The Costa Dorada or the Golden Coast has golden sand beaches that stretch for like 240 km. The cities of Tarragona and Sitges are most known here, and the atmosphere seems to be quieter than on other Spanish coasts. Check out the sights between the mountains and the sea here, they will leave you breathless in their simple way of portraying a most complex charm.
Tarragona, a city that is not far from Barcelona, will show you upon visiting it from a holiday home on the Costa Dorada, some Roman remains that have great historical and touristic significance at the same time. The first century Pont del Diable is the most significant of the ruins here, an aqueduct that will leave an impression on you. Walk along the Passeig Arqueologic and see the medieval streets here, admire the cathedral, pay a visit to the Museu Diocesa. In Sitges, you will find the Museu Maricel, the Museu Romantic Can Llopis. There are various attractions that will catch your eye in this part of Spain, just go and see!
If you go a little way inland on the Costa Dorada, you will find the beautiful village of Montblanc, and also close by is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Poblet Monastery. The Royal Monastery of Santes Creus is not far either, and definitely an interesting stop for culture lovers on a holiday on the Costa Dorada. Salou is the biggest resort on this coast, and the nearby Cambrils is also a great option. L'Ametlla de Mar and L'Ampolla also have great sandy beaches and a unique atmosphere. In February or March there is the Carnival season, thus you will be able to see all sorts of parades, and nightlife is also in fact much appreciated in places such as Salou, Tarragona, La Pineda, etc.
Being that you are on holiday on Costa Dorada, you will obviously have the sea by your side, no matter where you turn to. Still, from a holiday villa on the Costa Dorada you can head towards the limestone Sierra e Prades, which is very popular among climbers and walkers. The wetlands of the Parc Natural de Delta de l'Ebre are a wildlife and bird watching paradise. The beach resorts and the beautiful stretches of sand, the calm and warm waters of the sea complete the picture.
Wellness and spa centers on Costa Dorada are yet another means by which to completely relax and unwind by the sea. Check out the Spalas la Pineda, or maybe the Spa Gran Calustre in Altafulla. Enjoy massages and baths, jacuzzis and all sorts of pampering treatments by the sea. Redefine relaxation and self-appreciation on Costa Dorada!
In matters of activities and sports on the Costa Dorada, there is much to do, see and enjoy. The sea provides you with great opportunities for water sports, for sailing, for swimming, for kite surfing and wake boarding and so on. The Parc Natural de Delta de l'Ebre is a great place to go for a long walk, as well as for some horse riding or even fishing. You can also take a boat into the delta. From a holiday park on the Costa Dorada you are not short of options when it comes to sightseeing either as you can see in the descriptions above. There is always a great source of entertainment on the Costa Dorada and you don't even have to look to hard to find it.
The biggest family attraction on the Costa Dorada is the Port Aventura amusement park, not far from Salou. This park offers great entertainment for both young and old, and it portrays different themes lands. There are of course other attractions, there are beautiful beaches you can enjoy, the water sports, the sun, the lovely atmosphere. A family holiday on the Costa Dorada is simply wonderful!
Every resort on this coast has great food and seafood is a must try, given that you are on holiday by the sea, after all. Cambrils and Sitges has some really great restaurants that serve delicious seafood. The Catalan fish stew is another option, so is the paella, a typical Spanish dish in fact. The local rice is a specialty that you may wish to sample, and the wines from Tarragona will go perfect with your every meal here.
Spend your holiday with a pet on Costa Dorada and have the time of your life here. Check out the dog friendly beach of Playa de Bon Caponet in Ametlla de Mar, Tarragona, watch the sunset, take a walk, enjoy the sea atmosphere here. Go for some sightseeing and enjoy a barbecue at your pet friendly holiday home on the Costa Dorada. Your holiday is complete here from every standpoint.Points of interest, a “must see” list on Costa Dorada:
Everywhere you turn on a holiday on Costa Dorada you will have something enchanting to make your day a most special one. From golden sand beaches to various other attractions, from historical sights to a great amusement park, a delicious cuisine and fantastic nightlife, the Costa Dorada has something in stock for everyone. Variety defines it and offers it a most beautiful character which you will be charmed by with every day you spend here.
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