursion. The city of Girona itself, which is approximately 40 minutes away from the resort, has some great attractions worth seeing. As well as an interesting archaeological museum and an art museum, Girona is home to the Banys Arabs. These are the remains of a 12th century Arab bathhouse which underwent some renovation in the early part of the 20th century but many of the original features of the bathhouse can still be seen today.
By booking a Platja D’aro holiday rental villa, you are guaranteed to be privy to some wonderful Mediterranean weather. The majority of visitors head for the resort during the summer months, between July and September, as it can be as hot as 30 degrees Celsius during the daytime. If you do not enjoy the warmth so much, then it is best to book a Platja D’aro holiday for the cooler months of January, February and March when the temperature falls to anywhere between 10 and 17 degrees Celsius. The annual rainfall amount for the resort is around 20 inches.
Travellers embarking on a Platja D’aro holiday can start their adventure by arriving at Girona Airport (GRO) which is approximately half an hour’s journey from the resort. Amongst the air operators offering regular, affordable flights to Girona are Ryanair and Thomson Airways. Passengers can leave the UK from various major airports such as Luton (LTN), Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Prestwick (PIK) and East Midlands (EMA).