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Costa Dorada holidays ~ Getting to know Costa Dorada, Costa Daurada, Spain

 
 

Salou

Overview
Costa Dorada, which means the golden coast is the stretch of coastline along the province of Tarragona on the eastern side of Spain. It is also known as Costa Daurada.

Costa Dorada is known for its wide golden sandy beaches by the beautiful promenades lined with pine trees, crystal clear waters and the silhouette of the Roman ruins covering the region.



Recommended holiday resorts for Costa Dorada
Cambrils, La Pineda, Salou, Mont-roig del Camp and Sitges are the popular holiday resorts in Costa Dorada. The triangle formed by La Pineda, Salou and Cambrils comprises the most popular tourist area on the Costa Dorada.

Tarragona, Sitges,
PortAventura and the Ebro Delta are the must visit towns and places. In addition the world famous city of Barcelona is only a couple of hours away with a good transportation opportunities.

Tarragona is a beautiful city worthy of its history, beaches, museums, Reus and Salou towns and architecture. Being the first Roman city on Span mainland that was founded in the 3rd century B.C., Tarragona is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage cities of Spain. It is situated on a small hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea by the Francolí river.

Cambrils La Pineda

Places of interest in the Costa Dorada include; beaches of Salou, the Universal's PortAventura Theme Park, Tarragona's historic monuments, the monasteries of Poblet and Santes Creus, the mosaics in the Mausoleum of Centcelles, the Arch of Berà, Scipio's Tower, the ruins of the Monastery of Escaladei and the nature park of the Ebro river delta.

Sitges Cap Salou

Leisure & Entertainment
The Costa Daurada is the site of the Universal's PortAventura Theme Park that is the second largest in Europe with more than 30 attractions. In addition, the Aqualeón Aquatic park in Albinyana, the Aquopolis Aquatic Park in La Pineda and a small zoo of Pescador Park in Cambrils are the other attractions.


Sports
The climate and beautiful nature offer all kind of outdoor and water sports in Costa Dorada. On the coasts it is possible to find variety of water sports such as windsurfing, surfing, water skiing, scuba diving, canoeing and jet skiing at the many water sports centers.

Shopping
Pottery is a tradition in the towns of Costa Dorada. Together with pottery travelers may find ceramics in Benissanet, El Vendrell, Ginestar, La Galera, La Selva del Camp, Tivenys and Torredembarra. In addition, wineskins made from goatskin, wrought iron, baskets made out of palmetto or wicker and embroidery are the other favorite shopping items in Costa Dorada.

Weather in Costa Dorada
Costa Dorada has a wonderful weather with mild winters and hot summers. The annual average temperature is 18 C and there are 300 days of sunshine in the region.

 
 
 
 

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