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Costa Dorada (Costa Daurada) Hotels and Apartments
Hotels and accommodation in Costa Dorada
As flights to Costa Dorada are reasonably priced and with a huge selection of hotels and apartments, it is clear to see why this region of Spain is extremely popular. The region is known for its golden sands that stretch for miles and with an array of hotels and apartments perched precariously on many of magnificent coves and bays, the region has so much to explore. From budget hotels and to luxurious resort to authentic apartments, there is a wide variety of accommodation in Costa Dorada to ensure you have a wonderful holiday.
About Costa Dorada
With 216km of gorgeous golden beaches and beautiful turquoise waters, Costa Dorada is nestled in between the mountains and the coast so the scenery is stunning. Costa Dorada has superb vineyards and olive groves and the area is rich in history. Explore a scattering of castles and fortresses and discover quaint villages with traditional character. One thing people love about Costa Dorada holidays are the locals who are friendly and welcoming, making it a great tourist hotspot.
Where to Stay in Costa Dorada
Salou is the biggest resort in the region so if you are looking for a cheap holiday to Costa Dorada this is a great place for deals. It is by far the busiest of resorts making it a great place for those who like a real buzz and atmosphere. If you are looking for somewhere a little quieter then Cambrils offers relaxation and real Spanish character, as the busy fishing industry in the area helps to ease the frenzy that comes with the busier areas. If its serenity you are craving then L’Ametlla de Mar and L’Ampolla are where you should head to. These areas are truly beautiful and will give you all the rest and relaxation you need.
What to See and do in Costa Dorada
What is a trip to Costa Dorada without a visit to one of its many heavenly beaches? The beaches north of Mont-Roig Cunit are wide whereas the beaches in L’Ampolla are narrower and more intimate. However, the majority of the beaches are family friendly and the perfect location to let the hours of the day wind down.
As the area has so much history, head to one of the many villages where you can take in the medieval castles and fortresses. This is a great way to spend a few hours while also sampling some of the more traditional cafes and bars that are often found tucked away in these small villages.
If excitement and adrenaline is your thing then head to Portaventura. This theme park is spread out over 300 acres and it will not disappoint. Rollercoasters that twist and turn at high speeds and other amusements will leave you wanting more.
Wildlife lovers shouldn’t miss seeing Dolphins in the wild - head out on a dolphin spotting tour to watch these playful creatures in their natural habitat.
Night Life in Costa Dorada
Salou is capital of nightlife in Costa Dorada. It is loud, bright, brash and hectic but for those who head to Costa Dorada for this kind of holiday will certainly find themselves at party central. There are many bars, pubs and clubs that make it possible to dance the night away.
Tarragona has a quieter nightlife than Salou but it can still get rather busy, however, there are many family friendly bars and pubs that make it possible for all of the family to have a great night out.
What to Eat in Costa Dorada
- When it comes to eating out in Costa Dorada, you will certainly be impressed by the selection as it has the highest concentration of Michelin Starred restaurants in Spain! The food is varied with something for all tastes, seafood is very popular. However, fresh vegetables, olives and rice are also on the menu. Pork is a popular meat and Chorizo is a popular addition to many dishes but for those who have a simple palette then there are restaurants that cover a wide range of cuisines, giving access to many different dishes.
Shopping in Costa Dorada
Heading to the likes of Tarragona, Cambrils and Salou will put you in the heart of the best shopping areas in the Costa Dorada. It is possible to find shops that offer the basic staples and boutiques and departments stores that offer the very best in the latest fashion. Street markets are readily available and this means you can have access to fresh meat, vegetables and salad as well as authentic souvenirs.
How Much Spending Money Will you Need?
The great thing about having a holiday in Costa Dorada is the fact that it offers fine-dining, cheap dining and well-priced bars and pubs. A meal for two will cost around €30 on average while a beer will cost around €2. Taxis are a cheap way to get around, the starting rate is usually around €3 with an additional €1 for each KM.
Fun Facts about Costa Dorada
- 2 Hours 15 minutes flight time
- Medieval history
- Highest concentration of Michelin Starred restaurants in Spain
- Produces over 3.5 million bottles of wine each year
- Currency - Euro
Destinations in Costa Dorada (Costa Daurada)
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