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Make a holiday villa in Castell-Platja d’Aro your home away from home

Castell-Platja d’Aro villas are in a lovely coastal town with fabulous sandy beaches, backed by steep wooded hills. This destination suits holidaymakers who value privacy, but still want access to all the fun and activities of a Mediterranean resort. Holiday homes in Castell-Platja d’Aro provide comforts like private pools and gardens, as well as thoughtful domestic facilities like Internet access, satellite TV and fully appointed kitchens. The gorgeous medieval city of Girona is 30 minutes away by car, and there are a wealth of opportunities for hiking, watersports, golf and much more close to villas in Castell-Platja d’Aro.

Things to do

-Beaches: The local coastline offers eight different beaches, varying in size and character. Best for families is La Platja Gran, a long, inviting arc of golden sand with superb access to the town’s amenities. A little less frequented are coves and hidden bays like Sa Conca and Sa Cova, which bookend La Platja Gran and boast transparent waters and sparser development.

-Outdoor fun: The town’s hinterland is rugged, wild and offers wonderful terrain for hikers and mountain bikers. There are caves, pine forests, peaks, romanesque churches and sweeping vineyards to admire. Many visitors make for the lookout at Roca Martina for exceptional views of the Mediterranean. Golfers have five courses within a half-hour drive, the closest being Masnou Platja d’Aro, featuring 18 holes and a pitch and putt course.

-Heritage: Benedormiens castle can be found close by and is open to visitors—it dates to the 11th century and has witnessed plenty of upheaval over the years, now serving as a local cultural centre. Just outside the town is Mas Daussá, a spectacular farmhouse that dates to the 1500s, while in Castell-Platja d’Aro there’s an interesting Doll Museum with a collection numbering several hundred and spanning a number of centuries.  

-Gastronomy: Empordà has a great reputation for its cuisine, which takes advantage of a location sandwiched between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees, blending coastal refinement with rustic heartiness. Fish and seafood are important here, with eel, mussels, sea urchins, cuttlefish and anchovies central to many traditional soups and stews. Empordà is also an historic wine-growing region, with a variety of reds, whites and rosés under the local designation of origin label.

-Excursions: The city of Girona is well worth the simple drive north thanks to its spellbinding historical wealth and unique character. It sits on the Onyar River and has kept its original medieval street plan and much of its architecture. You can walk a section of the old defensive walls, visit a preserved Jewish quarter, cross the Onyar to see the city’s beautiful riverside houses and enjoy Girona’s religious heritage at the intact Cathedral and collegiate church of Sant Feliu.

Weather in Castell-Platja d’Aro

Conditions in this part of Catalonia are Mediterranean. Around Castell-Platja d’Aro holiday homes, temperatures are high in summer, when they reach above 30°C on a regular basis in July and August. As the summer wears on conditions can get a little damper, with October being one of the wettest seasons of the year. By November the weather is mild, with highs of about 18°C. The coldest month in January, but with highs of 13°C, temperatures are still mild by British standards and there’s also considerably more sunshine.

Travel to Castell-Platja d’Aro

Castell-Platja d’Aro is little more than half an hour from Girona Airport (GRO), which serves the northeastern part of Catalonia. The airport has lots of links to the UK, receiving plenty of flights in the summer, mostly with budget brands. By road, visitors can take the C-65 southeast for about half an hour to get to a holiday rental in Castell-Platja d’Aro. There’s also a large bus network provided by the private company Sarfa, with links to neighbouring resorts and Girona airport.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A wonderful family Christmas in a great villa.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Three generations stayed here for a week over Christmas. The villa had been left in a spotless condition, the lovely swimming pool heated ( We swam nearly every day), the central heating was on and a welcoming fire lit. The delightful owners had also put up Christmas decorations and a Christmas tree for us and were there to welcome us and to explain how the various services worked. The lay out of the villa works well, the grandparents sleeping in the double room on the lower floor over looking the swimming pool and the rest of the family upstairs in the other three bedrooms. We ate out for most lunches in lovely restaurants in surrounding villages and had dinner in the villa. The vlla was well equipped considering eight of us were eating in. My wife however felt there could have been a few more smaller dishes for serving tapas etc. In all the villa lived up to its website description, although the bedrooms appeared to be smaller than the photgraphs suggested, nevertheless perfectly adequate. We had particulaly good lunches in restaurants over looking the beaches in Llafranc and Tamariu which are very close to Begur and also further afield a great lunch at La Terrasa in Sant Marti d'Empuries further up the coast. We were lucky with the weather upto 17 degrees with sunshine most days, but quite cold at night. We would certainly recommend the villa and would like to thank Eloi and Ingrid for providing for us so well.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful villa - great garden and location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This property is in a peaceful location surrounded by the Gavarre hills. The house is well equipped including a table tennis table and swimming pool toys for children. The gardens are beautiful with a variety of seating in the sun and shaded areas. There are a variety of beaches (driving distance) and towns to visit and Barcelona is a day trip away. I would highly recommend this villa.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Truly fabulous villa, unforgettable holiday!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our family had the most wonderful holiday here. We felt at home immediately and were delighted at how well equipped the property was. Alan and Keely have really thought about everything you could possibly need for a relaxing Villa holiday, there were so many lovely home comforts and extras throughout the villa that made a big difference to us. Other villa holiday homes we've stayed in have never shown this level of dedication to their visitors. We really appreciated the care and time they've taken to ensure that guests have a fabulous time. We cannot recommend it highly enough.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016