The Costa Dorada, also known as 'The Golden Coast', is situated south of Catalonia in the province of Tarragona. With over 200km of glorious fine sand stretching all the way to southwest Barcelona, it is home to some of the most stunning Blue Flag beaches in Spain. But much more than the postcard-perfect scenery and calm, crystalline waters, the Costa Dorada also has a fascinating Roman history, world-class gastronomy, rich wine making culture and perfect climate conditions for enjoying water sports and golf.
With its diverse landscape, tranquil waters and ancient remains, you'll never be short of things to see and do. The Costa Dorada's close proximity to Barcelona makes it a perfect base to experience Spain's most popular regions. Visit the UNESCO World Heitage city of Tarragona with its fascinating Roman walls and remains, venture across the coastline's rugged terrain with a scenic bike ride, or enjoy a relaxing afternoon of sunshine and beautiful coastal views on one of Salou's vibrant beaches. Families will love Salou for its famous theme park PortAventura World, the largest in Spain with an impressive choice of water slides, 8-loop rollercoaster rides, play zones and restaurants.
Although the Costa Dorada is well developed for tourism, there are still plenty of traditional towns and fishing villages to explore for those who want a more authentic Catalan holiday. Some of these include Mont-Roig del Camp, Cambrils and L'Ampolla. If you want nothing more than to relax under the Mediterranean sun then the beaches of La Pineda and family-friendly Cala Penya Tallada cove in Salou are the perfect spots to wile away the hours.
To the southwest of Salou, Cambrils is situated in northeastern Spain and known for its old town charm and Michelin-starred restaurants. Enjoy a slower pace of life, with picturesque family-friendly beaches.
Located on the northeastern coast, Salou is a lively resort town boasting plenty of golden sand beaches, coves and beautiful sunsets, with perfect conditions for water sports, wind surfing, sailing and golf.
Located southwest of Barcelona in the region of Catalonia, the golden coast is a favourite with sunworshippers who flock to the Costa Dorada for its crystalline Mediterranean waters and over 200km of fine sand beaches.
Comprised of approximately 20 towns and villages, some key locations include:
Salou situated in the northeast, boasts some of the most idyllic beaches on the Costa Dorada. It is also home to PortAventura World, Spain's most popular theme park, with an 8-loop rollercoaster and 6 themed areas categorised by world regions. Salou's beaches are popular for water sports, while the pleasant Mediterranean climate provides perfect conditions for golfing. Take a stroll down Salou's coastal path at sundown and witness some of the best sunsets on the Costa Dorada.
Tarrogona located 60 miles southwest of Barcelona, is a fascinating port city known for its ancient past. Home to the remains of a Roman amphitheatre and circus, key locations include the old Jewish quarter and the medieval old town with its ancient walls and Roman Catholic cathedral, where history buffs will appreciate the guided tours, stunning works of classical art and ornate décor.
Mont-Roig del Camp is nestled between the sea and the mountains, 100m above sea level. The perfect place for a family camping holiday, it is also home to the coastal resort of Miami Platja. The Spanish artist Joan Miró painted some of his most famous pieces here, like the 1912 oil painting 'The Farm', which portrays his life in the Catalonian countryside. Take a visit to the Miró Centre for a look into the life of one of Spain's most iconic figures. The Gothic church of Sant Miquel sits at the top of the town and is a must-see for its Renaissance architecture.
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