Cala Gogo - Platja d'Aro , Costa Brava
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Cala Gogo is terraced into a steep hillside with scented pine forests and stunning views over the Mediterranean. At the bottom of the hill you will find a secluded beach where you can relax with a cool drink or a snack or bathe in the tempting blue waters - all safely reached via an underpass or on Cala Gogo's own free mini-train.
Take things easy and soak up the sun on the poolside terraces overlooking the beautiful Bay of Palamos. There’s plenty of scope for an active holiday too, with bike hire, water polo, football, aerobics & tennis.
The nearby Aquadiver Water Park (2 km) is a must for all ages, with a convenient free shuttle bus in high season.
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- Main Swimming pool
- Slide Pool with slides and water chutes (heated in low season)
- Children's pool (heated in low season)
- Toddler's splash pool with water games and slides
- NEW for 2018! Small pool/aqua gym with bar, bakery (morning only) & sushi bar (all approx. 100m for our Apollo 8's in Zone B)
- Sunbathing Terraces
- Free use of sun loungers & parasols
- Kids Entertainment (July & August)
- Site run Kids Club with fun games and activities
- Mini discos
- Bouncy castle & inflatables
- 2 Children's playgrounds (all season)
- Take Away
- Pool bar
- Beach bar
- Daytime activities (July & August)
- Evening entertainment (July & August)
- Recreational facilities (some payable locally)
- Volley Ball
- Bike hire
- Video Arcade
- Football tables
- Aqua Aerobics
- Souvenir/gift shop
- Free Wi-Fi zones (reception, beach & pool)
- Coin-operated computers with Internet access
- Washing machines (payable locally)
- Safety deposit boxes for hire
- Free mini-train between pool & beach (mid May to mid Sept)
- Free shuttle bus to 'Aquadiver' Waterpark (July & August)
- Night-time security patrol
A charge may apply for some of the above services and facilities
Spanish/Catalan Residents - We regret that we are not permitted to accept reservations from Spanish/Catalan clients into our Accommodations. You would need to make your booking directly with the Campsite.
Estimado clientes Españoles, No permitimos aceptar ninguna reserva de clientes Españoles para este destino. Disculpen las molestias, y gracias por su comprensión.
Estimats clients catalans, No podem acceptar reserves de clients catalans per aquesta destinació. Li demanem disculpes i gracies per la seva comprensió
Things to do
On Site Activities :
- Bike Hire
- Table Tennis
- Beach Volleyball
- Video Arcade
Aquadiver Water Park
Located on the outskirts of Playa De Aro this is one of the best water parks on the Costa Brava offering something for everyone. The Park opens in early June and a free shuttle bus runs from Cala Gogo in high season.
There are several golf courses within 30 minutes drive of Cala Gogo including the PGA Catalunya voted Spain’s best course in 2012 and 2013.
Take a trip to Estartit and visit the Illes Medes, the best natural reserve in the western Mediterranean. The diversity of depths provides diving opportunities for everyone from absolute beginners to the most experienced diver.
If you don’t want to get your feet wet you can visit the islands on a glass-bottomed boat.
Platja d'Aro (1.5 m)
Platja d'Aro is a popular beach resort on the Costa Brava coastline. It has developed parallel to the beach and grown up for the tourist industry. It has pretty good shops, some interesting restaurants, good night-life and a large beach.
From the beach at Cala Gogo you can follow the coastal path to Sant Antoni and Palamos to the north, or from Cala Gogo to Platja d'Aro to the south.
Along the path there are several picturesque coves and small beaches as well as stunning views of the coastline.
3 km inland from Platja d'Aro, is a medieval village with Benedormiens castle at its centre.
Close to Platja d'Aro is the very upmarket resort of S'Agaro, a village of houses all built in the Modernist sytle by Rafael Maso, one of Gaudi's students.
Palamos (6 km)
A bay of fine sand, that of Palamós, interrupts the cliffs dominating the topography of the Costa Brava.
This is where the town has been since the 12th century: a former fishing village which today is well equipped for tourism and leisure. The beaches, coves, sailing facilities and fishing port are the town's main attractions, although the medieval streets of its old town should not be forgotten.
La Bisbal (21 km)
A charming town renowned for the production of ceramics, La Bisbal also hosts a weekly market (approx.150 stalls) which takes place in the town centre. There are plenty of shops to browse and a good selection of bars and restaurants.
Stroll around the streets and have a look at the wide variety of ceramic items that are produced here. If you would like to take away a craftwork souvenir of your trip, this is the best place to get one.
