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February of Carnival in Platja d’Aro

Welcome to the most famous Carnival of the entire Costa Brava: Platja d’Aro. One of the most cosmopolitan towns of the Costa Brava, recovered this tradition strongly in 1978. Packed with activities, fun and popular color. Where dozens of troupes compete in the ranks to get the final prize.


Our town year after year has been consolidated as the largest carnival event in the area. With the participation of more than 4,000 members, belonging to 70 different groups. At the same time, these parade under the watchful eye of citizens and visitors to the rhythm of musical bands from the rest of Catalonia and even from Europe.


With more than 40 years of history, the Carnival of Platja d’Aro is possibly the most famous of the entire Costa Brava. This seaside town prepares for its carnival full of color, tents, parades, lights, dances and parties. Where the floats go out to parade to exhibit their costumes along the avenue wearing their incredible costumes to the rhythm of the music. It is certainly a great show for the whole family.

In carnival everything goes


Since then, the Carnival party in Platja d’Aro has become a highly anticipated event for the inhabitants and tourists of our town, who knows how to combine in a fun and intelligent way tradition with modernity and celebration.

It is a period that varies between February and early March. Days of costumes, dances, painted faces and lots of fun, days that are characterized by permissiveness and some lack of control. Dressing up, covering your face and playing anonymous for a day is a temptation.

Every year the town hall of Platja d’Aro publishes the program with the activities associated with this celebration. Highlights the great proclamation of King Carnestoltas, from the balcony of the Town Hall Square, the Great Rúa de Carrozas y Comparsas, central and properly carnival act. Throughout the 10 or 11 days that the celebration usually lasts, different gastronomic activities are carried out (popular throws, chocolates, butifarra tastings, the collective sardinate on the last day of the party, coinciding with the Burial of the Sardine , etc.).

Recreational activities aimed especially at children, etc. and even popular tourist activities like the popular walk. Indeed, some ideal days to share with family between laughs, dances and a lot of carnival.