Despite its position on Catalonia’s sunkissed coast, Altafulla holidays are more than just a beach break. While the gently lapping shoreline is a worthy destination in its own right, the atmospheric Roman ruins of an aristocratic villa – a Unesco World Heritage Site – is just one of many picturesque pitstops you’ll make before succumbing to the silken sands of the town’s quiet beach. Another is the historic medieval centre.
This former fishing village has a cultural side, too – cobbled streets lead to leafy squares lined with low-lit restaurants. The resort’s peaceful promenade hasn’t lost its charm to over-development, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find somewhere on holidays to Altafulla for a late-night tipple. And once the kids catch wind that they’re within easy reach of one of Europe’s largest theme parks, you’ll be sure to have the whole family on board.