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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

Wonderful

5 of 5
Had a wonderful week.. The villa is beautiful and is exactly how it was explained in the description. Excellent facilities. Great communication between both quality estates and the owner. This property was ideal for my family as my mums mobility isn't what it use to be so having the main living area all on one level was perfect. Really can't say anything bad. Highly recommend. Would certainly come back to this villa.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016

Relaxing week in Costa Brava

5 of 5
We were looking for a quiet place in beautiful settings, with private pool and guaranteed sunshine. And this is exactly what we got. The house is located in a private housing area on a sunny hillside ( evening sun until 19.30) with a stunning view, roughly 10min drive from Platja D'Aro (with well equipped Carrefour supermarket). Area is planned carefully so that the houses are not facing each other, creating almost ideal feeling of solitude and privacy. There is fair amount of forested areas around, one night we were surprised with a strange sound from the backyard - went checking and there was a whole family of wild boars with puppies... our kids were totally exalted and wanted to set up a nightwatch the following nights in order to see them again :-) The house itself has 3 bedrooms. Is tastefully decorated - classic style, not fancy but comfortable and convenient. Terrace is right next to pool - this is where we spent most of our time anyway. The temperature around avg 27deg was just perfect as the hillside location kept away the excess heat You would experience in the cities. Small downside is the absence of AC - in the bedrooms it was too warm (at least for us from nordic country). There was one fan which though slightly helped. The beds are OK, though a little stiff for our preference. The area itself has enough to do for a week - aquapark for kids, good food and nice traditional restaurants ( we preferred the villages of Llafranc and Tamariu in 20min drive), charming medieval towns (Rupit, Pals), Barcelona with it's famous Camp Nou, Gaudi creations etc. Regarding the price level, Costa Brava felt a bit on a higher side. We have been used to rent a villa in Portugal and with comparable quality level the prices for house rent and food were more expensive. Overall, me and my family had a wonderful week and we hope to be back again !
  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015