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Discover Playa de Aro in the Costa Brava

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Playa de Aro: in the heart of the Costa Brava

The real Mediterranean spirit, in the most desired destination of the Costa Brava: Playa de Aro.

All the services that Playa de Aro has to offer are concentrated in the town centre. The streets form a large recreational area where you can enjoy going out, having a meal, shopping and taking a stroll both during the day and in the evenings. The promenade that runs alongside the famous Playa Grande beach, which is more than 2 km long and ends with the famous Cavall Bernat monolith. Playa Grande has eight charming coves surrounding it, a paradise for those who love infinite golden sandy beaches, with all the tourist services imaginable available.

Playa de Aro offers activities all year round designed to meet the needs of both the locals and visitors.

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Tourist attractions Playa de Aro - Costa Brava

Things to do in Playa de Aro

Playa de Aro offers you endless possibilities: beaches, fun, culture, history... so many that you won’t be able to fit them all in! Find out everything that Playa de Aro and the Costa Brava have to offer.

Cove in Playa de Aro in Spain

Beaches and Coves

Every shade of blue of the Mediterranean within reach, offering you the chance to enjoy its spectacular beauty and strength. This describes Playa Grande in Playa de Aro, with its spectacular Cavall Bernat rock located a few metres away from the shops, and the eight small coves which complement its landscape: Cala Belladona, Cala dels Canyers, Cala del Pi, Cala Sa Cova, Cala Rovira, Cala Sa Conca, Cala Pedrosa and Playa del Racó. All of them are coarse sand beaches except the small Playa del Racó located at one end of Sant Pol Beach in S’Agaró which is a fine sandy beach. Most of them are located along the Camino de Ronda coastal path and are an oasis of peace framed by shadows, rocks and little boats.

Water Sports in Playa de Aro in Spain

Water Sports

Boat and jet ski rentals, scuba diving, snorkelling, kayak trips and paddle surfing, wind surfing etc. Playa de Aro is the best place to practise your favourite water sports or take up a new one!

Aquadiver - Costa Brava - Spain

Family Activities

Walking parts of the Camino de Ronda coastal path is a popular way to get to know the Costa Brava. In Playa de Aro, you can take a guided tour along the spectacular Camino de Ronda that connects Sant Pol beach and Cala Sa Conca, a dramatised visit to the Roman village of Pla de Palol, a bike ride along the Ruta del Carrilet (Narrow-Gauge Railway Route), along with a visit to the Aquadiver water park, the adventure parks and the PP’S amusement park are fantastic choices to guarantee having the best family holiday.

Mediterranean houses in Costa Brava

Charming Towns

Playa de Aro is part of Baix Empordà area and is very close to traditional Costa Brava fishing towns such as Tossa de Mar, Palamós, Calella de Palafrugell and Begur as well as to authentic medieval towns such as Pals, Peratallada or Monells. All of them boasting undisputed beauty and a must-see if you are in the area.

Doll Museum in Spain

Culture and Museums

Playa de Aro’s major events mark the tourist, social and cultural pace all year round with music, fairs and festivals including: the Carnival festivities, the Medieval Market, the Beer Festival, the Living Nativity Scene, etc.

The cultural offer includes the Doll Museum and the art exhibitions at Benedormiens Castle, as well as the jazz festival held during the summer nights.

The architectural heritage revolves around the Roman village of Pla de Palol, the Romanesque churches and the medieval town of Castillo de Aro.

Girona in Spain

Girona

Girona is located a few kilometres from the Costa Brava and as the provincial capital, it displays all its splendour with its architectural and historical ensemble which includes: the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Jewish Quarter, the City Wall, the Arab Baths and the Old Town which will enable you to look back over more than 2000 years of history. 

Girona is perfect to visit, whatever the season. It is a lively city with lots of surprises to offer you: it has a broad cultural and leisure agenda, a large shopping area and a renowned gastronomic range.

You are sure to fall in love with Girona!

Events and Activities

Event and Activity Agenda in Playa de Aro

Playa de Aro’s major events mark the tourist, social and cultural pace all year round. Find out about them here!

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