Peratallada (27 km)
This lovely village is built of stone from the moat which surrounds Peratallada, its name means 'carved stone'. Defensive walls surround parts of the village and it was one of the best fortified medieval villages in Spain.
Nowadays it is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, with gorgeous cobblestone streets and picturesque squares. It’s a popular place for day-trippers who come here to soak up the medieval atmosphere but stick around in the evenings for a romantic dinner at one of the numerous restaurants.
Cala Gogo is located on a steep hillside and we would not recommend it for wheelchair users or anyone with walking difficulties. Please see 'Accessibility' section
Booking Regulations for Cala Gogo restrict the following
- Associated bookings of more than 3 Lodges by request only
- Group bookings by request only
- No bookings from Spanish Residents
- All new bookings require at least 24hrs notice before arrival on-site
- Silence rules apply after Midnight and are enforced by on-site security
- No vehicles to be used on-site between Midnight-07:00am
- Access onto Cala Gogo will be granted only to the persons named on your Siesta Accom-Voucher. No 'day-visitors' are permitted
- For the safety and enjoyment of all, each location has their own strict code of conduct. Full details are provided by the Holiday Parc/Campsite Reception and/or your Siesta Representative
Cala Gogo is a 'Families & Couples' location, not suitable for singles.
Car Parking :
Maximum number of vehicles per Accom : 1
Charge for extra vehicle: €9.00 per day (€11.50 July & August)
Parking for any extra vehicles are subject to availability and charges are payable directly to Cala Gogo Reception.
Car Parking is in a central parking area and not adjacent to your Lodge. Parking spaces are not suitable for vehicles with trailers
NB. Motorhomes, campervans, trailers or vans are not permitted unless a suitable emplacement has been booked privately directly with Cala Gogo.
All utilities, gaz, electricity & water are included in the cost of your accommodation.
Payments Required Upon Arrival :
- Catalan Tourism Tax: €0.60 per person per day (non-refundable)
Payable only for the first 7 nights, regardless how long you are staying. Under 16s are exempt.
- Housekeeping Deposit : £50.00 per Lodge (refundable upon departure, less any deductions)
- Contents Accidental Damage Deposit : £200.00 per Lodge (refundable upon departure, less any deductions)
This is not payable for those who have opted for 'CADW' £15.00 waiver on their invoice.
- Accom-Only: Your holiday price includes arrivals & departures between the hours of 08:00 and 22:00. Arrivals and/or departure outside these timeswill incur a non-refundable supplement per Lodge payable directly to your Siesta Rep.
Optional Extras : (add at time of booking)
- Bed Linen Hire
- Towel Hire
- Gazebo for verandah
- Cot Hire
- High Chair Hire
Wheelchair users please see 'Accessibility' section
i Some activities and facilities are only available during High Season, please check with us before booking if there is an activity or facility upon which your Holiday relies
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Our Client Reviews of Cala Gogo
Wow! Fantastic site, so pretty. Had an amazing lazy holiday, we loved the beach and easy to get to with the train, we will be booking again.
Gauld - August 2016
We arrived to be met by Norman, the siesta rep, great fella for a Chelsea fan, anyway he put us in his golf buggy and took us to reception where we booked in etc, he then drove us up to our accommodation, which was a siesta four lodge, which was pleasing on the eye with great views overlooking the med, and quite comfy to boot, all you needed was in there, along with a tv that gave you all bbc channels, itv and c4, no c5 though, which could be a blessing. the large pool area was very clean and well maintained with constant lifeguards in attendance, the supermarket is very reasonable with some great offers on. and the bakery next door produced some lovely breads. the staff are all very,very polite and helpful, the bar is a bit of a joke in the evening when entertainment is on however, 1 till to run the bar, take away, restaurant and ice cream parlour, sometimes leaving it at twenty deep at the till. beer a bit above average price, 4.50 euros for a pint of san Miguel, or a 7 pint jug of joy for 24 euros, which was better value, the shorts are an absolute ripoff, I was charged 16 euros for 2 single Bacardi and cokes. the beach was great , with very good snorkelling to boot too, I really enjoyed it down there, and the train back was a god send , especially after a hard day in the med. platja d'aro is a great little town with lots of eateries and watering holes, we enjoyed the cactus bar (all football) and a lively bar ideal for people watching next door to Johann cruyffs shoe shop, yes the greatest footballer in my eyes has opened a shoe shop of his own brand of footwear. we really enjoyed our stay in cala gogo, and a big thank you must go to Norman and Linda, always attentive and helpful.the only down side I can mention is the hike back up to the lodge from the site entrance or the shops/pool area, it can be quite a tester in that heat and humidity especially when carrying shopping
Jamie M - August 2015
We visited in June 2014, our kids were 8 and 4 at the time. We stayed with Siesta in a Siesta 4 lodge, had a fantastic holiday. Can't fault the campsite, so clean and well maintained.
