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northern Europeans seeking a get away location. Here is some Platja d'Aro practical information.
Platja d'Aro is located just about 80 km outside of Barcelona. The area shares borders with Calonge, Santa Cristina d'Aro, and the coast. The best way to get here is by either private car or public transport. There are several embarkation terminals for public rail or bus line. Locations exist in Barcelona and Girona for both. The closest airport is the Girona Costa Brava airport. Barcelona's airport is larger, but is about 80 km away.
Though the prominent language spoken here is Spanish, it is not the only one you may hear while on a visit. You may also hear English, Portuguese or one of several smaller regional languages. Catalan, Basque, Galician, and Aragonese are examples of regional languages. Many locals consider these regional dialects their primary tongue.
The euro is the official currency used in Platja a'Aro.
Travelers seeking the best beaches travel along the Cami de Ronda which connects the main beaches with the smaller ones along the coast. The former fishing village is now a major resort area occupied by tourist resorts, hotels, and other shopping areas. There are a total of 7 beaches to choose from. They are: Platja Gran, Cala Cova, Calasa Conca, Cala Rovira, Cala del Pi, Cala Pedrosa, and Cala dels Canyers. A care program known as "Beach Care" maintains the beaches. The program has resulted in high quality standards. The European Foundation for Environmental Education has given the program the "blue flag" for several years running. This is a high recognition.
Carnaval and other Festivals
Each February, the country also plays host to a Carnaval festival. Talent shows, parades, and a variety of dining options mark the event options for the colorful festival. It runs 11 days. Other major festivals throughout the year include the Beer Festival, Beach Fun Festival, Nights of Jazz, Medieval Market, a Living Nativity Scene and other art festivals. If you visit, make sure to stop by the Town Hall first. Every 3 months a booklet of the festivals and events around town is put on display to make navigating the busy city easier for visitors.
April 14, 2010 change by palm tree mandy
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