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History of Valldaro Camping & Bungalows

Valldaro Camping & Bungalows was founded as a family project more than 50 years ago on the Costa Brava, growing throughout the 1960s and consolidating itself as an innovative campsite committed to the environment right up to today. Would you like to get to know us a little better?

Car with caravan in the 60s - History of Camping Valldaro

1963: The beginning of Valldaro Camping

Valldaro Camping was created in 1963 by Ramón Mestres together with his wife Rosa Brugada, the parents of the current owners (the Mestres Brugada siblings, Marina, Ramón, Gloria and Núria), who carry on the management of the family business. Back then, Mr Mestres was a food distribution entrepreneur who ran a major food chain. His entrepreneurial and commercial spirit launched him into the adventure of creating a Campsite between Castillo de Aro and Playa de Aro.

At the beginning it was made up of a few ploughed fields, mostly vineyards and olive groves which through determination, effort and success, gradually expanded over time to become the 18 hectares it is today.

Old swimming pool - History of Camping Valldaro

The 1960s: The expansion of tourism along the Costa Brava

In the 1960s, together with a small group of campsite business owners, partnerships were formed and their establishments started being promoted like never before. They sold sun, beaches, and local charm. The peseta was devalued at the beginning of the season and along came the tourists. This generation of entrepreneurs learnt the campsite trade on the job, through the experience they received from their guests.

Pool from the 60s in Playa de Aro

The 2000s: The challenge of sustainability

Mr Mestres and his family have focused their management on ensuring the continuous and innovative improvement of their services and facilities. This has brought the campsite international recognition throughout its history and it is currently one of the most renowned campsites in Europe. Another challenge which it has successfully overcome since 2000 is its ecological management and the application of an environmental management system endorsed by the EMAS and by ISO 14001 certifications.

Camping in Playa de Aro, aerial view

Today’s Valldaro Camping & Bungalows

Valldaro Camping now has 1,200 pitches, of which 200 have accommodation units which are available to rent. It also has two large recreational areas with five swimming pools, a hydromassage pool with a spa, a football pitch, sports courts, a playground, two bar-restaurants, two supermarkets, a mini golf course with a snack bar, paddle and tennis courts, a mini club, Wi-Fi service and entertainment for children and adults alike.


All accommodations
Camping Valldaro: Camping pitch in Playa de Aro

Standard Pitch

From €60.00/night

X 6 70-90 M²

Ideal for those looking for a central location which have all the services at hand.

Premium Camping Valldaro pitches

Plus Pitch

From €34.00/night

X 6 120-130 M²

Ideal for those looking for more space and comfort

Mobile homes Empordanet Exterior

Empordanet Bungalow

From €45.00/night

X 2 19,3 M² 1 DOUBLE BED

The ideal accommodation for couples in Playa de Aro.

Tent Fun Camping Valldaro Playa de Aro

Fun Tent

From €50.00/night


Enjoy a glamping experience in our “safari” style tent that has been a favourite of kings, nomads and explorers for many centuries.

Maya Lodge

Maya Lodge

From €50.00/night


Mayan-inspired bungalow to enjoy an incredible environment full of vegetation