The Siesta lodge was fine for our needs, lovely and clean with a fab sea view. Our Siesta reps Norman and Linda were great, so helpful and friendly.
Site facilities were great. Lovely swimming pools. Great beach shingle though so you aren't able to make sand castles. Loved the beach bar.
We went out of season and it was just right. Although entertainment doesn't start until later in the year, it didn't bother us. The towns of Playa d'Aro and Palamos are good to visit. No boat trips until end of June so we did miss that. We may go slightly later in the season next time. Would recommend to anyone for a lovely family holiday. We had a great time. I can recommend the white wine in the site supermarket. Something le mar ( I think) only €1.30 and very moreish.
Sarah – July 2014
Attended cala gogo with family in Siesta 6 home. Site is well run with good clean facilities good pool and well stocked shop with competitive prices. Own beach which again good.
Site not for limited mobility as on a hill and will strengthen your legs over course of holiday re walking up and down it.
Accommodation with Siesta was excellent.
Would recommend the site but it is a continental site with the majority from holland, France and Spain. A good family site with good towns close by too
Rich068 - Aug 2013
The campsite is the cleanest that we have ever been to, it is kept immaculate and it is evident that all staff take a pride in their surroundings. Security is fantastic with guards placed throughout the site especially in the evenings. The pools are kept clean and lifeguards are on the ball with the rules and safety.
The eating facilities were basic but served good food at a good price. The shop offers a good range of food and was very competitive price wise.
The beach is beautiful one of the best, clear, clean water and fine shingle, the beach bar is great. The beach gets packed so it’s best to get there early to secure a spot. There is a Lifeguard at the beach. The sea gets deep very quickly so little ones would need to be with an adult even for a paddle.
As the brochure says this site is on a very steep hill and it really is, you need to be fit to be able to handle the walking but a transport service is provided to and from the beach free of charge, we were at the top of the site and it was a 15 minute walk to the beach.
All staff on this camp were friendly, helpful and had the holidaymakers interest at heart.
To sum up, Cala Gogo and Siesta offers good value for money, for a beach holiday in the sun, in a clean safe environment.
Jane – August 2013
We stayed in June 2012 with Siesta in an 8 berth lodge. The Siesta reps were brilliant and sorted all of our problems.
The site itself is spotless, very well maintained and with the nicest cleanest loo's I’ve ever seen on a campsite. The site is on a fairly steep hill but the upside of this is brilliant views of the sea from almost anywhere on the site. The Pools are only basic but very clean. Our kids loved the splash pool.
The food in both the restaurant and beach bar was excellent although does seem to be more geared towards Dutch / German tastes. My wife is vegetarian and did struggle a bit for choice. Tapas in the beach bar was also very good.
There is a free "gua gua" ( land train ) to the beach and it’s a shame that this doesn’t run around the whole site rather than just from the pool area.
The mini club for the kids was brilliant (my kids were getting up early and demanding to go every day), plenty of different activities and the staff were very good with the kids. They also had a giant bouncy castle up most evenings as well as kids discos and water discos.
The evening entertainment was ok but only a couple of nights a week in early June, and then only a disco and karaoke but I believe they do more in peak season. The onsite shop was very good and much cheaper than expected as was the bakery.
We enjoyed it so much that we have re-booked for next year and will be staying longer than a week this time.
Playa d'aro is a lovely resort with a mini luna park for the kids although when we stayed it only opened in the evening. Palamos is also well worth a visit and despite being "touristy" it’s kept a lot of its charm.
Simon - June 2012
This Holiday Parc is located on a very steep hillside.
There are no areas of the site that are not affected by considerable gradients and we therefore do not recommend this destination for any guests with wheelchairs or any kind of walking difficulty or respiratory problems.
Surfaces and roadways within the site vary between tarmac/hard surfaces and sandy/gravelled surfaces.
The campsite reception, shop, bars, restaurants and one of the three swimming pools are adapted with ramps to give step free access to baby buggies and wheelchair users, there are also 2 disabled WCs on-site. The swimming pools and water slides are all accessed by steps into the water
Our Siesta Lodges are located in two areas of the site, both have a steep uphill route from the site entrance.
Access from ground level into your Siesta Lodge is via steps and we do not have lodges that are adapted for wheelchairs.
If you would like any further advice on the suitability of our Lodges for your requirements our Sales Team would be pleased to help