Costa Dorada (Costa Daurada) Hotels and Apartments
Costa Dorada (Costa Daurada) Overview
The Costa Dorada is a perfect destination for the family. Salou is the largest and most popular resort but the Dorada coast offers so much more. Choose laid back Cambrils or the pretty resort of Cap Salou for an easy going holiday. Tourists also flock here to take in the delights of PortAventura, one of Europe's largest theme parks.
For a change of pace, plan in a visit to Tarragona. This World Heritage Site offers visitors a trip back in time. Visit the Tarragona Archaeological Museum and soak up 2000 years of history as you view the ancient Roman ruins of Tarraco.
The Golden Coast
Spain’s eastern shores are home to over 120 miles of coastline known as the Costa Dorada - the Golden Coast. Starting just below Barcelona and running down towards Ebre Delta, this region of Spain is famous for its many golden, sandy beaches. It’s a firm favourite with holidaymakers who like their holidays sun-soaked and seconds from the sea. Head inland and discover a beautiful natural landscape strewn with peaceful farmland and villages, shady olive groves, vineyards and almond trees. Beyond this lies a backdrop of majestic mountains.
Top tourist towns
Costa Dorada is home to some of Spain’s most popular and well-loved holiday towns, including Salou and La Pineda. Each town has its own fantastic holiday atmosphere; expect great beaches, shops and markets, a great selection of bars and restaurants and beautiful seafront promenades – perfect for evening strolls as the sun goes down. Other top towns include Sitges and Cambrils, with world-famous theme park and resort PortAventura close by too.
Plenty of room to explore
Each town is within driving distance of the next, making Costa Dorada a great place to explore by car or bus. Cambrils is approximately 55 minutes away from Sitges by car, with the other resorts all within a short driving distance. This means you can dedicate a day or two to really enjoying everything that the Golden Coast has to offer, from shimmering bays and tranquil coves to sleepy fishing villages and each town’s individual charm. Head a little way up the coast to Barcelona for a day out in one of Spain’s most fascinating and beautiful cities.
Relax and unwind on Vilafortuny Beach
Vilafortuny Beach is one of Cambrils’ 9 stretches of sand. It’s perfectly placed between Cambrils and Salou, providing a beautiful and relaxing retreat for anyone looking for a day spent on the sand. It’s quieter than other beaches in the area, but not isolated; the Avinguda Diputació runs the length of the beach and provides plenty of bars and cafes.
Meander the streets of Barcelona
A day trip to cosmopolitan Barcelona should be top of your to-do list. It has rich and significant cultural heritage, noteworthy architecture, beautiful beaches, a buzzing and vibrant atmosphere – the list goes on and on. Dedicate a day to exploring this fascinating city and all it has to offer.
Join the party at Salou Golden Nights
Salou Golden Nights (Nits Daurades) is an annual festival that takes place every August. It is designed to celebrate Catalan culture and folklore in a way that both holidaymakers and locals can enjoy. The festival hosts a wealth of activities and celebrations, from giant puppets and human castles to music and art festivities.
· Currency – EUR
· Time Zone – GMT + (1)
· Travel Time – Reus (REU) - 2 hours (London)
· Transfer Time – Salou - 30 minutes (Taxi)
Costa Dorada (Costa Daurada) Reviews
09 September 2010
L'Hospitalet D'infanta charming historic town
Richard Dixon, London
L'hospitalet is a small Spanish town and resort. The second week-end in September it hosts a medieval weekend centrered on the 15th Century Hospitalet in the town. The town centre is only 2 blocks from the sea. A great place for a quiet holiday.
The best thing about my stay was ...
Short flight from the UK and much to explore south of Reus