[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Without doubt we all love to pass our holidays on the Costa Dorada lying by the hotel pool or stretched out on the white sand next to the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Despite the huge appeal of lazy days under the blistering sun there are days, especially on longer stays, when we feel like doing something a little different and day trips or excursions are an ideal way to have an enjoyable day out while seeing a bit more of what the famous Catalonian region has to offer.[/vc_column_text]

If you’re planning a trip to the Costa Dorada region of Spain, then you should definitely consider visiting Salou, La Pineda, Cambrils, and Sitges. These four destinations offer a variety of activities and attractions that are perfect for tourists. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the top things to do in each of these cities.


Salou is a popular tourist destination in Costa Dorada, known for its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. Here are some of the top things to do in Salou:

Visit the PortAventura World Theme Park: This theme park is one of the most popular attractions in Salou, and it’s not hard to see why. With thrilling rides, live shows, and plenty of food and drink options, it’s a great place to spend a day with family or friends.

Relax on the Beaches: Salou is home to several beautiful beaches, including Llevant Beach, Ponent Beach, and Capellans Beach. These beaches offer plenty of opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports.

Explore the Salou Lighthouse: The Salou Lighthouse is a historic landmark that dates back to 1858. Visitors can climb to the top for panoramic views of the coast and surrounding area.

La Pineda:

La Pineda is a quieter and more laid-back destination than Salou, but still has plenty to offer tourists. Here are some of the top things to do in La Pineda:

Visit Aquopolis Water Park: This water park is perfect for families with young children. With a variety of water slides and pools, it’s a great place to cool off on a hot day.

Take a Stroll Along the Beach Promenade: La Pineda has a lovely beach promenade that’s perfect for a leisurely stroll. There are also plenty of restaurants and bars along the way, where you can stop for a bite to eat or a refreshing drink.

The Ermita de la Mare de Déu de la Pineda: This is a beautiful church that dates back to the 18th century. The church is located in Vila-Seca around 3 km from La Pineda. 


Cambrils is a charming fishing village that’s known for its delicious seafood and beautiful beaches. Here are some of the top things to do in Cambrils:

Visit the Cambrils Castle: This medieval castle dates back to the 12th century, and it’s a great place to learn about the history of Cambrils. Visitors can explore the castle’s towers, walls, and gardens, and take in the beautiful views of the sea and surrounding area.

Try the Local Cuisine: Cambrils is famous for its fresh seafood, and there are plenty of restaurants where you can sample the local dishes. Some of the must-try dishes include suquet de peix (fish stew), arrossejat (rice dish), and fideuà (noodle dish).

Relax on the Beaches: Cambrils has several beautiful beaches, including Playa del Regueral, Playa de l’Esquirol, and Playa de Vilafortuny. These beaches offer plenty of opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports.


Sitges is a charming coastal town that’s known for its beaches, nightlife, and cultural attractions. Here are some of the top things to do in Sitges:

Visit the Cau Ferrat Museum: This museum was once the home and studio of the artist and writer Santiago Rusiñol. Today, it’s a museum that showcases his work and the work of other artists of the Modernist period.

Relax on the Beaches: Sitges has several beautiful beaches, including Playa de la Bassa Rodona, Playa de San Sebastián, and Playa de la Ribera. These beaches offer plenty of opportunities for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports.

Explore the Old Town: Sitges has a charming old town that’s perfect for a leisurely stroll. Visitors can admire the architecture, browse the shops and boutiques, and stop for a coffee or a bite to eat in one of the many cafes and restaurants.

In conclusion, Salou, La Pineda, Cambrils, and Sitges are four must-visit destinations in the Costa Dorada region of Spain. Whether you’re looking for theme parks, beaches, cultural attractions, or delicious food, you’re sure to find something to suit your interests in these four cities. So start planning your trip today, and get ready to experience the best of Costa Dorada!


Sitges is small and charming

Sitting almost midway along the neighbouring coastline of Costa del Garraf, Sitges is a holiday or at least a day trip well worth taking. This little town will amaze you with its big personality and global appeal.

Popular with families and visitors of all nationalities it’s labyrinth of narrow streets, filled with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants are brimming with tourists and locals.


Arriving in Sitges

There are two main places where people first arrive to Sitges. The Renfe train station is located at the top end of the town next to the indoor market. As you exit the station you will be facing the town, simply walk down any of the opposite side streets and you will quickly arrive at the main street. The 2nd arrival point is at the big municipal outdoor car park at Can Robert as there is coach and bus parking just behind the public car park. As you pass under the railway bridge you will see the iconic Oasis roundabout marking the main access street to the town centre.


The gay friendly destination Sitges

While often referred to as the “Gay Capital of Europe”  Sitges’ open and inclusive society is not the only welcoming aspect of this beautiful spot. The town itself backs onto the sea and the majority of the main streets are pedestrianised with access only being given to council cleaning vehicles and delivery vans in the very early mornings and late evenings.

You can happily lose yourself in the maze of arteries that lead off the main thoroughfare called Les Parellades to discover wonderful little cafes, shops and tapas bars. From Les Parellades you will discover more little side streets, many with interesting architecture until the tight walkways suddenly open out to reveal a stunning promenade and the many beaches which showcases the real beauty of Sitges.


Sitges yacht club

Standing high at one end is the imposing parish church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla, its front steps leading down from Placa de Baluard to the mediterranean sea and Sitges yacht club. From here you will get some of the most impressive pictures of the town. The church stands at the entrance to the Old Town and if you follow the sea along Carrer Fonollar you will be awestruck by what you find. Every detail around every turn is a pleasure to the eye, old streets and ornately decorated architecture, hidden alleys and cobbled streets all leading up to the beautiful Sant Sebastian beach.

If you follow the promenade in the other direction you will enjoy almost 5 kilometers walkway running alongside sandy beaches, interesting artworks and inspiring Catalan architecture. At the other end you will reach Terramar with its must visit public park, offering scenic shade for walkers and an interesting play area for children.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]