Spain’s Costa Dorada stretches south west from Barcelona to Tarragona on the east coast. With beautiful sandy beaches backed mountains, quaint villages and coastal towns the Costa Dorada is a popular all year round choice for bargain holidays. Families flock to the area not just for the excellent climate and superb sandy beaches but also for the great children’s attractions. Together with the resorts of Cambrils and La
Pineda, Salou forms a 10 mile continuous beach resort. This 10 mile stretch of the Mediterranean has beautiful sandy beaches which are ideal for relaxing in the sun, swimming and a wide range of water sports.
The whole family will love a trip to the Aquopolis Water Park at La Pineda and to Spain’s best known theme park at Universal PortAventura. The Aquopolis Water Park is located on the outskirts of La Pineda and is a great place for cooling down when the weather hits its peak. You will even get the chance to swim with sea lions at the park! PortAventura theme park has 5 themed zones with thrilling rides, shows, restaurants and shops to keep the whole family happy throughout their visit. When you need to take a break from the thrilling rides there is PortAventura Aquatic Park which is a themed park with splash
pools and a large indoor area.
Salou is the liveliest of the Costa Dorada resorts and is ideally placed for visiting PortAventura. Cap Salou is much quieter and an excellent choice if you want to relax on the beautiful Salou beaches and in the secluded coves. Downtown Salou offers a great choice of restaurants, cafes, bars, discos and nightclubs.
Cambrils is a more traditional resort with sandy beaches, cobbled streets, restaurants, tapas bars and a pretty fishing harbour. Some of the best Costa Dorada restaurants, serving exquisite Catalan cuisine, are found in Cambrils.
The Costa Dorada resort of Sitges is particularly popular with the gay community. This cosmopolitan resort has elegant mansions, top class museums and plays host to many carnivals and film festivals. Sitges is well known for its vibrant nightlife.
When on your holiday deals to the Costa Dorada don’t forget to visit the amazing city of Barcelona where you will find amazing sights and some great trendy restaurants. When you need a break from the beach you take a trip to Tarragona where you will find Roman ruins and a magnificent cathedral and a visit to the monastery at Montserrat is also a must do. Hikers and nature lovers will be amazed at the surrounding countryside which stretches inland towards the mountains. Discover quaint little villages and wander through the vineyards and almond orchards for quiet relaxing day out.
If you are looking for a great Spanish holiday then the Costa Dorada makes an excellent choice with plenty to do and see.