Trees shimmering in the sunshine, but these towering sculptures aren’t the only impressive thing about Platja de la Pineda holidays thanks to its enviable Catalonian location. Platja de la Pineda, which is part of the Vila-seca municipality, translates as ‘pinewood beach’ and, for most visitors, it’s the 4 kilometres of glistening coastline that steal the show. From the soothing sandy stretches to the banana boats and water sports of Salou to the cluster of gorgeous rocky coves nestled in between, you certainly won’t be short of sunbathing spots on holidays to Platja de la Pineda.
Continue enjoying the gentle pace of life with a relaxing game of golf, a wander around a wetland reserve or a sunset meal at one of the cosy waterfront restaurants. And for a hit of adrenaline, just follow the excitable screams to the local water park – a guaranteed hit among families or groups of friends.
Explore the Old Town
Vila-seca, just 7km from Platja de la Pineda, has pretty streets and a castle to explore by day. By night, a party-loving crowd descends on discotheque Pacha La Pineda near the beach.
There’s nowhere better to get your water adrenaline rush than the slippery rides and slides of Aquópolis Costa Dorada, which also has swimming pools, marine-life shows and restaurants.
Enjoy the beach
The beaches are mostly of the fine powdery variety, meaning that restorative barefoot strolls are a must, plus the shallow waters are perfect for paddling.