If you like taking a break from lazing on the sand, you’ve come to the right resort. Occupying a sunkissed bay on Spain’s Costa Dorada, Miami Platja holidays are an activity-loaded mix of amusement parks, manicured golf resorts, pine-tree-covered hiking trails and water-based sports. Those seeking more relaxing pursuits on holidays to Miami Platja can interrupt a day of sunlounging with a stroll to the bistro-lined avenue bordering the beach.
Located behind a string of apart-hotels and holiday homes, the main drag is dotted with cafés, cosy pizzerias and Mediterranean eateries. Linger a while and inhale the delicious scent of ‘suquet de peix’, a Catalonian seafood soup that’s a local staple. If you can tear yourself away from the region’s gorgeous collection of sandy and shingle bays, it’s worth taking a short trip to Mont Roig del Camp, a village that inspired Spanish artist Joan Miró. Then head out to uncover even more awe-inspiring views at one of the many lush nature reserves.
Pack a picnic
For a scenic lunch spot, drive for 30 minutes to the Pont del Diable, where the elegant remains of an ancient Roman aqueduct overlooks kilometres of lush forest.
Take your shoes off
Whether sinking your toes into golden sand accompanied by a good book, splashing around in the sea or exploring a pretty cove, Miami Platja was made for barefoot fun.
Visit Miró’s village
The region’s Mediterranean light inspired many artists, among them Joan Miró who painted key works in the village of Mont Roig del Camp, a 20-minute drive away.