When you first arrive on the Costa Dorada you would be forgiven for thinking that the region it is all about magnificent breathtaking golden beaches. After all, that is how the area got its name – Costa Dorada being spanish for golden coast.
There is no denying that at first sight you will be in awe of the impressive variety of different beaches, alcoves and waterfronts that span the province and yet this province does not settle for just awesome beauty. In fact, you will discover, to your delight, that the Costa Dorada is as interesting and diverse a holiday destination as it is stunning and welcoming and it has 8 thousand years of history to prove it.
THE BEACHES OF CATALONIA
The famous golden coastline stretches the entire 216 kms of the province of Tarragona ́s seafront, from Cunit in the north on the border with Barcelona to L’Ametlla de Mar forming the boundary with Castellón in the south. Within these coastal kilometers lies a history and culture so rich and profound that it’s difficult to grasp its magnitude. These ancient towns accomodate a cornucopia of history, culture, wildlife and tourism making it a top choice for a first-rate holiday.
To add to its advantages the golden coast also has golden hot summer days throughout the season with up to 12 hours of daily sunshine and sea temperatures of 250C. So you can visit the wonderful beaches or explore the local towns and villages in balmy summer climate.
Costa Dorada destinations
When planning your visits to the Costa Dorada for a holiday some of the more popular neighbourhoods you should consider are Salou, Cambrils and La Pineda. With all the amenities you could possibly need for relaxing and enjoying your family holidays these are the best places to stay. All these resorts are within a 15 minute drive of the local Reus Airport and have several options for transfers from neighbouring Barcelona.
With the wealth of diversity that is on offer in this region you will never be stuck for something to do on the Costa Dorada. If you want to stay close to the resort then why not visit one of the local Theme Parks full of rides, slides, thrills and shows. If you are searching for evening entertainment then you will be spoiled for choice with several local options including Chaplins and House of Illusion.
The Town of Tarragona
If you fancy venturing outside the resorts themselves then the local city of Tarragona is a treasure trove of roman ruins and historic sights. You can visit the stunning port area with is array of local bars and restaurants or do some shopping at the large Parc Central. Another interesting option is to visit the local town of Reus, birthplace of Antoni Gaudi and now home to the Gaudi Centre a museum dedicated to the working of the famous Spanish Architect.
We all have distinct ideas of what the perfect holiday would be because we all like a variety of different ways to relax and enjoy ourselves. Opting to travel to the Costa Dorada for your sun holiday is a decision you will be delighted you made and what the region has to offer will have you coming back to visit time and time again.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]