Holidays in Costa Dorada
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Explore Costa Dorada
Long Golden beaches, charming villages, a lively and vibrant nightlife and Barcelona only up the road- a holiday to Costa Daurada is the perfect destination. Running south from Barcelona, this Golden Coast is made up of trendy seafront towns, vibrant and friendly beach resorts, an assortment of landmarks and of course the hugely entertaining Aquopolis water park and PortAventura.
Things to do in Costa Dorada
For the culture lovers, holidays to Costa Dorada has plenty to keep you entertained; head to Tarragona for the spectacular Roman remains and hilltop cathedral, or why not visit the outstanding Gaudi architecture and legendary unfinished Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona. Find out more about Barcelona breaks.
Discover the spectacular Costa Dorada Aquópilos Dolphinarium, the only facility of this type in the entire Costa Dorada. It is also worth visiting the fishing village in Cambrils. Enjoy the ultimate combination a sandy beach and Europe's largest theme park on a Salou holiday.
Costa Dorada also provides the perfect location for ultimate retail therapy. With a choice of the five kilometer shopping strip featuring top designer names in Barcelona to the exclusive Spanish boutiques in Tarragona and Reus or the traditional markets in Cambrils - you will find it difficult not to find something that suits your taste. Holidays to Costa Dorada really offers plenty to, find out more about the best things to do in Costa Dorada with easyJet holidays useful guide.
Enjoy a fantastic beach holiday to Costa Dorada
If long strips of soft, golden sand being lapped up by clear, shallow waters is your idea of a perfect holiday destination then Costa Dorada really is the place for you. With its Gold Coast stretching over 81 kilometers, Costa Dorada has a superb choice of beach locations to offer any sun worshipper. With a gorgeous palm-lined promenade as its backdrop and an abundance of sun beds, showers and water sports, it is no wonder this golden sweep of Salou is the most popular with holidaymakers and has been crowned a Blue Flag winner.
Salou takes the crown for the liveliest of all the resorts, packing its main street with neon lights, ongoing happy hours, British-style pubs, karaoke bars and discos. Or head to the extensive strip of disco bars and cafes. If you fancy partying amongst the locals, head to the port in Tarragona-full of Spanish bars and chic drinking hubs, the port truly gives off an energetic vibe or head to Barcelona for a more stylish vibe.
Whether it’s the typical Mediterranean cuisine or the familiar flavour of a British dish - holidays to Costa Dorada will satisfy any appetite. From a typical menu in Salou offering a choice between toad-in-the-hole and tapas, to the famous seafood restaurants in Cambrils, where you can find two Michelin star awarded restaurants. There are plenty of options.
Why not dine amongst the locals in the glass-fronted restaurants along the seafront, treating yourself to their favourite steaming plates of paella or fuet sausages.
Costa Dorada is much more than sun, sea and sand. It offers its visitors a wide range of leisure activities, culture, nature and history in an ideal setting of peace and tranquility. It is the perfect place for holidays with the whole family.
Cambrils, Salou and La Pineda are the ideal destinations for your family. Among the top destinations on the Costa Dorada, Cambrils has been a certified since January 2007 as a Destination for Family Tourism (DFT), an honor awarded by the Generalitat de Catalunya. In addition, this certification ensures that it is a place especially adapted to family needs.
The contrast between the landscapes of the coast and the interior offers numerous options for the enjoyment of nature from hiking to mountain biking, horse riding, 4x4 routes, water-based activities and golf, all in sight of the Mediterranean Sea.
Salou was declared a certified Sports Tourism Destination by the Catalan Tourist Board at the beginning of 2013 and is well known as an ideal destination for football. Salou Football Sports Complex has 16 hectares of artificial turf and natural grass.
Cambrils, the neighbouring town was also recognized as a sports destination at the same time and is characterized as a multi-sport destination, especially focused on athletics, football, sailing and cycling.
PortAventura is marking its 20th anniversary with the return of world-famous dance troupe Cirque du Soleil. "Amaluna" will be the new show on tour during the summer of 2015 at PortAventura Resort.
Costa Dorada holidays to suit you
Costa Dorada holidays really do have a winning combination of places to go, things to do and culture to explore making it one of the most popular holiday destinations. easyJet holidays have an endless amount of flexible deals available to suit whatever your needs. Even better, if you book your hotel and flight together, you save, so you can get away for less.