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Villas in Costa Dorada: key destinations

  • Cambrils

    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.

  • Salou

    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.

Reviews of villas in Costa Dorada

We have 955 reviews of our villas in Costa Dorada.

Family from Camberley, United Kingdom July 2019

Fabulous villa. Lots of space - far bigger than we expected & very well equipped. Really needs air con upstairs, the bedrooms and play room up stairs were unbearably hot! The house would benefit from a user manual containing info on how to use washing machine, hob, where local facilities are etc

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Large group from Balbriggan, Ireland July 2019

We booked this Villa as a large family group, 17 of us, all parents with kids (from 3 to 16). Firstly, the letting agent were excellent to deal with. We were due to get the keys at 5pm, but they helped us out and we got the keys at midday. From start to finish we had no hassle from them When we got to the villa we were delighted with how big and spacious it was. Huge bedroom, big communal spaces, huge garden etc. With 17 of us, we were worried we might get a bit claustrophobic, but no such worried. We had ample space for all the adults and kids. There are a lot of warnings about being 'quiet and respect the neighbours' we are all 'older' adults so we weren't having parties etc, but on the 2nd night 5 Police arrived to advise if to keep the noise down. I can be very sure we we were not making much noise, just chatting in the garden about 11pm (we have young kids in the party). i actually think they just used it as a way to check out who was staying there etc - but just be sure you are not booking this expecting to be having pool parties all night!!! The police were fine and we had no other visits, but it did unnerve us a bit. The location is fine, it's 15 mins straight walk to the main marina area and a couple of nice beaches. There a bigger beach is 20-25 mins as it's the far side of the marina. There's a lidl and another large supermarket within 3 minutes in a car, 10 min walk. I would recommend a car as initially you will be buying heavy items like water (and maybe beer :-) but it's an easy flat walk around the area. The wifi was perfect, all the kids streaming movies and you tube, adults streaming Love Island :-( - all with no issues etc. The pool was fine, the filter was a bit dodgey initially, but we never even noticed and it was fixed as soon as the handyman came and noticed. I've done the Villa thing now 5 times and this was by far the best. But overall, i'm a bit worried about telling everyone how great the experience was in this villa , in case I drive the price up and I can't get it next year!!!!

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Renter: Jose A. Jose A.
Jose A. May 2019

Spectacular site we have spent luxury, tranquility, the beach very close and the house does not lack detail, we will repeat the staff very friendly and attentive at all times! See you soon

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Renter: Jose Manuel V. Jose Manuel V.
Jose Manuel V. April 2019

The only thing that we need is an awning in the porch area to have some shade or a support to install an umbrella or even the umbrella for the pool area.

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Travel guide

Villa rentals in the Costa Dorada

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.

Key holiday info

  • A direct flight from the UK to Reus or Barcelona Airport is just over 2 hours.
  • August is the hottest month with an average temperature of 25°C. January is the coldest month with an average temperature of 11°C.
  • The average sea temperature in August is 24.9°C.
  • The Costa Dorada is also referred to as the Costa Daurada in Catalan.
  • The Costa Dorada boasts 38 Blue Flag beaches.

A beginner's guide to renting a villa in the Costa Dorada

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.

Did you know...

  • The Ebro River is a nature reserve and the biggest Mediterranean delta after the Nile, home to several species of bird life.
  • Tarragona is a fascinating city known for its rich history. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in November 2000.
  • PortAventura World in Salou is Spain's biggest theme park with 6 different lands to explore and an 8-loop rollercoaster.
  • Salou is the heart of the Costa Dorada's nightlife, with plenty of bars, clubs and seafood restaurants.
  • The Costa Dorada is home to 225 km of golden coastline and some of the best Blue Flag beaches in Spain.