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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

Fabulous location

5 of 5
Situated at the harbour end of town,with great views of the harbour,sea and surrounding mountains, what more could you ask for? The apartment is fully equipped and very comfortable. We were a couple , but there is ample room for six. The town is as you would expect ,very Spanish. There were few tourists and it's mostly the folk from Barcelona who frequent this lovely jewel. The beach is sweeping with very clean clear water. Plenty of restaurants to choose from, at all prices. Do not overlook the "casino ". There is a lot of history associated with it,and an extra plus is the food is excellent and the beer and wine is the best value in town ! Should you wish to self cater, the spa at the market square has all you will need at reasonable prices. Catering for yourself in the apartment is easy as it is very well equipped. We would definitely recommend this apartment and will certainly return.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

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: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016